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Last Day to Apply for the PASS Board

Thinking about applying for the PASS Board of Directors’ 2012/2013 term? You still have time to submit your application before tonight’s deadline. Review what it takes to be a Director, download the application at the PASS Elections page, and apply by midnight Pacific Time tonight. If you know an ideal candidate, forward them the links and encourage them to run.

Join the discussion on the Elections Forums and Twitter (#passvotes) and see what current and past Board members say about what it means to lead the premier, independent, user-run association for SQL Server, including:

Geoff Hiten: "Know yourself. Know your community. Stand on principles. Compromise on everything else."

Andy Warren: "Understand that change is slow. Understand that you won't win every decision. Make a commitment to get things done that matter, and demand the same from your colleagues."

Wayne Snyder: “If you have a passion for the SQL Server community, the wisdom of the ancients, people skills, and a wish to drive your personal experience to new levels, then consider joining the Board of Directors for PASS. This will not be the easiest thing you will ever do, but it can be one of the most rewarding. Join us - make a difference!”

Now Playing: 24 Hours of PASS LATAM
24 Hours of PASS-LATAM takes center stage today and tomorrow, Oct. 19-20, with 24 live webcasts in Spanish and Portuguese. Join SQL Server experts from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain, Venezuela, and the US for two 12-hour days of top technical training. Follow #24HOPLATAM on Twitter for the latest updates.

PASS Summit Keynotes Now Available On Demand

PASS Summit 2011 drew a record 3525 delegates and 1619 pre-conference attendees across 52 countries for a total of 5144 registrations, making this the largest PASS Summit ever!

PASS streamed the daily keynotes live from Seattle with viewers from across the globe. Thank you to Dell for making this possible. View them now:

From the Blogosphere
Over 80 community blog posts were collected during and after PASS Summit 2011, here are a few that provide an overview of some of the week's highlights. The full roundup can be found on the PASS Summit 2011 website.

Plus, catch the latest PASS Summit videos on the SQLPASSTV YouTube channel and relive the event in photos on Flickr.

In the News

AppDev VC: The Database is Dead, Long Live the Database Oct. 25, 2-3pm ET (online)

Oracle VC: Making $mart Financial Decision$ in Weak Financial Markets
Oct. 26, 11am ET (online)

PASS SQLSaturday #101, Kansas City, MO
Oct. 29

PASS SQLSaturday #87, Louisville, KY
Oct. 29

DW/BI VC: New SSIS Features in Denali
Nov. 2, 12pm ET (online)

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Lori Edwards Wins PASSion Award

The PASSion Award is presented annually to a volunteer who demonstrates exceptional dedication to and enthusiasm for PASS and the SQL Server community. Lori Edwards was awarded this honor at PASS Summit 2011 for her commitment and hard work on the 2011 PASS Summit Program Committee and the 2011 PASS Elections Review Committee. And named Outstanding Volunteers for 2011 were Jack Corbett and Tim Radney. Congratulations Lori, Jack, and Tim and thanks for all you do for PASS!

2012 Dates for PASS Summit and SQLRally Dallas
PASS Summit returns to Seattle next year for a jam-packed week of learning and networking Nov. 6-9, 2012. Early registration is now open with a special 3-day Full Summit preview rate of $995 and a bundle package of $1395 for the Full Summit and two pre-cons, both good until Nov. 15.

PASS SQLRally announced dates for the regional training event in Dallas, slated for May 10-11. The event team is finalizing details and will be opening registration and the call for speakers in November. You can check here for more details and watch #sqlrally on Twitter for the latest updates.

Your Feedback Is Important to Us
Did you attend PASS Summit or wish you had? Post your comments, ideas, and suggestions to feedback.sqlpass.org or read what people had to say about the many goings-on at Summit such as the First-Timer events and networking opportunities. Attendees, watch your email for the attendee survey and your chance to win a Full Summit Registration to PASS Summit 2012!

Free MVP Deep Dives eBook for Attendees
A reminder to all PASS Summit 2011 attendees to download your free eBook from PASS and Manning Publications. SQL Server MVP Deep Dives Special PASS Edition contains eight hand-picked chapters from SQL Server MVP Deep Dives and the new SQL Server MVP Deep Dives Volume 2. You'll find the link in your email to download your copy today in PDF, ePub, or Kindle format.

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