The 2011 version of SQLSaturday Orlando (officially SQLSaturday #85), a joint effort between Orlando's PASS chapters OPASS and MagicPASS, is taking place on September 24 at Seminole State College. The call for speakers is open through July 24 and there are still spots available. We've got two ways for speakers to get involved this year: regular sessions and an all day preconference session. We're looking for speakers with all levels of experience, from first timers to experts, and for all topics related to SQL Server.
Whether you're a first timer or a pro there's some great reasons to come speak in Orlando this year:
Step It Up A Notch
The preconference session is on Friday, Sept 23, and is a great opportunity for more experienced speakers to take things to the next level with an all-day deep dive into a topic. We've already got Microsoft's Buck Woody (Blog | Twitter) coming to talk about performance tuning and we're looking for a second person to present an all day session to ~50 attendees. We'll pay your travel and hotel expenses, take care of collecting funds, and after expenses you pocket 25-50% of the profit depending on your level of experience as a speaker. Full details are on the SQLSaturday 85 front page. This is a great place to start if you're interested in taking your speaking efforts to the next level as it will open the door to presenting precons at a future SQLRally and PASS Summit.
I'm looking forward to this year's event and I hope you'll consider coming!