Fifteen – that's the number of years since SAS Education began hosting its annual analytics-focused conferences. I remember the excitement around the fledging event when attendees filled the old Training Center at SAS corporate headquarters.
Popular from the beginning, the initial conferences focused on techniques and practices in data mining and business forecasting. Over time, they have expanded into an international series focused on educating data analysts using a wide range of techniques.
In the US, Analytics 2013 will be held at The Peabody Orlando, Oct. 21-22. The conference will bring together more than 1,000 professionals from the analytics community for two days of networking and learning.
The agenda features four keynotes, more than 40 breakout sessions and a poster session on such topics as data mining, forecasting, high-performance analytics, statistics and visual analytics. One popular feature of the Analytics conference is the student poster competition—a great place to find up-and-coming analytic talent.
With speakers from all major industries, you're certain to discover techniques and ideas to improve your organization's analytical practices.
Editor, SAS Tech Report