SQLSaturday is a free training event for Microsoft Data Platform professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server, Business Intelligence and Analytics. This event will be held on Feb 26 2011 at Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel, 1128 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6E 4R5, Canada

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Welcome to SQLSaturday # 65, Canada's First SQLSaturday

SQLSaturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. This event will be held Feb 26 2011 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Admittance to this event is free, but we do charge a lunch fee of $15 so that we can provide a lunch - not pizza! Please register soon as seating is limited, and let friends and colleagues know about the event.


A brief word on lunch. We'll be serving a full sit-down plated meal: Caesar Salad, Beef or Vegetarian Lasagna and a Warm Double Chocolate Brownie for dessert.  We have had to set the cost of lunch at $15 to provide this, but hey, a full day of free training to go with it?  We think that's worth a good meal.

Welcome Microsoft SQL Server MVPs!

We were a bit strategic about the date of our SQL Saturday. Because we chose the weekend before the MVP Summit in Seattle, Vancouver's first SQL Saturday can expect over 20 MVP speakers. We're very excited to showcase our fair city of Vancouver and all it has to offer to the world's best in SQL Server and BI technologies. Want to meet your favourite MVPs? Well this is your chance! Check back to see the schedule and get your spot quick for this free conference, as space will fill up fast.

Transportation to the MVP Summit in Seattle

We are aware that many of you will be traveling to the MVP Summit in Washington on the Sunday morning. We are making arrangements with the Coast Vancouver to offer a shuttle and train package to transport you to your destination. Most information to follow. Please remember that you will need a passport to make the journey. Also, there is a limit of $180 worth of goods you can bring across the border without being taxed by the US government, so be prepared if you plan on buying cases of Canadian maple syrup for your breakfast table. 

Schedule Overview

Registration07:30 - 08:15
Keynote (Brent Ozar)      08:00 - 08:30
Session 108:45 - 09:45
Session 210:00 - 11:00
Session 311:15 - 12:15
Lunch12:30 - 13:45
Session 414:00 - 15:00
Session 515:15 - 16:15
Wrap-up and Raffles16:30 - 17:00

Event news

  • Thursday, January 6, 2011 12:00:00 AM

    SQL Saturday #65 negotiates great downtown Hotel rate!

    SQL Saturday #65 has a room block at the Vancouver Coast Hotel - 1180 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 4R5 Canada. The hotel is directly beside the SQL Saturday event and very convenient for all speakers and traveling attendees. The room rates are as follows:

    $109.00 – Standard Room Rate
    $139.00 – Superior Room Rate
    $169.00  - Executive Room Rate

    The group Booking Code is CCC-GFC1279.  Guests are free to make their reservations using this code or by calling the hotel mentioning the conference name (SQL Saturday).  Reservations may be made by either calling our Central Reservations number at 1-800-663-1144 (North America only), or calling the Coast Coal Harbour Hotel directly at (604) 697-0202. 

    You can also book your room through the website. Click the Reservation tab located on the left of the page, then type in CCC-GFC1279 in "Group Code" box and proceed from there.

    *Important Note: If you wish to arrive on an earlier date or depart at a later date (i.e. Feb. 24th arrival/Feb. 28th departure), it is best you telephone the Hotel directly at 604 692-0202, as the online system is designed for those individuals requiring reservations within the agreed dates.

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