I just returned to New England after 4 days in Seattle at Pass Summit 2012. I analogize the conference to going out to eat every hour, some presentations I truly enjoyed; Others did not suit my pallet. Overall, I would rate the event as a total success.
Here are some presentations I viewed in chronological order that were definite highlights during my trip.
Matthew Roche & Peter Myers - 10 Extraordinary Things to Achieve
with Integration Services 2012.
Devin Knight - Adapting Your ETL Solutions to Use SSIS 2012.
Kalen Delaney - Storing ColumnStore Indexes.
Brent Ozar - Real-Life SQL 2012 Availability Group Lessons Learned.
Kendra Little - Index Psychiatry: Diagnose and Treat the Top 5 Disorders.
Paul White - Query Optimizer Deep Dive.
Tim Ford - You Can Do That with T-SQL?
In summary, if you can get the chance to go to the Summit 2013 Conference in October at Charlotte NC, please do. You will not be disappointed in the professional networking and technical presentations.