I'm Speaking at SQL Saturday 300 - Kansas City and a Few Questions About SQL Saturdays!

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This is just a short update. I will be speaking at SQL Saturday Kansas City! I really hope to see you all there. This will be my last SQL Saturday this year. If anyone has seen my presentation, how do you think I did?

I've wondered a few things about SQL Saturdays from other people... Please indulge me.
How often do you attend a SQL Saturday outside of your state?
How often do you attend a SQL Saturday outside of your state that you're not speaking at?
Do you see any benefit to having multiple SQL Saturdays in the same state?
Do you see any benefit to having multiple SQL Saturdays in the same location? Basis for the idea is a twice a year thing for smaller states.
Do you learn a lot when you go?
How often have you found a vendor with a product you've never known about?
I'm really curious what your answers might be. As a reward, I'll purchase a 30 day Plural Sight card and give it away October 15th to a random person who answers these questions for me. A show of good faith, here's my answers.
1) How often do you attend a SQL Saturday outside of your state?
4-6 times a year
2) How often do you attend a SQL Saturday outside of your state that you're not speaking at?
Once a year roughly. (I need to get better about that)
3) Do you see any benefit to having multiple SQL Saturdays in the same state?
In very large states, I can see a good reason. (California, Texas, ect)
4) Do you see any benefit to having multiple SQL Saturdays in the same location? Basis for the idea is a twice a year thing for smaller states.
Currently no. I don't think we could get vendor support for something like that without having a building gifted to us as well for the event.
5) Do you learn a lot when you go?
I learn a fair bit when I can attend the sessions. I make a lot of connections as well.
6) How often have you found a vendor with a product you've never known about?
Twice actually. We bought their product within 180 days of viewing it.
See, that wasn't so bad.^.^ 

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