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November 14-17

In person. In Seattle

About Summit 2023

Connect, share, and learn with data professionals at PASS Data Community Summit.

Curious about what’s in store?

Here you’ll find tips and info about how to get the best out of your trip to Seattle.

What is the Summit?

PASS Data Community Summit is the go-to conference for data professionals to connect, share, and learn with peers and industry leaders.

Summit happens in the Fall in Seattle, WA, and runs over 5 days, November 13-17. There are two days of Pre-Cons on Monday and Tuesday, and three days for the main conference Wednesday through Friday. Find out more about key timings for the week.

Historically Summit has been focused on the Microsoft Data Platform, specifically SQL Server. While this is still at the core of Summit and its community, this year we’ll welcome more PostgreSQL professionals as the data community grows.

Sessions

There are currently over 200 sessions to choose from, and in September the full schedule will be released.

There are a range of different sessions to suit your learning preference. Mix up your schedule with general 75-minute sessions, half-day deep dive sessions, 75-minute panels and 10-minute lightning talks.

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Topics

Sessions are organized into five tracks: Analytics, Architecture, Database Management, Development, and Professional Development.

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Technologies

Technologies include Microsoft SQL Server, Azure, Power BI, AWS, PostgreSQL, Snowflake, Kubernetes, MongoDB, and more.

Levels

Session levels vary to suit wherever you’re at in your learning journey

  • Level 100 – Introductory, suitable for everyone
  • Level 200 – Fundamental, suitable for beginners
  • Level 300 – Challenging, suitable for the experienced
  • Level 400 – Difficult, suitable for experts
Check out the top picks from the Summit Program Team

Learning Pathway

If you have a specific goal for your professional development in mind, or it’s your first time at Summit, check out the Learning Pathways. They’re a curated set of sessions created by the speaker team responsible for their Learning Pathway topic, and they’ll ensure you leave with the tools and information to implement new practices or make decisions at the end of it. It’s a great option for those who have a specific learning goal in mind.

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"Knowledge received and connections made. I attended both the Summit and the Pre-Con sessions. There are things I use today and people I reach out to that I met at Summit."

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Arriving at Summit

New to Seattle?

If you’re travelling to Seattle for the first time, you’re in for a treat. A dynamic, walkable urban city surrounded by unmatched natural beauty, so. So that you can make the most of your stay.

Things to do and how to get around

The Convention Center

When you’re ready, head to the Seattle Convention Center Arch at 705 Pike Street from Sunday 5pm onwards and visit the Summit Registration Desk. The team will be on hand to answer any questions you have.

Welcome Reception

We highly recommend attending the Welcome Reception at 6pm Tuesday. It’s a chance to meet fellow data professionals, speakers, and industry leaders. It’s also a great way to kick off the main conference – stay tuned, we’ll announce what’s in store nearer the time.

Find out more about travel and accommodation

Diversity at Summit

The PASS Data Community Summit team are committed to creating a diverse, accessible, and inclusive conference. We are actively working with a community-driven DEIB steering group, and we’re open to reviewing how we do things with a growth mindset. We’ll share more soon about the actions we’re taking at this year’s conference.

Everyone attending Summit is also expected to abide by the Code of Conduct, to ensure the conference remains a safe and welcoming place for all.

How to connect with peers

Attendees at Summit are a friendly and welcoming community. Build relationships with like-minded data experts who can support you in your career journey. The connections you make during an in-person conference can unlock doors and create connections that last a lifetime.

The Exhibit Hall is a great place to hang out during break times to meet vendors and network with other attendees. Meet your data hero after their session, have an informal chat in the hallway, or stop by the Community Zone throughout the day to grow your network and get answers to the questions you’ve had all year.

There will also be tons of fun community-led and vendor-run events taking place during the week, including Karaoke, morning jogs, photo walks, and much more.

Share tips and highlights

Many people also share tips and highlights on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook using the hashtag #PASSDataSummit.

"I love the energy I get from being at a Summit, and the feeling of being in a community that understand what I work with. Meeting people from the entire world and discuss."

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Community Zone

PASS Data Community Summit is well known for its vibrant and welcoming Community Zone. Drop in to meet with friends old and new, or take some time out for yourself.

Check out the what's happening in the Community Zone

Industry leading vendors

Visit the Exhibit Hall to meet vendors at the forefront of new trends and technologies. You’ll also meet attendees with similar pains and challenges you’re facing in your day-to-day work, so it’s an ideal opportunity to explore the latest solutions.

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Continued learning

The learning doesn’t stop when you return to the office. With such a great selection of sessions to choose from, there are bound to be some clashes. So, after Summit wraps, as an attendee you’ll automatically have access to session recordings until February 29, 2024. This includes sessions that run Wednesday-Friday, and the recordings will be available 4-6 weeks after Summit. If you wish, you can extend your access through November 2024.

Any questions

Got a specific question?

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions, or contact info@passsummit.com and the team will be happy to help.

How to stay up to date

When you register, we’ll regularly keep you up to date with news, announcements, and educational content direct to your inbox.

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