Technical Session Levels (100, 200, 300, and 400)

You always hear about “level 200”, “level 300”, and “level 400” talks at conferences. Well, I have always wondered there was a standard rating system that all speakers agree to. If so, whose rating system would it be? I know that there is a standard system for rating movies (G, PG, PG13, R, NC17). I tried to create a Wikipedia page a few years ago but it got removed because of some reason or another. Probably because nobody agreed with me.

So just today I was surfing the Microsoft Tech-Ed 2011 Session Catalog and noticed there was a link to a document that explains the various session levels, as Tech-Ed understands them.


The document doesn’t list a 100 session level because Tech-Ed doesn’t contain any.