The official PASS Blog is where you’ll find the latest blog posts from PASS community members and the PASS Board. Contributors share their thoughts and discuss a wide variety of topics spanning PASS and the data community.

PASS Summit 2020 has Gone Virtual

I am pleased to be able to share that this year’s PASS Summit event has gone virtual! We are excited to proceed with a virtual conference and we look forward to welcoming attendees from around the world that would not normally be able to join us at the in-person event.

Launching the PASS Virtual Summit was a massive undertaking for a not-for-profit, especially under such challenging circumstances. Thanks to the community feedback we received over the last few months, and the dedicated team at PASS HQ, we were able to make this conference a reality. Thank you to the dozens of community members that participated in focus groups and provided the insights that informed this change and the revised pricing.

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PASS Summit 2020 Update – June Announcement

In my previous blog post, I mentioned that PASS Summit 2020 will be taking place this year, and that I would update the community throughout every step of the process and with every new development.

As we get further in understanding the logistics and financial impact of transitioning to a virtual PASS Summit conference, I wanted to share that we are confident that we will be in a place to announce whether this year’s event will be delivered in-person or virtually by early June.

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What About PASS Summit?

Over the last few weeks, it’s been amazing to see our community come together to lend a helping hand; whether that’s by giving advice on home office set ups, sharing your favorite online learning resources, or simply setting up a virtual social hour to stay connected with friends around the world. It’s moments like these that make me so proud to be a part of this community.

We know that these are challenging times for everyone. The disruptions caused by COVID-19 have meant that you’ve had to rapidly change and adapt to your new realities, and re-evaluate your plans for the future. We also know that this causes a great deal of uncertainty.

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February Board Meeting Recap

We hosted our first in-person PASS Board meeting of 2020 in Kirkland, Washington, from February 3-4. This was also our first in-person meeting with newly appointed Board members Mindy Curnutt, Melody Zacharias, and Hamish Watson. We look forward to their experience and insights as we continue to work together on the Board.

To kick off the meeting, we reiterated our commitment to our FY 2020 priorities and focusEducational Content, Accessibility, and Engagement. These pillars provide us with a strong foundation to grow our organization, and will allow us to pivot as needed in the future to support our membership.

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Filling a Vacant Board Seat

I wanted to share a change to the composition of our current PASS Board. Jennifer Moser has resigned from her role as a community elected Director-at Large on the Board and this resignation has now taken effect.

When a Director-at Large seat becomes vacant outside of a standard election cycle, the PASS Bylaws indicate that the Board of Directors may appoint a candidate for up to one year, by a majority vote, to fill the remainder of the term until it can be added to a general election.

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PASS FY 2020 Financials

Posting our annual budget and financials each year is an opportunity for us to give our community members transparency into our financial planning and where our money is going in support of the organization.

As an additional layer of clarity to the line items throughout the statement, this year’s financials are once again accompanied by a high-level summary and FAQ document:

View FY 2020 Budget

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2019 PASS Bylaw Updates

**Spanish and Portuguese translations available below** As mentioned in Grant’s recent blog post, one of the key areas of discussion that came out of the February Board meeting was the topic of PASS Bylaws. Before I dive into the details here, I have one ask. Bylaws are...

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