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PASS Data Community Summit 2021

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08 Nov 2021

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12 Nov 2021



PASS Data Community Summit 2021 is the relaunch of PASS Summit, the largest gathering of data professionals focused on the Microsoft platform.

Building on 21 years as the event to attend if you want to stay on top of rapidly changing trends in data, Redgate is hosting this year’s Summit as a free online conference for the data platform community to connect, share, and learn with thousands of their peers.

Attendees will be looking to hear from industry-leading experts, make connections that advance their careers, and discover cutting-edge products and services from across the data platform ecosystem.

PASS Data Community Summit 2021 is the year’s largest gathering of data platform professionals. Join us for this free online Summit and connect, share, and learn with 1000s of your peers from the global data platform community.

To build inclusivity and global connections, activities will be accessible across all time zones and sessions will be available free after the Summit. 

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Call for Speakers
CfS opens at 8:00 AM

27 May 2021

CfS closes at 11:59 PM

17 Jun 2021

This event is in Eastern Standard Time (UTC-05:00) timezone.
Closing time in your timezone is .

Submission Deadline is Thursday, June 17 at 11:59 PM (ET) / Friday, June 18 at 3:59 AM (UTC)

You can submit a maximum of:

1x Pre-conference Session

3x General and/or Half-day Sessions

3x Lightning Talks*

*preference will be given to speakers that are new to presenting

In order to sustain the high-quality session content the community expects to see at Summit, speakers should offer fresh content on the latest trends and technologies. 

Based on the community survey, which received almost 1,000 responses, SQL Server topped the list of priority learning, followed closely by Power BI, and Cloud and Azure.

Database Administration, Professional Development, Machine Learning, Business Intelligence, Data Platform, Data Science, and Data Governance all topped the list in topic suggestions. 

Our plan for this year’s content includes three themes that are applicable across all tracks of the conference:

Back to Basics

Sessions focused on the fundamentals, not necessarily entry level, but practical learning to help community members solve and improve day-to-day tasks.

Reach for the Clouds

Sessions focused on all things Cloud – content that shows attendees how to migrate and modernize their data stack. 

Level Up

Sessions focused on supporting community members in advancing their career as data professionals with advanced topics covering both technology and professional development.

Conference tracks include Analytics, Architecture, Data Management, Development, Professional Development, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I).

The online conference platform is almost confirmed, but until that time, what we can tell you is this:

  • We will be choosing the best online conference platform that meets the needs of attendees, speakers and sponsors. Our aim is to make presenting your session, whether live or pre-recorded, as smooth as possible and to provide attendees with a great experience.
  • Pre-conference sessions will be live streamed on the Monday and Tuesday and be paid-for by attendees, with all proceeds given to the speakers. 
  • General Sessions will take place Wednesday to Friday.
  • Summit sessions will consist of, roughly, 60%-70% pre-recorded and 30%-40% live stream.
  • We are exploring innovative ways for speaker Q&A, whether that be live following the session, or a day later, or with a panel discussion - stay tuned for updates.
  • General conference sessions will be available on-demand for free to all registrants and will be made generally available on the PASStv YouTube channel as soon as possible following the event.

Requirements and Considerations:

  • Presenting a session at PASS Data Community Summit is voluntary.
  • Submitted sessions should be unique and preferably not presented within the past year.
  • Sessions are encouraged to provide alternative points of view and solve challenges through the use of a range of platforms and/or tools, or best practices. 
  • Sessions should not include products, services, or vendor marketing/sales pitches.
  • Selected speakers should provide session materials for attendees to download and follow.
  • Be prepared for the possibility of pre-recording your session and the expectation to attend your session to host a live Q&A.
  • While optional, be open to scheduling more than one Q&A discussion for your session, and possibly in uncomfortable time zones.

Are you a first-time submitter? Welcome!

PASS Data Community Summit 2021 is an inclusive conference where we welcome everyone from the data community. If you have knowledge and expertise in a topic you want to share, then we want to hear it. Whether you are new to the speaking circuit or a seasoned pro, we encourage and welcome you to submit a session (or more!). All submissions will be considered equally, based on the abstract and topic meeting the themes of the conference. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact

For more information visit the Call for Speakers page on the PASS Data Community Summit 2021 website.