Volunteering at WUSS

Western Users of SAS Software is a volunteer-run organization. We can’t make the conference work without volunteers like you. If you would like to volunteer at WUSS, you can indicate that when you register or send an email to our Volunteer Coordinator at Volunteer@wuss.org.

Most volunteers will work as Session Coordinators. Session Coordinators support section chairs and presenters to help sessions run smoothly. They help with timekeeping, attendance tracking, introducing speakers, and anything else that the academic presentation rooms might need. There are also opportunities to help with other aspects of conference operations, such as registration assistant, Resource Central assistant, or an assistant-at-large. Email our Volunteer Coordinator who will connect you with just the right position!

Volunteer slots are 3-4 hours in length and volunteers are invited to attend a special volunteer appreciation event. But that’s not the only reason to volunteer at WUSS…

Why volunteer at a WUSS conference?

  • Meet new people in the WUSS community
  • Make meaningful connections with presenters, attendees, exhibitors, and the WUSS conference team
  • Add to your resume in a unique way
  • Learn how the conference functions with an insider view
  • Did we mention the special volunteer appreciation event?
  • Help make WUSS a success!

To learn more about volunteering for WUSS 2024, email our Volunteer Coordinator at Volunteer@wuss.org.

Deputy Section Chair
The Deputy Section Chair role is an entry-level position on the WUSS Academic Team, and an excellent opportunity to explore leadership at WUSS! Deputies help review, prioritize, and select proposals that are submitted, and work with authors to help finalize their papers and presentations. At the WUSS conference, each Deputy assists a Section Chair in moderating a room of presentations, and might welcome and introduce presenters, among other logistical activities. Thus, Deputies are essential to the Academic Team both in the months leading up to the conference and at the in-person event.
Some benefits of volunteering as a Deputy for WUSS 2024 include:

  • Half price registration (a $337.50 discount) for the WUSS 2024 conference, held at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento, California, September 4 to 6, 2024.
  • Three days of rousing presentations, workshops, and demonstrations on SAS software development, software design best practices, statistics and data analytics, data visualization, open-source programming, and so much more.
  • Invitation to the volunteer appreciation dinner, in addition to other conference social events and activities.
  • Friendship, fun, and future leadership opportunities in the WUSS family!

To apply to volunteer as a Deputy Section Chair, or for more information about the role and responsibilities, please download and complete the Deputy Section Chair Application. Thank you for your interest in WUSS leadership opportunities!