Why Attend

Just why should you attend the world’s leading data platform conference?


Enhance your professional network by forging connections at SQLBits. Open the door to collaborations and friendships that can enrich your career and personal growth.

Best-in-class career development...

73% of SQLBits delegates said attending was the most important event in their annual professional development calendar.

83% (and counting)

83% of attendees state attending SQLBits improves their knowledge, confidence and ability to do their jobs.
Crowd full Auditorium seating at SQLBits 2023

Efficient learning environment

Because we get the atmosphere right, you learn and retain an astonishing amount at SQLBits. Attendees have stated they learn more in four days than in two weeks of watching educational videos.

Person speaking to our audience at SQLBits 2023

World class experts

We get the best speakers in the world – often you’ll be hearing directly from people who have designed the platforms, written the code, and developed the product, there for you to ask all the questions you need, and carry on conversations, post-session.

Aerial shot of SQLBits attendees in the entrance hall at SQLBits 2023


A full conference pass….
    • is over 35% cheaper than other data conferences
    • provides 300 hours of content, accessible on demand after the event
    • If you book early, you can get access to a full conference pass to SQLBits for a highly discounted rate
Speaker Erin Stellato presenting to a crowd at SQLBits 2023

Run by people in the industry, for people in the industry.

Unlike most of the other events around, we’re organised by volunteers working in data themselves, not a corporate event company. Therefore, our primary focus is on quality education, collaboration and networking, not on making money (we’re actually not-for-profit.)

Group photo from SQLBits 2023 showing a team of 10 having a great time!


SQLBits has had inclusivity at its heart from day 1 and has created a space for learning, collaboration, and networking that feels comfortable and accessible to all.

The retro Friday night party dancefloor and people have a good time wearing themed costumes at SQLBits 2022

Great fun!

From the conference theming, to the dynamic expo floor to our extra curricular events, a trip to SQLBits is described by our attendees as being like no other conference in the world.

A volunteer in an ornage shirt wearing a buddy band to show they are a SQLBits Buddy!

We'll look after you

If you’re keen to attend but don’t know anyone else going, welcome! We’d love to have you along. You’ll find SQLBits a welcoming and supportive environment anyway, but if you would like a little extra support, allow us to introduce the Bits Buddies – think of them as friends you just haven’t met yet.

But don’t just take our word for it…


All good things come to an end, and #sqlbits2023 is no exception. What a great week of learning, community and fun, all brought to you by the incomparable SQLBits team. We're already looking forward to next year! #sqlbits


SQLBits is, without doubt, one of the highlights of my year! And 2023 was the best one I’ve attended. I had an absolute blast in Wales, reconnecting with friends, making new friends, dancing, singing, drinking, gaming, and learning. And that’s just what happened in one session


#sqlbits2023 delivered, once again, possibly THE BEST #PowerBI and Data conference out there! And this picture shows the forces behind the success, so many volunteers and helpers from the community. Back at home this morning, but my mind is still in the Bits zone.


I'm so happy I got the opportunity to present three sessions at #sqlbits2023 ! It was also a great opportunity to meet some fabulous people. Thanks to all the organisers, helpers and sponsors, Speakers and Attendees for creating such a wonderful event! #ADF #Azure #conference


Thank you for everything SQLBits #sqlbits #sqlbits2023 it was an amazing experience and loved every single second!


Had an absolute blast at my first ever SQLBits! Thank you to the organizers and volunteers who made it happen. Huge shout out to everyone I got to meet and reconnect with from other conferences! Love this #datacommunity we are building together.


The biggest thing I took away from the event is how all those in orange plus the organizers are all with one vision - make the event the best it can be for all who attend, delegates, speakers, sponsors, and all who walk through the entrance. Great work all


#SQLBits has elevated the meaning of my perception of a community conference to a totally new level. Thank you for your hard work and creativity. Hope to be here next year.


Thank you to the #SQLBits team and all the volunteers for an outstanding conference. This was my first time attending, and I will be back many more times.


Thanks again to all the organizers, volunteers, sponsors, speakers, attendees, and anyone else that needs to be mentioned for a fantastic #SQLBits! I was so excited to be a part of it this year and I can't wait to return!


Had an great time at #sqlbits last week. Learned loads, saw lots of old friends, and made some new ones. Had some great feedback on my session, and it was awesome to get the orange short on once again! See you all next year!


Amazing few days and so good to meet people! Thanks to everyone that makes this awesome conference the best! #DataCommunity


So many things are amazing about #SQLBits. For me it is the sharing of ideas, community and helping new people join the community.


Wearing an orange shirt and walking into the venue felt like coming home. You are all amazing people, thank you for a fantastic week and see you at the next #SQLBits ?


Back home from #sqlbits and I have to say it that it was one of the best ever - I had an amazing time. Thanks to the organisers, helpers, speakers, sponsors and attendees!


I loved how every night there was an activity that everyone was welcome to join in. No need to know in advance to get a ticket to a vendor sponsored event with limited availability. The game night was so much fun!


I loved everything about it. The knowledgeable speakers, the overheard tech conversations you don't hear anywhere else, the friendly sponsors, the food, the quiz, the party.....fab few days.


I attended for the second year & loved feeling the warmth & inclusion from start to finish. I made friends, had so much fun learning, running & dancing. The support from the community in sharing their knowledge & passion is something that I think is unique to our community.


As a first time attendee and virtual attendee - I was really impressed on multiple levels. SQLBits will def be on my request list to my company next year to attend!


Great venue. The speakers were amazing and I can catch up with the sessions I was unable to see due to clashes but one of the best things was an opportunity to spend time with and talk to other people who are driven by data in one form or another.


It was so incredible and magical - huge bow to organizers, speakers and attendees - the best show on earth is #sqlbits


Thank you SQLBits for the best community experience I've ever had in my life. Greetings to all old and new friends from #sqlfamily!


It was an action packed 3 days. Great sessions, but also many opportunities to meet fellow data professionals and make new connections. Shout out to the community that make this event possible. The event is so well organised. It was really inspiring to hear the stories from people who presented about how the community has helped them to develop their careers.


Alongside sessions were the opportunities for after-hours gaming, socialising, excellent foot and even a 5k run – what more could you ask for? This event was hugely beneficial for us as a company as the learning taken from these sessions will have immediate advantages for our clients and future projects.


This year’s SQLBits conference has left a really positive impression with us and we took away loads of good insights and tips to share with our wider Data Engineering group. A very engaging and well-run event - we’re looking forward to next year’s already!


I had never been to a conference quite like this one before. The venue and atmosphere were truly amazing, and I was able to attend some incredibly insightful sessions that provided me with a deeper understanding of the tools I use every day.


One of the best conferences I have been to, because 1. Great content 2. They don't take things too serious. The parties, the costumes, everything was a lot of fun. 3. The people. A lot of people I knew, some new, but great stuff.


A long week with early morning and late evenings, but the amount of fun, learning, catching up with colleagues that are now friends is priceless. Hope to see you all next year!!


From the moment I arrived, I was surrounded by people who were just like me – friendly, caring, and knowledgeable individuals who share a passion for all things data. I would highly recommend SQLBits to anyone who wants to connect with like-minded individuals and stay on the cutting edge of data trends and technologies.