Keep it in Seattle.
I'm sure I am not alone in this, but I am not convinced PASS could possibly get the same level of support it gets from Microsoft when the Summit is held outside of Seattle.
AdminBill Graziano (President, PASS) commented
This is a very interesting topic for me. And not just because we're going to be in Charlotte next year. There is a large contingent of our members and attendees that liked it when the Summit moved to different cities. It spread the travel burden among our attendees. And I always liked the variety of different cities.
But the biggest benefit to being in Seattle is the broad Microsoft participation. I think it will be different in Charlotte but not necessarily worse.
We're bound to get fewer total Microsoft attendees but those we do get will be captive and will be locked in for the duration of the event. I think that will provide more opportunity for in-depth networking and participation. I'm also hoping to see more of them at the evening events because they are traveling.
In any case we'll know more about how it works after Charlotte and we'll have better ideas about how to engage them in the years we're outside of Seattle.