Want to Speak at PASS Summit 2011? Submit Your Abstracts by
Be part of the world’s premier SQL Server
conference in Seattle, WA, Oct. 11-14, by sharing your knowledge and experience
with the community as a speaker. All PASS members are invited to submit up to 4
program session abstracts by midnight
tomorrow, May 5. A maximum of 2
abstracts will be accepted per speaker.
Visit the PASS Summit 2011
Call for Speakers page to review the 6 core conference tracks—including the
new SQL Azure track—and submit your abstracts. You can even
view submitted sessions along the way.
For session abstract tips, sample
abstracts and bios, speaker terms, and more, see the PASS
page. Speakers receive a complimentary registration to PASS Summit 2011.
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Final Countdown to PASS SQLRally!
At T-minus 7 days and counting to the first
PASS SQLRally in
Orlando, FL, May 11-13, speakers have turned in their slide decks and code,
organizers are putting final touches on a full slate of special events and
networking activities, and attendees are buzzing on social media.
If you haven’t registered yet, you can
still sign up for the two days of world-class SQL Server education for only $399
and add a full-day pre-conference seminar for $199 – a great value for quality
If you’ve already registered, here are some events you won’t want to miss:
Women In Technology Luncheon and Panel Discussion, sponsored by SQLSentry – Thursday, May 12, at 12:45pm.
Seating is limited, so RSVP to
– Thursday, May 12, from 5:45-7:00pm, sponsored by OPASS and MagicPASS. Can’t
get enough SQLRally training and networking? Check out the Birds of a Feather
discussions, join Kevin Kline for the “Conducting an Interview” panel, or go
“Speed Networking” with Kendal Van Dyke.
Sponsor Raffle –
Friday, May 13, at 4:00pm. Remember to visit all the SQLRally sponsors and turn
in your raffle tickets for a chance to win great prizes. You must be present at
the raffle drawing to win.
Activities – Start SQLRally off with a bang at the OPASS Chapter meeting or an
informal get-together at Johnnies Hideaway, and keep the fun and networking
going throughout the week: Read about all the after-hours activities in the
works at Jack Corbett’s
PASS SQLRally is Next Week! and Andy Warren’s
SQLRally 2011 Update.
Stay tuned to Twitter (#sqlrally),
Facebook, and LinkedIn for updates, and help spread the excitement. See you next
week in Orlando!
Back by Popular Demand
Congratulations to the following speakers, who presented the top 3
highest-ranked sessions during Spring 2011 24 Hours of PASS and have been
invited to deliver their sessions at PASS Summit:
The top 3 sessions at next week’s
PASS SQLRally in
Orlando will also receive slots at PASS Summit – learn more at Allen Kinsel’s
Further Promoting the Growth of Speakers.
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