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About PASS Data Community Summit 2022

PASS Data Community Summit 2022 is the year's largest gathering of data platform professionals. Whether you're joining us online or in-person, this is your opportunity to connect, share, and learn with thousands of your peers from the global data platform community.

Attending in-person

We’re so excited to be hosting Summit in-person this year and bringing the conference back home to Seattle. We know many of you have amazing memories in the Washington State Convention Center (now called the Seattle Convention Center) and we look forward to continuing the community traditions, as well as introducing new ones, during our first hybrid Summit.

In-person attendees will be able to enjoy face-to-face networking throughout the event and build relationships with like-minded data experts who can support you in your career journey. The connections you make during an in-person conference can unlock doors and create connections that last a lifetime.

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 the questions you’ve had all year.

There will also be tons of fun community-led events taking place during the week, including brewpub meetups, SQLKaraoke, morning jogs, photo walks, and much more.

Attending online

We’re committed to delivering a true hybrid event for our online attendees this year. The online event platform will be the same as in 2021, offering you award winning session streaming and innovative technology to ensure your home-based experience is seamless.

Our online Community Zone is powered by SpatialChat again this year, a state-of-the-art networking platform that allows you to have 1:1, group, and impromptu chats, just like you would at an in-person event. The Community Zone will be made up of different themed rooms that you can visit throughout the event to meet data professionals with similar interests, and at a time-zone that suits you.

Online attendees will have access to join livestreamed sessions and interactive Q&As. Online passes provide complimentary access to on-demand recordings for 3 months post-event, so you can revisit any of your favorite content or sessions you missed right after broadcast live in Seattle.


What is the PASS Data Community Summit?

PASS Data Community Summit 2022 is the evolution of PASS Summit, the largest gathering of data professionals focused on the data platform.

Building on 22 years as the event to attend if you want to stay on top of rapidly changing trends in data, Redgate is hosting this year's Summit as a hybrid online and in-person conference in Seattle, WA, for the data platform community to connect, share, and learn with thousands of their peers.

Attendees will hear from industry-leading experts, make connections that advance their careers, and discover cutting-edge products and services for the Microsoft data platform.

Why is it called PASS Data Community Summit?

We put a lot of thought into what the Summit should be called.

PASS no longer exists and we're not trying to replace it, but the PASS Summit has huge recognition in the data platform community, and a lot of good memories associated with it. We've always had an excellent experience at the conference as sponsors in the past and as attendees.

To reflect that we want to build on that experience and that legacy, and that we're going to maintain that quality and breadth of content, we've decided to keep PASS Summit as part of the name.

While we're not looking to replicate PASS, we do want to continue this annual gathering, the largest event for data platform professionals, and continue to support the people who have been part of the PASS community.

We felt that keeping the reference to 'PASS' welcomes all previous members of the community.

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 virtual again this year?

This year’s PASS Data Community Summit is a hybrid event, which means it is available online and in-person. Attendees will have the opportunity to attend Summit however they choose, from anywhere in the world. We’re pleased to be able to welcome the data platform community back to Seattle for in-person training, events, and networking opportunities. Whether you’re attending in-person or online, we’re committed to providing an exceptional experience for all attendees.

Where is the in-person Summit taking place?

PASS Data Community Summit 2022 will take place in the Seattle Convention Center (SCC), formerly the Washington State Convention Center (WSCC), in Seattle, November 15 – 18, 2022.

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