April 28 - May 1 | Dallas, TX


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For Users

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Analytics in Action

Analytics informs. It inspires. It transforms the world around us. The everyday work you do with data and analytics – it drives progress and provides real-life solutions to once seemingly unsolvable problems.

Join us on a journey of discovery and see how people just like you are bringing analytics to life every day and in extraordinary ways. From life-saving research to aiding in catastrophic events to banking free of fraud, all these things are reliant on your brilliant fusion of data and analytics.

Featured Presenters

Reshma Saujani

Reshma Saujani
Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code and Author

Michio Kaku

Michio Kaku
Theoretical Physicist,
Best-Selling Author,
Acclaimed Public Speaker and Renowned Futurist

Olympia LePoint

Olympia LePoint
Award-Winning Rocket Scientist, Science Entertainer and Educator

Dr. Jim Goodnight

Jim Goodnight
Chief Executive Officer, SAS

Oliver Schabenberger

Oliver Schabenberger
Executive Vice President,
Chief Operating Officer and Chief Technology Officer, SAS

What Matters to You – Matters to Us

At this year’s conference, we’ll be discussing all the latest trends and topics that matter to you, the SAS user. Our robust session catalog is live and now includes well over 700 scheduled sessions with more to come! Review what’s being offered and discover how you can make the most of your conference experience.

Select the topics that interest you, and find out more.

The Premier Event for SAS® Professionals



for all skill levels



Network with the best and the brightest

Registration TypeRegular
March 5 – April 27
Begins April 28
Training Points
Team (5-10)$1,045
Team (11-21)$1,005
Team (21+)$945
Day Pass$700
Guest$200See new guest policy

Kick Back Party

Tuesday, April 30 | 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.

Join us at the famous Gilley’s Dallas for an unforgettable party experience. It’s a 90,000-square-foot playground for adults featuring entertainment, activities, music and fun for all.

Gilley's Dallas event

Agenda at a Glance

Sunday, April 28 
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.Pre-Conference Tutorials (extra-fee event)
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Pre-Conference SAS Certification Exams (extra-fee event)
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Awards Recognition Luncheon (by invite only)
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
The Quad
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
General Session: Opening Session: 
Join SAS CEO Jim Goodnight as he welcomes you to Dallas. Joining him onstage will be SAS EVP, COO and CTO Oliver Schabenberger and SAS EVP and Chief Sales Officer, David Macdonald. Together, along with SAS customers, you’ll hear real-life success stories and see analytics in action. Plus, hear from our 2019 Conference Chair MaryAnne DePesquo, receive announcements about education and STEM, and don't miss the special entertainment at the end!
8:30 – 10:00 p.m.Welcome Reception:
Immediately following the Opening Session, take time to meet and mingle with other attendees. Snack on light food and beverages.
Monday, April 29 
8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
General Session: Technology Connection:
Join SAS EVP, COO and CTO Oliver Schabenberger. Hear how medical image processing and SAS are helping to treat cancer; how SAS Mobile Investigator is providing data on the move; how interpretability provides digestible analytics for everyone; and how automated pipelines allow quick access and answers. See brief demos and hear real-life customer stories of analytics in action.
10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.The Quad
10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Breakout Sessions
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Happy Hour Reception in The Quad:
Join your peers and fellow data enthusiasts in this expansive exhibit space. Kick back, relax and make connections. The abundance of networking opportunities is in part what makes this conference an incredible experience.
Tuesday, April 30 
8:15 – 9:30 a.m.
General Session: Keynote:
Hear from two incredibly inspiring talents! Reshma Saujani, founder and CEO of Girls Who Code and author, presents Closing the Gender Gap in Technology. Through her organization, Saujani is leading the movement to inspire, educate and equip young women with computing skills for the 21st century. And Olympia LePoint, award-winning rocket scientist, science entertainer and educator, shares her story. You’ll be mesmerized by their journeys. 
9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
The Quad
10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.Breakout Sessions
8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Kick Back Party: Gilley's Dallas
Wednesday, May 1 
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
General Session hosted by SAS EVP and CMO, Randy Guard:
Join our keynote Michio Kaku, theoretical physicist, best-selling author, acclaimed public speaker and renowned futurist as he presents: The Next 20 Years: How Startling New Developments in AI, Biotech and Nanotech Will Revolutionize the Economy, Finance and Our Way of Life.
10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Breakout Sessions
2:30 – 5:30 p.m.Post-Conference SAS Certification Exams (extra-fee event)
2:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Post-Conference Training by SAS Education (extra-fee event)

Want to know more about our conference? Eager to know who attends? Be sure to check out this By the Numbers section. You’ll find all those details and more.

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