As Adam Machanic said, Fall is the busy season for speaking, and it will be for me. Here's a brief list of what's coming up:
On Saturday, September 17 I'll be in Kalamazoo, Michigan for SQL Saturday #84, where I'll be presenting my Automate Policy-Based Management using PowerShell. The lineup of presenters for this event is amazing and I'll be looking to learn as much as I can from the other sessions that day.
The end of September takes me to Liverpool, UK where I'll be presenting at SQLBits 9. I'm thrilled to be a part of this great event, and excited to visit the UK for a short time. I'll be presenting a full day on Automate and Manage SQL Server with Powershell on Thursday, my Gather SQL Server Performance Data with PowerShell session on Friday and my Let Service Broker Help You Scale Your Application session on Saturday.
Saturday, October 8 brings me to Portland, Oregon, for SQL Saturday #92. They haven't published the schedule yet, but there'll be a LOT of great speakers there, and many of us are running in the Portland Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K on Sunday morning. I'll be running the full marathon, while most of the other people in the SQL Saturday group will be running the half marathon. Please come out and cheer us on. (Look on Twitter for the #sqlrun hashtag.)
The biggest SQL Server event in the world brings me to Seattle October 10-14, the 2011 PASS Summit. I'll be presenting two regular sessions this year, Automate Policy-Based Management using PowerShell and Let Service Broker Help You Scale Your Application, and one Lightning Session, So, You Want to Be a Consultant. I've attended every PASS Summit since 2003 and can't wait to see everyone there again this year.
As a side note, I'll be running the Poulsbo Marathon the Sunday after the Summit. I'm working on a goal of running a full marathon in all 50 states, and Portland and Poulsbo will allow me to cross off Oregon and Washington from my list. Wish me luck.
On October 29, I'll be in Louisville, Kentucky for SQL Saturday #87. Mala always does a great job with this event and I look forward to seeing everyone there. (They haven't published the schedule yet, so I don't know what sessions I'll be presenting there.)
Last, but certainly not least on my schedule, I'll be presenting a three-day course called Get to Know PowerShell: Analyzing and Managing SQL Server in Boston, Massachusetts for Data Education, November 14 - 16. I know of no other course that focuses specifically on using PowerShell to manage SQL Server, so sign up for this one as soon as you can. PowerShell is the tool effective administrators will use well into the future, and this course will bring you from zero to effective in three days. I look forward to seeing you there! (I also look forward to taking in a Bruins game while I'm there - they're playing the New Jersey Devils that Tuesday night!)
Well, that's everything I know of right now. I look forward to seeing you at one or more of these events.