For the 4th year SQL Saturday comes to Jacksonville, FL this year on April 30, 2011. Many of you already know about these events but just to remind you it is a totally FREE all day event that brings top speakers to you.
I hope everyone already realizes this, but our industry is one that you can never stop learning. To always be considered a valuable resource to your company or maybe another you must self educate. Technology, especially SQL Server, is constantly changing and requires the willingness to spend a lot of personal time to grow long term.
SQL Saturday has become so popular at this point that many people travel across country just to attend. Trust me I have been to many SQL Saturday's and it is worth even a lengthy drive to get free training like this. This years event will be held at the University of North Florida and you can find more details about SQL Saturday #74 at http://www.sqlsaturday.com/74/eventhome.aspx.