Who runs MMS?

A non-profit company called Hourglass is run by MVPs and ex-MVPs and volunteers who strive to put on an event which we think will offer attendees something small enough where attendees don't get lost in a crowd. Where you can actually find speaker and vendors and approach them with your questions. Where speakers are not rushed off the stage for the next speaker, but have plenty of Q&A time is left and discussions can continue freely. At MMS, you should plan to find:

  • Sessions put on by the best and brightest who actually do this stuff in the real world
  • Intimate sessions where you can actually interact with the presenter
  • A price tag that represents a community focus

Who is attending the Midwest Management Summit?

The audience at MMS are primarily Microsoft customers and partners divided into the following groups:

  • IT-professionals - Technical experts, influencers and implementers
  • Microsoft System Center Partners
  • Solution Architects and Testers
  • CIO's, CTO's and Technical Managers
  • Former Microsoft Management Summit Alumni

Target number of participants for MMS 2020: 750 attendees - that's not a gimmick. It's an insurance to make sure you're not lost in the crowd! Knowing the hotel logistics and the size of rooms and our history with repeat sessions, we feel comfortable with a little bump in attendee count. Also, watch for our "Edition" events in the fall where we go on the road to other cities with an attendee cap of around 300.