Special Events

Social Events

Newcomer Event

Friday, March 1, 2024 at 3:30pm

An opportunity to meet SAS Executive members and other first time SAS attendees in a smaller intimate gathering prior to joining the Opening Session of the main conference. Learn more about SAS and what to expect at the 2024 SAS Annual Conference. As space is limited for this event, during the registration process you will be asked to indicate how many SAS conferences you have attended previously or if this is your first SAS Conference. There is no additional cost to attend.

Student Social

Friday, March 1, 2024 in the evening

Following the Opening Reception and first poster session, there will be an opportunity for students to connect. This event will involve a walking ghost-themed tour 👻 (click here for more information) and will depart from the Conference hotel! Following the walking tour, the group will gather at a restaurant/bar where participants may purchase their own food & beverages (this is optional). The fee to participate in the walking tour is $10 and sign up takes place during the registration process. We are unable to refund any cancellations.

Networking & Methods

SAS Networking Event

Saturday, March 2, 2024 (over lunch)

The SAS2024 Networking Event provides attendees with the opportunity to have an informal 30-minute meeting with an established member of the SAS community. This year at SAS, the Networking Event includes round-table meetings of a mentor and several mentees, over lunch on Saturday, March 2.

Mentees will have a chance to get to know a SAS leader, who will informally share their experience, and meet with other researchers who may share the same research interests, at different levels of their careers. The event will allow us to exchange ideas and experiences about science, and various other topics such as work-life balance, career development, paper publishing or grant writing.

To participate in the Networking Event, please sign-up during conference registration as mentee. You can sign up as a mentee if your career level is: post-doc, graduate student, post-bachelors, or undergraduate student.

Space is limited and you must pre-register. Please note that we will do our best to assign you a mentor that aligns with keywords you provide, however, we cannot guarantee a match depending on the availability of mentors for each topic.

Registration for the Networking Event is only available until Wednesday, January 31, 2024, which is the deadline for the early bird registration. Participants will be informed with mentor match information by: February 26, 2024.

If you have any questions about the Networking Event, please contact the Networking Committee Chair, Shir Atzil (shir.atzil@mail.huji.ac.il).

SAS Methods Roundtable Event

Sunday, March 3, 2024 (over lunch)

The Methods Roundtable discussion is a 60-minute session over the lunch break where a SAS discussion leader and a maximum of 9 registered attendees gather to informally discuss a shared methodological topic of interest. The goal of this format is to provide attendees interested in a topic with an opportunity to connect with each other and with an expert on that topic, whether attendees wish to further develop their existing expertise or are a novice seeking out a new area of interest. Ultimately, our goal is to help reduce barriers for attendees to informally explore new ideas with an accessible expert at the cutting-edge of a topic. Space is limited and you must pre-register.

Registration for the Methods Roundtable Event is only available until Wednesday, January 31, 2024, which is the deadline for the early bird registration. Participants will be informed of their table/topic assignment by: February 26, 2024.

Ask the Editors

Ask the Editors

Saturday, March 2, 2024 3:45 – 4:30pm

During this session Editors from various Journals will share an overview of their Journal’s mission, scope, review timelines/processes, and distinguishing features. Ample time for questions from readers and prospective authors will be included.


Kevin Ochsner, Columbia University


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