SAS Global Forum 2015—content available now!


This is an exciting and busy time for the SAS Global Forum 2015 content and delivery teams. They have worked hard to finalize the content, enhance your scheduling experience and ensure that attendees have access to as much of the conference content as possible. Please set aside some time in the coming weeks to view the hundreds of offerings in areas spanning from Data Mining and Sports Analytics to SAS Administration.

As we worked to release the schedule for nearly 200 hours of content, I couldn’t help but wonder how any one person could view all of the keynotes, sessions, panels, quick tips, hands-on workshops, round tables, demo theaters and live stream presentations we are offering this year!  Or even view all of the content related to their areas of interest.

Recognizing this inability to be in multiple places at one time has inspired the content and delivery teams to focus on new strategies to enhance your experience by offering onsite as well as online delivery and the following:

  • Enhanced electronic scheduling with easy transit to alternative presentations
  • Easy-to-read daily schedules to complement your electronic schedule
  • Streaming video to view presentations occurring concurrently at the Executive Conference
  • Audio recordings of presentations with slides for viewing any time
  • Live broadcast and recorded presentations for viewing any time
  • Second-chance viewing of popular presentations in theaters located in The Quad (formerly known as the SAS Support and Demo Area)

As I have mentioned to many in our SAS user community in the past, there is simply not a conference out there offering the scope, magnitude and quality of the hundreds of hours of content and networking opportunities available to our attendees at SAS Global Forum 2015.

Remember, this is your conference! Built and directed by SAS users in strong collaboration with our SAS colleagues for our community of SAS users. This unique synergy creates an amazing experience for our SAS community!


About Author

Dr. Tyler Smith

Associate Professor, National University School of Health and Human Services

Dr. Tyler Smith is currently an associate professor teaching biostatistics, epidemiology, health informatics, and environmental health and is the program lead for the MS in Health and Life Science Analytics within the School of Health and Human Services at National University. Dr. Smith previously served as Department Head and Director of the Deployment Health Research Department at the Naval Health Research Center where he lead a multi-disciplinary team of more than 35 research professionals in large epidemiologic studies of military occupational and reproductive health. Dr. Smith received a BS in mathematics with an option in statistics, a MS in statistics from the University of Kentucky, and a PhD in epidemiology from the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Smith has ~20 years of experience in health research leading large longitudinal studies, infant health registries, and medical health outcomes research and has taught all levels of students from undergraduate to doctoral level. Dr. Smith has served as the Director of Analytics, President and Academic Chair for the Western Users of SAS Software and has also served as Chair for the Statistics and Data Analysis section of the Regional and the International SAS conferences as well as other analytic and data sections and is currently the 2015 SAS Global Forum Conference Chair. These efforts have culminated in over 120 peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals, ~20 SAS related manuscripts, more than 250 presentations at scholarly meetings and serving as principal investigator or co-investigator on numerous grants totaling in excess of $20,000,000.


  1. Although there is no filter for presenter name, the conference catalog can be searched by presenter last name. There are many greats to search for, from Kirk Paul Lafler to Ron Cody and more. I know I want to attend their presentations first and foremost, and this is a way to drill down to their specific presentations.

    It would be fantastic if the entire course catalog could be downloaded. There is so much offered, I would like to be sure I make the best choices and not miss out. The magnitude of courses is staggering. Many thanks to those who worked to assemble (and present) such an impressive list of presentations. Outstanding.

  2. Hello All,
    Yes, recorded live streaming of some of the best keynotes and invited, as well as the newly initiated area of audio recording with ppt slides for selected speakers will make the learning continue and help you pass the time back to Australia! Don't forget to pack a few of the hard copy papers for that time sitting on the tarmac or climbing to 10,000 ft when you are waiting to be able power up.

    We have multiple ways for you to enjoy the content after the conference!

    My best,

  3. Thanks Tyler for announcing the content and schedule is now available.

    I'm pleased to see the new online delivery planned... handy for the global SAS user community and my 15 hour flight back to Australia after the conference! 😉

    • Dr Smith -
      by way of Michelle and Paul - can I do that?
      I recently have transitioned from a project at the US IRS to one for the CMS - Center for Medicare Medicaid Services. I too will be interested to see the online delivery mechanism, albeit more interesting still will be to see how CSC does its participation differently from years past.


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