The PASS Conference in North America is November 14th - 17th, 2006. The Call for Speakers is currently open. If you'd like to be considered as a speaker you'll need to submit an abstract (or abstracts) by April 28th, 2006. (Do it now so you don't forget!) PASS is the largest SQL Server conference in the world. It's a great experience and I heartily recommend it. Of course, I am on the Board of Directors. Anyway, I'm looking forward to attending the conference and meeting as many of you as possible.