In early June, Microsoft held its annual TechEd conference, which convers all things IT and development. This is one event in a growing number of conferences available to the technology world. Two other notable conferences are Apple's World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) and Google's I/O conference. Microsoft welcomes over 10,000 attendees to its TechEd conference each year. The event is sponsored by Microsoft and outside software vendors. This year showcased more than 400 sessions to choose from. The price of admission is over $2,000, not including travel and lodging. It also requires four days out of the office to attend the event. This begs the question, "Is there value in attending TechEd?"