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PASS Summit Call for Speakers Update

In order to give our community time to prepare for unexpected changes caused by COVID-19, the decision was made to postpone the Community Call for Speakers scheduled to open last week.

The new opening date for the Community Call for Speakers will be Thursday, March 26. We will be accepting submissions for 4 weeks, closing April 23 (23:00 UTC).

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PASS Summit Call for Speakers Postponement

In light of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the decision has been made to postpone the PASS Summit Call for Speakers to give our members the opportunity to focus on their health and unexpected adjustments caused by the current situation.

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PASS Summit 2020 Program Committee: Call for Volunteers

Now's your chance to help shape the content at this year's PASS Summit by joining the Program Committee! As a member of the Program Committee, you will be involved in content research and suggestions; abstract and speaker reviews and selections; presentation review and editing; speaker tools/resource development; and more.

To apply for a position on the team, click "submit application" below. The submission deadline is Wednesday, March 4 (23:00 UTC).

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Pre-Conference Call for Interest is Now Open

Have you been thinking about contributing to the amazing content that’s on offer at PASS Summit?

This is your chance—we are now accepting applications for our PASS Summit 2020 Pre-Conference Call for Speakers!

We are looking for speakers who would like to present a full-day session, who have outstanding knowledge in their key areas of expertise, and have consistently achieved strong session evaluations at PASS Summit and/or similar conferences and events over the last 2-3 years.

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Help Build the 2020 PASS Educational Program

The PASS Educational Program survey is now open! Help shape the direction of PASS by letting us know which content you'd like to see throughout the year and presented at PASS Summit 2020.

Completing the PASS Educational Program survey helps ensure that the content YOU want to see is represented!

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Removing Old SQLSaturday Event Websites

Earlier today (December 17), an email was sent to SQLSaturday organizers informing them that in an effort to follow best practices and reduce the number of legacy portals we are currently hosting, we are looking to remove old SQLSaturday event websites.

In the interest of transparency with our entire PASS membership and to provide more details, included below is the full communication shared with SQLSaturday organizers:

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PASS Insights Holiday Schedule

In the lead up to the holiday season, we will be reducing the PASS Insights newsletters in December.

Regular scheduling will resume in January for all editions of the PASS Insights.

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Modern Migration Tour – That’s a Wrap!

We’d like to thank our sponsors Microsoft and Intel®, all of our organizers, volunteers, presenters, attendees, and of course, our mascot Sandy, for making the Modern Migration Tour a success!

Over four months this spring, PASS partnered up with Microsoft and Intel® to offer a series of events, designed to prepare the community for SQL Server 2008 End of Support. These events provided expert-led training that helped the PASS community migrate to a modern data platform.

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Share Your Technical Content with the PASS Community!

We're always on the look out for great content from our global PASS community. If you or a community member you know has a blog, demo, or video (or any other format!) you'd like to share with the PASS membership, we'd love to include it in one of our PASS Insights newsletters which offer technical content for the Analyst, DBA, BI professional, and Developer.

Please send your content to to be considered for future editions of the PASS Insights newsletter.

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