Justify Your Attendance

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 gained in 3+ jam-packed and inspiring days.

Review our PASS Summit value table to find out how we can meet your goals:

Your Goals How PASS Summit Delivers
Learn new SQL Server skills and strategies Over 190 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.
Keep skills up-to-date Sharpen your edge and stay current on SQL Server topics and technologies.
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.
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.
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.