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Summit 2024

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

Curious about what's in store?

Here you'll find information and general guidance on PASS Summit 2024 and how to make the most of this year's event. As we get closer, we'll make regular updates to this page.

What is PASS Data Community 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.

PASS Summit happens during the fall in Seattle, WA, and this year's event will take place November 4-8 2024. The full conference takes place over 5 days which comprises of: 

Monday
November 4

Tuesday
November 5

Wednesday
November 6 -
Friday November 8

Pre-conference

Pre-conference

Main conference

2023 attendees told us that they particularly loved

1. The quality and variety of the sessions available

2. The chance to network with the incredible data community, make new friends and gain professional contacts

3. Keeping up-to-date with the latest trends and technologies

4. Having a chance to troubleshoot issues with fellow attendees and vendors in-person

5. Learning practical new skills and knowledge that can be applied at work, ultimately saving them, their company and even potential clients' time and money!

2023 attendees of PASS Summit

Find out what 2023 attendees had to say about PASS Summit in this blog post.

Historically, PASS Summit has been focused on the Microsoft Data Platform, specifically SQL Server. While this technology is still at the core of PASS Summit and our community, as the data community grows and evolves we're excited to welcome more multi-platform professionals, including those working on PostgreSQL, Snowflake, Oracle, and others.

Sessions

Pre-cons are now available to view and book, and Learning Pathways for this year's event will be shared shortly.

More information about the specific sessions in the general PASS Summit program will be released later in the year.

Tracks & levels

PASS Data Community Summit offers sessions for data professionals of different skill levels and backgrounds. The sessions are categorized into four level ranges from introductory 100 level sessions to advanced 400 level sessions.

Level 100

sessions are suitable for everyone, regardless of experience or knowledge.

Level 200

sessions are fundamental, designed for beginners who want to learn the basics.

Level 300

sessions are challenging and aimed at the experienced who want to deepen their understanding.

Level 400

sessions are difficult, intended for experts who want to master the most advanced topics.

Arriving at PASS Summit

New to Seattle?

If you're travelling to Seattle for the first time, you're in for a treat. Look forward to visiting a dynamic, walkable city surrounded by unmatched natural beauty. To help you make the most of your stay, check out things to do and how to get around.

The Convention Center

We're delighted to be hosting another in-person event in this wonderful city!

We're also excited to announce that PASS Summit 2024 will take place in a new venue! Join us at the state-of-the-art Summit at the Seattle Convention Center. The building is flooded with natural light, and features beautiful design accents inspired by the Pacific Northwest.

More information on getting to PASS Summit in Seattle, including guidance on visa letter support, is available on our Travel page.

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Diversity at PASS Summit

PASS Data Community Summit aims to create an inclusive conference and foster a community where everyone can succeed and thrive.

Our global community is made up of data professionals from a wide range of backgrounds. Although the list cannot be exhaustive, at our conference we explicitly honor diversity in age, gender, gender identity and expression, culture, ethnicity, language, national origin, race, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, physical and psychological differences, and technical ability.

We'll share more information about the actions we're taking at this year's conference later in the year, but in the meantime, you can find out more about our approach to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging here.

Everyone attending PASS 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 PASS Summit are a friendly and welcoming community. The connections you make here can unlock doors and create connections that last a lifetime. We'll share more information later in the year on how to network and connect with peers prior to PASS Summit taking place in November.

Once you're on site, 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 those questions you've been dying to ask.

There will also be plenty of fun community-led and vendor-run events taking place during the week. We'll regularly update our website and mailing list throughout the year to announce these events.

Share tips and highlights with the data community

Many people share tips and highlights on X (formerly Twitter) and LinkedIn using the hashtag #PASSDataSummit.

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.

We have exciting plans again for the Community Zone this year, so stay tuned and we'll share more information soon!

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Industry-leading vendors

Interested in sponsoring PASS Summit 2024 and joining us as a vendor in the Exhibit Hall? Find out more about our sponsorship packages.

Continued learning after PASS Summit

The learning doesn't stop when you return to the office. With hundreds of sessions to choose from, make use of on-demand recordings to get a front row seat and catch up on any talks you may have missed at PASS Summit 2024.

All 3-day attendees will automatically have access to on-demand recordings included as part of their ticket until January 31, 2025. This includes sessions that run Wednesday-Friday, with recordings made available 4-6 weeks after PASS Summit. Attendees also have the option to extend their access through to October 31, 2025 for just a small fee.

Other attendee types, including 1-day and pre-con attendees, will have the chance to buy on-demand access for a fee.

Later in the year, on-demand access will also be available for non-attendees to purchase by contacting our Registration team. This is a great opportunity to support your learning & development if you're not able to attend this year's event in Seattle in-person. More details will be available soon.

How to stay up-to-date

Sign up to our mailing list and we'll regularly keep you up-to-date with news, announcements and educational content direct to your inbox.

You can also follow us on social media:

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Questions?

Got a specific question?

You'll find lots of answers on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Alternatively, please contact info@passsummit.com and the team will be happy to help.