sas global forum presenter mentoring program

9月 102019
 

I recently had the incredible opportunity to attend SAS Global Forum in Dallas as a presenter and New SAS Professional Award recipient. At the conference, I was able to learn more about SAS features and applications, share my knowledge of SAS applications in the clinical trials space, and make new professional connections.

Here are 11 reasons why you should consider applying for this award, too.

1) Free registration & conference hotel: The obvious perk for award winners is the waived fees associated with the cost of attending the conference, including the registration fee, pre-conference tutorial, and free stay at the conference hotel for award winners who are also presenters. As a junior-level employee, it can be difficult to convince your department to allow you to travel to a conference, but it makes it a lot easier to pitch the idea when an award covers most of the costs.

2) See a new city: I arrived at the conference a day early, so I was able to take advantage of my time in Dallas to see the city. I walked around downtown, toured the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, and ate some delicious barbeque. SAS Global Forum 2020 will be held in Washington D.C., so there will be plenty of sights to see there as well.

3) Receive guidance from a mentor: Award recipients who publish and present a paper are eligible to be matched with a mentor through the Presenter Mentoring Program. My mentor, Chris Battiston, was incredibly friendly, helpful, and personable. He provided advice on presentations to attend, public speaking tips, and even referred me for an opportunity to fly out to Canada as an invited speaker at the SAS Canada Health Users group conference. Having a mentor helped set my expectations for the conference and make a plan to maximize my experience.

4) Open doors to additional opportunities: This award, and my associated presentations, provided me with a huge boost in my credibility and the publicity around my work. As a direct result of presenting at this conference and receiving the award, I received invitations to speak on the main stage in front of 5,000+ people at SAS Global Forum 2019, to attend the SAS Canada Health Users Group as an invited speaker, to serve as a panel speaker at the Research Triangle SAS Users Group, and attend SAS Global Forum 2020 as an invited speaker. I also had opportunities to meet Jim Goodnight and other SAS executives, which was an incredible honor.

5) Speak with SAS employees: Have a question about a SAS procedure? At SAS Global Forum, you can ask your question to the actual developers of those procedures in The Quad. The Quad is a large exhibit and demo area with dozens of SAS booths as well as the conference sponsors. At the booths, I spoke to quite a few representatives from SAS and learned about the variety of areas where SAS is making an impact. I learned about the features and functions of SAS Viya, efforts at SAS to make data visualization accessible to those who are visually impaired, the rationale behind moving the certification exams to a performance-based format, and the free SAS-supported software platform to teach coding to children at a young age.

6) Free swag: Not the most important reason, but still an awesome bonus! I walked away from the conference with two free t-shirts, a backpack from the Pinnacle Solutions sponsor booth, and many trinkets, pens, and notepads collected from the various booths.

7) Have fun: There were quite a few events at the conference that were a lot of fun! It was easy to meet people because everyone at the event was so friendly. There were happy hour events, lunch networking groups where you could sit with a table of people based on common interests, escape rooms, get-togethers for SAS regional user groups, and a big party for all conference attendees on the last night. It is a great opportunity to spend time with the people you meet at the conference.

8) Practice public speaking skills & teach others: Presenting at the conference is a great opportunity to practice speaking in front of a large group and to teach other professionals about some aspect of SAS. As a "New" SAS professional, it may sound daunting to come up with a topic that would be useful for a more experienced audience, but you'd be surprised at the number of people who attend the conference with no knowledge of many of the base procedures. Additionally, conference attendees find it incredibly valuable to learn about how SAS can be used to solve a problem or how an existing common task can be programmed more efficiently. My topic was "Using PROC SQL to Generate Shift Tables More Efficiently", and it taught programmers and statisticians a shorter way to produce shift tables, which are commonly used to present categorical longitudinal data. Because of the preparation I put in to present at the conference, I left the event as a much more confident speaker than I had ever been before.

9) Learn something new: At the conference, you'll have the opportunity to attend sessions on virtually any topic you can think of that is related to SAS. Most of the talks I attended were related to statistics because the topic aligns with my job description as a Biostatistician. Some of the topics I learned about were Bayesian analysis, missing data, survival analysis, clinical graphs, and artificial intelligence. Additionally, the conference allows you opportunities to ask specific questions about any SAS procedure or task you’re struggling with. A resource available at the conference is the “Code Doctors” table in The Quad, where you can ask programming questions to SAS experts. I had the opportunity to serve as a “Resident” for the Code Doctors program and was able to observe and help those who needed advice.


10) Increase visibility within your company:
I was the only attendee from my company out of those working in my office, but there were several senior-level IQVIA employees from other regions in attendance, and I had the opportunity to meet them and spend time with them at the conference. I work at a very large company and would not have had the opportunity to meet these coworkers otherwise, so it was an excellent opportunity to increase my visibility even within my company. Additionally, I’ve had opportunities to apply the knowledge I gained from the conference at work and to share advice with coworkers based on what I learned.

11) Make new connections: Perhaps the most important reason to attend SAS Global Forum as a New SAS Professional is the connections you make at the conference. There are opportunities to meet people from all stages in their career who use SAS to complete statistical analysis. Despite working in different industries, I found that many conference attendees used the same procedures and dealt with the same issues that I did, and I truly felt a sense of community among the long-time attendees. Like most of the programmers, analysts, and statisticians in attendance, my day-to-day work is in a solitary environment on the computer. Although teamwork is involved within project teams, there is not a great amount of face-to-face interactions. I love connecting with other people, and this conference gave me the opportunity to meet other people working in similar positions.

The New SAS Professional Award is perfect for those with the potential to become a leader in their field and who are looking for more opportunities to present their ideas, to network and make connections, and to learn from experts.

This experience has allowed me to expand my skills and network, and served as a launchpad for my successful career. My attendance at the conference has allowed me to feel a greater sense of community with other SAS users, and to serve as a representative from the "next generation" of SAS Professionals. I encourage you to submit your abstract by September 30th and your award application by November 1st if this seems like the right opportunity for you. More details about this award and other award and scholarship opportunities are available on the SAS Global Forum 2020 website.

11 Reasons to Apply for the New SAS Professional Award was published on SAS Users.

9月 102019
 

I recently had the incredible opportunity to attend SAS Global Forum in Dallas as a presenter and New SAS Professional Award recipient. At the conference, I was able to learn more about SAS features and applications, share my knowledge of SAS applications in the clinical trials space, and make new professional connections.

Here are 11 reasons why you should consider applying for this award, too.

1) Free registration & conference hotel: The obvious perk for award winners is the waived fees associated with the cost of attending the conference, including the registration fee, pre-conference tutorial, and free stay at the conference hotel for award winners who are also presenters. As a junior-level employee, it can be difficult to convince your department to allow you to travel to a conference, but it makes it a lot easier to pitch the idea when an award covers most of the costs.

2) See a new city: I arrived at the conference a day early, so I was able to take advantage of my time in Dallas to see the city. I walked around downtown, toured the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, and ate some delicious barbeque. SAS Global Forum 2020 will be held in Washington D.C., so there will be plenty of sights to see there as well.

3) Receive guidance from a mentor: Award recipients who publish and present a paper are eligible to be matched with a mentor through the Presenter Mentoring Program. My mentor, Chris Battiston, was incredibly friendly, helpful, and personable. He provided advice on presentations to attend, public speaking tips, and even referred me for an opportunity to fly out to Canada as an invited speaker at the SAS Canada Health Users group conference. Having a mentor helped set my expectations for the conference and make a plan to maximize my experience.

4) Open doors to additional opportunities: This award, and my associated presentations, provided me with a huge boost in my credibility and the publicity around my work. As a direct result of presenting at this conference and receiving the award, I received invitations to speak on the main stage in front of 5,000+ people at SAS Global Forum 2019, to attend the SAS Canada Health Users Group as an invited speaker, to serve as a panel speaker at the Research Triangle SAS Users Group, and attend SAS Global Forum 2020 as an invited speaker. I also had opportunities to meet Jim Goodnight and other SAS executives, which was an incredible honor.

5) Speak with SAS employees: Have a question about a SAS procedure? At SAS Global Forum, you can ask your question to the actual developers of those procedures in The Quad. The Quad is a large exhibit and demo area with dozens of SAS booths as well as the conference sponsors. At the booths, I spoke to quite a few representatives from SAS and learned about the variety of areas where SAS is making an impact. I learned about the features and functions of SAS Viya, efforts at SAS to make data visualization accessible to those who are visually impaired, the rationale behind moving the certification exams to a performance-based format, and the free SAS-supported software platform to teach coding to children at a young age.

6) Free swag: Not the most important reason, but still an awesome bonus! I walked away from the conference with two free t-shirts, a backpack from the Pinnacle Solutions sponsor booth, and many trinkets, pens, and notepads collected from the various booths.

7) Have fun: There were quite a few events at the conference that were a lot of fun! It was easy to meet people because everyone at the event was so friendly. There were happy hour events, lunch networking groups where you could sit with a table of people based on common interests, escape rooms, get-togethers for SAS regional user groups, and a big party for all conference attendees on the last night. It is a great opportunity to spend time with the people you meet at the conference.

8) Practice public speaking skills & teach others: Presenting at the conference is a great opportunity to practice speaking in front of a large group and to teach other professionals about some aspect of SAS. As a "New" SAS professional, it may sound daunting to come up with a topic that would be useful for a more experienced audience, but you'd be surprised at the number of people who attend the conference with no knowledge of many of the base procedures. Additionally, conference attendees find it incredibly valuable to learn about how SAS can be used to solve a problem or how an existing common task can be programmed more efficiently. My topic was "Using PROC SQL to Generate Shift Tables More Efficiently", and it taught programmers and statisticians a shorter way to produce shift tables, which are commonly used to present categorical longitudinal data. Because of the preparation I put in to present at the conference, I left the event as a much more confident speaker than I had ever been before.

9) Learn something new: At the conference, you'll have the opportunity to attend sessions on virtually any topic you can think of that is related to SAS. Most of the talks I attended were related to statistics because the topic aligns with my job description as a Biostatistician. Some of the topics I learned about were Bayesian analysis, missing data, survival analysis, clinical graphs, and artificial intelligence. Additionally, the conference allows you opportunities to ask specific questions about any SAS procedure or task you’re struggling with. A resource available at the conference is the “Code Doctors” table in The Quad, where you can ask programming questions to SAS experts. I had the opportunity to serve as a “Resident” for the Code Doctors program and was able to observe and help those who needed advice.


10) Increase visibility within your company:
I was the only attendee from my company out of those working in my office, but there were several senior-level IQVIA employees from other regions in attendance, and I had the opportunity to meet them and spend time with them at the conference. I work at a very large company and would not have had the opportunity to meet these coworkers otherwise, so it was an excellent opportunity to increase my visibility even within my company. Additionally, I’ve had opportunities to apply the knowledge I gained from the conference at work and to share advice with coworkers based on what I learned.

11) Make new connections: Perhaps the most important reason to attend SAS Global Forum as a New SAS Professional is the connections you make at the conference. There are opportunities to meet people from all stages in their career who use SAS to complete statistical analysis. Despite working in different industries, I found that many conference attendees used the same procedures and dealt with the same issues that I did, and I truly felt a sense of community among the long-time attendees. Like most of the programmers, analysts, and statisticians in attendance, my day-to-day work is in a solitary environment on the computer. Although teamwork is involved within project teams, there is not a great amount of face-to-face interactions. I love connecting with other people, and this conference gave me the opportunity to meet other people working in similar positions.

The New SAS Professional Award is perfect for those with the potential to become a leader in their field and who are looking for more opportunities to present their ideas, to network and make connections, and to learn from experts.

This experience has allowed me to expand my skills and network, and served as a launchpad for my successful career. My attendance at the conference has allowed me to feel a greater sense of community with other SAS users, and to serve as a representative from the "next generation" of SAS Professionals. I encourage you to submit your abstract by September 30th and your award application by November 1st if this seems like the right opportunity for you. More details about this award and other award and scholarship opportunities are available on the SAS Global Forum 2020 website.

11 Reasons to Apply for the New SAS Professional Award was published on SAS Users.

8月 022019
 

SAS Global Forum is a time for SAS users to come together to share their knowledge. Are you ready and willing to share your SAS knowledge?

Take a look at the proceedings from 2019 for ideas and inspiration. Search for any of the top 10 sessions below to get a feel for what was popular this year:

    1. Cool PROC SQL Tricks
    2. End to End Modeling and Machine Learning in SAS® Viya®
    3. Getting the most out of SAS® Macro Language and SQL
    4. How to be an Effective Statistician
    5. Data Governance: Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
    6. Tell Me a Data Story: Data Visualization
    7. Let Leonardo da Vinci Inspire Your Next Presentation: Data Visualization
    8. Comparing SAS® Viya® and SAS® 9.4: How Their Features Complement Each Other
    9. From Words to Actions: Using Text Analytics to Drive Business Decisions
    10. A Beginner's Guide to ARRAYs and DO Loops

Remember, accepted abstracts for primary authors get a 50% discount on registration. Call for content closes September 30, 2019.

Still not sure?

What's keeping you from submitting? Maybe you can't seem to come up with a topic, or the thought of writing that abstract and working outline is overwhelming. Don't worry, we've got you covered. We have a great Presenter Mentoring Program that will pair you up with a seasoned expert to guide you through the process. We also have resources to help get you started. We’re here to help you throughout the process.

Award programs

We continue to support new SAS users and international attendees with our New SAS Professional and International Professional Award Programs. Check out the benefits you may be eligible for if you are a SAS professional using SAS for five years or less, or you live outside of the contiguous 48 United States. You can potentially get lodging assistance (and travel assistance for international attendees) if you submit an abstract and working outline that is accepted. Visit the conference website to learn about the many award and scholarship opportunities to help get you to Washington, DC.

SAS Global Forum 2020 is going to be epic! It's our first year holding this event at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in downtown Washington, D.C. You won't want to miss it, so get your abstract in soon!

SAS Global Forum Call for Content is Open was published on SAS Users.

9月 092016
 
How the SAS Global Forum Presenter Mentoring Program can help would-be presenters

Stephanie Thompson, Datamum, Presenter Mentoring Lead

For a SAS professional, presenting at SAS Global Forum 2017 can be a very rewarding. It can enhance your conference experience, help expand the knowledge of the broader SAS community, and advance your career by putting you on display as an expert SAS professional. It can also be a little scary, especially if you’ve never presented to an audience of SAS peers, or you have, but still get nervous thinking about the process of submitting an idea, preparing your talk and presenting it live.

Luckily, your SAS Global Forum Executive Board has created an incredible resource available to help would-be presenters: the SAS Global Forum Presenter Mentoring Program. I recently sat down with Stephanie Thompson and Cindy Wilson, the mentoring program leads, to learn a little more about this awesome service and how it can help presenters feel great about their upcoming presentation.

Cindy

Cindy Wilson, Eli Lilly, Presenter Mentoring International Focus

Larry LaRusso: I have an idea for a paper to submit for SAS Global Forum but I am not sure how to put this idea into a submission. Can the mentoring program help?

Cindy Wilson:  It sure can! You can get help in preparing your abstract submission through the Presenter Mentoring Program. But, that’s just the start of the service. Presenter Mentors can help with all aspects of your submission.

LL: And that means help developing an abstract concept right through putting together the final presentation?

CW: Yes. Presenter Mentors will help you develop your concept for consideration by the conference team. If your submission is accepted, they will help you right up through the conference. Help using the paper template, presentation tips, focusing your paper on conveying how you used SAS to solve your problem, and even tips for getting the most out of SAS Global Forum are all ways a Presenter Mentor can help.

LL: Can anyone, anywhere with an idea request a mentor?

Stephanie Thompson: Over the years, I have worked with potential presenters from all over the U.S. and the world. Everyone with an idea is welcome to request assistance.

LL: What types of SAS users serve as mentors?

CW: Presenter Mentors are seasoned SAS users and SAS Global Forum presenters who are willing to share their knowledge with those needing help. They come from many types of industries and have experience in all areas of SAS. Some focus on breakout sessions and others e-Posters, so all types of presentations are covered. Mentees are matched with the Presenter Mentor who best fits in terms of the topic of the paper, industry area, and communication preferences.

LL: Will mentors edit my paper?

ST: The purpose of the Presenter Mentoring Program is really to help potential presenters develop their ideas and bring out the SAS of their work. The paper is the work of the submitter and Presenter Mentors want the author’s voice to come through. Editing is not the focus of the program. However, there have been occasions where I have worked with authors whose first language is not English. If help editing is requested, I have helped as much as I could. This is something the mentor and mentee would discuss. Presenter Mentors are SAS experts and not professional editors, certainly something to keep in mind.

LL: Tell me a little about your experience as a Presenter Mentor for past SAS Global Forums.

ST: I have really enjoyed working with presenters across the world. So many people have some great ideas to share and sometimes they just need a little help putting it all together.   Several mentees that I have worked with have become regular presenters at SAS Global Forum and I have kept in touch with a few others over the years. I truly enjoy getting to meet them at the conference after working with them beforehand.

LL: Who do you think can benefit from a Presenter Mentor?

CW: Students who want to transform their research into a SAS Global Forum paper can benefit. Many times the research results are interesting but the focus of the conference paper needs to be how you used SAS to get those results. First-time attendees can also benefit by learning what the norms and expectations are for submissions. Once you have been through the process once, it is easier the next time. Mentors help make that first experience go smoothly. Lastly, anyone who just needs a second set of eyes or a little help getting their ideas across can benefit from the program. No one is turned away.

tags: SAS Global Forum, sas global forum presenter mentoring program

How the SAS Global Forum Presenter Mentoring Program can help would-be presenters was published on SAS Users.

12月 092014
 

Congratulations if you’re one of the over 300 presenters whose proposals for content were accepted for SAS Global Forum 2015! Now that it’s time to start preparing papers, posters and presentations, I thought this would be a good opportunity to write about the Presenter Mentoring Program, an excellent service offered to authors planning for SAS Global Forum.

The 2014 conference was my first time attending SAS Global Forum, and it was my first time presenting. Although the new e-poster format provided a great platform for a first-time presenter like myself, it was still a daunting task to write an official paper and present a topic—especially for the uninitiated.

The Presenter Mentoring Program was developed to help presenters who want to improve the quality and content of their papers and presentations. The program matches up a less experienced SAS Global Forum presenter with someone who has presented papers on multiple occasions and knows the ins and outs of what's involved. I was lucky enough to get long-time SAS Global Forum attendee Lois Levin as my mentor. The help and support I received from Lois was invaluable.

The Presenter Mentoring Service is free, and there’s an easy online application to help you connect with a mentor. The mentoring program brings numerous benefits, and I’d like to highlight the ones I found most useful:

Content Review: Your mentor will want to know a bit about yourself and also about your topic. This way they can get to know how you work and the best ways they can help you get your message across to the audience. Once you know more about each other, you can get to work on your paper.

Submissions: Your mentor will be on hand to remind you of deadlines for when your paper is due. They can also help you plan a work schedule so you can meet the deadline. Your mentor may also give you a gentle nudge as time goes on to ensure you’re keeping the writing process on track.

Writing in ‘SAS Speak’: If this is the first time you’ve written a SAS paper, then you’ll need to learn the lingo! SAS and its products are trademarked, and you’ll be required to know your DATA step from your data sets. It is quite astonishing how much you’ll refer to SAS terminology in your paper, and you’ll want to get the wording right. Your mentor can help with this.

Proofreading: One of the biggest benefits I gained from using the Presenter Mentoring Program was help proofreading my paper. No matter how many times you check your paper, there’s always the odd mistake that creeps in. My mentor took time to proofread my paper numerous times and at various stages of its creation. With my paper totalling 16 pages that took some doing - something that I was very grateful for.

Connections: Another benefit of using the mentoring program is the connections and introductions your mentor can help you make. The mentors have most likely attended many SAS Global Forum conferences in the past and can introduce you to many members of the SAS family you may otherwise not approach or meet.

You'll also get to attend a preconference meeting for those who used the mentoring program. You’ll get to meet others who have used the service and share stories, tips and advice. It’s also a great opportunity to meet your mentor and put a face to a name.

I wholeheartedly recommend the Presenter Mentoring Program. Go on, give it a try! You won't be disappointed.

tags: SAS Global Forum, sas global forum presenter mentoring program
7月 232014
 

Do you know something about SAS® software that other SAS users would love to learn?

Of course you do!

Whether you’re a student or a member of the Circle of Excellence, every SAS programming project, every analysis or forecasting model is an opportunity to gain new insights into SAS processing or to develop new techniques.

No matter how you measure your SAS experience—what you’ve learned is valuable to other SAS users. So, start typing up your ideas. The SAS Global Forum 2015 call for content opens today!

Will attendees be interested in my topic?

The topic possibilities are endless! Conference attendees seek out a full range of topics: from beginner to advanced skill levels, from newer technologies to foundational software, and from quick tips to in-depth workshops. Still unsure? Perhaps the conference location will inspire you:

  • Everything's bigger in Texas, right? That includes data! Start planning your big data presentation now, from data management techniques to predictive modeling.
  •  SAS administrators have a big job -- perhaps you know a few tips to pass along to your peers about securing the SAS environment, administering metadata or improving performance for SAS users in your organization. 
  • If a picture’s worth a thousand words, then in the case of visual analytics, it’s worth virtually unlimited data points. Show us what you’re doing with business intelligence reporting using visual analytics or dashboards. 
  • Pitch your presentation on sports analytics – maybe you'll hit a home run! …Or, perhaps your expertise includes epidemiology, optimization, operations research, text analytics or survey techniques.

Now, which format is the best match?

Do you thrive on formal presentations? Perhaps you’re a skilled moderator or a genius at drawing others into conversation? SAS Global Forum offers more opportunities than ever to match up topics and presentation skills.

  • All skill levels, from those getting started all the way up to advanced users.
  • SAS expertise, including experience with the latest technologies to foundational software.
  • Range of interactions with other users, whether small group table talk discussions (new in 2015), interactive poster sessions or more in-depth Hands-On Workshops.
  • Depth of coverage that spans quick tips through full-length papers and presentations for a breakout session.

Still uncertain where to start?

If you need some help bringing your idea to life, try the presenter mentoring program. Our mentors -- all experienced presenters or instructors themselves -- can offer you guidance and advice along your journey to SAS Global Forum. Mentors can even help you write an abstract or outline. Simply apply online.

Here are some of the ways they can help make your SAS Global Forum 2015 presentation a rewarding personal and professional experience:

  • Review drafts of proceedings papers, PowerPoint presentations or poster designs.
  • Listen to and offer feedback on your spoken presentation before the conference begins.
  • Offer advice on getting the most out of the conference.
  • Offer a private critique of your presentation during the conference.

Your knowledge and participation are what make SAS Global Forum such a valuable experience for thousands of users from all over the world. I hope you'll consider submitting a proposal today.

Best regards,

Tyler

tags: call for papers, SAS Global Forum, sas global forum presenter mentoring program
9月 032013
 

SASuser power! Does this phrase conjure up any images for you? I visualize SAS users across the globe, addressing messy data, combating fraud, and making use of business analytics to provide insight and add business value for organizations around the world. We, SASusers are powerful!

With the Potential of One comes the Power of All and, fittingly, this is the theme for SAS Global Forum 2014 (#SASGF14). Conference Chair Marje Fecht shares her POWER-ful advice for preparing your bright ideas in her message on the SAS Global Forum site.  The  call for content for SAS Global Forum 2014 is now open. This is an opportunity to share your knowledge and experience with the SAS global community.

As I mentioned in a video interview with Vince Cotte at SAS Global Forum 2013, SAS Global Forums are THE place to connect with SAS users and meet with SAS Research & Development. Alongside other SAS users, SAS Institute staff, customers and partners you can learn about upcoming releases in the SAS product offering, leverage the many opportunities to network in person, see live demonstrations, attend presentations, or even give a presentation.

We are now into the second half of 2013 and it is a busy time for SAS users with upcoming forums in Europe and regional user groups in the US to name but a few. In Australia the SAS Sydney Forum was held earlier this month, which drew over 1,000 attendees for this fantastic one-day event. One of the many highlights of the event was the discussion of SANZOC (SAS Australia New Zealand Online Community), an online community for SAS users in Australia and New Zealand. This is a wonderful resource for SAS users to collaborate, network and share information outside of their usual SAS user group meeting or major forum event.

Attending SAS Global Forum 2014 need not be a challenge… Start planning now, read the Five Reasons to Attend SAS Global Forum, consider submitting content – quick tips, presentation, poster or hands-on workshop, plan to register (registration opens October 2013) and use the opportunity to discover Washington D.C. while in town too.

Please share in the comments below your thoughts on what SASuser power means to you and whether you’re planning to attend and/or submit content for SAS Global Forum 2014.


I’ll be there, so be sure to say “G’Day”.
Michelle Homes

tags: international SAS forums, SAS Global Forum, sas global forum presenter mentoring program
7月 192013
 

SAS Global Forum is a three-day, education-focused and energy-packed conference – created by SAS users, for SAS users. Next year’s event will be in Washington D.C., March 23-26.

Featuring the best and brightest SAS users and experts from all over the globe, SAS Global Forum 2014 offers the SAS community the chance to exchange ideas, explore new ways of using SAS and dive into topics that matter to them.

As journalist Margaret Fuller says, “If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.”

SAS users everywhere want to hear the creative ways in which you use SAS.  Share tips and tricks. Think best practices. Across all industries. Across all job roles. And certainly across all products and solutions. From introductory to advanced SAS users.

The Call for Content opens on Aug. 19 and ends on Oct. 21, so go ahead and start thinking about your ideas. Visit the presenter information website for more details.

Have an idea and need help translating it from concept to reality?  The Presenter Mentoring Program will be your idea superhero who will save the day.  Take advantage of them!

tags: SAS Global, sas global forum presenter mentoring program
7月 192013
 

SAS Global Forum is a three-day, education-focused and energy-packed conference – created by SAS users, for SAS users. Next year’s event will be in Washington D.C., March 23-26.

Featuring the best and brightest SAS users and experts from all over the globe, SAS Global Forum 2014 offers the SAS community the chance to exchange ideas, explore new ways of using SAS and dive into topics that matter to them.

As journalist Margaret Fuller says, “If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.”

SAS users everywhere want to hear the creative ways in which you use SAS.  Share tips and tricks. Think best practices. Across all industries. Across all job roles. And certainly across all products and solutions. From introductory to advanced SAS users.

The Call for Content opens on Aug. 19 and ends on Oct. 21, so go ahead and start thinking about your ideas. Visit the presenter information website for more details.

Have an idea and need help translating it from concept to reality?  The Presenter Mentoring Program will be your idea superhero who will save the day.  Take advantage of them!

tags: SAS Global, sas global forum presenter mentoring program