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PASS Summit FAQ

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

General Questions

How do I view the livestream?

The livestream will be available on the site homepage throughout the event, and you can see a schedule of the streaming sessions here.

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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 connection, sharing, and learning opportunities, bringing 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, 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.

What happened to PASS?

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

Where's Summit taking place?

Summit 2023 takes place in Arch at 705 Pike Street, in Seattle, November 14 – 17th, 2023.

Will there be pre-cons this year?

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

If you would like to update your pre-con selection prior to Summit please email the registration team: Registration@passsummit.com.

Once on site you will be able to make changes to your pre-con selection in person by visiting the registration desk before the first break of the day. Unfortunately no further changes will be permitted after the first break.  

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 the community values 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 everyone while running simultaneous online and in-person events. Instead, on-demand recordings will be available for everyone after Summit. For those who didn't attend, these recordings will be available to purchase. All registered attendees will have access included until February 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.

How long does the PASS Community Data Summit run for?

Summit 2023 officially takes place in Seattle from November 14-17 (Tuesday-Friday), with Pre-Cons happening on the 13-14 (Monday & Tuesday).

Click here for the Schedule at a Glance.

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

You'll hear from industry-leading experts, make connections that advance your career, and discover cutting-edge data platform solutions. Summit content is based on the data community inputs and tailored by a community-based committee to ensure the most relevant subjects and speakers are included each year.

For additional information, please go to:
Learning pathways 
Pre-Cons

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

We plan to launch the pre-cons in mid-May, and the general session schedule, in mid-July. Sign up for our newsletter and be the first to know.

If you would like to update your pre-con selection prior to Summit please email the registration team: Registration@passsummit.com.

Once on site you will be able to make changes to your pre-con selection in person by visiting the registration desk before the first break of the day. Unfortunately no further changes will be permitted after the first break.  

I’m attending Summit 2023. What recordings will I have access to?

All 3-day passes automatically include on-demand access until February 29, 2024, with the option to extend access until November, 2024.

Attendees with a 1-day pass can purchase on-demand access until November 2024.

For more information view our Pricing page.

 

 

Is breakfast served at Summit?

No, breakfast is not served at Summit however, lunch is available daily, as well as AM and PM refreshment breaks. During the Welcome Reception and the Expo Reception, we will provide finger foods for your enjoyment. Please note that these receptions are not intended to be full meals, but rather an opportunity to network and enjoy some light refreshments.

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 registration@passsummit.com.

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.

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 2023 registration.

When will on-demand footage from Summit 2023 be available?

On-demand footage is now available on the Attendee Portal.

To watch, simply click on ‘Sessions’ and the videos will appear. Click on ‘play video’ to watch the recording.

We’re uploading videos on a daily basis – so if you spot something missing please check back in a few days’ time.

Are 2022 sessions available to those who didn’t attend the conference?

Please check back for an update on when 2022 footage will be available on our YouTube channel.

What’s the cancellation policy?

All cancellations received on or before August 31, 2023, are subject to a 12.5% processing fee. No refunds will be accepted after August 31, 2023.

For all cancellations, please contact registration@passsummit.com.

Where can I find the event Code of Conduct?

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

How can I apply to speak at the event?

Thank you for your interest. The call for speakers for Summit 2023 is now closed. Sign up for Summit email updates and follow us on Twitter for the latest updates 

 If you have any questions, please reach out to us at speakers@passsummit.com. 

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.

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

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

Registration

Can I transfer a registration to someone else?

Transfers will be accepted until Friday, October 27, 2023. 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 individually.

Payment

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 registration@passsummit.com 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 Data Community Summit on your credit card statement.

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