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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 2023 is the evolution of PASS Summit.

Building on the tradition and expertise of over two decades as the must-attend data conference, Summit focuses on new trends and innovation through learning and networking opportunities, and brings data professionals together to celebrate personal and professional growth.

To continue focusing on the human connections that make Summit special, this year, Summit will take place exclusively in person in Seattle, November 14-17. 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.

Why is it called PASS Data Community Summit?

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

To build on that experience and legacy and affirm our commitment to the quality and breadth of content, 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 to connect, share and learn on a global scale.

What happened to PASS?

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

Will Summit be hybrid again this year?

This year's PASS Data Community Summit will be exclusively in person in Seattle. We're always looking to improve and evolve Summit for the data community, and last year's feedback from sponsors, speakers, and attendees made it clear what people valued most: the human connection only an in-person conference can bring.

An online conference made Summit more accessible during a time when many uncertainties made it hard for some folks to be physically present at the conference. However, we've learnt how challenging it is to create an equal experience for all both online and in-person. Instead, on-demand recordings will be available for everyone after Summit. For those who didn't attend, this will be available to purchase. All registered attendees will have access included until Feb 19, 2024.

In the coming months, we'll be looking at ways to make Summit more inclusive - the best way to stay up to date is sign up to regular emails and follow us on Twitter.

Where's Summit taking place?

Summit 2023 takes place in the Seattle Convention Center (SCC), formerly the Washington State Convention Center (WSCC), in Seattle, November 14 – 17th, 2023.

Will there be Pre-conference Sessions this year?

Yes. Pre-conference sessions will be available on November 13 & 14.

How can I sponsor the event?

You can request a copy of the 2023 prospectus by filling in this form, and the sponsorship team will get back to you.

How do I become a speaker for the event?

Call for Speakers is now open! Find out how to submit your sessions in the Call for Speakers Guide. The deadline is March 30, 2023.

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

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