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Networking Opportunities

Innovation Hub

Experience the latest SAS tools and solutions in action! The Innovation Hub is the heart of the conference, where you can participate in dozens of interactive activities, meet SAS experts and partners, expand your learning, take an e-learning course and more. So stop by, grab a snack and dive in.

Meet the Experts

Between our SAS experts, partners and consultants, there is an expert ready to talk to you about everything – from administration and architecture to troubleshooting and implementation techniques.

Learn and Connect

Try our free education resources firsthand, learn how to get SAS certified, browse hundreds of SAS training courses, get an exclusive conference discount at the SAS Bookstore, connect with fellow SAS users and see what’s trending at the Social Media Hub. It’s all here.


Explore the accepted submissions to the 2017 Student Poster Contest. Our student posters are presented digitally as a green alternative to traditional posters. These presentations are visually informative and relaxed, and every presenter is given a dedicated presentation time.

Super Demos

Get an in-depth demonstration of a particular SAS technique, feature or procedure during these 15-minute how-to sessions.

Theater Sessions 

These highly interactive sessions appeal to all levels and job roles. Many will feature live software demos, and Q&A is encouraged.

Table Talks 

Meet nine of your newest friends for an in-depth discussion on a specific session topic facilitated by a subject-matter expert. No audiovisual equipment is provided, but a whiteboard is available. (And good old-fashioned conversation.)

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Welcome Reception

Monday, Sept. 18
5 – 6:30 p.m.

Celebrate the first night of Analytics Experience 2017 with snacks, drinks and networking in the Innovation Hub.

Academic Reception

Monday, Sept. 18
7 – 9 p.m.

Join us for an engaging session that will showcase opportunities for those interested in the fields of data science and analytics. We’ll recognize the students participating in the Analytics Shootout and the Student Poster Contest. If you’re a senior leader looking for fresh analytical talent, this is an excellent opportunity to meet your next hire! All attendees are invited to attend.

A Night on the Potomac

Tuesday, Sept. 19
RiverView Ballroom
6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Admire breathtaking, 270-degree views of the Potomac River and Washington, DC, from the expansive terraces of the RiverView Ballroom. Enjoy local Maryland cuisine, drinks, networking and entertainment at this unforgettable waterfront event.

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