I just got back last week, speaking at three different SQL Server user's group meetings in Colorado, and I will be speaking at several more before the end of this year. I enjoy getting out and speaking, along with meeting DBAs. Most user groups meet once a month to get together and network and learn more about SQL Server. This is the perfect opportunity for DBAs of all levels to further their continuing education. It can also be a great way to hear about new DBA positions available locally, or to get your SQL Server questions answered. If you haven't done so before, check out the link below to find the closest PASS SQL Server Users Group near you. https://www.sqlpass.org/Pages/Chapters.aspx If you see a group near you, then attend the next meeting. If you don't see a group listed near you, then consider starting your own.