SAS® GLOBAL FORUM
Frequently Asked Questions
You've got questions – we've got answers.
When does registration open for SAS Global Forum 2020?
Registration is now open!
How do I register for training, tutorials or SAS certification exams?
When you register for the conference, you will have the option to review and select from all of these offerings and add them to your registration.
Are there day passes available?
Yes. Day pass registration at a cost of $600-$700 allows you to attend only the events scheduled for that day.
What if I have an inquiry about my registration as a government attendee?
How much does it cost to attend the Users Program?
Early-bird pricing is $1,095 through Jan. 29, 2020. Standard conference pricing is $1,395 beginning Jan. 30, 2020. On-site conference registration is $1,695.
Students can register for $95. Academics can register for $450.
Is a guest registration available?
This is a business conference and we currently do not have guest passes available.
Hotels and Travel
What are the costs for the conference hotels?
The conference team has blocked rooms at 31 local hotels to help reduce costs for attendees. The price range is $229-$379. All hotel reservations must be made online through your registration link to take advantage of the discounted rates.
Where can I find information about hotels for the conference?
We’ve developed a list of Frequently Asked Housing Questions for your convenience. In this document, you’ll find complete details about how to book your accommodations, as well as a listing of available hotels.
Why should I reserve my rooms early?
You are highly encouraged to book early. Room availability will decrease and hotel rates will increase closer to the conference date due to activities in the DC area, including the National Cherry Blossom Festival.
Which airport(s) should I use for travel to DC?
You can travel to DCA (Reagan) or IAD (Dulles).
Do any airlines offer discounted fares?
Where can I find information about DC and local attractions?
Promotions and Discounts
Can I use EPTO units or SAS Training Points to pay for training at SAS Global Forum?
To pay for training at SAS Global Forum using EPTO units or SAS Training Points, please use the discount code EDUPREPDTRN when registering. Once your registration is received, a SAS representative will contact you to collect your account information.
Can I use EPTO units or SAS Training Points to pay for registration fees?
To pay for SAS Global Forum registration using EPTO units or SAS Training Points, please use the discount code EDUPREPDCON when registering. Once your registration is received, a SAS representative will contact you to collect your account information.
Information for Presenters
Miscellaneous and Who to Contact
Where will SAS Global Forum 2020 be held?
Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.
How do I email the conference registrar?
How can I volunteer for SAS Global Forum?
Can you help me request a Visa?
If you need assistance requesting a Visa, please submit this form after you register for the conference. Once your form information is confirmed, the conference registrar will provide you with a PDF letter to share with your Consulate or Embassy.
What meals are included during the conference?
During SAS Global Forum 2020, lunch will be provided on Monday and Tuesday of the conference. Food and beverages will also be available on Sunday during The Quad opening from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.; on Monday evening during the Networking Reception in The Quad; and heavy food and drinks will be available during the Kick Back Party on Tuesday night.
There will also be four food and beverage outlets open within the Walter E. Washington Convention Center throughout the conference.