SQL Pass Summit dates for 2012 are November 6-9 Seattle, WA. If you have a yearly training budget of around $3000-$4000, then consider a week at SQL Pass as an alternative to that 5 day training course you were considering. For roughly $1000 for the event early bird ends Jan 31 2012, this gives you plenty of time to scour for the best value accomodation and flights.
SQL Pass Summit is the without doubt the premier event for SQL Server professionals. This goes for Microsoft Business Intelligence, Database Development or Database Administration professionals alike. On the Business Intelligence there are quite a few sessions to keep you alert, interested and happy, unless of course, you got back to the apartment at 5am from the previous evening’s activities….