Microsoft Excel & Financial Modeling Training Camp

Microsoft Excel & Financial Modeling
Training Camp

December 2-4, 2024
Las Vegas

Luxor Hotel
HyperX Esports Arena

If you are... , you must be at The Active Cell

Valuable Knowledge

Cutting edge masterclasses in Microsoft Excel and financial modeling

Learn from the Champs

Learn from the world champions in financial modeling and Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft MVPs!

Networking Opportunities

Meet the leading industry professionals

Watch the Finals

Microsoft Excel World Championship Finals live at the HyperX Esports Arena!

Be the Champion

Qualify through the Last-Chance Qualification Round and become the Microsoft Excel World Champion!

Benefits of the The Active Cell






Top Excel Modelers


Player Spots


Learn from the World Champions and Microsoft Excel MVPs


Train Your Microsoft Excel and Financial Modeling Skills


Watch Them Compete LIVE on the HyperX Esports Arena


 Participate in the Microsoft Excel World Championship


The Active Cell Sale

Unlock the knowledge of champions for a reduced price!
Early Bird Tickets on sale now!

Financial Modeling & MS Excel Taught to You by World-Class Experts!

Network with the Industry Leaders

Shake hands and hang out with the best Microsoft Excel users and finance professionals in the world. Meet your beloved Microsoft Excel MVPs and make great connections with the community worldwide!

Get valuable knowledge

Broaden your expertise with a hands-on learning and engage in conversationsDiscover the most recent trends in Excel and Financial Modeling.

Enjoy Microsoft Excel World Championship

Watch the Microsoft Excel athletes do Excel magic or join them through the Last Chance Qualification. Experience Microsoft Excel World Championship & Microsoft Excel Collegiate Challenge Finals  live at the HyperX Arena in Las Vegas.

Build up Your Resume

After successfully completing The Active Cell Training Camp, you’ll not only gain unique knowledge but also earn a Certificate of Completion as proof of your newfound expertise!

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Venue 2024

Luxor Las Vegas

The Active Cell Training Camp will be held in one of the largest hotels in Las Vegas – Luxor Las Vegas. The hotel has a unique Egyptian style and is equipped with all the necessary items for holding the conference and making it special. Moreover, it is famous for its large atrium, shining beacon, and Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition. 

We provide our guests with exclusive room rates!

HyperX Esports Arena

Microsoft Excel World Championship & Microsoft Excel Collegiate Challenge 2024 Finals will happen at HyperX Esports Arena, a special esports-designed venue with a 50-foot LED video wall at Luxor Hotel. HyperX Esports Arena is famous for holding such competitions as League of Legends All-Star 2018, NHL Gaming World Championship 2019 and NBA 2K League The Turn Tournament 2019 and of course MEWC 2023 Finals.

Download the event Information Package with all the important details regarding the event!

What is Excel Esports?

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Get ready to test your Microsoft Excel skills and logical thinking at the Microsoft Excel World
Championship by solving challenging cases. Correct answers earn valuable points, and the highest
scorer wins!

Excel Esports is an innovative sports discipline that challenges players’ Excel skills and logic. Step onto the grand stage, showcase your Excel prowess, and vie for the title of Microsoft Excel Champion

Secure your place in The Active Cell now!

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The Active Cell 2023 - Agenda

(Agenda for 2024 will be available soon)

Day 1 - Beginner Microsoft Excel and Financial Modeling

8:30am - 9:00am


Registration and Training Camp Opening

9:00am - 10:00am

Andrew Ngai

Excel Like a Champion: Design Secrets from a Triple World Winner

10:15am - 11:15am



11:30 am - 12:30pm

Jon Acampora

Remove 80% of Boring and Repetitive Work by Implementing Power Query & Automate

12:30pm - 2:00pm


2:00pm - 3:00pm

Diarmuid Early

Bring the Power of the Whole Sheet Into One Formula and Keep It Simple with LET

3:15pm - 4:15pm

Oz du Soleil

Real-World Hardcore Skills that Makes Things Done

4:15pm - 5:00pm


5:00pm - 6:00pm

Microsoft Excel World Championship 2024 - Last Chance Qualification Round (Open to All Conference Participants)

6:15pm - 7:15pm

Event Opening Parade

Day 2 - Intermediate Microsoft Excel and Financial Modeling

9:00am - 10:00am

Andrew Grigolyunovich

Reach a Peak of Excel Skills with Copilot

10:15am - 11:15am

Ian Schnoor

Unveiling the Intricacies of Financial Models Through Expert Dissection

11:30am - 12:30pm

Joe McDaid

Excel Evolved: Exploring Some of Excel’s Latest Calculation Features

12:30pm - 2:00pm


2:00 pm - 2:15 pm

A. Grigolyunovich

Last Chance Qualification Round Results Announcement

2:15pm - 3:15pm

Danielle Stein Fairhurst

Improve Your Model's Resilience and Longevity by Using Dynamic

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Josh Aharonoff

Speed Up Decision Making Process 10 times by Building Effective Budget vs Actual Dashboards

4:30pm - 5:00pm


5:00pm - 5:30pm


MEWC 2024 & MECC 2024 - Game Day Registration & Opening

5:30pm - 6:30pm

MECC Team Semi-Finals

7:00pm - 8:00pm

MECC Individual Semi-Finals

8:30pm - 9:30pm

MEWC 2024 - Last 64 Round

Day 3 - Intermediate Microsoft Excel and Financial Modeling


Giles Male

How Many Ways Can a Modeler Solve a Modeling Problem Today?


Enrique Ruiz

Impress Your Boss by Moving From Data Chaos to Dashboard Clarity with Power BI


Melissa de Korte

Use M Coding to Unlock 80% of MS Excel Capabilities

12:30pm - 1:00pm

Finance bro

Laugh and Learn at The Funniest Excel Session Ever

1:00pm - 3:30pm


3:30pm - 3:45pm

A. Grigolyunovich

MEWC 2024 & MECC 2024 - Finals Opening


MECC Team Finals


MECC Individual Finals

6:15pm - 7:15pm

MEWC 2024 Semifinal I

7:30pm - 8:30pm

MEWC 2024 Semifinal II

8:30pm - 9:00pm


9:00pm - 10:00pm

MEWC 2024 Finals

10:00pm - 10:30pm

MEWC 2024 / FMWC 2024 and MECC 2024 Award Ceremony


Senior Product Manager at Microsoft.

Founder of, which offers spreadsheet skill assessments to help hiring managers choose the best candidates.

Financial Modeling World Champion 2014, 2021, runner-up 2016, 2021, 2022.

More speakers will be announced soon!

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The Active Cell 2024 Tickets

The regular, VIP and student ticket price increases each month by $50 and $25 respectively!

Student Pass

Special prices for team tickets
$ 724
  • Training Camp
  • Excel Championship Finals
  • VIP Lounge
  • Dinner with champions
  • Exhibition booth

Regular Pass

$ 999
  • Training Camp
  • Excel Championship Finals
  • VIP Lounge
  • Dinner with champions
  • Exhibition booth

VIP Pass

$ 2299
  • Training Camp
  • Excel Championship Finals
  • VIP Lounge
  • Dinner with champions
  • Exhibition booth

Corporate Bundle

Special prices for team tickets
  • Training Camp
  • Excel Championship Finals
  • VIP Lounge
  • Dinner with champions
  • Exhibition booth






When and where is The Active Cell Training Camp taking place?

The Active Cell will take place from December 2nd to 4th at the Luxor Hotel, Las Vegas. The Finals of the Microsoft Excel World Championship and Microsoft Excel Collegiate Challenge will happen on December 3-4 at the HyperX Esports Arena in the Luxor Hotel.

How do I register for the Training Camp?
To register for The Active Cell you need to buy either a regular or VIP ticket on the Shop page.
What is the registration fee for the Training Camp?

The full price for a regular 3-day ticket is $1199, and a VIP ticket is $2,499.

Purchasing your ticket in advance will get you a better price.

Check our shop for Early Birds tickets and special promotions.

What topics and sessions will be covered at the Training Camp?

The Training Camp has a hands-on sessions on various MS Excel and financial modeling beginner and intermediate level topics. These include: Power Query, Power Automate, Spreadsheet design, building a financial model, PowerBI, and many more.

You can always check our Agenda page for more information about the topics, speakers, and event timeline.

Who are the keynote speakers and presenters at the Training Camp?

Training Camp sessions will be presented by Excel & Financial Modeling world champions, Excel MVPs and industry experts: Danielle Stein Fairhurst, Diarmuid Early, Jon Acampora, David Brown, Oz du Soleil, Andrew Grigolyunovich, Andrew Ngai, Ian Schnoor, Giles Male, Chris Dutton and more.

You are welcome to check the speakers’ page for more information!

Will I receive a certificate after completing the Training Camp?

Yes, everyone who attended all three days of The Active Cell Training Camp will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Can I exhibit or showcase my products/services at the event?

For any sponsorship inquiries please contact

Are laptops needed for Training Camp?

Bringing your own laptop will definitely be useful since practical Excel and Financial Modeling examples will be taught in class using real-life business cases. 

Additionally, you will  need your own laptop to participate in the Last Chance Qualification Round. 

Will there be food & beverage included at the Training Camp and Finals of the MEWC?

Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages are provided. There will be 1.5h lunch breaks in each Training Camp day so you have an opportunity to grab some food near the venue.

If you have basic skills and want to learn more about these respective fields, you’re welcome to attend. There is no need to be a Finance/Excel pro to get value from the training camp.

How can I stay updated with any changes or announcements regarding the conference?

Follow us on LinkedIn for all the latest news!