(Originally posted on the Inside BlackBerry for Business Blog)
Have you registered for BlackBerry® World™ 2011? There are a lot of things that are new for this year, so you definitely won’t want to miss this year’s conference:
New Format for General Session – We’re hard at work on plans for two general sessions at BlackBerry World (one on Tuesday May 3rd and one on Wednesday May 4th). This year we’re taking a slightly different approach to the Tuesday general session – expect to see a lot more product focus and a lot more demos! I’m excited to see the BlackBerry platform innovations being showcased by Research In Motion® (RIM®) and some of our key partners.
On Wednesday, we’ve invited Malcolm Gladwell back as a keynote speaker. Malcolm received rave reviews when he spoke at WES 2009 and we’re thrilled that he will be returning to speak again this year.
Hot New Products – All eyes are on the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet, which will be available in stores in the U.S. and Canada just a couple weeks before the BlackBerry World conference. We’ll have focused sessions, onstage demos and lots of hands-on time in the BlackBerry Booth to give you every opportunity to see what this amazing tablet has to offer.
Showing Appreciation for our Alumni Attendees – We’ve designed some special extras just for our alumni: an exclusive breakfast on Wednesday, special VIP Lounge access, and Line Jumper privileges in the General Session.
Universal Studios Florida® Hosts the BlackBerry World Party – As mentioned in my previous post, we are going offsite for the party this year. Whether you’re into the rides or just want to sit back and enjoy some musical entertainment, this is going to be a party to talk about!
BlackBerry Channel Partners Get More – Look in the session catalog for an expanded list of breakout sessions for our BlackBerry Channel Partner community to help partners do more business than ever before. For the first time, there’s a special focus on partners who market to consumers and the tools that can help them succeed.
Register now for your BlackBerry World Full Conference Pass and you’ll save $200 USD off the onsite rate — but hurry, this special discount rate is only available until April 1st.
What are you looking forward to the most at BlackBerry World 2011?