There are many reasons to attend the North American Collaboration Summit 2018: it is the most extensive community-driven conference in North America focusing on Microsoft’s products Office 365, Azure, SharePoint, Exchange, Skype, and Project, with an expected attendance of 500 people. During this two-day event, world-leading experts and speakers will deliver a series of full-day workshops, and a range of “what is new” and “best practices” break-out sessions relevant to these technologies.

Branson, a picturesque city in the Ozarks, offers all we need for a great conference: stunning scenery, convenient logistics, a central location with easy access from several major cities and a convergance of the best in the Microsoft community.

Here are just some of the reasons why you simply must attend.

INCREDIBLE SPEAKER LINEUP

More than 40 members of Microsoft’s product teams, MVPs, MCMs, and other experts, from 20 all over the world, will guide you through all the changes happening in the IT world now. Three top-quality full-day workshops, leading-edge developer and IT Pro sessions, business-oriented sessions on current developments, digital transformation, issues and strategies will be delivered by world experts. This speaker line-up is unique in North America in 2018. To see all these folks in one place, you simply have to come to the North American Collaboration Summit 2018 in Branson, Missouri.

FUTURE-ORIENTED KEYNOTE

Some of the world’s most influential experts will discuss the new developments in the Office 365, Exchange, SharePoint and Microsoft Azure landscape. Mark Rackley, Microsoft MVP, will moderate the keynote address and talk about perspectives for business users, developers and IT Pros, and how the digital workplace is changing as we speak.

PLENTY TO LEARN

The new Office 365 and Azure services are here, new on-premises stuff is arriving, and the North American Collaboration Summit is the best place to learn about it. Microsoft’s new services, like Teams and Planner, but also new SharePoint capabilities like Communication Sites and PowerApps integration are driving digital transformation on a daily basis. Hybrid is the new thing, and Microsoft Azure is increasingly becoming the glue holding it all together. There can be no argument: the North American Collaboration Summit in 2018 is one of the best places to hear and learn about it all!

INCREDIBLE PRICE

The North American Collaboration Summit is a community event, a non-profit event possible only because of our great sponsors. The conference fee is minimal, and it is there to help us cover basic attendee costs.

COMMUNITY AND NETWORKING

A conference is never only about the content, especially not a community conference. At the North American Collaboration Summit in Branson, you will meet Office 365, Azure, SharePoint and Exchange people – consultants, admins, developers, business people, end-users, nerds, speakers, MVPs, masters, Microsoft people… And they are all there because of knowledge sharing and because of community. Without a doubt, the North American Collaboration Summit, a networking and community paradise, is a unique opportunity to meet all these people at one place.

SHAREPINT AND GREAT PRIZES

Our sponsors are cool. Really cool! They are some of the coolest ISV and consulting companies out there. We are really proud of all of them. Check the list! During the closing ceremony, they will be giving away a lot of cool prizes – gadgets, licenses, swag, or just cool nerdy things that we all love. Of course, we will continue with a great tradition adopted from the SharePoint conferences – the SharePint: we will be serving cold beer at the same time. Isn’t that great?

PRECONF WORKSHOPS

The pre-conference workshop day will feature workshops with some of the most prominent technology visionaries in the areas of digital transformation, development and infrastructure. This is an amazing opportunity to dive deep into the discussion, to complete your learning, and to come up with solutions to your biggest problems.

BRANSON IS THE PERFECT SETTING FOR A COMMUNITY EVENT

Anyone who has been to SharePointalooza in the past will tell you, you simply cannot beat Branson and Branson Landing for a community event. From the world class venue at the Hilton Convention Center, to the dining and entertainment at Branson Landing; the community comes together in ways you can’t imagine. For two days you will be immersed in the best that the community has to offer and be filled with more knowledge that you can imagine.

LIVE MUSIC ON BRANSON LANDING'S OUTDOOR STAGE

Unique to NACS, we bring live music from amazing bands to play just for you on Branson Landing’s awesome outdoor stage. Sit outside at one of the many restaurants while you listen to great music with a fire and light show put in for good measure.

COMMUNITY SUPPORTING COMMUNITY

By attending NACS you help support bringing high quality, premier conferences parts of the country that do not see such high caliber events. Not everyone can afford thousands of dollars for the same content. In addition, your support allows us to continue the great tradition of community events.