Make Connections That Matter
We know screen time has its advantages, but nothing can replace a face-to-face connection. Whether you set a small group meeting time to discuss a specific challenge, chat about a new technique you just discovered at a booth in the Innovation Hub or connect over your love of vintage airplanes at the museum party, we give you plenty of time to network with other data lovers.
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, view an e-poster, and more. So stop by, grab a snack and dive in.
Demos by 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.
Get an in-depth demonstration of a particular SAS technique, feature or procedure during these 15-minute how-to sessions.
These highly interactive sessions appeal to all levels and job roles. Many will feature live software demos, and Q&A is encouraged.
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.)
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.
Monday, Sept. 18
7 – 8:30 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.
Tuesday, Sept. 19 | 7 – 10 p.m. | The National Air and Space Museum
We’re taking over the most visited museum in the galaxy for an out-of-this-world party.
During the Night at the Museum you’ll have full access to the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum’s galleries, Imax theater and planetarium. Grab a special creation from one of our mixologists or a plate from the buffet before exploring the museum.
Will you visit the America by Air or Space Race gallery first? Maybe you’ll discuss connected vehicles next to the 1903 Wright Flyer or dance with your favorite data scientist under the Spirit of St. Louis.
At 9:15 p.m., you’ll have to decide – will you stay at the party or have one more adventure?
Monuments by Moonlight Tour
Embark on this guided tour of Washington with licensed DC tour guides. Beginning at 9:15 p.m. coaches will leave the museum and give guests an up-close view of the US Capitol, travel down Constitution for a glimpse of the White House, and drive by the WWII Memorial and the Washington Monument. The one stop of the evening will be to climb the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to view the Reflecting Pool from where Martin Luther King, Jr., gave his famous “I Have A Dream” speech, and to view the larger than life statue of our 16th President. The tour will last approximately 45 minutes, ending at the Gaylord National Resort. The last coach will leave the National Air and Space Museum at 10 p.m.
|6:30 p.m.||Guests board luxury motor coaches at the Gaylord National Resort and head to the National Air and Space Museum.|
|7 – 10 p.m.||Drinks and dinner are served while a band plays and guests explore the museum’s galleries, Imax theater and planetarium.|
|9:15 – 10 p.m.||Coaches depart the museum. You choose whether to head back to the hotel or take a Monuments by Moonlight guided tour.|