Schedule at a Glance

WUSS 2018 September 5-7, 2018, Hyatt Regency, Sacramento, California
Pre and Post-Conference Classes (extra fee event) September 4, 5, and 7
Tuesday September 4th, 2018
7:00am – 8:00am Conference Registration and Information Open for Tuesday Full-Day Classes Only
8:00am – 5:00pm Tuesday Full-Day Classes (extra fee event)
Wednesday September 5th, 2018
7:00am – 8:00am Conference Registration and Information Open for Wednesday Half-Day Classes Only
8:00am – 11:30am Wednesday Half-Day Classes (extra fee event)
9:00am – 5:00pm Conference Registration and Information, Giveaways Open
10:00am- 12:00pm Resource Central Open: SAS® Booths, Exhibitors, ePosters
12:15pm – 12:45pm What’s Up WUSS: Conference Orientation
1:00pm – 2:00pm Opening Session with Keynote Address: “It’s Not Easy Being a SAS Programmer” by Michael Raithel
2:00pm – 2:30pm Welcome Reception
2:00pm – 6:00pm Resource Central Open: SAS® Booths, Exhibitors, ePosters
2:30pm – 6:00pm Academic Presentations, SAS® Essentials Workshop, Hands-On-Workshops, WUSS Theater, Solutions in the Round
3:00pm – 3:45pm Speed Networking for Community Building
4:00pm – 5:00pm Author Michael Raithel reads from his SAS tips book and from his book about his real life adventures as a SAS programmer.
5:00pm – 6:00pm SAS Press Authors Book-Signing with Ron Cody, William Benjamin and David Dickey
6:00pm – 9:30pm Networking Mixer
Thursday September 6th, 2018
7:30am- 8:00am Super Brain Yoga
8:00am- 8:30am Continental Breakfast
8:00am- 5:00pm Conference Registration and Information, Giveaways Open
8:00am- 11:00am Resource Central Open: SAS® Booths, Exhibitors, ePosters, Solutions in the Round, SAS® presents Rock Your  Profile
8:30am- 11:00am WUSS Theater
8:30am- 12:00pm Academic Presentations, Hands-On-Workshops
9:30am- 10:00am Morning Coffee Break
10:00am- 10:45am Speed Networking for Community Building
12:00pm – 1:30pm For lunch ‘Eat the grid’ in Sacramento, the Farm to Fork capital of California. Turn in your “Thursday Lunch” ticket (included with your registration materials) for a local map and “lunch money”. Lunch tickets can be exchanged between 11am – 12:30pm at the WUSS Giveaways Desk. Show your WUSS 2018 Badge at participating restaurants and get a discount being offered directly to you as a conference attendee.
1:00pm – 1:30pm Yoga Tuneup
1:30pm – 5:30pm Academic Presentations, Hands-On-Workshops, WUSS Theater, Solutions in the Round
3:00pm – 7:00pm Resource Central Open: SAS® Booths, Exhibitors, ePosters, SAS® presents Rock Your LinkedIn icon Profile
3:00pm – 3:30pm Afternoon Coffee Break
4:30pm – 5:30pm Owning Your Brand and Maximizing Your Reach Through Social Media
5:00pm – 7:00pm Meet the ePoster Presenters
5:30pm – 7:00pm SAS Customer Appreciation Reception
Friday September 7th, 2018
8:00am – 8:30am Super Brain Yoga
8:30am – 12:00pm Conference Registration and Information Open
8:30am – 9:00pm Continental Breakfast
8:30am – 11:00am Resource Central Open: SAS® Booths, Exhibitors, ePosters
9:00am – 11:00am WUSS Theater
9:00am – 12:00pm Academic Presentations, Hands-On-Workshops, Solutions in the Round
9:30am – 10:30am WUSS Book Club: Come talk about your favorite SAS books with WUSS authors Michael Raithel, Art Carpenter, Kirk Paul Lafler, Lora Delwiche, Susan Slaughter, Rebecca Ottesen, William Benjamin, Troy Hughes, and Derek Morgan
10:00am- 10:30am Morning Coffee Break
12:00pm – 1:00pm Closing Session: Best Contributed Paper Awards, Prize Drawings
1:30pm – 5:00pm Friday Half-Day Classes (extra fee event)