Western Users of SAS Software

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About WUSS

Western Users of SAS Software (WUSS) is the officially recognized SAS User Group of the Western Region of the United States. This non-profit, educational organization exists to provide SAS System® users a forum for the exchange of ideas and to provide professional development opportunites for SAS users. We encourage all SAS users to participate in the educational, training, and networking opportunities that we provide, primarily via the annual WUSS conference.

Open Position: Sponsor and Exhibitor Coordinator

The WUSS Executive Committee has a new position to fill: Sponsor and Exhibitor Coordinator. The Coordinator will manage the acquisition of, and engagement with, potential sponsors and exhibitors. Please visit http://www.wuss.org/SponsorDescription.pdf for position description and details. Application deadline is July 15, 2016.

WUSS Links

Don't Miss WUSS 2016 Educational Forum and Conference!

When: September 7 - 9, 2016
Where: Grand Hyatt Union Square, San Francisco, California

2016 Conference Leaders

Please contact us if you have any questions or suggestions for WUSS 2015:

  • Academic Program Chair: Chelsea Loomis Lofland (academic@wuss.org)
  • Operations Chair: Rebecca Ottesen (operations@wuss.org)

Call for Papers

The WUSS 2016 Call for Papers is open! To submit a paper, go to the call for papers page


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. Scholarship Benefits Include:

  • Waived registration fee for the conference.
  • Two free half-day classes.
  • Free or reduced lodging (for student and faculty awardees).
  • And more.

The WUSS Conference YouTube Channel


WUSS 2012 Video Interview

2012 WUSS Conference Video Promo
WUSS Conference YouTube Channel

WUSS 2011: An invitation from Chairs


WUSS 2011 Video Interviews with Sy


Jay Leno mentions WUSS 2008!

Leno clip

WUSS Conference History

WUSS States (12) included

The states in the Western Users of SAS Software regional group are Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington state, and Wyoming. (12 states).[1]