Data Analysts to Gather at LSU October 16-18

September 11, 2019

BATON ROUGE – Data analysts from throughout the South-Central U.S. will be gathering at LSU Oct. 16 -18. They will be hearing the latest information on SAS programming techniques and methods of statistical analysis.

The 2019 South Central SAS Users Group (SCSUG) Educational Forum will be held at the Business Education Complex on the LSU Campus. A pre-forum mixer is scheduled for Wednesday evening, Oct. 16. During Thursday and Friday, speakers will deliver presentations, workshops and software demos from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Continental breakfasts will start each day at 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.

Throughout the forum, there will be multiple presentations from the SAS Institute, originally presented at the 2019 SAS Global Forum. Twelve back-to-back fifty-minute Hands-On Workshops (HOWs) are scheduled throughout the two-day forum designed for attendees to learn by doing from among a list of exciting SAS topics, including one on how to use Python. These “learn by doing” sessions allow attendees to bring a personal device with pre-installed SAS software.

The forum also has sessions with presentations by nationally recognized professionals who use SAS in their work. There will also be a robotics demonstration using Python through SAS. In addition to the forum presentations, there will be pre-forum and post-forum workshops taught by nationally recognized experts and instructors Kirk Lafler, Joshua Hortsman and Russell Lavery. Meet three authors and have a chance to win from among their latest books published by SAS.

Early registration discount ends Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. Special lodging rate at The Cook Hotel ends Sept. 18, 2019. Contact Dr. Joni Shreve, Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems, at for more information.

About SAS

SAS is the leader in analytics. Through innovative software and services, SAS empowers and inspires customers around the world to transform data into intelligence. SAS gives you THE POWER TO KNOW®. SAS began at North Carolina State University as a project to analyze agricultural research. Demand for such software capabilities grew, and SAS was founded in 1976 to help customers in a variety of industries – from pharmaceutical companies and banks to academic and governmental entities.

About the Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems

The Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business combines teaching and research to create a rich learning experience for its students. Relationships with industry and state agencies enable the department to assist organizations with issues related to entrepreneurship, information systems, analytics and business intelligence, as well as innovation and technological change and offer enhanced career opportunities for its graduates. Collaborative research efforts of its diverse faculty have resulted in major grants from the National Science Foundation and the state of Louisiana. For more information, visit


Elizabeth Eaton
E. J. Ourso College of Business