I hate picking favorites, but I gotta be honest: SQLBits is my favorite conference.
Sure, like any conference, it has workshops, training days, and even a free community day, but the icing on the crumpet is the attendee party. Every year, Bits goes all out to pick a theme and throw a monster Friday night party where people dress up, take part in games, and just blow off steam.
When is SQLBits 2024? The conference will be 19-23 March, 2024.
What is the SQLBits theme this year? The 2024 theme is Aviation. It ties into the Farnborough location, which is home of the Farnborough Airshow. Cue up your Top Gun, Airplane!, and Snakes on a Plane ideas for costumes…
Where is SQLBits 2024? The conference will be held at Farnborough Exhibition & Conference Center within an hour southwest of London. You can fly into London, and then hop a train to Farnborough where there are plenty of affordable hotels.
How much is SQLBits 2024? There will be a limited number of early bird tickets available at a discount. Bits will announce the pricing soon, and from the moment pricing is announced, we’ll have 5-6 weeks before ticket sales go online. That gives you a few weeks to convince your managers to spring for a ticket, and then when sales goes live, MOVE FAST to secure one of the limited discounted seats. (It isn’t like other conferences that sell unlimited tickets based on date ranges.)
Is SQLBits 2024 in-person? The event will be hybrid – you can attend either in-person or online.
When is the SQLBits call for speakers? It opens 25 Sept, and concludes 1st November. Check out the SQLBits Speakers page for more details.
The registration, call for speakers, and agenda aren’t available just yet, but now’s a good time to block out your calendar just in case. You never know when your boss will actually say yes! I’ve blocked it out on my calendar already, and I’m excited to get back to see everybody again.