Frequently asked questions

What’s included in the registration fees?

You get admission to all conference events, including conference meals: breakfast and lunch Tuesday and Wednesday, and breakfast on Thursday. And that’s not all. You get access to can’t-miss activities like the charity event, Kick Back Party and Welcome Reception.

Substitution, refunds and cancellation policy

Substitutions are welcomed at any time. To cancel your registration, please notify us in writing by March 28 to receive a full refund. After that date, there will be a $100 processing fee for each cancellation. After April 11, the registration fee is nonrefundable. No refunds will be honored for the pre-conference tutorials after March 28. Cancellation requests may be sent via email to the registrar, or follow the instructions on your confirmation letter to manage your cancellation.

All users and prospective SAS users are invited to SAS Global Forum. By registering to attend, you are automatically agreeing to the Terms and Conditions. These apply to each registered attendee. Any person, delegate, accompanying person, student, media representative, speaker or exhibitor who is present at the conference is considered an attendee.

Use SAS® Training Points and EPTO units for SAS® Global Forum conference registration

SAS Global Forum attendees can use SAS Training Points and EPTO units to pay for conference fees. If you have any questions, please contact your education sales representative.


To be eligible for the student fee, you must be a full-time student and submit proof of your association with a K-12 or degree-granting institution. Please scan and email us a copy of your valid student identification card. You can also fax a copy of your student ID card to 919-677-4444.

If we do not receive the proper documentation, your registration is subject to cancellation. We will contact you if there’s an issue with your documentation.

Payment guidelines

Online registrations must be paid in full by credit card. SAS Global Forum accepts American Express, MasterCard, Visa, Discover and Diners Club. Make sure the billing address on the payment screen reflects the address on your credit card statement. Your card will be immediately charged for your registration fees upon hitting "Submit."

Government organizations may pay by purchase order. Complete the registration form and fax it to 919-677-4444 with your purchase order. We will process and confirm your registration upon receipt.

EPTO units

To pay for SAS Global Forum using EPTO units, please use the discount code EDUEPTOCON when registering. Once your registration is received, a SAS representative will contact you to collect your account information. The price for the conference without training is 2.7 units.

SAS® Training Points

To pay for SAS Global Forum using SAS Training Points, please use the discount code EDUPTSCON when registering. Once your registration is received, a SAS representative will contact you to collect your account information. The price for the conference without training is 1,095 points.

Guest policy

Conference attendees may bring a guest 16 years or older (children are not permitted). Guests must be registered ($100 fee) and will be required to show a badge in order to attend conference activities. Guests cannot attend the following: conference presentations, networking lunches and The Quad.

Download Guidelines for Participation FAQ.


Team discounts

What a great idea: Bring your colleagues to SAS Global Forum and save money! Team discounts are available for five or more business and government attendees from the same organization. All organizations must apply for a team discount by April 10. All team members must be registered by April 14. Team discounts are not available at the on-site registration.


All team members attending SAS Global Forum must be employed by the same organization and named at the same time. Team discounts are only available on the business and government registration fee. They are not available for other types of registrations or extra-fee items. You can have a few placeholders if you do not have all the names, but we need to make sure the discount level is agreed upon upfront.

The process

Designate one person in your organization as the team manager and collect the names of team members. You can have a few placeholders if you do not have all the names, but we need to make sure the discount level is agreed upon upfront. Getting actual names will help the registrar work with you to make sure that registrations are coming in and to monitor how many more to expect. This information should be submitted on the Team Discount Application Form.

A special team code will be assigned to your organization and provided to the team manager. It is the team manager's responsibility to pass that code on to team members. Each team member must submit a separate registration using the team code. The team discount must be in place prior to any team member registering in order for the discount to apply to that registrant. Everyone must register during the same registration period (e.g., early-bird or regular registration).


The number of names submitted on the Team Discount Application Form will determine the level of discount. If a team does not meet the minimum number of team member registrations for the level, their fees may be recalculated to the appropriate level based on the actual number of team members registered. Team discounts will not be recalculated if additional attendees are registered from the same organization.


Organizations must preregister their team members by April 4, 2016.


Common team discount questions

Can we pay for all team members on one invoice?

Billing is per transaction, therefore we cannot do a master invoice. Each registration is charged as the individual completes the registration form.

How do the team members get the discount code?

It is the responsibility of the team manager to pass the discount code on to each member of the team.

Can attendees from the same country but different organizations form a team?

There is no team discount available by country. All team members must be from the same organization.

Can the discount be applied after someone registers?

No. The discount is only valid at the time of registration. Team members may not be added after they have registered.

Can EPTOs be used in conjunction with team discounts?

No. EPTOs and discounts may not be used together.

What if my question isn’t in this list?

Send your question directly to the conference registrar at

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