So it's your first year at PASS Summit and you're not sure what to expect? Don't worry! We've taken the hard work out of conference prep and designed an orientation program to help you get the most out of the training and networking opportunities in store for you. Here's what you need to know about before, during and after PASS Summit:

Before Summit


Community Connection

PASS was built by the SQL Server community over the last 16 years and has become instrumental in the careers of those involved. There are more than 100,000 professionals involved from all over the world. PASS is more than an annual event, it is an inspired and passionate community you can turn to for education, training, networking and friendship.

Before PASS Summit, if you aren't already part of a Local Chapter you'll receive information on how to join one including the contact information for the Regional Mentors and Chapter Leaders in your area. If there isn't a Chapter in your area (yet) our friendly Community Evangelists are there to help as always! Local Chapters are a great way to get involved in the PASS Community year-round with monthly meetings including training and networking opportunities.

Join PASS (and each other) on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn

Once you've got a taste for the learning and networking you're about to experience at PASS Summit join the conversation online by following us on Twitter and joining our Facebook and LinkedIn groups. Plus, let everyone know you're attending PASS Summit as a First-Timer with a Twibbon!

Onsite at PASS Summit 2015


First Timer's Orientation Meeting & Speed Networking

Tuesday Oct 27, 2015, 5:15pm - 6:30pm, Room 6E

We'll bring you up to speed on what you need to know about the week's events and PASS and then we'll introduce you to the fun of PASS Summit 2015 Speed Networking! Meet other First-Timers and Alumni attendees in a casual, social environment before hitting the Welcome Reception with your new friends. Register now!

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Get to Know your Community Sessions

New to the PASS Community? Long-term PASS members will tell you all you need to know about PASS and the worldwide #sqlfamily in these introductory sessions for first-timers.

Wednesday Oct 28 - Intro to PASS Summit - Kevin Kline 
Thursday Oct 29 - Navigating PASS - Ryan Adams 
Friday Oct 30 - Staying Involved with PASS - Kendal Van Dyke 
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After PASS Summit 2015


You'll be equipped with more knowledge and new contacts from the SQL Server Community than ever before - so why not keep learning and networking? Join a Local or Virtual Chapter, Volunteer with PASS, attend an online training event, visit a SQLSaturday in your area and remember to Connect, Share and Learn as often as you can.