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Groovy man… SharePoint Saturday Ozarks is back for 2010, bigger and better than before. Join us for a far out time and learn more about SharePoint in one day than you could in a year from the man…

Yes! SharePoint Saturday Ozarks is back! SharePoint Saturday Ozarks is the largest SharePoint conference in Arkansas, Southern Missouri, and the very north east tip of Oklahoma. Last year we had a great turn out with 20 speakers, 5 MVPs, and attendees coming from Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Indiana, Ohio, Alabama, Michigan, and Washington.

Hey Man… what’s SharePoint Saturday anyway? Sounds like a conspiracy man…

Not to worry, SharePoint Saturday is not an arm of the government bent on mind control or any attempt what-so-ever to bring you down man. SharePoint Saturday is grass roots effort started by Michael Lotter ( It is a FREE one day event where the best SharePoint speakers gather to present their love, hatred, and frustrations of SharePoint to those lucky individuals who attend. Lessons are learned, contacts are made, prizes are won, food is eaten, assorted beverages are consumed until wee hours of the morning. SharePoint Saturday started with just a few sporadic one day events here and there. However, over the past year SharePoint Saturday has exploded and it’s hard to find a weekend where there is NOT a SharePoint Saturday event happing in some corner of the globe. There are even occasions where there are two SharePoint Saturdays on the same day!

Many people are pleasantly surprised at the caliber of speakers at these SharePoint Saturday events. For the most part, these speakers are more eloquent, practiced, and practical than those speakers you find at the major multi-day conferences. These guys aren’t even paid to speak.. they do it out of love man…

SharePoint Saturday Ozarks 2009 Alumni

We had a star studded cast last year with many returning this year! Just check out the fun that they had…


John Ferringer – Admin rockstar… I can still sense the awesomeness


SharePoint poster children Mike Watson & Laura Rogers



Lori Gowin spreading the SharePoint Love



Eric Shupps is a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll


Cathy Dew, Sean McDonough, and JD Wade relaxing between gigs

Actually, you can see real photos from last year’s SharePoint Saturday ozarks here: 


What’s new for SharePoint Saturday Ozarks 2010

SharePoint Saturday Ozarks 2010 will totally blow your mind man. We’re getting the band back to together with many returning speakers and few new faces.

Joel Oleson will be speaking this year, maybe he’ll grace us with his song stylings.

Sadly, once again, Andrew Connell will not be able to attend SharePoint Saturday Ozarks, however he did feel the need to show his support in his own way.


Prizes this year currently include books, software, a Zune HD, and much more!

Wait Man… You said 2 days? I thought it was a one day event?

Correct you are my herbal smelling friend… SharePoint Saturday Ozarks 2010 will spread the love an additional day this year. The first day will be all about the SharePoint love, on day 2 we will be taking a leisurely float down the Buffalo National River for those interested in a truly unique experience (no banjos allowed please).

  buffalo-river-overlookHere are the details


4 – 5 hour float down the Buffalo National River


Sunday June 13th. We will be leaving at 10am from the Parking Lot of:

Gordon’s Motel & Canoe Rental
Old Highway 7
Jasper, AR 72641
(870) 446-5252

Jasper is about 30 minutes south of Harrison, AR on Highway 7 South. You are responsible for bumming a ride to/from Gordon’s Motel, but they will be shuttling us to/from the river and providing canoes and a boxed lunch.


The float trip is dependent on the weather of course, we won’t be floating down the river in a thunderstorm, however I planned SPS Ozarks around a time of year ideal for floating. We aren’t talking class 5 rapids here, you don’t need any real skill, but you need to be okay with possibly tipping your canoe over once or twice. You can bring your own assorted beverages with you, but glass containers are not allowed on the river. I suggest a small cooler with extra snacks and drinks. Also bring clothing you can get wet in (these SharePoint people can get ornery).


When you register for SharePoint Saturday Ozarks, you will have the option to also sign up for the float trip. Seats are limited though! If you do not intend to go, please do not take someone else’s place.  The cost for the float trip will be about $35 dollars per person (which you are responsible for unless we find a sponsor). The price includes shuttle to/from river, canoe, life jackets, paddles, and boxed lunch.

Far out man… how do I register???

You can register for SharePoint Saturday Ozarks by going to

We are limited to 200 people for the conference and 50 people for the float trip, so register today before we are sold out.

Lodging for SharePoint Saturday Ozarks will once again take place at the Hotel Seville:


Annex Suites are available for $103.20

This is So Groovy.. How can I help?

I’m glad you asked! We are still looking for a few sponsors and one or two more speakers. If you are interested please let me know!  You can find out more information at

Hey… wait a minute…. what exactly IS SharePoint man???

Come to SharePoint Saturday Ozarks and find out!!  See you guys there!

Posted on Thursday, April 1, 2010 10:31 AM | Back to top

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I am not sure I care what SharePoint is if rafting is involved....FUN!
Left by Deanna McNeil on Apr 01, 2010 11:51 AM

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One of your best blog posts ever. Well done. You've really got me jazzed about the event. Let me know how we can make this better than ever.

Left by Joel Oleson on Apr 02, 2010 12:18 AM

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Agree with Joel - what a rocking post! You've got me so motivated I'm going to try and attend all the way from South Africa! Keep me a space open so I can see what I can arrange. :)
Left by Veronique Palmer on Apr 02, 2010 2:00 AM

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Can you shareTHEpoint with me?

I am starting IT professional wanting to learn to design with sharepoint.
Left by Felix on Jul 30, 2010 6:50 AM

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