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South Coast Summit 2022

event date

15 Oct 2022


The Ageas Bowl, Southampton Southampton, United Kingdom

A Microsoft Cloud Technology Community Conference, focusing on the Microsoft stack.

100% free for attendees.

South Coast Summit 2021 was the biggest Microsoft conference and networking opportunity of the year.

A free-of-charge event for professional people working with Microsoft technology. It focuses on all three pillars of the Microsoft platform: Business Applications, Modern Workplace and Azure.

For this year:

  • Friday 14th October – Hands-on workshops.
  • Saturday 15th October – South Coast Summit 2022 – welcoming all 1,400+ attendees and over 50 exhibitors.

South Coast Summit follows a similar structure to other Microsoft events such as Microsoft Ignite and Future Decoded, with sessions delivered by Microsoft UK, Microsoft MVPs, and UK Gold Partner expert speakers, and a large exhibition of sponsors’ associated products and services.

Day 2 – Saturday 15th – South Coast Summit 2022 - (The main event!)

The main event begins early with the registration desk opening at 7am, with a Microsoft Executive-led Keynote opening session on Microsoft 365 and Azure starting at 9am, followed by 80 separate sessions delivered by more than 100 speakers.

There will be more than 40 breakout sessions at the Summit, lasting 40 minutes each and presented in one of the 8 conference rooms. There will also be 36 theatre sessions, lasting 20 minutes each, and presented from four stages within the Exhibition Hall.

Open throughout the day will be our large Expo Hall, with 40+ exhibitors. Within the Atrium there will also be an immersive Microsoft ‘Technology Centre’ where you can get hands on with Microsoft certified hardware and speak with Microsoft experts across the suite of products.

Concluding South Coast Summit 2022 will be a means to network with sponsors and attendees at 15:30, after the breakout sessions and theatre sessions end, you’ll find a sponsored networking area in both the Arlott Atrium and Exhibition Hall, giving you the chance to speak with sponsors, speakers, and other attendees over a drink.

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Call for Speakers
Call opens at 12:00 AM

01 Jun 2022

Call closes at 11:59 PM

31 Jul 2022

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We welcome all levels of speakers to submit a session for South Coast Summit 2022.

We ask speakers to read the following information prior to submitting their session.


  • Speakers must align their session to one of the pre-defined session tracks.
  • Speakers may discuss topics covered by other tracks, should there be a natural cross over.
  • Speakers must classify the ‘level’ of their session using the Microsoft L100-L400 categorisation.
  • Speakers must decide their preference on delivery format: breakout room (40 min) or theatre (20 min).

Breakout Rooms

  • Each breakout session is 40 minutes in duration, inc. Q&A.
  • Each room will have a TV or projector, microphone and lectern.
  • Speakers are to bring their own laptops to present from (inc. laptop specific HDMI adapters)

Theatre Stages

  • Each theatre session is 20 minutes in duration, inc. Q&A.
  • Each stage will have a TV, microphone and lectern.
  • Speakers are to bring their own laptops to present from (inc. laptop specific HDMI adapters).

General Information

  • Sessions can be interactive i.e., ‘Ask me Anything’ and can include several speakers/panellists.
  • Sessions can include customers presenting/discussing their experiences/lessons learnt.
  • Sessions should be engaging / interactive / contain demos where appropriate
  • When submitting your session, please take into consideration the Summit attendee audience split: 10% Communication and Human Resource Managers, 40% IT Pros/Developers, 50% CTOs, CIOs, Business Decision Makers.
  • Typical Ignite ‘Latest Product Offerings’ presentations are encouraged. The Summit will be a few days after Microsoft Ignite; and therefore ideally timed for discussing and evangelising latest offerings / announcements etc.
  • Speakers are to present in-person, at the venue, on the day of the event.
  • Sessions are to be delivered in English.