I'm attaching the current 2010 user group calendar. As mentioned in my email, some groups have already committed to dates: these are indicated by the colour green in the appropriate cell. Other dates which have been proposed but not yet firmed up are unfilled by any colour. The same scheme applies for the venue: proposed remain unfilled, and already booked are indicated by the colour green.
Please feel free to work with each other in order to co-ordinate the best dates for your group!
Of note: SAS Global Forum takes place from April 11-14th, 2010.
I'm pleased with the off-line discussion this post has generated: now, if we could only capture it here in the Forum, that would be ideal!
I'm adding a revised doc which shows confirmed/proposed dates. Please let me know ASAP if these dates work for you and your group, and we can then move forward. Some of these dates have come from suggestions from your teams, others, by having a look at the calendar and seeing what made sense.
I hope everyone had a great New Years, and that you're all looking forward to a successful and happy 2010.
I'm very pleased to announce that all of the dates are set for the Spring/Summer user group meetings. I've attached the final spreadsheet for everyone's edification. Now, we can begin to build agendas and work towards well-attended, well-received meetings for the first half of the year.
All the green cells indicate firm commitment: there are a few venues which are in the process of being confirmed, hence, the white spaces.