After Hours Activities

At PASS Summit, the fun never ends! There are lots of formal and informal activities and gatherings happening before, after, and during the official Summit schedule. Below are just a few of the "after hours" events to add to your total Summit experience.

Know of others? Planning something special? Tell us about it, and we'll add it to this page. You can also check out the PASS Summit events page put together by Joseph Guadagno.

Sunday, October 9

Special Dinner for Francophones
Christian Robert is organizing a dinner for French-speaking PASS Summit attendees Sunday, Oct. 9, at Benihana (1200 5th Ave, Seattle). Christian will be buying the pre-dinner drink, but attendees will be responsible for paying for their own dinner. Please RSVP to by Friday, Oct. 7.

Monday, October 10

Join the annual PASS Photowalk, organized by Pat Wright and Tim Ford, for a fantastic way to see the city with SQL Server friends. Meet in the Sheraton's main lobby at 9:00am (look for a group of people with lots of camera gear :), and don't be late - the bus leaves from across the street at 9:15am. Bring your camera gear, good walking shoes, and $2.25 cash for the bus fare. Here are more details, and follow the #photowalk Twitter tag for the latest updates.

Monday Night Networking Dinner
Join Steve Jones and Andy Warren at Lowell's Monday from 6:00-9:00pm (and maybe later) for appetizers, dinner, drinks, and some low-key conversation before PASS Summit starts. Open to all PASS atttendees and their spouses, first-time attendees are especially encouraged to attend. Dress is casual. Registration is optional but will help with space planning and provide a way to let you know of any changes. Click here to RSVP. 

Tuesday, October 11

Red Gate Party - Sponsored by SQL Server Central
Enjoy casino games, prizes, and a cash bar at the SQLServerCentral party, Tuesday, Oct. 11, from 8:00-11:00pm in Room 2AB at the Washington State Convention Center. The 2011 Exceptional DBA award will also be presented during the party at 9:00pm. Tickets required - learn more and get yours in advance for $20 here!

Wednesday, October 12

Give back to our host city by donating your unused toiletry items during PASS Summit. Join Kendal Van Dyke, Kalen Delaney, Chris Shaw, and many more in a drive to provide soap, shampoo, and other items to local homeless charities. Socks, hats, gloves, etc. also welcome - learn more here. Just drop your items by the following booths Wednesday and Thursday during Expo hours, and help spread the word via Twitter (#SQLGive):

Idera (Booth 221)
Perpetual Technologies  (Booth 516) 
Quest (Booth 502)
SQL Sentry  (Booth 512) 

Go for a run with your PASS buddies Wednesday at 7:00am for a 1-2 mile tune-up before the Summit Day 1 festivities begin - here's the planned route. Meet in the Sheraton lobby and stay tuned to #sqlrun on Twitter for updates. RSVP

SQLSaturday Shirt Day
SQL Server groupies from around the world have attended SQLSaturday events and many of them have received shirts from that day.  Wear your SQLSaturday shirt on Wednesday, October 12 to show your community spirit!  You may even meet someone that attended the same event as you, all the way in Seattle.  We look forward to seeing you in a SQLSaturday shirt on Wednesday!

Chapter Leaders Get-Together
Greg Larsen and Roy Ernest are planning a Chapter Leaders get-together for food and drinks at 8 pm on Wednesday. All Chapter Leaders welcome - just let Greg Larsen know if you'd like to attend so that he can get a head count. And if you have suggestions about where to have the meet-up, send him your suggestions.

SQL Karaoke
To finish off Day 1, join your peers at Bush Garden from 9:30pm for some uplifiting karaoke. Be ready to sing your voices off! For more details, follow the #sqlkaraoke tag.

Bush Garden
614 Maynard Avenue S.
Seattle, WA 98104

Thursday, October 13

Kilt Thursday!
Come ready to bare your knees at PASS Summit 2011 during Kilt Thursday. Gird yourself in your favorite kilt - tartan or solid, traditional or contemporary - and join Grant Fritchey, Steve Jones, and other attendees in a fun and fashionable statement of database pro solidarity. Not just for men - everyone’s invited! Follow the #sqlkilt discussion on twitter for updates.