SQL Saturday are a very good way to keep up with happenings in the sql server world. The sessions have very good speakers covering a wide variety of topics. The SQL Saturday scheduled for October 19th in Matthews (Suburb of Charlotte) is focused on SQL Server BI Stack, with topics including Hadoop & Big data. The event promises to be very exciting with a wide range of topics and speakers.
Please refer to the links below for more information on the session and the schedule of topics. Topics include:
ETL, Data Visualization, Self-Service BI, Data Quality, Master Data Management, OLAP, Big Data, SharePoint, Data Management
SQL Server Saturday: http://www.sqlsaturday.com/237/eventhome.aspx
Schedule Link: http://www.sqlsaturday.com/237/schedule.aspx