Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2009 10:36:16 -0500
Reply-To: Dianne Rhodes <diannerhodes@COMCAST.NET>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: Dianne Rhodes <diannerhodes@COMCAST.NET>
Subject: Re: SGF 2009 Attendence?
On Sat, 3 Jan 2009 11:12:18 -0800, Myra Oltsik <my0402@GMAIL.COM> wrote:
>After attending 11 SUGI/SGF conferences in a row (1998-2008), I will
>not be attending the conference this year. My company had revenue
>issues last year starting in April, and an austerity budget is in
>place for 2009. I wasn't surprised that I wouldn't be in DC this year.
>I've been fairly inactive in SAS-L the last year, but I'd been looking
>forward to seeing everyone in DC. I'm sure I'm not the only person.
>Anyone else on sabbatical from the conference this year?
I took my sabbatical last year, so I'm going! I've made reservations at
the less expensive hotel. As far as the meal deal goes, there are
numerous restaurants in the conference area, and I'm sure I can get a meal
for a lot less than $50. Even with Scott Adams for entertainment that is
a lot to pay for a chicken dinner. My company may or may not help; they
have said they would like us to attend but not followed up on it. I will
most certainly miss Dave Johnson.
Dianne Rhodes @ freddie mac