PASSMN is excited to host our 8th SQLSaturday at Saint Paul College in Saint Paul, MN on Saturday, October 7th, 2017.
This Event is Free
Thanks to PASS, our sponsors, our volunteers, and the PASSMN board, there is no charge for admission to this event. However, all attendees (including volunteers, sponsors, and speakers) must be registered through this system. The optional, on-site, hosted lunch must be purchased in advance through this website for $15.
There are also optional pre-conference sessions for $110 on October 6th, the Friday before the free Saturday event.
This Event is for You
We welcome everyone interested in the Microsoft data platform. Our focus in on the SQL Server ecosystem and Microsoft's data-related Azure cloud services, but we have sessions on other related topics, including universally applicable professional development advice.
Our sessions range from introductory to advanced, so you're sure to find something appropriate for your level of expertise.
We guarantee you will learn something and meet someone new.
Code of Conduct / Anti-Harassment Policy
All participants (including volunteers, sponsors, and speakers) must register through the SQL Saturday site and must agree to abide by the PASS Anti-Harassment Policy.
We will also be enforcing this policy at any official pre-or -post-event activities.
Please report any incidents to a volunteer or any organizer so we can take appropriate action.
Building security will be on site and you can call for help by dialing 1440 at the venue's house phones. Of course, in case of emergency, dial 911.
We have a full day of40 sessions scheduled across 8 tracks, with plenty of time for lunch and networking, running from about 8 AM to 6 PM.
If you're interested in even more training, we have paid, full-day pre-conference sessions on Friday, October 6th, 2017 (also at Saint Paul College).
At $110 plus fees, these full day training sessions are a great value.
You must register and pay through Eventbrite for these pre-cons.
Our sponsorship plan provides a range of options to fit any budget from $250 up and includes several opportunities for sponsors to craft a unique experience. Please contact us to discuss any special arrangements.
Attendees, please recognize that this event would not be possible without our generous sponsors. Please acknowledge their support by visiting their booths and learning about their products and services. And you can win prizes by entering their raffles!
We will be serving a hot pasta buffet lunch, so we are charging a lunch fee of $15, which is refundable until September 6th. Any lunch fees paid after September 6th will not be refundable. Those without a lunch ticket will not be served lunch, but you are welcome to bring your own food. There are not restaurants within quick walking distance.
We encourage you to have lunch on site as we believe an important part of this event is meeting your fellow community members and building relationships. Several of our speakers have volunteered to host a lunch table to encourage conversation and making connections.
Saint Paul College is located near the intersection of Interstates 94 and 35E in Saint Paul, MN, across the street from the Cathedral of Saint Paul. Other nearby landmarks include the State Capitol, the Xcel Energy Center, and the Science Museum of Minnesota.
Street parking is severely limited. Paid parking is available at the venue. Expect to pay $5 for the day or visit sponsors to earn a parking voucher.
We have secured a room block at Best Western Plus Capitol Ridge for $152.15 per night under the group name "SQL Saturday". It's a 7 minute walk from the hotel to Saint Paul College.
Another hotel option is Holiday Inn St. Paul Downtown. It's also close (an 11 minute walk), but availability is more limited due to events at the Xcel Energy Center, and we do not have a room block.
Make this Your Event
Please come prepared to meet fellow data professionals and share your experiences.
Let us know if you have any suggestions or requests.