SAS Global Forum Executive Board: Shaping the conference experience for SAS users

SAS Global Forum is the premier worldwide event for SAS professionals. It brings nearly 5,000 users and executives from across the world together to share new techniques and technologies to help expand users’ SAS skills. But an event of this size (hundreds of presentations, dozens of workshops and several networking […]

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Nominations for Chair of SAS Global Forum 2019 being accepted through Feb. 8

SAS Global Forum is an all-volunteer event, with SAS users from around the globe serving in a variety of roles to make the event happen. Still, no position is more impactful to the success of the conference than the SAS Global Forum Conference Chair. Its importance is highlighted by the […]

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Junior Professional Program brings the SAS Global Forum experience to new users

This April, thousands of SAS users will converge on Las Vegas for the premier event for SAS professionals: SAS Global Forum. The event will attract users from across the globe; in every industry imaginable; and from countless government and academic institutions. It’s an excellent place to network with and learn […]

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"What's your major?" Thoughts about networking at SAS Global Forum

“What’s your major?” All of us recognize the cliché intro line from our years at university. It was the fail-safe, go-to remark to get a conversation started. The most difficult time when meeting someone socially is the first few moments. First impressions are important and the interactions we have during […]

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Giving Back – It’s What We Do

SAS Global Users Group and SAS have a history of giving back to the community where the conference is held.  We think giving back is important.  Conference attendees have played a big part in contributing to this effort   every year.  Over the years, the opportunities where attendees have been able […]

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“Can you help?” Volunteer opportunities aplenty at SAS Global Forum 2016

Did you know that SAS Global Forum, like other SAS User events, is run almost exclusively by volunteers? With hundreds of workshops, presentations, demos and networking opportunities, the event gives SAS users the invaluable opportunity to develop their SAS skills, exchange ideas with experts and peers, and explore new ways […]

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Competition gives students a chance to shine at SAS Global Forum 2016

For students interested in a career in analytics, there’s no better preparation than solving real-world problems using “big data” sets. At SAS Global Forum 2016, students will have an opportunity to showcase their analytical skills by competing in the SAS Student Symposium. The symposium, a new initiative of the SAS Global Users Group […]

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Presenting at SAS Global Forum 2016 - Is my idea good enough?

So you have an idea for a presentation for SAS Global Forum 2016. The idea isn’t earth shattering, but you did figure out how to do something cool in SAS. Still, you have a moment of pause. Questions abound. “Is it good enough? Should I submit it to the Call […]

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The Fun and Reward of the SAS Writing Journey

When I wrote my first paper, a poster for SUGI 13, yes it was SUGI back then, not SAS Global Forum, I had no idea what a wonderful journey I was embarking on. At the time, I thought that paper was just a way to get to a conference. That […]

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What’s new for SAS Global Forum 2016

Hello, I’m Jennifer Waller, your SAS Global Forum 2016 conference chair. This is the first of several blogs I’ll be writing to help keep you informed about the conference and ways you can get involved. Because of my background in education, I’m especially excited about a new initiative at this […]

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