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2017 Green Thumb Award Announced

May 5, 2017

2017 Green Thumb Award

Congratulations Paul Kaefer

MidWest SAS User Conference - You ARE Invited!

April 30, 2017

MWSUG 2017 Logo

You are invited to the 2017 MidWest SAS® Users Group (MWSUG) Conference.
MWSUG 2017 will be held on October 8th - 10th at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch located in downtown St. Louis, Missouri, just steps from the famous Gateway Arch and the Mississippi River waterfront.

This year's conference will be our 28th and we have a lot in store for you. Our conference committee is busy planning two full days of paper presentations from other SAS users, hands-on workshops, live demonstrations, and opportunities to network with other SAS users. We will also be offering a full menu of pre-conference training workshops. You'll also have access to our popular
Photo courtesy of US Air Force
Code Clinic where SAS programming gurus can help you solve your sticky coding problems. In addition, staff from SAS Institute will be there to provide their unique expertise and insight.

Call for Papers is ending soon, don't delay!

WUSS 2017 Call for Papers Now Open

April 26, 2017

WUSS Call 4 Papers

Calling all SAS enthusiasts!
Whether you’re a seasoned author or considering writing your first paper, the Western Users of SAS Software conference is a great place to present a paper and share your unique knowledge.

Top Reasons to Submit a Paper

  • You learn more about your favorite topics.
  • You get visibility and recognition from other enthusiasts.
  • You can get help from an experienced mentor if you'd like it.
  • You'd be presenting on our 25th anniversary.

Submissions are due on May 25, so please submit an abstract soon!

Find out more about presenting at WUSS 2017.

SAS® Online Communities Linkup 2017

April 19, 2017
There was no formal meet-up for the online communities this year at SAS Global Forum. So we will have a virtual meet-up instead and you are invited!

May 2, 2017 | 3pm-4pm EDT

Join your friends and colleagues from all of the online communities, including:

During the hour, we'll celebrate achievements and review the stats -- a favorite pastime! You'll get to hear directly from the SAS community members that you interact with on forums and e-mail. Find more information including how to register here.

SAS® Developer Experience Community Linkup

March 23, 2017

Developers Community Linkup Announced

Monday, April 3 | 6:30 - 8 p.m. | Dolphin – Lobby Level 3, Asia 2

Are you a coder or software engineer? Do you use Python or Java to build applications? Is REST how you include analytics in your development? Are you familiar with – and do you get excited about – APIs? If so, you are invited to a SAS Global Forum developer experience meetup.

This is not a sales event. SAS is hosting a roundtable discussion to learn what software developers want when building analytics applications using SAS. The discussion will begin with SAS sharing what is in place today, and what is planned. It will include audience participation to learn what motivates a software developer to consider SAS and what APIs would be most helpful. Feedback from this session will help drive SAS’ next iteration of product development and market positioning.

Reserve your seat at this roundtable discussion.

Fall Regional Conferences Announced

March 16, 2017

Fall Regional Conferences Announced

Fall regional conferences for 2017.
Mark your calendars so you don’t miss them.

Western Users of SAS® Software (WUSS) Educational Forum and Conference
Long Beach, CA | Sept. 20-22

MidWest SAS Users Group (MWSUG) Conference
St. Louis, MO | Oct. 8-10

South Central SAS Users Group (SCSUG) Educational Forum
Dallas, TX | Oct. 15-17

Southeast SAS Users Group (SESUG) Conference
Cary, NC | Nov. 5-7

We are also excited to announce the new Users Groups Community. Make sure to bookmark this community.

SAS Global Forum Time is Running Out

March 15, 2017

SAS Global Forum 2017 Time is running out.

Time is running out!
If you are looking to hone your SAS® skills, enhance your resume and network with thousands of SAS enthusiasts from around the world – there is no better venue than SAS Global Forum 2017. And this year, we're in Orlando. So head to the Sunshine State, and take advantage of all this year's conference has to offer.

Get the tools and training you need
The conference boasts hundreds of sessions and training opportunities. Our exciting content is brimming with an array of workshops, demos, training courses and sessions for everyone – from new SAS users to seasoned practitioners. Plus, you'll get to network and mingle with SAS professionals from around the globe.

Thrilling keynote speakers
Our keynote speaker lineup is sure to amaze! It includes an astronaut, Colonel Chris Hadfield; an innovator and the world's only cyborg, Neil Harbisson; and Executive VP of the Orlando Magic, Anthony Perez. It's truly a speaker lineup not to be missed!

But that's not all ...
We have an incredible evening of entertainment designed with you in mind. At the Kick Back Party be transported back in time to the 1930s, on Disney's Hollywood Studios® Sunset Boulevard at our very own party destination. Enjoy a DJ, photo opportunities with your favorite Disney characters – and rides and attractions opened just for us.

But hurry! Time is running out.

SAS Global Forum There is Still Time to Save

March 1, 2017

SAS Global Forum 2017 There is still time to save.

There's still time to save
Register now through March 14, and you’ll receive a 10% discount with code LASTCHANCE17. So what are you waiting for? Register today, and don't miss the opportunity to attend the largest SAS users event in the world, April 2-5, Orlando, FL.

It's more than you imagined
Experience Orlando like never before! That's because this year's conference features an exclusive Kick Back Party at Disney's Hollywood Studios®. Plus, the event offers an array of training and certifications just for you. So why not build your resume, propel your career forward ... and have some fun, too!

Customize your conference experience
Did you know you can actually customize your experience at SAS® Global Forum? That's right. Once you register for the conference, we offer a mobile app where you can actually build your own agenda right from the start. You'll find literally hundreds of sessions to choose from. But don't wait! Get started by registering for the conference today. Then build your own agenda and make the absolute most of your conference experience.

SAS Global Forum Early Bird Registration Ends Soon

February 10, 2017

SAS Global Forum 2017 Early Bird Registration

Join thousands of SAS® users and enthusiasts for SAS Global Forum 2017 – a conference like none other. Be sure to check out the hundreds of sessions being offered at this year's event. The Session Catalog is filled with demos, breakout sessions and workshops designed just for you. Don't miss it!

Register now and save!

Don't wait! Early-bird pricing ends Feb. 27. Register now and save $200.

We look forward to seeing you in Orlando!

Stay Connected at SAS Global Forum

February 1, 2017

SAS Global Forum 2017

SAS Global Forum is all about getting connected … and staying connected! That’s why even before the conference begins, we are delighted to provide you with the resources you need to ignite those conversations and keep you informed!

These resources are designed to build collaborative communities and ignite discussions among SAS® users. We offer:

  • SAS Communities – Join the growing community of SAS experts who are sharing knowledge and best practices. Start connecting today by joining the SAS Global Forum community.
  • – Your go-to site for discovering SAS customer resources.
  • SAS Blogs – Connecting you to people, products and ideas from SAS. Read what your peers and SAS experts are talking about around SAS Global Forum.

Junior Professional Program for SAS Global Forum - Applications Due Soon

January 10, 2017

This is a reminder that the JPP applications for SAS Global Forum 2017 are due January 16, 2017.
This award program is for emerging professionals and is intended for those who:

  • Are full-time SAS professionals with three years or less of SAS experience on a job
  • Have never attended a SAS Global Forum.
  • Would not otherwise be able to attend the 2017 conference.

What is covered:

  • Waived conference registration fee, including conference meals.
  • One free pre-conference tutorial.

Learn more about this exciting program.

PharmaSUG 2017 Paper Submission Deadline Extended to January 23

January 4, 2017

PharmaSUG 2017 Call for Papers Deadline

The PharmaSUG 2017 Call for Papers extended to January 23. Visit the PharmaSUG website to submit your abstract and draft paper for the upcoming conference.

Presenting a paper at PharmaSUG is a great way to deepen your own technical skills, connect with the larger Statistical Programming community, and gain recognition for yourself and your company. No matter how long you've been in the industry, you've probably learned something that could benefit others. Come and share that learning at PharmaSUG 2017!

SAS Global Forum 2017 International Scholarships Applications due January 23, 2017

December 7, 2016

SAS Global Forum 2017

SAS Global Forum 2017 is closer to home, or should I say…
est plus près de la maison, está más cerca de casa, está mais perto de casa, dichter bij huis, is closer to home, eh!

Read more about SAS Global Forum 2017 International Scholarships here.

Request for Applications for the 2020 SAS Global Forum Conference Chair - Submission deadline is February 6

December 1, 2016

The letter requesting applications for the position of 2020 SAS Global Forum Conference Chair is now available. Read the letter here.

Application deadline is February 6, 2017.

The 2020 SAS Global Forum conference will be held in Las Vegas, NV May 3-6, 2020, and you can learn more about this and other conference leadership roles by reading this document.

Giving Tuesday Registration Discount Expires Soon!!

Nov 30, 2016

SAS Global Forum 2017

Register early. Make a difference.

Take part in our #GivingTuesday offer, and you’ll get a 15% discount on your conference registration. Plus you’ll help us give back – with 5 percent being donated to our STEM-related event charity.

Hurry! Special offer ends Dec. 16.

So don’t wait! Register now for SAS Global Forum 2017. You’ll be glad you did!

PharmaSUG 2017 Call for Content is Now Open

Nov 26, 2016

PharmaSUG 2017

The PharmaSUG 2017 Call for Papers is now open! Visit our website to submit your paper for next year's conference.

Presenting a paper at PharmaSUG is a great way to deepen your own technical skills, connect with the larger Statistical Programming community, and gain recognition for yourself and your company. No matter how long you've been in the industry, you've probably learned something that could benefit others. Come and share that learning at PharmaSUG 2017!

The 2017 annual PharmaSUG conference will be held May 14-17 at the Hilton Baltimore located in the inner harbor area of Baltimore, Maryland. The conference committee is already hard at work planning another fantastic event.

The call for papers is now open! If you are interested in presenting, please submit a proposal by January 17.

Join us at SAS Global Forum 2017

Nov 16, 2016

Join us at the 2017 SAS Global Forum

When the best and the brightest minds come together – great things happen!

We are currently building a session catalog with an in-depth array of educational opportunities, content-packed sessions, amazing keynote addresses, demonstrations, Hands-On Workshops and e-learning that will engage everyone – from the novice SAS® user to the skilled SAS practitioner.

Learning abounds
This year, be sure and check out all of the many educational opportunities, including:
• Dozens of Hands-On Workshops.
• 23 pre-conference tutorials.
• 14 certification exams offered on two days.
• 19 training courses across several learning journeys.
• Access to complimentary e-learning.

Join the SAS Global Forum 2017 group on Get announcements and learn how you can get involved.
SAS Global Forum 2017.

SAS Global Forum 2017 Save the Date

2017 SAS Global Forum Save the Date

Attend #SASGF in Orlando!

Thousands of SAS users. From 148 countries. Surround yourself with the best and the brightest.

Take advantage of dozens of workshops, presentations, demos and networking opportunities that will broaden your skills and sharpen your focus. After all, this is your event – a conference designed by SAS users, for SAS users.

Why should you attend? Watch this video!

Join the SAS Global Forum 2017 group on Get announcements and learn how you can get involved.
SAS Global Forum 2017.

SAS Global Forum 2017 Registration is Open!

2017 SAS Global Forum Call for Content

If you've never attended SAS® Global Forum, make plans to join us April 2-5 for an amazing learning and networking experience. You'll be in good company with 5,000 SAS users from around the world. Register now.

What can you expect?

  • Fascinating keynote. Neil Harbisson transcends technology with a device attached to his head that allows him to hear the color spectrum. He doesn’t feel he is using or wearing technology, instead he feels he is technology.
  • Numerous training opportunities. Check out tutorials, education courses and expanded certification exams.
  • Wide variety of topics. Whether you're new to SAS or an advanced user, the conference offers something for everyone.
  • Awards and scholarships. Students, faculty and emerging professionals are encouraged to apply.

SAS Global Forum 2017.

MWSUG 2016 Book Signing Event

MWSUG will be in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio.

MWSUG 2016 bound? Get 20% off SAS books plus 4 book signing events!!

If you love receiving 20% off SAS books, and who doesn't, then plan to stop by the SAS Press Publications booth at MWSUG 2016. And, if you'd like to meet a few of the authors, MWSUG 2016 and SAS Press will have 2 book signing events with 4 SAS authors.

Monday, October 10th, 2016 from 1:15 pm to 2:30 pm

Troy Hughes, author of SAS Data Analytic Development.

Tho Nguyen, author of Leaders and Innovators.

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 from 11:15 am to 12:00 pm

Art Carpenter, author of Carpenter's Complete Guide to the SAS Macro Language, Third Edition, Carpenter's Guide to Innovative SAS Techniques, and Carpenter's Complete Guide to the SAS REPORT Procedure.

Kirk Paul Lafler, author of PROC SQL: Beyond the Basics Using SAS.

The MWSUG 2016 Annual Conference will be held October 9-11, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio.

View the conference website here.

SAS Global Forum 2017 Call for Content Closes Soon!

2017 SAS Global Forum Call for Content

Data knows no boundaries!

Attention SAS® professionals: Have you made a discovery, developed a new technique or found an easier way to perform a task? Consider submitting your idea. Each year, hundreds of users just like you share their knowledge and experience as presenters at SAS Global Forum. Your participation is what makes this conference a valuable experience.

What type of content are we looking for?

  • A wide variety for all skill levels – From beginner to advanced.
  • Expertise – Experience with new technologies to foundational software.
  • Practical insights – Quick tips or more in-depth knowledge for Hands-On Workshops and breakout sessions.

If you’d like assistance with bringing your idea to life, we have a mentor program. Our mentors will help you write your abstract or outline.

SAS Global Forum 2017.

Register now for the MWSUG 2016 Conference

MWSUG will be in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio.

Regular Registration Is Now Open!
Register now to attend MWSUG 2016!

You may have missed the early-bird discounts to attend MWSUG 2016, but registration is still open. We have been planning an exciting conference for you, and we are looking forward to seeing you in Cincinnati. Register today!

Conference Highlights include:

The MWSUG 2016 Annual Conference will be held October 9-11, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio.

View the conference website here.

SAS Global Forum 2017 Call for Content Open

2017 SAS Global Forum Call for Content

Data knows no boundaries!

Do you have a fresh, innovative idea or technique that other SAS® users would love to learn? Of course you do! Consider submitting a proposal.
Content runs the full gamut.

  • Beginner to advanced skill levels.
  • Newer technologies to foundational software.
  • Anything from quick tips to really specific, in-depth knowledge.

Whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned practitioner, there’s something for everyone at SAS Global Forum 2017.

Need help with your content?
If you need some help bringing your idea to life, try our mentor program. Our mentors – all experienced presenters themselves – can offer you guidance and advice. Mentors can even help you write an abstract or outline.

SAS Global Forum 2017.

View Recorded Presentations from SAS Global Forum 2016

View Recorded Presentations

Over 50 presentations including keynote speeches, general sessions, and presentations on SAS topics have been recorded. Even if you were unable to attend SAS Global Forum 2016 in Las Vegas, you can still view the selected presentations. Hear what Ariana Huffington says about redefining success, and how Susan Cain promotes the power of the introvert.

View recorded presentations here.

MWSUG 2016 Conference Call for Content is Open

Downtown Cincinnati, Ohio.

The MWSUG 2016 Annual Conference will be held October 9-11, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. Conference registration will open June 13. We are now accepting paper proposals!

View the conference website here.

Live Content from SAS Global Forum 2016

Throughout the SAS Global Forum content will be live streamed.

We hope you can join us in Las Vegas. But if you can't or happen to miss part of the conference, you don't have to miss out on all of the action! This year, we'll provide you with online access to more presentations and opportunities to interact with the SAS® online community than ever before.

View the schedule of streamed presentations here.

2016 SAS Global Forum Daily Schedules Available for Download

Daily schedules suitable for printing and framing are now available for download.
Go to Attendee Resources, scroll down.
You may choose between color or black and white versions, there is a different PDF for each day. Print 'em and bring them to the conference.

2016 Western Users of SAS Software Educational Conference Scholarships

San Francisco September 7-9, 2016.

Conference Scholarships for Students, Faculty and New Professionals
If you are a student, professor, lecturer or new professional using SAS®, you may qualify to attend the Western Users of SAS Software (WUSS) educational forum and conference in San Francisco at a reduced cost by applying to one of the three conference scholarship programs being offered this year.

There is still time to register for SAS Global Forum 2016

There is still time to register.

There's still time to register! With SAS® users in mind, we’ve designed the consummate conference experience right in your backyard. You can sign up for day passes or register for the full conference. It's up to you.

Register now.

Free Tutorial with a Student Registration

Free tutorial for student registrations.

If a conference on the Vegas Strip with all of the perks isn’t enough, let’s make your decision a little bit easier.

For a limited time we’re throwing in a free pre- or post-conference tutorial when you register. You must be a full-time student. Professors, please pass along the good news.

Register now and use promo code: FREETUTORIAL.

Registration Discount through March 24th Announced

Ten percent discount on registration fees.

Did you miss the Early Bird Registration Special?? You can still get a discount if you register before March 24th!

No need to roll the dice on this one. We're offering 10% off registration for business and government attendees from March 10-24. Join us for a one-of-a-kind conference experience. Use discount code: VEGAS10. Register Now

SAS Global Training and Education Opportunities Announced

Training and Education Opportunities Abound

Unique learning experience at SAS Global Forum.

The post-conference training courses include everything from programming to Hadoop and SAS Visual Analytics. You can also take advantage of conference tutorials and hands-on workshops. Read more about training opportunities and registration discounts . . .

SAS Global Forum Early Bird Registration Special Ends Soon

Early Bird Special ends on day 20,513

This year's conference will not disappoint. More than 500 sessions and expert-led courses, plus unrivaled networking and professional growth opportunities.

Early-bird rates. Save on registration with our limited-time offer. You must register by Feb. 29

SAS Global Forum Kick Back party band Capital Cities Announced

Capital Cities will provide music for the SAS Global Forum 2016 Kick Back Party.

Capital Cities has:

  • Won MTV VMA for “Best Visual Effects in a Video”
  • Been nominated for several Grammy and Billboard Music Awards
  • Several hits including: “Safe and Sound,” “Kangaroo Court”, and “One More Minute”

See Capital Cities live in this SXSW clip

This year's Kick Back party will be held at the Brooklyn Bowl.

SAS Global Forum 2019 Conference Chair Applications Available

Applications for the 2019 SAS Global Forum Conference Chair position are now available. You can learn more about this position, its roles, and its responsibilities by browsing a number of supporting documents on the conference leadership page. Hurry the deadline to apply is February 8th.

SAS Global Forum Content is Now Available

Over 400 confirmed presentations

With more than 500 sessions and expert-led courses, check out the expansive list and see what SAS® Global Forum 2016 has to offer.

SAS Global Forum Student Symposium

Behind the Scenes with the new SAS Global Forum Student Symposium

We’re a little less than three months away from SAS Global Forum 2016. While conference organizers are making final plans and SAS users are busy registering and reviewing the agenda, a group of SAS experts are diligently judging a very special contest for this year’s conference.

The SAS Student Symposium is a new program being added to the conference this year to highlight the next generation of analytics professionals. Read more . . . . .

SAS Global Forum Junior Professional Program

Junior Professional Program for SAS Global Forum 2016.

Read more about the Junior Professional Program for SAS Global Forum and apply by 1/31

Read this SAS Users blog about the Junior Professional Program and how it benefits those that have been using SAS for less than 3 years. Also read a great Q&A with a previous winner who was able to attend SAS Global Forum because of the award.

SAS users can apply for this year's awards by January 31.

Join us in Denver for PharmaSUG 2016

Call for content is closed.

This promises to be the best PharmaSUG ever. Be there.]

Giving Tuesday (LAST DAY TODAY!!)

Earn a 15% discount when registering for SAS Global Forum!!

Act now offer ends December 18th!

Who is Contributing to sasCommunity

Apr 17, 2014
Check out the User Contribution Scores page to see who is contributing content or editing content on sasCommunity. The top 25 contributors for:

  • the last 7 days
  • the last 30 days
  • all time

are listed in sortable tables.

What's New - Prior Years

Still a work in progress to reconstruct from the Main Page history.