SQLSaturday 796

Minnesota, United States

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 Oct 06 2018 at Saint Paul College, 235 Marshall Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota, 55102, United States

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Welcome to SQLSaturday

SQLSaturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. Admittance to this event is free, all costs are covered by donations and sponsorships. Please register soon as seating is limited, and let friends and colleagues know about the event.

PASSMN is excited to host our 9th SQLSaturday at Saint Paul College in Saint Paul, MN on Saturday, October 6th, 2018.

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 $10.

There are also optional pre-conference sessions on October 5th, the Friday before the free Saturday event.  The Pre-con events are listed below.

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 will have a full day of many sessions scheduled across 6 tracks, with plenty of time for lunch and networking, running from about 8 AM to 6 PM.

Pre-Conference Training

If you're interested in even more training, we have paid, full-day pre-conference sessions on Friday, October 5th, 2018 (also at Saint Paul College).

These full day training sessions are a great value, current early-bird pricing of only $99 plus fees! (early-bird pricing is good through Friday, September 14 and then the price will increase to $125)

Click the links below to get more details about the pre-con training events:

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 box lunch so we are charging a lunch fee of $10, 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 no restaurants within quick walking distance.


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.

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.

After-party @ GameWorks Logo

Make sure you stop on out to GameWorks on the 4th floor at the Mall of America after the SQLSaturday event for the after-party! We had a great time last year so we’re doing it again! Hang out with all the new people you networked with and enjoy bowling, video games, and arcade games. We will have appetizers and drink tickets for attendees too!

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What is SQLSaturday?

SQLSaturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. Admittance to this event is free, and most costs are covered by donations and sponsorships. At some events you will have the option to pay for lunch at the time of registration. Please register soon as seating is limited, and let friends and colleagues know about the event.

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