Ignite returns with a vengeance! Microsoft has confirmed that its annual conference will return as an in-person event, marking the first such gathering for the company since before the global pandemic.
Two whole years of virtual events will pave way for Ignite 2022 this year, with this special event for developers and IT admins taking place in the company’s home town of Seattle at the Seattle Convention Center from October 12 to 14.
All this has been confirmed by the software titan, with reports hinting that some big things are in store when it comes to Microsoft products.
But before we get to that, here is the official bulletin:
Guess what’s back, back again. 😉
📅 Mark your calendars for an all-new, reimagined #MSIgnite! Explore the latest innovations, learn from product experts and partners, level up your skillset, and create connections from around the world.🎉
Learn more 🔗: https://t.co/hHgaEFwzEx pic.twitter.com/FRMnwD9YZd
— Microsoft Ignite (@MS_Ignite) July 27, 2022
For now, there is no information on how Microsoft plan to ensure everyone’s safety or if it requires vaccination for attendees. Same goes for social distancing or masks policy in play at the event, which remains unclear.
Although the Redmond based company is ready to resume large in-person events once again, it does say that space will be limited. For this very reason, there is still a digital option, which will be free.
As in the years past, before COVID-19 ravaged the world as we knew it, Microsoft says that those who will physically attend the event will have smaller interactive in-person learning and connection opportunities with technology leaders, influences, and more.
The cost of in-person event will also depend on the event experience you choose, with the company promising to share more details in later August about this. Expect limited passes for these activities.
That’s not all, though.
In addition to the central Seattle location, Microsoft is also planning to hold spotlights in multiple countries including France, Germany, Japan, Latin America, and the UK. These smaller events will discuss the news and announcements from Keynote and Core Themes, along with market specific discussion.
Microsoft will open registrations for both in-person and digital attendance in late August, with the company recommending that you register as soon as possible prior to the October 12, 2022 commencement date.
You can sign up now for updates on Ignite registration.