Your attendance at TechMentor is about learning from your peers as well as the experts; make the most of your time with us and add these events and activities to your itinerary!
Access to the Microsoft Company Store
You bring the money, we get you special access!*
All TechMentor event attendees will have the opportunity to visit the Microsoft Company Store during their time at the conference and have access to employee-only discount pricing. Popular home-use software titles such as Windows, Office, Office for Mac, and Streets and Trips are available. XBOX accessories and a selection of XBOX games are offered at significant savings. At the Redmond campus location, you will find one of the largest selections of Microsoft-branded PC hardware in any retail store. PC Hardware offered includes Keyboards and desktop sets, Mice, Webcams and more.
TechMentor event attendees will qualify for a pass that allows them access to the special discounts normally reserved only for Microsoft employees. Due to the amazing deals, each attendee is allowed to spend up to a maximum of $200. **Restrictions apply.
**Attendees will be given a voucher/form that allows them access to the employee only discount area to spend up to $200 of their own money on select Microsoft products.
**All attendees must have a valid driver’s license that matches the name on the voucher.
**If using a credit card for payment, the name on the card must match the name on your voucher and identification.
**If you are employed by a government agency or a school or university, you are not eligible for the discount pass due to Microsoft policy.
Visit the Microsoft Visitor Center
The Microsoft Visitor Center is open to all employees and visitors to the Microsoft campus. Come share in the excitement of their discoveries, explore some of the latest products, and meet some of the people whose ideas and creativity make Microsoft a world leader in computer and software industry.
*The Microsoft Company Store and Visitor Center "may" be closed in August 2022 due to Microsoft Facility Protocols around Covid. For more information, please contact the registration office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet the Pros
Let's face it — our talented team of speakers is the main reason you head to TechMentor events. They share your interest in the latest technologies while refusing to abandon challenging applications out there already. So why not get to know them in a different light during the breaks and networking opportunities we have planned for you at Microsoft HQ? Kick back with the people who love sharing their knowledge and experience to help you get where you want to be professionally.
Mix and Mingle
Monday, August 8
This is your opportunity to meet fellow attendees and start friendships that can last for the week or even longer. Join us to mix and mingle with other conference attendees and speakers for a casual no-host mixer. Enjoy light appetizers provided by TechMentor while you get to know your fellow attendees and the Bellevue area. Everyone is responsible for their own beverages.
Welcome Reception & Trivia Night
Tuesday, August 9
All conference attendees are invited to celebrate the start of TechMentor Microsoft HQ at the Welcome Reception & Trivia Night. Join us to network with fellow conference attendees and speakers, enjoy complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres, and a night of Trivia.
New this year at TechMentor – Trivia Fun! Test your knowledge against your fellow attendees. Everyone can join in by using their mobile device. Each round winner will receive a prize along with bragging rights for the week!
Table Topic Lunch
Thursday, August 11
Enjoy lively lunchtime discussions by joining one of our table topic conversations. Tables will have a designated topic to help start discussions and interact with your fellow attendees. You may even learn a new trick or two or some great tips to take back to the office.
We will also have designated speaker tables - noted with the speaker's name. Join your favorite speaker for a lunchtime discussion or just to ask questions or clarify anything from their sessions.
TechMentor's Out on the Town in Seattle
Wednesday, August 10
Experience all that Seattle has to offer by visiting the Central Waterfront! Join us on Wednesday night as complimentary buses run from our host hotel, the Hyatt Regency Bellevue, to the heart of Downtown (drop off and pick up adjacent to the Seattle Aquarium, 1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59). Take this opportunity to explore Seattle’s vibrant nightlife, including its restaurants, breweries, Pioneer Square, and the city's best seafood, souvenirs, and sweeping views!