25th September– Commencement of Call for Papers. 1st November– Call for Papers concludes. 1-14th November– SQLBits Committee selects Training Days. 14th November– Notification for Training Day speakers.
- 21st November – Content teams finalize General Session selections.
- 21st November – Deadline for Training Day Session speaker confirmation.
- 21st November – Notification for General Session speakers.
- 28th November – Deadline for General Session speaker confirmation.
- TBC – Agenda release.
- 1st February – Agenda locked down and passed to Air Traffic Control.
Landing Fees (Speaker Compensation)
- One nights complimentary accommodation (See below)
- £2000 guaranteed fee
- £3000 if more than 50 attendees
- £5000 if more than 100 attendees
- Full access to the SQLBits experience.
- A guaranteed slot for a general session with benefits as below (which include additional nights complimentary accommodation).
- The Village is included in the complimentary nights
- The Aviator is available with an upgrade charge per night of
- £70 Standard room
- £140 Studio
- £190 Suite
- For The Aviator there will be a £25 per night double occupancy charge
- For The Village there will be a £10 per night double occupancy charge
Short Haul Pilot Rewards (General Session Speaker Benefits)
- For all General Sessions speakers who give one 20 session, we will provide: –
- One nights complimentary accommodation (See above)
- For all General Sessions speakers who give one 50 minute session, two 50 minute sessions or one 100 minute session, we will provide: –
- Two nights complimentary accommodation (See above)
- Full access to SQLBits from Wednesday to Saturday.
- For all General Sessions speakers who give more than 100 minutes of sessions (one x 100 minute or two x 50 minute) we will provide: –
- One extra nights accommodation per extra day speaking (see above)
- Full access to SQLBits from Wednesday to Saturday.
- For any additional sessions after the 100 minutes we will pay £250 for every 50 minute session and £500 for every 100 minute session.
Please find below the content themes for 2024.
In the bustling hub of the digital airport, seamless operations ensure every take-off and landing is executed to perfection. This theme is dedicated to those navigating with the fleets of on-premises SQL Server estates, Azure SQL Server Virtual Machine estates, or Azure SQL Databases as well as those who must co-ordinate large-scale data-mesh architecture operations.
This theme will be comprised of topics related to the administration, installation, maintenance, and management of data estates including Performance Tuning as well as topics about data ingestion, transformation, and processing within a large-scale data mesh architecture. Data Factory, Synapse data warehousing, and Synapse Data Engineering will be found in this topic.
In the vast expanse of the digital stratosphere, charting the right course is paramount for a smooth and successful journey. Navigating the pathways of data analytics is crucial for informed decision-making and strategic growth.
We expect this theme to cover topics about extracting insights, enriching datasets, real time analytics, Machine Learning, Data Science and AI. Synapse Data Science and Synapse Real Time Analytics will be found in this topic.
In the intricate airspace of the digital world, ensuring the security and integrity of data is vital. This crucial theme is tailor-made for leaders, managers and technicians navigating the vast expanse of data security and governance.
This theme covers topics such as data protection and the comprehensive protection and ethical management of data both in the cloud and in traditional estates ensuring risk mitigation.
In addition, this theme will include topics for effective and ethical data governance and compliance.
Furthermore, it will contain sessions for leaders of data teams including leadership skills, informed decision-making, and proactive problem resolution for seamless and secure data operations. OneLake and Purview will be found in this topic.
In the expansive airspace of data, ensuring that valuable information is delivered with speed, efficiency, and precision is akin to piloting a jet through the cloud-studded skies. This theme is dedicated to the experts who soar above, ensuring the seamless and efficient delivery of data to its precise destination – whether end-users or applications. As a pilot in this session, you’ll chart a course through the intricate flight paths of data delivery, ensuring your cargo of information reaches its destination on schedule and without delay.
This theme will include topics about Power Bi, data visualisation, and data modelling.
In the vast airspace of the aviation industry, the human element remains the most vital. This theme will navigate the essential aspects of professional and career development, leadership skills, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity (DEI), and collaborative communication skills across diverse teams. Much like a well-coordinated flight crew ensuring a smooth and safe flight, these skills ensure the smooth operation and growth of your career and the organisations you are a part of.
New for 2024 are SQLBits Learning Journeys, where we will curate sets of sessions targeted specifically at enhancing a particular range of skills, or to help professionals deal with a particular challenge they might be facing in their role.
When preparing your session submissions, we would like you to consider submitting sessions on the following potential Learning Journey long-list titles:
New to Industry Learning Journey; Small Team Data Professional Learning Journey: Leadership in Data Learning Journey: Introduction to Fabric Learning Journey: Power BI Report Delivery Learning Journey: Cloud Architecture Learning Journey: Intro to Power BI Learning Journey: ‘Older’ Tech Learning Journey; DBA Learning Journey; Introduction to AI Learning Journey; Lakehouse End to End Learning Journey; Real-time Analytics Learning Journey; Intermediate SQL Server Learning Journey; Data Analysis and Modelling Learning Journey; Databricks Learning Journey; Real life AI Learning Journey; New Data Engineer Learning Journey; Next-level Data Engineering Learning Journey
Following submission close we will finalise the choice of Learning Journeys from the above list, assign sessions to each and provide a suitable running order.
As a speaker, think of yourself as the captain of a flight through the vast skies of SQL learning, steering your passengers safely to their destination – a heightened understanding and mastery of specific topics.
We are open to more ideas of ways to group sessions to make them useful. Feel free to send ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org
We pledge a number of commitments to our speakers and expect a number in return; please read on for more details.
The call for speakers form has a section where you can list any requirements that you may need from us to be able to present (such as a wheelchair ramp or a stool as an example) and we will do everything we can to accommodate.
Please feel free to contact us at email@example.com for any questions about this. Further Accessibility details can be found here.
SQLBits is committed to providing an inclusive, welcoming and harassment free environment for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment in any form.
Speakers New to SQLBits
We aim to provide as much support as is possible for all speakers and for speakers new to SQLBits a little more as Ben explains here.
We will need the slide deck and other content to be sent to us at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 7 days before the conference start.
To ensure the best experience for speakers and ensure the event runs as smoothly as possible, we expect all selected speakers to attend virtual on-boarding session prior to the event.
You will confirm that you want to present the selected session by 28th November 2023.
We also ask that you help us in marketing your session at SQLBits. More details about that will be shared after selection.
We ask that you comply with:
SQLBits 2024 will be another hybrid event with delegates attending in-person and virtually. We will be able to cater for a few speakers to present remotely.
If, for some reason, we need to run as a fully virtual event, or if you are no longer able to travel we very much hope you will still present your session virtually.
If you opt to present virtually, or you need to present remotely due to a change in circumstances we require a recording of the session in advance. We will be happy to discuss this at email@example.com