SAS Global Forum is the premier event for SAS users to learn, teach, and network with each other and SAS experts. SAS Global Forum 2017 takes place April 2-5 in Orlando, Florida, where you can join more than 5,000 SAS users from nearly every country imaginable. Although SAS Global Forum 2017 is several months away, the first milestone is upon us: our Call for Content!
By October 3, 2016, submit a topic of interest that SAS users like yourself will want to learn about. Maybe you have a new idea, technique or best practice you want to share. Perhaps you just figured out something cool or unique you can do in SAS. Submit it! It might just be the perfect solution to a question a fellow user has wrestled with for years. The continuing success of SAS Global Forum is due to users like you sharing their great ideas. The User Program at SAS Global Forum 2017, like Forums previous, will remain true to the program’s promise of being wholly designed and executed by SAS users, for SAS users.
Special Appeal to International Users
The organizing team for SAS Global Forum 2017 is comprised of SAS users from five countries across four continents. Invited and keynote speakers will arrive from 9 countries, and additional special efforts are underway to emphasize the “Global” in SAS Global Forum. So, I appeal to our international user base to submit an abstract for consideration. Users from around the world bring unique perspectives and innovative ideas that strengthen the conference content for everyone.
What happens to your submission?
To ensure that the very best content is delivered for our users, submissions are reviewed by a team of SAS peers who are experts in the topic area they’re reviewing. Once reviewed, they pass the submissions, along with their feedback, to the Content Advisory Team, which comprises half of the conference team. This group ultimately determines which abstracts are accepted. This review process ensures that conference content resonates with users and brings value to their organizations and the user community at large.
Last year’s chair, Jennifer Waller, wrote a great blog offering advice for submitting your presentation for consideration. It’s entitled Presenting at SAS Global Forum – Is my idea good enough? I’d encourage you to read it, but I’ll close by summarizing it for you here: “Go for it!”
Still worried about submitting? Don’t be! If you would like to receive advice and help from an experienced attendee and SAS expert, sign up for a Mentor. Our mentors can guide you with choosing a topic, writing and abstract, and delivery your message in a professional and captivating style. Sign up at link.
A service to the SAS community
SAS users really are a community. Our great diversity ensues from users at more than 80,000 sites in every industry around the world. There’s no problem too large or too complex that we can’t solve together. My favorite part of the conference is sitting in on user presentations and learning about the unique or creative ways they’re using SAS to solve their organization’s problems. I never leave a session without at least one piece of helpful information I can apply to my work.
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