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SAS Global Forum Swirls

Call for Content

SAS Global Forum Swirls

Virtual SAS Global Forum 2021 is fast approaching. This is a unique opportunity to tell your story and successes in front of our global SAS users community.

2021 Deadline

Call for content is now closed.  

The Presentation

What will you be asked to present? We’re glad you asked. The presentations follow this format:

A 30-minute breakout session

Selection Process

Subject-matter experts from our SAS users community will review and rate all proposals. Factors considered include originality, expertise, relevance and current trends. Final selections and decision notifications sent in January 2021.  

Tips and Details

Prepare to inspire! Your proposed presentation should set clear expectations, be concise and polished, and include a great abstract.  

Key Dates – Mark Your Calendar

Nov. 17, 2020
Call for proposals open

Dec. 21, 2020
Last day to submit proposals for consideration

January 2021
Proposal decisions sent

March 2021
Sessions scheduled

Late spring 2021
Breakout sessions live

Presentation Topics


  • Architecture
  • Deployment
  • Migration
  • SAS Administration
  • Security
  • Cloud


  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning (Data Mining/Predictive Modeling)
  • Text Analytics
  • Public Health
  • Forecasting and Econometrics
  • Model Deployment and Decision Support
  • Optimization
  • Sampling/Survey Research
  • Statistics

Business Applications / Data Visualization

  • Business Application
  • Data Visualization

Data Management

  • Data Integration and Orchestration
  • Data Preparation and Quality
  • Date Governance and Framework
  • Cloud and Hybrid Data Connectivity
  • Data Engineering and Data Technology


  • Applications Development and Open Integration
  • Data Presentation
  • General Programming


  • Customer Intelligence
  • Fraud and Security Intelligence
  • Risk Management
  • IoT
  • Industry-Specific Solutions

Presenter Mentoring Program

Need a little help finalizing that abstract and title? Or perhaps you could use some insights on presentation skills, especially in a virtual world? We have a team ready to help you. Our Presenter Mentoring Program will provide the resources and support you need.

Tips and Details 

Set clear expectations.

  1. Keep attendees engaged and spark their interest. Examples include sharing an exciting implementation story, live demo or a new way to use a tool.
  2. Call out what the attendee will get from your session.
  3. List three to four key takeaways that will benefit your audience. Set expectations that match what you’ll share. For example, if your proposal promises a customer story, don’t spend 30 minutes delving into code.

Be concise and polished.

  1. Keep the abstract title brief (< 100 characters) and make it attention-grabbing. 
  2. Keep the abstract brief (< 1,500 characters) and tell the audience what problem or need you’re going to help them solve.
  3. Remember that grammar, spelling and punctuation matter.

Write a great bio.

  1. Start with the basics, then show us your expertise (e.g., include accolades and research).
  2. Limit personal information, focus on professional and high-level details.
  3. Keep it brief (< 75 words), which is about five to six sentences.

Considerations for video submissions

To help us better understand your presentation idea and if you would like to be considered for a virtual presentation, you must submit a three-minute video along with your proposal submission. This will help our team better evaluate your submission. The video should tell us:

  1. About yourself.
  2. Why this presentation and topic are important, relevant and should be selected.
  3. How you’re going to make this presentation interesting for a virtual audience and why attendees should tune in to your session.
  4. What techniques you will use to keep the audience engaged.

Thanks so much for your interest in presenting during Virtual SAS Global Forum 2021!

You’ll hear in January whether your proposal has been accepted. If you have questions, contact us at Good luck!

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