MSDN Conneciton is as new peer based recognition program, launch by Microsoft in conjuction with the Australia INETA user group association. 

It is about bringing developers together, from all walks of life – both professional as well as student developers, to a common place where they have the opportunity to share ideas among each other, meet and participate with their peers in user groups while all the time learning and sharing from each others developer experiences.
The regional site can be found at  However, the Australian link hasn’t been enabled yet so to register go to