The PASS Summit is probably one of the most beneficial events in the SQL Server community for a database professional. This year’s event took place in Charlotte, North Carolina from October 16-18, 2013. Unfortunately, everyone might not be able to attend every year. And this was the situation I found myself in this year. However, I was still able to benefit from some select sessions from PASStv (http://www.sqlpass.org/summit/2013/PASStv.aspx). On that site, you can watch the keynotes, individual sessions, and interviews from some very influential members of the SQL Server community. And I would highly recommend that everyone take advantage of this free training!