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First-Ever PASS SQLRally a Huge Success

Thanks to all the attendees, speakers, sponsors, and volunteers who made our first-ever PASS SQLRally regional event last week in Orlando a huge success! More than 440 database pros trekked to the Marriott World Center for 48 technical presentations, and 242 people attended the all-day pre-conference seminars.

It was a busy, exciting week. On-site feedback has been positive and enthusiastic. You can relive the experience via blog recaps, twitter (#sqlrally), and great photos on Flickr (search for the SQLRally tag).

SQLRally Orlando was a collaboration between our two Orlando PASS chapters (oPASS, led by Jack Corbett, and MagicPASS, led by Kendal Van Dyke); the PASS HQ team, led by Craig Ellis with a lot of help from Anika Poliseno and Sanjeet Gandham; and a cast of dedicated volunteers from PASS chapters throughout Florida. Truly a team effort! Read More.

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Announcing PASS Summit 2013 in Charlotte

After 5 years in Seattle, PASS Summit will travel to Charlotte, NC, in 2013, bringing the world’s largest SQL Server and BI conference closer to database pros in the Eastern US who may not have been able to make the cross-country trip in the past.

Responding to community feedback to have PASS Summit outside of Seattle on a recurring basis, the PASS Board of Directors considered Charlotte and Dallas for 2013. Known as the Queen City, Charlotte’s strong conference amenities, affordable rates, and growing reputation as a convenient, friendly travel destination won over the Board during a meeting last week in Orlando, FL. Read More.

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What PASS Summit Sessions Do You Want to See?

Help shape the educational content for PASS Summit 2011. Access the Session Preference tool to review the PASS Summit 2011 session abstracts and select those that most interest you.

The program review teams will use this information to assist in the session selection process for PASS Summit 2011.You only have until May 20 to make your selections so don't delay!

Please note, you'll need your PASS member login to access the Session Preference tool. Need to register for your PASS member login? Or forgot your password?

Any PASS member may access the Session Preference tool but only PASS Summit 2011 attendees can take advantage of the great learning offered through these high quality sessions. Register for PASS Summit today and join us in Seattle, WA, Oct. 11-14.

SQLRally Going Nordic in November
Fresh off the success of PASS SQLRally 2011 in Orlando last week, PASS is taking its new regional event global with the announcement of PASS SQLRally Nordic 2011, Nov. 8-9, in Aronsborg, Sweden.


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