By now even the “Secret” truck has left the SAS Worldwide headquarters in Cary, NC for the drive to Washington, DC. (The “non-Secret” truck began its six hour journey to the conference site last Friday, March 13.) As in previous years, we have more than one truck leaving from SAS for SAS Global Forum because 1) not everything will fit onto one truck, and 2) not every SAS employee can make the deadline for the non-secret truck.
The majority of what’s shipped on the truck is going into the SAS Demo Area. Set up of the Demo Area is already underway in the Prince George Level, Exhibit Halls C-D, whose combined size is the equivalent of 1.26 football fields. Don’t worry about getting lost though – there’s an Information Booth just as you walk in the door.
Be sure to make time for the Mixer hosted by SAS on Monday, March 22 from 6 to 7:30 pm. The mixer is held in the SAS Demo Area, and it’s an optimal time to explore and socialize.
And if you need to prove that you attended the conference, you can get an electronic postcard picture (see my friend Sara modeling below) taken in the User Community area between booths 99 and 100.
You can also pick up your official conference t-shirt (100% organic cotton) near the same area and take the SAS Global Users Group survey. The survey opens on Tuesday, March 24 at 10 am in the SAS Global Users Group booth. By taking the survey, your name will be entered into a drawing for some great prizes including a GPS, Nintendo Wii, Digital Camera or Apple iTouch. The winners will be announced at Closing Session on Wednesday, March 25 at noon.