Dates

  • 11 Oct, 2020 – Welcome Reception at 6:30pm aboard the USS Midway!
  • 12 Oct - 14 Oct, 2020 – (3 Full Day Sessions)

Rates

  • Registration, 4 nights hotel, and lunches - $2149
  • There will not be a package that does not include hotel until May - for locals only

Discounts

  • Early bird discount code of $500 ends 1/12/20. Click here to use that code.
  • Education discount is $500 off; email us (from your .edu) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a code
What is MMS Midway Edition?

MMS 2020 Midway Edition is the second edition of MMS in 2020. This edition runs just three days instead of four and will be held in San Diego instead of Minneapolis. If you can't make it to our May event, this one may be the one for you. If you're considering other conferences, MMS is likely to be the most technical you'll find.

This slightly smaller MMS maintains most of the great things that make MMS special:

  • Sessions with two or more speakers
  • Extremely long Q&A for every session
  • Evening beer sessions where we take the last session easy after a long day
  • Smaller rooms and overall size to make sure you can get your questions in
  • Same great speakers as from previous MMS events
Should I attend both MMS at MOA and San Diego?

You can, but that's not the intent. MMS will always provide fresh content at each event, however as the conferences are five months apart, you can expect some overlap in content from May to October (more than you would get annually). If you can attend only one event, it should be the full 4-day MMS in May. But if that is already full or you had a scheduling conflict, then this 3-day Midway Edition should help keep you current with IT changes as well as to make sure you are networking with peers and great speakers.

How will the Midway Edition differ from MMS at MOA?
  • 3 full days vs. 4 full days
  • No food court like MOA
  • Lunch is included (not breakfast\dinner)
  • Limited to 330 attendees vs. 750 at MOA
  • Many opportunities for evening events in the Gaslamp Quarter
  • Fantastic restaurants, bars, nightclubs, city tours, and more for networking
What sort of sessions will I see?

Here is what MMS 2019 sessions looked like. Based on a recent attendee survey for wanted sessions, Midway session topics will be:

  • Enterprise Management (ConfigMgr and Intune)
  • Provisioning Methods and Troubleshooting (OSD, Autopilot)
  • Automation (PowerShell, Azure Automation, Azure Functions, Flow, Logic Apps)
  • All Things 365 (Microsoft 365, Office 365)
  • Reporting (PowerBI, SSRS, PowerBI RS)
  • Endpoint Security (SCEP, BitLocker, Defender ATP)

If you're wondering if we'll have Cabana or Camping Sessions, the answer is we'll have Survival Sessions! Same idea.

Where is the Hotel for MMS Midway Edition?

The Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina overlooks a private marina and is near numerous attractions, including Seaport Village, San Diego Convention Center, the Gaslamp Quarter, Petco Park and Balboa Park. Every hotel room and suite has impressive views of the city, San Diego Bay or the Pacific Ocean.

Note that you book your hotel using our code (doing so immediately after registration). You manage dates and your own confirmation code from the hotel.

As you register for MMS on Eventbrite, a popup window will appear displaying the hotel code for you to use to book your own room at the Marriott Marquis. You will also receive this code via email after you register (if you don't see it, check  your spam filter). Use this code to book your hotel room. Don't delay!

Can I extend my stay?

When you register for MMS, we will send you a hotel code for you to use to book your own room. Your event registration includes a room for the nights of October 11th through the 14th. Your credit card will only be charged for incidentals, in addition to any additional nights you book.

Please book your hotel immediately after registering; failure to do so may mean that rooms are unavailable by the time you attempt to book. Booking hotel immediately also helps make sure that if you wish to add days, they'll be available. We expect many people to extend their stay and also expect the hotel to fill as a result. So don't delay!

Where is the welcome reception?

The welcome reception is just a 15 minute walk from the hotel aboard the deck of the USS Midway Museum (who happens to also be the official charity of MMS Midway Edition). It's just a couple more minutes if you take the prettier walk along the waterfront where you can walk by Seaport Villiage. And if you exit out through the pool to get there, it's even shorter. You can also Uber or grab an electric scooter or bike (they're all over San Diego).

May I bring my spouse to the welcome reception?

Our welcome reception has plenty of space (it's an aircraft carrier!), so feel free to bring your spouse\partner\significant other. You'll get 2 drink tickets, but we also will have a cash bar. Beer, wine, and appetizers will be served.

Where can I find transportation/parking options?

The Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina website has details on maps, directions, transportation, and parking.

What's the refund policy?
You can cancel any time up until 11 Sep 2020. After that, only transferring your registration to another will be accepted.
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