sas global forum

10月 092008
SAS Global Forum dates and deadlines are about to kick into high gear. I don't want you to miss a thing, so here are a few tidbits and reminders that I just received about the conference.

  • SAS Global Forum 2009 offers unequaled educational and networking opportunities: more than 300 papers and presentations; hands-on demonstrations; powerful workshops and much more.

  • Learn industry-specific perspectives in the Industry Solution Tracks.

  • The keynote speaker is confirmed to be author and Pulitzer Prize winner Dave Barry. Don't miss his humorous view of work, kids, technology and life.

  • DON’T FORGET…Call for Papers ends Oct. 13, so get your submissions in.

  • Registration & housing opens November 10th.

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7月 222008
People ask me all of the time where they should look for technical hints and tips. I have a long list of excellent resources; one that always makes the top 5 list is SAS Global Forum papers. These papers are written and presented by knowledgeable SAS software users, SAS employees, and SAS consultants. They cover every topic you can dream up. The thing is, there is always room for another idea, another method, or another approach.

I have seen papers quoted and referenced as answers to tough programming dilemmas. I have seen near riots ensue when the Online Proceedings search stopped working. I have seen mere programming mortals rise to superstar status after presenting a paper. I have seen the call for papers for SAS Global Forum 2009. (Sorry. I got carried away.)

SAS Global Forum 2009 will be held March 22 - 25 at the Gaylord National Resort, National Harbor. If you have attended a SAS users' group conference, you know that they are all in great cities. You also know that what makes the conference truly great is the value of the information and the quality of the attendees and presenters. Don't miss your chance to make National Harbor the best location yet.

The 2009 call for papers is now open. The deadline for submitting your idea, along with an abstract, is October 13, 2008. If you have a topic in mind, read the instructions for submitting a paper and get started.

If you are wondering what kinds of papers are appropriate, I copied this text right from the SAS Global Forum web site:
Each section description explains in detail what the section chairs are anticipating. In general, papers describing real-world applications of SAS software are particularly appropriate submissions. Tips and techniques on effective or innovative uses that others can adapt are also well received papers. Theoretical or general overview papers are also welcome.