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SQL Saturday #99 in MN – 11/11/11

Posted by denglishbi on August 5, 2011

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The stage has been set and everything is in place for the next SQL Saturday event in Minnesota.  Once again this year it will be on Friday and the date will be November 11 (11/11/11 for SQL11).  Last year we had around 330 people register for the event and around 280 people in attendance.  This year we are hoping for even more.  The event will take place this year in Eden Prairie at Grace Church.  This is a FREE all day learning event that will have content about SQL Server such as database administration, business intelligence, database development, SQL Azure, PowerPivot, Denali, and more.  The only thing that is being asked this year during the registration process is minimal charge of $10 which will cover the cost associate for the imagelunch.

Right now the call for speakers is open and this will close on September 1.  So far we already have 6 community members that have already submitted almost 30 sessions!

We are also looking for sponsors to help make this event possible.  So far we already have 4 sponsors signed up and I already know that others have signed up, have reached out, or are planning on sponsoring this event.  There are lots of options this year to help sponsor the event, so if you or your company is interested please review the sponsorship plan and consider helping out to make this event possible.  If you don’t see something on the plan that works for you then simply email your idea and we can make something happen.

Right now we already have quite a few people registered and we have a good networking list going.  If you haven’t been to an event like this or missed out on this last year, I would highly recommend getting your name on the list as soon as possible.  I can guarantee that it will fill up and a waiting list will start up.  It was really hard last year having to turn people away from such a fantastic event list this, so to guarantee your spot on the list, register now.

I do have some feedback in regards to the SQL Saturday #58 event that we had last year in MN if you want SQL Saturday 58 – Minnesota: Follow up & Lessons Learned to check that out.

So what are you waiting for, get registered today and if you know anyone that could be a potential sponsor (including yourself) please let us know.

Thanks and lets make this a great one (for the one and only great one #99 – Wayne Gretzky)!

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