A collection of conference bags given to delegates at TechEd Europe since its inception in 1994.
All of these bags are owned by consultant Peter Bryant who has been to every TechEd in Europe since the conference began. All of the bag inserts, such as flyers, CDs, T-shirts and other giveaways are in the bags.
All photo credits Peter Bryant
The average age of the population in Bournemouth lowered this week as Teched held its first European conference here. There were about 900 attendees at the event.
Chicago was announced and attendees had to sign a 'proper' paper NDA before the session.
Not many speakers from Redmond made it over to Hamburg for this event.
Launch of Access 1.0
The attendee party in Nice, France had a great indoor amusement arcade.
A much better event than the 1995 Teched.
Highlights included the chance to drive round Monaco in a sim car.
The after party keynote included a demonstration on how to adjust baseball caps in case anyone was confused.
Teched coincided with the football (soccer) world cup semi final. The dining hall had the biggest TV screen in Europe for the match. France won the semi final game and the whole town went wild. It was impossible to grab the attention of a waiter - they were all celebrating in the streets.
Hands on labs incorporated VMWare Workstation and Siemens PCs with smart card logon capability.
Huge queues outside the NT5 session rooms.
Huge venue at the Amsterdam RAI. Lots of incredibly tall Dutch people at the attendee party. Waiters walked around with back pack tanks containing beer.
No need to move to get to the bar.
Back to Amsterdam for a second year. Launch of iPaq with special offer.
First time in Barcelona and it was very warm. Attendees were transferred to buses in the centre of the town to get to the venue. Attendees were really easy to spot with their bright yellow back packs.
Attendee party band was 'The Royal Family' -- a Queen tribute band.
Second trip back to Barcelona.
Back in Barcelona again. A really memorable party in the Olympic park which included the SAS band.
There were seven attendees at the event who had been to all 10 Teched Europe events.
Back to Amsterdam for a larger Teched than before.
Another return event in Amsterdam. First sessions on blogging at this event. Microsoft started to talk about how the Microsoft blogging platform was managed - and added a chalk and talk session -- presented by yours truly -- on how to use blogging for audience engagement.
Barcelona, Spain. The conference split into two weeks, one for IT Professionals, one for Developers. Wifi at the venue struggled to keep up with the demand.
Barcelona, Spain - Teched IT Professionals week. Signage had been changed during the weekend between Developer and IT Pro conferences. Confusing for delegates that attended both weeks.
Groove training day between Developer and IT Pro conferences. Speaker Idol for the attendees. The winner would get a speaking session at Teched 2008.
Barcelona, IT Pro week. Another blogging panel - this time about business blogging with Hugh Mcleod from gapingvoid.
Teched Developer - Barcelona, Spain
TechEd IT Pro -- Barcelona, Spain
A spectacular celebration in the rain of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
This was a sold out event with over 7000 attendees, 753 sessions across all tracks and 182 Hands on Labs sessions.
This bag is definitely the lowest quality so far in the Teched stack. There were obviously some drastic budget cuts here for the 'shoe bag'.
Windows Phone 7 had been released a few weeks before Teched but it was hardly mentioned at the event.