Conference Papers
Conferences can combine high quality education with a chance to travel.
You can use conferences, as places where people from the same company, who work in different countries, can assemble.

2011 PhUSE Brighton Beach
Spent most of the time in London. It was amazing. I went for a walk to get tired after the flight (my jetlag trick) and when I looked up, there was Winchester Abbey- and the toumb of Isaac Newton.
To right are pictures of the chapel in the Tower that was used by Henry VIII and of traitor's gate - the entrance to the Tower from the Thames.
I united three interests and created on a literary, tall ship and historical pub tour.
I do not drink, generally, but I had a half pint when I found the pub that the Pilgrims walked through as the boarded the Mayflower. I found the George, where Shakespear tossed back a few. I found where Dickens went to score Opium and Peeps watched cock-fights. I found pubs that had been frequented by the press-gang, pirates (Captain Kidd), smugglers and thieves...and by people who made their living pulling bodies from the Thames and selling them to medical schools.
If you remember "send not for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee", well...I found the church that houses that bell. If you are a true Cockney, you were born in the sound of the bells of Mary-Le-Bow and I found that church.
Paper: An Animated Guide: An Introduction to Latent Class Clustering in SAS
2010 PhUSE Berlin
Fantastic town! Great for walking and history.
I stayed in Hackescher Markt - 3 min from Museum Island.
Paper: An Animated Guide: An introduction to Poisson Regression
Paper: An Animated Guide: Sending SAS file to Excel
Paper: An Animated Guide: Coding Standards for SAS® Production Programs
Paper: An Animated Guide: the logical cascade through the **ORRES variable
2009 PhUSE Basel
Trains offer excellent chances for day trips.
I went to Luzern, Zuc, Colmar and Strasbourg. All are beautiful.
Tuchman talks about the area in "A Distant Mirror."
Paper: An Animated Guide: Matching Test and Control Subjects
Paper: An Animated Guide: the logical cascade through the **ORRES variable
Paper: Suggestions for coding standards
Nanjing China
In the fall of 2009 I taught SAS at a C.R.O.in Nanjing, China.
I saw lots of history and beautiful architecture.
Great People.
Nice place to be if you have a car and translator but it is easy to get lost.
I was only able to read one street sign when there: "Center Mountain Gate"
Taught Macros, SQL, Debugger, reviewed the common procedures.
2008 PhUSE Manchester, U.K.
I was born in Manchester CT, so this was very interesting.
When I was a little boy I heard that "chester" means camp in Latin and that all the towns that end in "chester" were originally Roman forts. A half century after learning this fact, I saw the chester (the old roman fort) in Manchester U.K..
Paper: An Animated Guide: Knowing SQL internal processes makes SQL Easy
Paper: Abbreviation Creation and Use: Loading an Abbreviation File
Paper: An Animated Guide: The Logical Cascade through the **ORRES Variable
2007 PhUSE Lisbon Portugal
Stunning old town. Going to Lisbon sold me on PhUSE.
White walls in bright Mediteranian sun - Amazing.
I volunteered, for several years, on a 100+ year old tall ship (Gazela Primero) that was built in on the Targus river in Lisbon. So I had lots of ship things to see.
Paper: An Animated Guide: The Map of the SAS Macro Facility
Paper: The SQL Optimizer Project: _Method and _Tree in SAS 9.1
Paper: Relationships Among **ORRES and Other CDISC Variables (Part 1 of 3)
Paper: Relationships Among CDISC Variables Concerning Day and Date (CDISC Variable Relationships Part 2 of 3)
Paper: Relationships Between CDISC Variables Linking Domains (RELREC) (Part 3 of 3)
2007 SAS Global Forum
The conference was at Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort.
People brought their families.
Paper: An Animated Guide: The SAS® DATA Step Debugger
2005 SUGI 30 Pennsylvania Convention Center
SUGI was in my home town and it was great.
I offer that Philadelphia is a great family and tourist town.
I used to be a tour guide a the Japanese House in Fairmount Park.
This is one of the most beautiful places in Philadelphia and here is a picture..
Paper: The SQL Optimizer Project: _Method and _Tree in SAS9.1
Paper: An Animated Guide to Basic Parallel Processing
2004 SUGI 29 Montréal, Québec, CANADA
Several yeas ago, I took classes in Montreal and loved it.
It is a fun town and very international.
Paper: PROC POWER in SAS 9.1
Paper: An Animated Guide: The Logic of Hypothesis Testing and ANOVA
2008 PharmaSUG Atlanta, Georgia
Great Conference.
Paper: An Animated Guide: Speed Merges with Key Merging and the _IORC_ Variable
Paper: An Animated Guide: Comparing Files without Proc Compare
Paper: An Animated Guide©: How %Str and %NRStr Work
Paper: An Animated Guide: Explaining SQL to Beginners
Paper: An Animated Guide: Using the Put and Input functions
Paper: An Annotated Guide: Using Proc Tabulate And Proc Summary to Validate SAS Code
2007 PharmaSUG Denver, Colorado
You can walk from the hotel to the ballpark and the ballpark is family friendly.
About an hour before a game you start to see people walking to the park.
Paper: The SQL Optimizer Project: _Method and _Tree in SAS 9.1
2006 PharmaSUG Bonita Springs, Florida
Hot and Muggy so walking was difficult.
Lots of stingrays in the water, so swimming was difficult.
Paper: An Animated Guide: The Data Step Debugger
2005 PharmaSUG Phoenix, Arizona
Conference Hotel had a water park attached.
Lots of people brought their families.
Paper: An Animated Guide: The details of %Str and %NRStr
2004 PharmaSUG San Diego, California
I took the train to San Francisco
Paper: An Animated Guide: The DATA Step Debugger
2010 NESUG Baltimore
Stayed at the Biltmore Suites in the Mount Vernon Area.
The hotel was built in 1880 by a local merchant as an investment.
Beautiful old bulding. It was cheap and 20 min walk from the Inner Harbour.
Baltimore has free shuttle busses from the Inner Harbour to Mt. Vernon Area.
Paper: An Animated Guide: An introduction to Poisson Regression
Paper: An Animated guide: Suggestions for coding standards
2009 NESUG Burlington Vt.
Stayed at a great B&B. The owner played in a samba band.
She taught me samba and I taught her salsa.
People took extra vacation days and explored Vermont and Montreal.
Paper: Coding Standards
2008 NESUG Pittsburgh, PA
Great Conference. Take the Duquesne Incline to see the town.
Paper: An Animated Guide: the Logical cascade when entering **ORRES data
2007 NESUG Baltimore, MD
Visit the aquarium and the ships.
Fells Point is the old shipping center and still has a bit of the old sailor ambiance.
(Do old sailors say "ambiance"?)


I was a volunteer on the Gazela Primero for many years and this is a picture is of Gazela Sailing out of Fells Point. My first sail on Gazela was to Baltimore - Fells Point.
Been there - Done that - and they gave me a t-shirt that I still have.
Paper: Relationships Between **ORRES and Other CDISC Variables (CDISC Variable Relationships Part 1 of 3)
Paper: Relationships Between CDISC Variables Concerning Day and Date (CDISC Variable Relationships Part 2 of 3)
Paper: Relationships Between CDISC Variables Linking Domains (relrec) (CDISC Variable Relationships Part 3 of 3)
2006 NESUG Philadelphia, PA
NESUG in my home town. Just a Great conference.
For several years, I was a volunteer at the Phila. Museum of Art.
Paper: An Annotated Guide: The New 9.1, Free & Fast SPDE Data Engine

2005 Portland, ME
Fantastic town! Great for walking and history. Sea Kyaking is great.
I went to local baseball and hockey games.
The East Coast Greenway is close by. I rented a bike for the whole conference.
Stayed at the Percy Inn a Federal-style brick rowhouse built in 1830 , just ten years after Maine became a state.





Also stayed at the Morril Mansion. Built for the owner of B&B Baked Beans
Paper: An Animated Guide : The Data Step Debugger
Paper: An Animated Guide: Proc Transpose
2004 NESUG Baltimore, MD .
Go to the Train Museum. It is walkable from the inner harbour.
Paper: An Animated Guide : The Data Step Debugger
Paper: A Parallel Processing Primer
Paper: An Animated Guide: Speed Merges: Resource Use by Common Non-parallel Procedures
Paper: An Animated Guide: Proc UCM
Paper: An Animated Guide: How %Str and %NRStr Function
Paper: An Animated Guide: An Animated Guide: Speed Merges with Key Merging and the _IORC_ Variable
Paper: The SQL Optimizer Project: _method and _tree in V9.1

2003 NESUG Washington, DC
You know what a great town this is to visit.
Paper: An Animated Guide: Power Merges: The Format Table Lookup
Paper: An Animated Guide: The Logic of Hypothesis Testing and Anova
Paper: When Size Matters: How Hashing Saved Our Jobs
2002 NESUG Buffalo, NY.
There is a surprising amount of interesting architecture in Buffalo.
This is the Art Deco city hall.
Paper: An Animated Guide: Power Merging with Key/_IORC_ Merges
Paper: An Animated Guide: Matching Test & Control Subjects
Paper: An Animated Guide: Speed Merges with Key Indexing, Bitmapping and Hashing
Paper: An Animated Guide: A Map of the SAS® Macro System
Paper: An Animated Guide: Data Step Debugger
2005 WUSS San Jose, California
When I was 5 or 6, "Ripley's Believe It Or Not" did a show on the Winchester House.
It has 160 rooms with stairways and doors that go nowhere.
I have always remembered that TV show.

Imagine how odd it was to see a sign, near my hotel, saying
"Winchester House ---> It was worth the trip".
Paper: The Optimizer Project: WHERE The Statement Is Not The Clause
Paper: The SQL Optimizer Project: _Method and _Tree in SAS®9.1
2003 WUSS San Francisco, California
Great tourist town.
The Jeremiah O'Brien is a survivor of D-day and one of two (of 2710) Liberty ships still steaming.
The engine room of the Brown was used as the engine room in the movie Titanic.
Paper: An Animated Guide: Speed Merges with Key Merging and the _IORC_ Variable
Paper: An Animated Guide©: Speed Merges: resource use by common procedures
2006 MWSUG The Dearborn Michigan
The Dearborn Inn, a historic registry hotel built in 1931.
It was a beautiful hotel and there were several interesting places nearby.
Great conference but a tough town for a vegetarian.
Paper: An Animated Guide©: Speed Merges: Formats
Training
Basic Statistical Concepts:
An Animated Guide: A CDISC Sandbox
An Animated Guide: PROC TRANSPOSE & Transposing with the Data Step