SAS Global Forum Student Symposium registration open


SASGF2017_globeSAS Global Forum 2017 will be held at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, April 2-5, 2017.

At SAS Global Forum 2016, the first ever Student Symposium was held. It provided the perfect platform for teams of postsecondary students to showcase their analytical skills and compete with their peers for a trip to the conference. It was such a great experience for all that we are pleased to announce that the Student Symposium will be held again at SAS Global Forum 2017!

The competition will look a bit different from last year’s competition.  The main difference: you get to choose the data you wish to analyze!  There are some data requirements so you’ll want to visit the website and Official Rules for complete details.

Another change from last year is how student will use SAS software for their analysis. Instead of the SAS environment being provided, as it was last year, students will use either SAS University Edition or SAS OnDemand for Academics to complete their analysis.  If you need access to SAS OnDemand, please email

As was the case last year, the Top 8 teams will again be rewarded with travel to SAS Global Forum in Orlando in April 2017 to present their project in a 20-minute breakout session. The oral presentations done on-site will then be judged, and the top three teams announced at the conference.

This is a fantastic way to showcase your analytical skills in solving a real-world problem. So, grab a few classmates and register your team today!

Questions?  Email


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Jenna Green

Sr Associate Training Operations Specialist

Jenna Green is part of the Global Academic Program in SAS’ Education Division where she manages the Student Programs. She works with college and university students looking to attend SAS Global Forum and other user conferences to have the opportunity to present their research to fellow peers. She also works with high schools in the local area to highlight the importance of STEM.

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