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The PASS Board of Directors 2010 Call for Nominations has closed with nine applicants. A huge thanks and good luck to everyone who threw their hats into the ring this year. The Nominations Committee is reviewing the applications and will announce today who it will invite for interviews. Watch the Elections site and the PASS Blog for the latest news.

The final slate will be determined after the interviews, with candidates scheduled to be announced August 18. Campaigns will start the same day, and you'll be able to compare the candidates' campaign platforms and application answers at that point. Keep your eye on the Discussion page for new election blogs in the coming weeks and join the discussion on Twitter (#passvotes).

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Mark your calendar for another installment of 24 Hours of PASS – this time with a twist. The next online event features 24 hours of training scheduled more conveniently across 2 days and previewing some of PASS Summit 2010’s top SQL Server and BI sessions. Make plans to tune in Sept. 15 and 16 to hear your favorite PASS Summit speakers. Registration opens Aug. 11.

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Do you want to speak at a PASS SQLSaturday? The following events have opportunities:

Upcoming SQL Server Events:

DBA Virtual Chapter: Using XML to Query Execution Plans July 28, 12-1pm ET

PASS SQLSaturday - South Florida
July 31, 7:30am-5:30pm ET, Miramar, FL

DBA Virtual Chapter: Transactional Replication Deep Dive (Includes presentation by CA)
Aug. 11, 12-1pm MT

PASS SQLSaturday - Baton Rouge
Aug. 14, 8am-5pm CT, Baton Rouge, LA

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PASS Summit 2010: Save a Bundle

With the Pre/Post-Con Power Bundle, get 2 full days of deep-dive training for less than the regular rate for just one pre- or post-conference seminar. Complete a Full Summit-Individual Registration at $1,595 between July 1 and August 30, and stretch your training dollars two ways:

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Review the full pre/post-con lineup, and register today!

WIT Luncheon adds 2 panelists: Denise McInerney and Stacia Misner are joining Microsoft’s Tom Casey on the panel at this year’s PASS Summit Women in Technology Luncheon, “Recruiting, Retaining & Advancing Women in Technology: Why Does It Matter?”

Master your business networking skills with Don Gabor pre-con: Learn to network and make professional connections that will pay off for years to come from best-selling author, communications trainer, and “small talk” expert Don Gabor. Attend the special PASS Summit 2010 pre-conference seminar, “Networking to Build Business Contacts,” Monday, Nov. 8, from 4:30-6:30pm, and take your new skills right into the Welcome Reception.  Register today!

Summer Networking Tips
Make the most of networking at BBQs, parties, company picnics, reunions, weddings,  and more. Keep these points in mind, and you’ll see that it’s easier than you might think to connect with co-workers, old friends, acquaintances, and even strangers. Read more.


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