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July 2011

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Dear Readers,

Spring 2011 has brought SAS a new Academics Relationship Manager. It is my pleasure to take on this new challenge and I'm looking forward to working with you all. This summer, our focus is on "the Summer of SAS", the perfect opportunity for young graduates to jump-start a career as SAS Professional or Consultant. Places are limited, so encourage your students to enroll for the last available seats. Wishing you an excellent and inspiring summer holiday and a happy reading,

Enjoy reading,
Els Lemmens.


Summer of SAS

July 25th to August 22nd 2011, Tervuren

For the fifth year in a row, SAS organizes the "Summer of SAS", aimed at young graduates who like to start a job as SAS Consultant or SAS Professional. The last seats for the Summer are quickly being taken. If you know any interested students, please refer them to

FORUM 2011 – Call for Papers

October 6th 2011, Aula Magna, Louvain-la-Neuve.

The SAS Forum is the place where all BeLux SAS users, experts and partners meet to exchange knowledge and experience. If you or any of your colleagues would like to present your research project or success story either during a 30 minute presentation or by poster session, please contact Els Lemmens at before July 31st 2011. Each year, the audience elects the best presentation. The presenter will be granted a free trip to the SAS Global Forum 2012, April 22 to 25th in Orlando.

SAS Student Ambassador Program

The SAS Student Ambassador Program is a competitive program that recognizes and supports students who use SAS technologies in innovative ways that benefit their respective industries and fields of study. Selected students will be named SAS Student Ambassadors and earn the opportunity to present their research at the 2012 SAS Global Forum in Orlando, Florida on April 22nd to 25th 2012.


Upcoming Events


Summer of SAS / Masterclass , July 25, 2011, SAS Tervuren. More information on


SAS Forum BeLux
, October 06, Aula Magna, Louvain-la-neuve. More info on


Analytics2011 , October 24- 25 , Grande Lakes Resort Orlando, FL.

The Analytics 2011 Conference Series combines the power of SAS's M2010 Data Mining Conference and F2010 Business Forecasting Conference into one conference covering the latest trends and techniques in the field of analytics. Read more on

Analytics2011 Web site


SAS Publishing

New Book  

Statistical Programming with SAS/IML Software, by Rick Wicklin

SAS/IML software is a powerful tool for data analysts because it enables implementation of statistical algorithms that are not available in any SAS procedure.


More books to be discovered at the SAS Bookstore


Contact SAS

Els Lemmens,
Relationship Manager Academics

SAS Institute NV / SA
Kasteel de Robiano
Hertenbergstraat 6
+32 2 766 07 00

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