It’s just over 30 days to the 2020 PASS Summit and that is plenty of time to get the boss to say yes, but you have to ask! I point that out because a lot of people don’t ask and if you don’t ask, it’s the rare manager who is going to remember (or care) […]Read more "Getting Your Employer to Pay for the PASS Summit"
I know that we don’t yet know how the 2020 Summit will turn out, but I’ll make some guesses: A lot of people like it for the lower cost, no travel, and lower stress A lot of people will still want the in-person option if it’s available next year (or whenever) I know, not exactly […]Read more "Thinking About the 2021 PASS Summit"
Some thoughts on the PASS Virtual Summit this year: Clearly the in-person option wasn’t doable. Just too hard to know infection rate, local rules, employer travel guidelines, attendee and speaker risk tolerance – all factors. Plus, social distancing is really the antithesis of what the in-person event is about. That leaves the option of going […]Read more "Thoughts on the PASS Virtual Summit"
This was the 20th PASS Summit, a decent milestone! Interesting to pause and think, what will the Summit look like in another 20 years? Notes from this year: Flew out on Monday, uneventful. Arrived in Seattle around 1130 and was able to get my room right away at the Motif. Good start to the week. […]Read more "Notes From the 2018 PASS Summit (v20)"
I’ll have several more posts this week on specific activities at the Summit, but wanted to start with how the trip went personally: I flew out Monday instead of Sunday. Whether it just that or my pacing for the week, I wasn’t wiped out on Friday afternoon I didn’t take the direct flight to Seattle […]Read more "Thoughts on the 2016 PASS Summit"
I’m still catching up after my 13th PASS Summit and as usual the longer I wait the shorter the notes will be, so I’m going to try to capture the biggest thoughts of my week: Storyville Coffee was very good. A little hard to find, but worth the trip I’m hoping video of the first […]Read more "Notes on the 2015 PASS Summit"
I’m flying out Sunday morning on my usual direct flight from Orlando to Seattle. I like getting there a day early so I can have a “slow day” and start to sync to local time and it gives me a good buffer in case the flight is delayed or cancelled. Sunday will be lunch, an […]Read more "PASS Summit 2015 Plans"
Going to be in Seattle on Monday night (Oct 26th) and want to see old friends and make some new ones? Here’s the registration link for our networking dinner/party. The location should be settled sometime in the next few days. Turns out Monday night is football night in Seattle and we’ve had to look at […]Read more "An Evening of Networking at the 2015 PASS Summit on October 26, 2015 (Monday)"
I’m spending some time this week and the next few weeks thinking about what I want to talk about next year. 2014 was about learning plans and I will continue using that presentation in 2015, but my focus this year is to pick a topic that will work well for chapters/user groups. That really speaks […]Read more "Deciding On a Presentation Topic for 2015"
Looking for a reason to show up at the 2015 PASS Summit on Monday, or just want something fun to do on Monday night? Steve Jones and I are organizing the sixth annual networking dinner on Monday night, October 26, 2015. It’s a low key event. Show up and we’ll get you seated with some […]Read more "Super Early Bird Registration for the Networking Dinner at the 2015 PASS Summit"