Leaving on a Jet Plane

Ok, so it’s not until November – but I am leaving on a Jet Plane nonetheless.  It will have been four years since the last time I attended PASS Summit.  This year, my ticket is already punched.

Missing this Conference each of the last few years has stung quite a bit.  I really enjoyed the Summit I was able to attend, and I learned a lot.  Getting to Summit 2010 has not been an easy task.  It took a lot of persuasion, negotiating, and begging (sort of).

Attending PASS Summit is an expense worth the effort to attend, and the effort to get the employer to help foot the bill.  Not only will the attendee benefit from this conference, but the employer stands to gain substantially from it as well.  The 2009 Summit published an ROI chart to help explain some of the benefits (2010 ROI is here).

There are quite a few people I look forward to meeting (Steve Jones, Grant Fritchey, Gail Shaw, Jeff Moden, Paul Randall, Bob Hovious and other SSCites to name a few).  I hope that they will be in attendance.  There is a great deal that can be learned from these people and this conference.

Between now and then, I will be watching for the schedule and speaker lineup.  I want to get a feel for the topics that will be presented and have my seminar preferences nailed down well in advance.

After the Summit, I hope to be able to share enough knowledge at work to prove the ROI.  I also intend to take what I will learn back to my local PASS User Group, so they would be able to benefit from it as well.

I hope to see you there (at PASS Summit 2010).

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