Travel Information

Conference Venue
PASS Summit 2011 takes place Tuesday, October 11-Friday, October 14, 2011 at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center in Seattle, WA.

800 Convention Place
Seattle, WA 98101-2350
Phone: 206-694-5000
Fax: 206-694-5399
Directions, parking and maps

Find PASS Summit hotel information here.

Note on the Agenda Proceedings
Pre-Conference Seminars are full-day, deep-dive sessions on Monday, October 10 and Tuesday, October 11. They will also be held at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center. The PASS Summit conference opens the evening of Tuesday, October 11 with the Welcome Reception. Regular conference sessions and events run Wednesday, October 12 to Friday, October 14.

International Participants
PASS Summit attendees arriving from outside of North America may require a letter of invitation in order to enter the United States. If you require a letter of invitation, please download, complete and return this International Attendee Questionnaire. Once you have submitted your questionnaire and completed registration and payment, we will provide you with a Letter of Invitation.

Download the International Attendee Questionnaire. If you have questions regarding the questionnaire or US visa requirements, please contact the PASS Summit 2011 Registration office.

Transportation from the Airport
The Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is about 16 miles from most downtown hotels. Several options exist for travel to the downtown Seattle area.

Light Rail
Seattle resident and senior database administrator, Kendra Little, explains how to get from the airport to Seattle downtown quickly and cheaply via the Light Rail system.
$28-$35+ one way

Shuttle Services

Shuttle Express Downtown Airporter
425-981-7000 or 1-800-487-7433 
Shared ride/Door-to-door
Book online for as low as $25 round trip

Book your direct shuttle transfers between the Seattle downtown hotels and SeaTac Airport. Please check in at our Island 2 location on the 3rd floor of the airport parking garage, near the purple elevator banks - follow the signs to Island 2. Scheduled service every 30 minutes between 4am - 8:30pm; on demand service 8:30pm - 4am.

Airporter Shuttle
Limousines, Town Cars, & Passenger Vans
Go to the Visit Seattle website for information
Public Transit/Buses
Metro Buses run between the Airport and downtown Seattle on route #194 Express. Visit the Seattle Metro Transit website for information

Extend Your Stay in Seattle
Readers of Travel + Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler, two of the world's foremost travel magazines, have placed Seattle, located in the Pacific Northwest, among the top 10 favorite cities to visit.

Extend your stay before or after PASS Summit to explore Seattle. Check out some fun things to see and do in Seattle. Don't miss PASS Summit attendee Kenda Little's helpful blog post: "SQLPASS Seattle 101".

In October, Seattle weather is mild with average temperatures in the 60s, dipping down to the high 40s in the evening. Rain is always a possibility. The Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) is located 20-30 minutes south of downtown with plenty of transportation options.

For more information on Seattle and region visit:




Why Attend?

■ All SQL Server. All the time

■ Over 170 technical sessions

■ Dr. David DeWitt Keynote

■ 2 days of Pre-Con Seminars

■ Networking with MVPs, experts, and peers

■ Face-to-face support with     Microsoft CSS and SQLCAT

■ Ask the Experts Pods



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