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PASS Board Applications Now Open!

Vision? Passion? Drive? Sounds like you’re ready for the PASS Board of Directors. Applications for the 2011 Board elections are now open, along with the interactive elections forums for community members to have their say...or start their campaigns.

The PASS Board has three seats up for election for the 2012/2013 term. A fourth seat – being vacated mid-term by Douglas McDowell, who is taking on the role of Executive Vice President, Finance – will be appointed for a 1-year term by the Board president, according to the PASS bylaws.

You can download the PASS Board application form at the PASS 2011 Elections site, and all applications must be submitted to PASS HQ no later than Oct. 19. Find out more.

Tweets by our Tweeps
We asked you to describe PASS Summit in just one word and here’s what some of you tweeted:

@SQLRockstar: #SQLWINNING #sqlpass
@tjaybelt: DBASummerCamp #sqlpass
@jlangdon: Nirvana! #sqlpass
@BadgerBully: #SQLAWESOMESAUCE #sqlpass
@NikoNeugebauer: Community is the right word to describe #sqlpass

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Can’t Make it to PASS Summit 2011?

We’ll miss you in Seattle but you can still be part of the action! Keep your finger on the pulse of PASS Summit, here’s how:

  • Experience the PASS Summit Keynotes and PASS WIT Panel first hand by tuning in to our live stream broadcasts
  • Follow @sqlpass or search #sqlpass on Twitter for up-to-the-minute updates
  • Read all about it! Your favorite bloggers will be onsite, posting all the news and excitement
  • Browse through PASS Summit snapshots on Flickr (use tag slqpass)

Be sure to bookmark so you can stay connected with PASS Summit 2011!

PASS Summit 2011 Online Registration
Only three days remain for you to register online for PASS Summit 2011. Online registrations will be accepted only until midnight PT on Friday, October 7. Registration will re-open onsite at 4:00pm Sunday, October 9 in the South Lobby of the Washington State Convention Centre.

PASS SQLRally Nordic: Register and Save!
Join your peers at PASS SQLRally Nordic, Nov. 8-9, in Aronsborg, Sweden. Register by Oct. 7 and save 50 Euro!

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Oct. 10-14, Seattle, WA

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Your Community, Your Say!

This is your community and we want to hear from you. Let us know how you feel about anything and everything related to PASS activities through the site. Current on-topic forums include PASS Summit, PASS SQLRally, and 24 Hours of PASS.

Network and Connect at PASS Summit 2011
PASS Summit 2011 is not only about gaining knowledge but also about building professional relationships and making new contacts.

 Networking guru Don Gabor offers these tips on connecting at PASS Summit:

  • Spend time reconnecting with colleagues.
  • Reintroduce yourself to acquaintances and update each other on your business activities.
  • Introduce yourself to at least one new person and ask “What are you hoping to get out of this meeting?” or “What part of the industry or business are you in?”

Register for Don Gabor's fun and interactive 2-hour workshop on Networking to Build Business Contacts on Tuesday, Oct. 11 from 3-5pm. This pre-conference workshop is available for only $70 - we hope to see you there.

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