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Discovery Summit 2010. Exploring data. Inspiring innovation. SAS World Headquarters, Cary NC, September 13-16.

Special Events

Denver, the worlds’ most spectacular playground

The Mile High City’s playful character makes it the perfect host for Discovery Summit 2011. We hope these special events set in a variety of venues will inspire you to find new and exciting ways to play with your data.

Discovery Expo
Varied times throughout conference

The Discovery Expo is your opportunity to engage in peer-to-peer learning, which includes networking and benchmarking with people from notable organizations. You can also meet one-on-one with JMP developers, both to learn tips and tricks and to share your hopes and wishes for upcoming versions of the software. And we hope you’ll spend time with the poster presenters, learning about their forward-looking applications of JMP.

Panorama Party at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre
Tuesday, Sept. 13, from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Red Rocks AmphitheaterDenver has the largest city park system in the country with more than 200 parks within the city and 14,000 acres of parks in the nearby mountains, including spectacular Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre. Join us for cocktails and dinner at the opening night Panorama Party. You’ll have an opportunity to explore the park and take in the vistas where the Great Plains meet the Rocky Mountains. It’s the only naturally occurring, acoustically perfect amphitheater in the world!

Users Groups Meet and Greet
Wednesday, Sept. 14, from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

If you're an active users group member or interested in joining a regional chapter, you're invited to this breakfast. Don't have a group in your area, but want to get one started? You're welcome, too! Experienced users group leaders will be on hand to share best practices for organizing meetings.

Please contact Robin Hughes for more details.

Blackjack Demo and Cocktail Reception at Denver Marriott City Center
Wednesday, Sept. 14, from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

16th Street Mall, DenverDesigned by renowned architect I.M. Pei, the 16th Street Mall is a mile-long pedestrian promenade lined with 200 trees, 39 street cart vendors,  28 sidewalk cafés and 10 recycling bins. The Denver Marriott City Center is located right in the heart of the mall. Wednesday evening we’ll find keynote speaker Jeffrey Ma at the center of the promenade’s action, as he hosts a Blackjack Demo during an evening Cocktail Reception at the conference hotel.

Taste of Colorado Dinner at Denver Marriott City Center
Wednesday, Sept. 14, from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Directly following the blackjack demo and cocktail reception, you’re welcome to join us for the Taste of Colorado Dinner at the hotel. The meal will feature delicious, region-inspired dishes like poblano corn chowder, carved buffalo prime rib and wilderness sweets. Or you can grab a friend and explore the many restaurants within walking distance of the hotel.

Trends in Engineering Analytics — From Reliability to DOE and SPC
Thursday, Sept. 15, from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Join renowned quality and reliability experts for a breakfast roundtable. You’ll meet with:

  • Bradley Jones, PhD, Principal Research Fellow at SAS and award-winning thought leader in design of experiments.
  • William Q. Meeker, PhD, acclaimed professor adept at solving problems with reliability data analysis, reliability test planning, accelerated testing, nondestructive evaluation and statistical computing.
  • José G. Ramírez, PhD, industrial statistician and author of Analyzing and Interpreting Continuous Data Using JMP: A Step-by-Step Guide.
  • David C. Trindade, PhD, distinguished principal engineer at Sun Microsystems Inc., specializing in reliability analysis and statistical modeling.
  • Donald J. Wheeler, PhD, an internationally recognized expert in statistical process control (SPC) and data analysis.

Rockies vs. Giants from the Summit Party Suites at Coors Field
Thursday, Sept. 15, from 5:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Coors FieldDenver is one of only two cities (Philadelphia is the other) to have eight professional sports teams: NFL Denver Broncos; NBA Denver Nuggets; NHL Colorado Avalanche; MLB Colorado Rockies; MLS Colorado Rapids; MLL Colorado Outlaws;  NLL Colorado Mammoth; and Professional Rugby’s Glendale Raptors. Cheer for some baseball at Thursday night’s Rockies vs. Giants game. You’ll love the vantage point from the Summit Party Suites at Coors Field.

Trends in Data Mining: Smarter Automation in Model Building
Friday, Sept. 16, from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Join Gordon S. Linoff, acclaimed authority on business applications of data mining, for a breakfast roundtable. The discussion will center on three areas of his expertise:

  • Data challenges.
  • Visualization as part of the analysis process.
  • The time dimension in data mining.

Select participants will receive a signed copy of Linoff’s book, Data Mining Techniques, Third Edition. Like our software, this event is interactive, so please bring your questions. Hosted by Anne Milley, Senior Director, Analytics Strategy, JMP.