Interface 2011
Venue - SAS Institute

The Venue for Interface 2011 will be a newly opened Conference Center (Building C) on the SAS Campus. This ultra-modern Conference Center houses two auditoriums as well as a number of additional breakout rooms, and registration and display niches. There is a cafeteria below the presentation rooms. While it is conceivable to walk from the Embassy Suites hotel to the Conference Center, the distance is fairly substantial. The JMP component of SAS Institute will provide transportation between the Conference Center and hotel. The SAS campus is a beautiful place with rolling hills, superbly designed architecture, and a park-like atmosphere. As many of you may know, the SAS Institute is rated by Fortune magazine as the top place to work in the USA. Incidentally, Wegman's Food Markets ranks number 3 and Google ranks number 4.

SAS Institute is located in Cary, North Carolina just off of Interstate 40. It is located in Wake County near Raleigh, the capital of North Carolina. Raleigh has a number of highly regarded museums and other tourist attractions. Nearby are Chapel Hill, Durham and the Research Triangle. This area has an intense concentration of statistical expertise, including not only the departments in UNC, NC State and Duke, but also NISS and SAMSI. There are many commercial and government enterprises in the Research Triangle Park including high tech and pharmaceuticals. North Carolina boasts a unique combination of Museums, Historic Sites, Music Venues, National Parks, and a gentle Southern Culture. The Outer Banks have a nautical focus with great beaches and a tradition of historic sunken ships. The highlands include the Southern segment of the Blue Ridge Mountains with many scenic views and a stong sense of Appalachian mountain folk life. More about NC tourism can be found at the Visit North Carolina website or the North Carolina Tourism website. The Conference itself will be held on a Wednesday through noon on Friday. Participants may want to use Friday afternoon through Sunday to see some of the sights of North Carolina.

Last Update April 2, 2011