SAS® GLOBAL FORUM
Call for Content
Key Dates – Mark Your Calendar
Nov. 17, 2020
Call for proposals open
Dec. 21, 2020
Last day to submit proposals for consideration
Proposal decisions sent
Late spring 2021
Breakout sessions live
All proposal submissions must include the following details:
- Presentation title (< 100 characters).
- Author/presenter name.
- Company name.
- Brief presenter bio (< 75 words).
- Your abstract (1,500 characters).
- A three-minute video.
We’re always looking for proposals such as product demonstrations, intros and deep dives, customer and partner stories, and just plain cool technology. You can find a complete listing of topics down below for your consideration.
- SAS Administration
- Artificial Intelligence
- Machine Learning (Data Mining/Predictive Modeling)
- Text Analytics
- Public Health
- Forecasting and Econometrics
- Model Deployment and Decision Support
- Sampling/Survey Research
Business Applications / Data Visualization
- Business Application
- Data Visualization
- 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
- Industry-Specific Solutions
Tips and Details
Set clear expectations.
- Keep attendees engaged and spark their interest. Examples include sharing an exciting implementation story, live demo or a new way to use a tool.
- Call out what the attendee will get from your session.
- 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.
- Keep the abstract title brief (< 100 characters) and make it attention-grabbing.
- Keep the abstract brief (< 1,500 characters) and tell the audience what problem or need you’re going to help them solve.
- Remember that grammar, spelling and punctuation matter.
Write a great bio.
- Start with the basics, then show us your expertise (e.g., include accolades and research).
- Limit personal information, focus on professional and high-level details.
- 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:
- About yourself.
- Why this presentation and topic are important, relevant and should be selected.
- How you’re going to make this presentation interesting for a virtual audience and why attendees should tune in to your session.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Good luck!