After 5 years in Seattle, PASS (the Professional Association for SQL Server) will hold its annual SQL Server and BI conference in Charlotte, NC, in 2013, bringing the event closer to database professionals in the eastern U.S. who may not have been able to make the cross-country trip in the past, as well as making it more convenient for international travelers. PASS Summit 2007 in Denver was the last Summit held outside Seattle.
"The hope is to move PASS Summit around on an irregular schedule to expose more people from around the country to this high caliber SQL Server conference," says PASS executive vice president Bill Graziano. "Seattle will remain as a regular venue in the future in order to secure a larger Microsoft presence."
The 2011 PASS Summit will be held in Seattle, Washington, October 11-14. For more information, visit the PASS website.