Last week I was notified that my submission to speak at the PASS SUMMIT was not accepted. I am bummed out about it very much. This means that I will not be attending the SUMMIT this year and I really wanted to go. I just can not get work to pay for the SUMMIT and all the travel since I am also going to SQLSkills training in August. Of the two I am very happy to go to the training this year as I think I will get more out of it. That is not to say that the Summit does not have great content and value. It really does. My company just is not going to be able to swing both and I understand that. It is not cheap and I am thankful that they send me to one of the two and hopefully I will be able to attend in 2012. I was really hoping to be able to speak though. I have such a great time doing it at the SQL Saturday events that I have been to and I would love to take it to the next level. I was giving the reason of not enough speaking experience. I can understand that and I hope to attend more SQL Saturday events and hope to come up with another session or two so I can get more experience. Perhaps I will be able to speak in 2012.
All that being said I want to congratulate all who were excepted and let you know I wish I was there to suck in all that knowledge that you are sharing. I hope all that attend have a great time and learn a lot.