Looking for cool networking buttons? Want to get more involved in the Business Analytics community? Stop by the PASS BA Conference Community Zone and talk with community leaders, PASS Community Evangelists, and PASS HQ staff about how you can participate in the BA/BI community year-round. 

Located in the West Lobby
* Closed during keynotes
  • Wednesday, May 7: 7:00am-8:00pm
  • Thursday, May 8: 7:00am-6:30pm*
  • Friday, May 9: 7:00am-4:00pm*
Talk with MVPs & Volunteers
Have pressing BA/BI questions? Interested in speaking at user groups, Virtual Chapters, or SQLSaturday events but don’t know where to start? Come chat with these MVPs and community leaders in the Community Zone: 

Wednesday, May 7
  • 7:30am-8:30am – Henk Vlootman (Excel, Power Pivot)
  • 8:30am-10:15am – Zack Barresse (Excel, Power Pivot, Power Query)
  • 10:30am-12:00pm – Paul Turley (SSRS, SSAS, Power Pivot, Power Query, Tabular models, DAX, BI solutions)
  • 12:00pm-1:00pm – Rod Colledge ((Power BI, PerformancePoint Services)
  • 1:00pm-3:00pm – Argenis Fernandez (HA/DR, security, performance tuning, PowerShell)
  • 3:15pm-4:30pm – Henk Vlootman (Excel, Power Pivot)
  • 5:30pm-6:10pm – Melissa Coates (BI) & Henk Vlootman (Excel, Power Pivot)
Thursday, May 8
  • 9:15am-10:00am – Jen Underwood (Predictive analytics/data mining, dashboards & reporting, data strategy/governance)
  • 10:00am-11:00am – Zack Barresse (Excel, Power Pivot, Power Query) & Henk Vlootman (Excel, Power Pivot)
  • 11:15am-12:15pm – Mitch Bottell (Community)
  • 12:15pm-1:30pm – Jen Underwood (Predictive analytics/data mining, dashboards & reporting, data strategy/governance)
  • 1:30pm-2:30pm – Argenis Fernandez (HA/DR, security, performance tuning, PowerShell) & Henk Vlootman (Excel, Power Pivot)
  • 2:45pm-3:45pm – John Welch (SSIS, SSAS, Big Data)
  • 4:00pm-5:00pm – John Welch (SSIS, SSAS, Big Data)
  • 5:15pm-6:30pm – Mickey Stuewe (SSRS, T-SQL)        
Friday, May 9
  • 7:00am-8:00am – Jack Corbett (T-SQL, Community - Chapters & SQLSaturday)
  • 9:15am-10:00am – Jack Corbett (T-SQL, Community - Chapters & SQLSaturday) & Rob Kerr (SSAS, Power BI, DW/BI architecture)
  • 10:00am-11:00am – Zack Barresse (Excel, Power Pivot, Power Query)
  • 11:15am-12:15pm – Mitch Bottell (Community) & Henk Vlootman (Excel, Power Pivot)
  • 12:15pm-1:30pm – Henk Vlootman (Excel, Power Pivot)
  • 1:30pm-2:30pm – Argenis Fernandez (HA/DR, security, performance tuning, PowerShell)
  • 2:45pm-4:00pm – Phil Robinson (BI, Community) & Mark Vaillancourt (BI, Community)