October 4, 2016
SQL Relay 2016: Cardiff
You are now registered for SQL Relay 2016 in Cardiff, on Tuesday 4th October 2016 at 9am. Your ticket will be emailed to you a few days before the event.

October 4th 2016, SQL Relay is back in Cardiff for the fifth time. SQL Relay is a conference focused on the Microsoft Data Platform. SQL Relay Cardiff is set during working hours, in the city centre, and free to make it easier for everyone who wants to attend to join us. There's even a dedicated coach for the folks who are stuck due to the Severn Tunnel closure. A nice, friendly conference we hope to see you and your colleagues there!

What's happening?

SQL Relay Cardiff will be packed full of sessions from awesome speakers. The talks will be split over 5 rooms / tracks:

  • Showcase - moving data to the cloud
  • Learn - beginner sessions on the Microsoft Data Platform
  • Grow - intermediate and advanced talks on the Microsoft Data Platform
  • Adapt - a range of talks on Azure, IoT, software dev and other topics
  • Workshops - two half-day hands-on workshops provided by our sponsors on useful topics

On top of all the fantastic talks, there'll be:

  • Food and drink provided throughout the day
  • Sponsors and companies on site who you can talk to about  products, services, or are simply local fantastic companies
  • Neat swag and competitions
  • The chance to network and meet other local folks doing cool stuff with the Microsoft Data Platform
  • A coach going from and to Bristol Parkway

Event info


FREE! These events are funded entirely by our awesome sponsors, and the time donated by the organising committee.

Sign up

Please register your place using the 'Register' button. We'll be operating a waiting list, but places are limited and are on a first-come, first-served basis. So register your place before you miss out.


Stuff happens! You may not be able to make it to the event after all. If you can't make it for whatever reason, you can return your ticket in the My Tickets section. Returning the ticket means that we can offer the spot to someone else and ensure that the money the sponsors give us for the food and venue hire doesn't get wasted. Thank you in advance for returning the ticket.


Sessions will run from 9-5, with registration open at 8:30. 


Motorpoint Arena

Mary Ann St


CF10 2EQ

Severn Tunnel Closure

It is not possible to catch to Cardiff that would normally go via Bristol Parkway. Any such train stops at Parkway and requires a replacement bus that goes to Newport, and a further train would be required. This is a horrible state of affairs (trust me I still commute to / from Parkway once a week!) so we've hired a coach that will depart from Bristol Parkway at 7:30am and take everyone direct to the venue. Then it'll leave at 5:30 to take everyone back to Parkway.

This costs £14.50, about the same as a day return from Parkway to Cardiff. You can book your space by selecting the coach ticket during registration, on top of the existing general sessions ticket. If you've already registered you can put it through separately, and you won't have to fill in all the info again.


We'll be providing a light lunch, plus tea & coffee at a couple of breaks. We will be catering for vegetarian food, according to your food preferences during registration.

Dress Code



Please register your place using the 'Register' button at the top of the page.

We'll be operating a waiting list, but places are limited and are on a first-come, first-served basis. So register your place before you miss out.


There will be plenty of competitions to enter on the day, with some awesome prizes provided by our sponsors. Further details will be provided nearer the date.

First Time at These Events?

Everyone has a 'first event', including the speakers and organisers of this event. We're lucky to be a part of the UK SQL Server community, one of the most friendly and welcoming tech communities out there. Whether you're in a group or on your own, you'll be made to feel welcome and will learn lots about new and existing technology, as well as a chance to meet your peers and SQL heroes.

Are all the events the same?

No, but there is a consistent theme. A number of speakers will present at multiple events, but the sessions and content will change throughout the tour according to speaker availability and the technical content required at each venue.

Can I register for multiple events?

Absolutely, yes. With multiple tracks of content you can't see every session on a single day, so why not join us at multiple venues to make sure you get a full dose of SQL Server awesomeness.


We welcome all attendees, international and local. However, we are unable to provide or support visas for foreign attendees.

Need to know more?

Send us a message here and we'll do our best to get back to you asap.

For further details please see SQLRelay.co.uk

All details subject to change without notice.


Our Sponsors

SQL Relay is a free event and putting it together is only possible thanks to our amazing sponsors...

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More sponsors will be announced soon!