Activities

Join us for all the usual conference stuff – plus a little more.

Wednesday, April 10

7:00am - 7:00pm 
Level 4
PASS Community Zone
Looking for our Business Analytics networking buttons? Have a pressing question you need answered? Curious about PASS and want to learn more? Stop by the PASS Community Zone, where PASS Community Evangelists and HQ staff will be happy to talk with you and show you how to stay involved in the BI/BA community year-round.

4:00pm - 7:00pm  
Level 4
BigDataCamp
All PASS BA Conference attendees are invited to the co-located BigDataCamp unconference – an attendee-led meetup for users of Hadoop and related Big Data technologies. Network with other members of the Big Data community and join lively discussions on community-proposed topics before heading over to the BA Conference Welcome Reception. Sign up today to reserve your spot!

7:00pm - 9:00pm 
River Exhibit Hall
Level 1
Welcome Reception
Join hundreds of fellow attendees at the Welcome Reception to kick off the inaugural PASS BA Conference and check out all the latest BI and BA solutions. Eat, drink, and mingle with colleagues, sponsors, and exhibitors as passionate about analytics as you are.


Thursday, April 11

7:00am - 6:30pm 
PASS Community Zone

7:00pm - 10:00pm 
Lucky Strike
322 E. Illinois St.
Community Appreciation Party
Relax and hang out with old and new BI/BA friends at our Community Appreciation Party. As a thank you for joining us at the BA Conference, we’ve reserved the upscale Lucky Strike Chicago bowling and billiards lounge for all attendees to enjoy. Located across from the Sheraton, Lucky Strike features state-of-the-art lanes and big screens throughout the venue, offering the best in Chicago fun. Remember to wear your conference badge for entrance.


Friday, April 12

7:00am - 4:00pm PASS Community Zone

9:15am - 10:00am 
River Exhibit Hall
Level 1
Steven Levitt Book Signing
Join the award-winning economist after his keynote address and before Friday's breakout sessions for a book signing of his bestselling SuperFreakonomics.