Professional Association for SQL Server

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The Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) is the global community for data professionals who use the Microsoft data platform. An independent, not-for-profit, user-run association, PASS was founded in 1999 with funds from Microsoft and Computer Associates. PASS is governed by a Board of Directors, elected by PASS members for two-year terms.

With a growing membership of more than 100,000, PASS currently has more than 250 local PASS Chapters around the world as well as over 20 Virtual Chapters focused on a specific topic or providing learning opportunities in different local languages. Every fall, the organization hosts PASS Summit, the largest conference in the world for SQL Server professionals. In 2013, PASS launched the PASS Business Analytics Conference for data and business analysts, data scientists, information architects, and business analytics (BA), business intelligence (BI), and IT pros. PASS also offers SQL Server, BI, and BA training through international SQLRally conferences and free PASS SQLSaturday events and 24 Hours of PASS virtual events.

PASS Summit locations[edit]

  • 1999 - Chicago
  • 2000 - San Francisco
  • 2001 - scheduled for Orlando Sept 15, 2001 - Canceled
  • 2002 - Denver (January)
  • 2002 - Seattle (November)
  • 2003 - Seattle
  • 2004 - Orlando
  • 2005 - Dallas
  • 2006 - Seattle
  • 2007 - Denver
  • 2008 - Seattle
  • 2009 - Seattle
  • 2010 - Seattle
  • 2011 - Seattle
  • 2012 - Seattle
  • 2013 - Charlotte
  • 2014 - scheduled for Seattle, November 4-7

PASS Business Analytics Conference[edit]

  • 2013 - Chicago
  • 2014 - scheduled for San Jose, CA, May 7-9

European Conference locations[edit]

  • 2000 - London
  • 2005 - Munich
  • 2006 - Barcelona
  • 2008 - Neuss, Germany
  • 2009 - Neuss, Germany
  • 2010 - Neuss, Germany

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