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Answers to the most common questions we get from the community​.

General Questions

What's PASS Data Community Summit?

PASS Data Community Summit 2024 is the evolution of PASS Summit.

PASS Data Community Summit is the go-to conference for data professionals to connect, share, and learn with peers and industry leaders, and covers topics such as Analytics, Architecture, Database Management, Development and Professional Development on a variety of data platforms, including Microsoft, AWS, Google, PostgreSQL, and more.

To continue focusing on the human connections that make PASS Summit special, this year PASS Summit will take place in-person, in Seattle, November 4 - 8, 2024. Attendees will hear from industry-leading experts, make connections to advance their careers, and discover cutting-edge products and services for a variety of database platforms.

How long does the PASS Community Data Summit run for?

PASS Summit 2024 officially takes place in Seattle from November 4-8 (Monday-Friday), with pre-cons happening on the 4-5 (Monday & Tuesday).

Flexible ticket packages are available to suit various budget and travel constraints. Please see our Pricing page for more information.

Where's PASS Summit taking place?

PASS Summit 2024 will take place in Summit, Seattle Convention Center, at 900 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA, in Seattle, November 4 - 8, 2024.

Why is it called PASS Data Community Summit?

PASS, the former Professional Association for SQL Server, no longer exists (and we're not trying to replace it), but PASS Summit has huge recognition within the data platform community, as well as a lot of good memories.

To build on that experience and legacy, and to affirm our commitment to the quality and breadth of content on offer, we've decided to keep PASS Summit as part of the name.

By adding 'Data Community', we're welcoming everyone who works with data to join in and connect, share and learn on a global scale.

How can I apply to speak at the event?

Thank you for your interest. The call for speakers for PASS Summit 2024 is now closed. Sign up for PASS Summit email updates and follow us on Twitter for the latest updates. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at

Will there be pre-cons this year?

Yes. Pre-cons will be available on November 4 & 5, and the schedule is now available to view.

What’s the cancellation policy?

All cancellations received on or before August 30, 2024, are subject to a 12.5% processing fee. No refunds will be accepted after August 30, 2024.

For all cancellations, please contact

Are 2023 sessions available to those who didn’t attend the conference?

Yes! You can purchase on-demand access to all 2023 recorded sessions here.

When will PASS Summit release the pre-cons and general sessions schedules?

Pre-cons are now available to view and book., and the general sessions are now available to view here. You can also see who is speaking at PASS Summit 2024 here. Sign up for our newsletter and be the first to know about updates for this year's conference.

What content will be covered at the PASS Data Community Summit?

You'll hear from industry-leading experts, make connections that can help advance your career, and discover cutting-edge data platform solutions. Browse the general program here and check out the speakers taking part here.

PASS Summit content is informed by the insights we gather from our Community Insights Survey, and sessions are tailored by a community-based committee to ensure the most relevant subjects and speakers are included each year.

We'll release more information on the keynotes later in the year.

What funding or support is available to help me attend PASS Summit 2024?

We've recently launched two brand-new initiatives for PASS Data Community Summit, with the intention of making the event as accessible as possible for as many as possible.

The PASS Summit Futures Scholarship offers support for 10 students and early-career professionals, and will provide each lucky winner with a complimentary 3-day ticket to this year's event, plus US$2000 each to cover additional expenses such as travel and accommodation.

The PASS Summit Charitable Organization Scholarship offers support for 16 individuals working in the charity sector who may have access to limited learning and development budgets, providing each lucky winner with a complimentary 3-day ticket to PASS Summit 2024.

How can I submit a Community event?

Community Events are a really important part of the conference and in the past we've welcomed incredible suggestions such as morning walks and yoga sessions, evening dinners and even karaoke! We're currently working on a community events portal where the data community will be invited to submit their suggestions, and we'll then list these on the PASS Summit website. Sign up to the mailing list to find out when this is available.

How can I become a volunteer?

Thank you for your interest. The Call for Program Committee Volunteers for PASS Summit 2024 is now closed.

Closer to the event we’ll also put a call out for volunteers to fill other positions at PASS Summit. Read this blog post to find out what this experience entails.

Sign up for PASS Summit email updates and follow us on Twitter for the latest updates.

How can I stay up-to-date with what's happening?

The best way to stay up-to-date is to sign up to the PASS Summit mailing list, where you'll receive the latest announcements. You might also like to follow us YouTube, and engage in discussion with the data community on X or LinkedIn. Don't forget to use #PASSDataSummit to see what others are saying.

How do I take part in the user group/event referral program?

User group or event leaders should submit a request using this form and we'll send you a unique discount code and promotional materials. Your unique discount code will grant $150 off a 3-day ticket to PASS Summit 2024 for your members, and any leader who refers 10 members or more under the program will receive a complimentary 3-day ticket to this year's event. More information is available here.

Will there be hybrid or on-demand access this year?

This year's PASS Data Community Summit will take place in-person, in Seattle, and general sessions taking place Wednesday, November 6 – Friday, November 8 will be recorded to watch back with on-demand access. Pre-con sessions will not be recorded.

3-day attendees will have on-demand access included as part of their ticket, and they will be able to watch recordings until January 31, 2025 (with the option to extend on-demand access until October 31, 2025 for a fee).

Other attendee types and non-attendees will have the ability to buy on-demand access for a fee, and this will mean they can watch recordings until October 31, 2025.

We will release more information on pricing, and how to buy on-demand packages, later in the year.

What happened to PASS?

The PASS organization ceased operations in January 2021 and Redgate acquired its assets.

Can we get a group discount?

Absolutely! Group discounts are available for teams of five or more from the same company. We kindly ask you to get in touch with our registration team at

Can I share on-demand recordings after purchase?

No, you can’t share on-demand access as this is linked to your personal PASS Data Community Summit 2024 registration.

Where can I find the event Code of Conduct?

Please find our full event Code of Conduct on the PASS Summit Code of Conduct page.

How can I sponsor the event?

You can request a copy of the 2024 prospectus by filling in this form, and the sponsorship team will get back to you.

I've got a question about something else, who can I contact?

Please either drop us an email at, or send us a DM on X (Twitter) @PASSDataSummit and the team will get back to you as soon as possible.


Can I purchase multiple passes if several members of the same company are attending?

Yes, you can purchase a minimum of five passes at once under the same company – with discounts available for groups of 5 or more. For more information please visit our Pricing page.

Can I transfer a registration to someone else?

Transfers will be accepted until August 30, 2024. Additional fees may apply. For more information, check the terms and conditions page.

Can I register multiple people at the same time?

No, the registration process is designed to create a user login for the attendee portal. Each attendee will need to register themselves and agree to the Terms and Conditions and Code of Conduct individually.


Do you accept credit card payments?

Redgate accepts Visa, Mastercard, and American Express credit cards. Click here to select your package and confirm your payment method at checkout.

I’m having issues making my payment, who should I contact?

Please email and one of our team members will assist you.

My card was declined. What should I do?

Please contact your card issuer. Redgate Software is a UK company, and your card may be restricted to your country of residence. Your card issuer may need to approve the transaction before you make any further attempts.

Can I use a discount code after I’ve already registered?

Unfortunately not. Discount codes cannot be applied retroactively.

I have been charged additional fees. What should I do?

Redgate only charges the gross amount on your invoice. Any additional charges have been applied by your card issuer. Please contact them to request further information.

How will my purchase show up on my credit card statement?

You should see PASS SUMMIT on your credit card statement.

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