The moment we’ve all been waiting patiently for is finally here and PASS Data Community Summit registration is now open! We’re excited to be opening the doors to the Microsoft data platform community and announcing our lineup of speakers and sessions. Our conference program has been carefully curated to ensure that attendees get the training and resources they need to achieve their goals, wherever they are in their data careers.
I’d like to thank our volunteer program committee, along with Kathi Kellenberger, Marcella McKeown, and Grant Fritchey for their time and dedication in selecting a program that was representative of our diverse data community. PASS Data Community Summit 2021 features over 200 sessions, presented by more than 200 of the industry’s top experts from around the world.
There will be more speakers announced over the coming weeks, so please keep an eye on the Summit Speaker page from time to time for the most up-to-date list.
We’re also pleased to welcome Microsoft as this year’s conference Premier Sponsor. Microsoft has supported the data community since the first-ever Summit and we’re looking forward to continuing this relationship. The Microsoft team will be a fundamental part of our program through educational sessions, product deep-dives and announcements, Microsoft-focused workshops, and keynotes unique to Summit.
It’s about learning
PASS Data Community session tracks will cover topics across analytics, architecture, data management, development, professional development, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, with three themes running across all tracks – Back to Basics, Reach for the Cloud, and Level Up. Sessions run from levels 100 to 300, so there really is something for everyone, at every stage of your data career. You can read more about the conference tracks and themes here.
For attendees who would like a more guided learning experience, we’ve included a selection of Learning Pathways. These pathways are a curated series of sessions that will help you progress through a specific set of learning outcomes that you can immediately implement in your day-to-day workflow.
All sessions will be available in both real-time and on-demand formats so you can join Q&A sessions with speakers or revisit any content that you weren’t able to attend during the week.
It’s about connecting
Of course, there’s more to Summit than great speakers and sessions; you’ll also have the opportunity to reconnect with friends and meet new attendees during our casual networking events throughout the conference. Whether you’re the more introverted type, or comfortable in a social setting, you can network the way you want and build lasting connections with like-minded data peers.
We look forward to sharing more details around our events, networking, and speaker panels in the lead up to the conference.
It’s about making the most of the opportunities
One of the things I’m most excited about this year is that PASS Data Community Summit is free to attend. This is the first time Summit has been made available as a free event, and it’s an opportunity for data pros around the world to enjoy world-class content at no expense. If you haven’t attended an event like Summit, this is your chance to experience the training, networking, and support the data community has to offer.
Registration is now open, so please book your free ticket now and get all of the latest news about the conference, sessions, speakers, and events.
Please note that Pre-Conference registration will be opening on August 26, and all attendees will be notified when it’s live.
I look forward to seeing you there!
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