Thank you for making Sharepoint Symposium 2012 a success!
Save the dates for Sharepoint Symposium 2013:
November 7-8, 2013 | Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel

The SharePoint Symposium aims to be something very different, a conference on the topic of Microsoft SharePoint that does not proselytize. Whether you already have SharePoint in your organization or are looking to acquire it, you will encounter no sales pitches here.

What you will experience are sessions led by true industry experts that will lead you through the pros and cons and strengths and weaknesses of SharePoint in practice. From managing (and avoiding) the threat of sprawl and viral growth, to considering alternatives and add-on technologies, all the conference schedules will be drawn from real-life experience and best practices from leading practitioners. 


  • SharePoint Today: It's past and future
  • Lessons learned from the SharePoint trenches
  • Plugging SharePoint's gaps: Strategic Alternatives
  • SharePoint in a mobile and social world
  • RM & Compliance--SharePoint's challenges
  • Industry Analyst Debate

About the SharePoint Symposium

The Symposium is divided into four half-day tracks, with a mix of analytical sessions, case-studies and audience participation.

  • 1) The Next SharePoint Wave
    SharePoint 2013 is coming soon.  What do you need to know now to prepare your organization for the next SharePoint wave.
  • 2) Assessing Your SharePoint Health and Maturity
    When it comes to SharePoint, organizations are at different stages of maturity.  How can you ensure that your organization is reaching its full potential with SharePoint and how can you plan a healthy path for progression?
  • 3) Perspectives on the Real SharePoint
    SharePoint is more than a platform. It’s a community of consultants, integrators, trainers, and third-party software vendors, all competing for your attention and wallet. Find out what is hype and what you really need to know about the real SharePoint.
  • 4) Getting the Most from SharePoint
    Learn from customers, integrators, and analysts about what works well in SharePoint, and what doesn’t.

Who Should Attend and What You Will Learn

Anyone considering implementing SharePoint who wants unbiased information on the platform, including

  • Business Analysts - to learn what SharePoint does and doesn't offer out of the box.
  • Information and Knowledge Managers - to understand how SharePoint fits alongside information and knowledge management tools in your enterprise.
  • SharePoint Project Managers, Senior Architects and Lead Developers - to understand how others have fared with the latest version of the platform.
  • SharePoint Evaluation Teams - to level-set understanding and terminology among the team, and make more informed choices about whether and where to employ SharePoint.
  • Enterprise Architects and IT Managers - to better guide business colleagues about choices and impacts before they try to dive into SharePoint initiatives within the organization.
  • Consultants and System Integrators - to understand where SharePoint works well, and where it does not, providing more value to clients.

Hugh McKellar
Editor-in-Chief, KMWorld Magazine

Tony Byrne
Real Story Group

Jarrod Gingras
Advisory Service