Outstanding Value, Superb ROI

 

PASS Summit is the must-attend conference for all SQL Server professionals. The cost to attend is paid back many times over through the wealth of learning, connections, and immediate solutions you'll gain in 3+ jam-packed and inspiring days.

The areas of highest value of PASS Summit can vary, depending on your priorities and needs. Choose the category that best describes you to find out what PASS Summit can offer.

 

If you're new to the SQL Server community...

 

Your Goals How PASS Summit Delivers
Learn new SQL Server skills and strategies Over 200 expert-led technical sessions – plus full-day, deep-dive pre-conference sessions – covering all aspects of SQL Server. All for the same cost as a week-long training course on one topic.
Solve high-priority, mission-critical SQL Server issues Get the answers you need right away at the SQL Server Clinic – staffed by Microsoft CSS and SQLCAT experts. Get direct access to Microsoft developers, service and support troubleshooters, and MVPs. And don't underestimate the value of hallway chats and the ability to talk to speakers after their sessions, during lunches and breaks, and at the networking events.
Gain SQL Server best practices PASS Summit is the only conference that brings together thousands of SQL Server MVPs, Microsoft team members, authors, experts, and peers for 3+ days of intense training. Network and share best practices with your peers and grow both your knowledge and expert contacts.
Get the most out of Summit as a first time attendee We'll connect you with conference alumni, sharpen your skills through our free networking workshops, and share advice during our First Timers orientation meeting so you can make your conference experience a valuable one. Learn more!
Improve the return and performance of your SQL Server environment Learn strategies and skills that help improve the ROI of your SQL Server environment such as virtualization technologies, performance tuning and scaling, better hardware utilization, simplified management, effective business intelligence, and more.
Understand key SQL Server add-ons to increase efficiency and productivity The PASS Summit Exhibit Hall brings together top SQL Server tools and services under one roof. Get hands-on demos and information that would otherwise take days or weeks of research to gather.
Build your network Breakfasts, lunches, and evening receptions are included and are designed to offer dedicated networking opportunities. Go further and become a PASS Summit volunteer, Summit Ambassador, or speaker!
Get new ideas, and be inspired! PASS Summit is all about meeting and talking with people, sharing issues and solutions, and gaining knowledge that will make you a better SQL Server professional. Get new ideas that will improve your business.

 

If you're an experienced SQL Server pro...

 

Your Goals How PASS Summit Delivers
Solve high-priority, mission-critical SQL Server issues Get the answers you need right away at the SQL Server Clinic – staffed by Microsoft CSS and SQLCAT experts. Get direct access to Microsoft developers, service and support troubleshooters, and MVPs. And don't underestimate the value of hallway chats and the ability to talk to speakers after their sessions, during lunches and breaks, and at the networking events.
Keep skills up-to-date Sharpen your edge and stay current on SQL Server topics and technologies.
Improve the return and performance of your SQL Server environment Learn strategies and skills that help improve the ROI of your SQL Server environment such as virtualization technologies, performance tuning and scaling, better hardware utilization, simplified management, effective business intelligence, and more.
Understand key SQL Server add-ons to increase efficiency and productivity The PASS Summit Exhibit Hall brings together top SQL Server tools and services under one roof. Get hands-on demos and information that would otherwise take days or weeks of research to gather.
Stay ahead of the curve – gain strategic insights Be among the first to learn about new advances, roadmaps, and plans for SQL Server. Get current on what’s important now and going forward.
Grow your network Breakfasts, lunches, and evening receptions are included and are designed to offer dedicated networking opportunities. Go further and become a PASS Summit volunteer, Summit Ambassador, or speaker!
Find inspiration! PASS Summit is all about meeting and talking with people, sharing issues and solutions, and gaining knowledge that will make you a better SQL Server professional. Get new ideas that will improve your business.

 

If you're looking to justify attendance...

 

Your Goals How PASS Summit Delivers
Solve high-priority, mission-critical SQL Server issues Get the answers you need right away at the SQL Server Clinic – staffed by Microsoft CSS and SQLCAT experts. Get direct access to Microsoft developers, service and support troubleshooters, and MVPs. And don't underestimate the value of hallway chats and the ability to talk to speakers after their sessions, during lunches and breaks, and at the networking events.
Gain SQL Server best practices PASS Summit is the only conference that brings together thousands of SQL Server MVPs, Microsoft team members, authors, experts, and peers for 3+ days of intense training. Network and share best practices with your peers and grow both your knowledge and expert contacts.
Improve the return and performance of your SQL Server environment Learn strategies and skills that help improve the ROI of your SQL Server environment such as virtualization technologies, performance tuning and scaling, better hardware utilization, simplified management, effective business intelligence, and more.
Increase knowledge and skills of the entire team Take advantage of the group discount – send 5 employees and save. And don’t forget to purchase the session recordings for year-round learning on all aspects of SQL Server.
Identify and meet potential customers or employees For consultants, vendors, and those looking for new career opportunities, PASS Summit is the perfect environment for meeting and impressing potential new customers and employers.
Understand key SQL Server add-ons to increase efficiency and productivity The PASS Summit Exhibit Hall brings together top SQL Server tools and services under one roof. Get hands-on demos and information that would otherwise take days or weeks of research to gather.
Stay ahead of the curve – gain strategic insights Be among the first to learn about new advances, roadmaps, and plans for SQL Server. Get current on what’s important now and going forward.
Get new ideas, and be inspired! PASS Summit is all about meeting and talking with people, sharing issues and solutions, and gaining knowledge that will make you a better SQL Server professional. Get new ideas that will improve your business.

 

If you're a manager debating which team members to send...

 

Your Goals How PASS Summit Delivers
Increase knowledge and skills of the entire team Take advantage of the group discount – send 5 employees and save. And don’t forget to purchase the session recordings for year-round learning on all aspects of SQL Server.
Identify and meet potential customers or employees For consultants, vendors, and those looking for new career opportunities, PASS Summit is the perfect environment for meeting and impressing potential new customers and employers.
Get new ideas, and be inspired! PASS Summit is all about meeting and talking with people, sharing issues and solutions, and gaining knowledge that will make you a better SQL Server professional. Get new ideas that will improve your business.