WUSS 2022 Special Events

In addition to excellent academic content, WUSS 2022 will include a variety of special events and features that provide opportunities for networking, socializing, and professional development. Be sure to maximize your WUSS experience by adding the items below to your agenda!

Wednesday Night Networking Mixer
Wednesday, 9/14, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Spend some time getting to know your fellow attendees, catch up with old friends, and make some new ones at our Wednesday night Networking Mixer. We like to start the conference off right with food, drinks, and a lot of fun!

Thursday, 9/15, 7:30am – 8:00am
& Friday, 9/16, 8:00am – 8:30am

Refresh your mind and body each morning with a relaxing yoga session led by SAS’s own Charu Shankar. In addition to being a programming whiz, Charu is a professional yoga instructor and will lead you through some basic routines to prepare you for the day ahead. Perfect for all levels, and beginners are welcome! Wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat, if you have one (a hotel towel will also work)!

SAS Customer Appreciation Luncheon
Thursday, 9/15, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Join us for a special customer appreciation luncheon, sponsored by SAS. Chris Hemedinger, Director of SAS User Engagement, will share his secrets for Programming Wordle in SAS.

Professional Headshots
and Resume Reviews
Thursday, 9/15, 1:00pm – 4:00pm & 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Is your profile picture a little dated? Does your resume need a refresh? Stop by Resource Central at WUSS 2022 for a full profile makeover! In partnership with SAS, we’ll be offering professional headshots and resume reviews for all attendees.

Thursday Happy Hour
Thursday, 9/15, 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Head to Resource Central for Thursday Happy Hour because we’re hosting a tabletop party! There are oodles of games to choose from: Exploding Kittens, Pictionary, Twister, Charty Party, and so much more. Grab a drink, some refreshments, and meet with our exhibitors. Trade in your WUSS Bucks for raffle tickets. Get a group photo in our photo booth. Win fabulous prizes in Family Feud. It’s a party not to be missed!

Family Feud
Thursday, 9/15, 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Many long-time attendees feel WUSS is like a family, so what better way to reconnect with family than playing a round of Family Feud? During our Thursday Happy Hour, join together with your fellow WUSS attendees for a chance to win fabulous prizes as you try to guess how other WUSS attendees responded to a variety of survey questions. Topics range from slightly technical to downright wacky. Survey says… fun!

WUSS Bucks

Earn WUSS Bucks and win great prizes! WUSS Bucks can be earned in a variety of ways, such as participating in academic presentations, visiting exhibitors, donating to our featured charity, or just by being in the right place at the right time! Always keep your eyes peeled for opportunities throughout the conference to earn a few more WUSS Bucks. Once you have a stack of Bucks, take them to the WUSS Bank (in Resource Central) to trade them for raffle tickets for fabulous prizes. Raffles will be drawn during Closing Session.