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June 11-14, 2023
Caribe Royale Resort
Orlando, Florida, USA

Congratulations to all speakers who were selected to present at Ascend 2023. You’ll find graphics and more in the Presenter Marketing Kit to help you share your excitement about being selected to present and invite others to join you at Ascend.

Important Dates and Deadlines

  • Thursday, March 7: You’ll receive your registration discount code. Register by March 30. Discount codes are only provided for primary presenters.
  • Thursday, March 30: Deadline for you to register. You must have already confirmed your in-person attendance.
  • Friday, April 8: View the session schedule on the Ascend website to find out the date and time of your presentation.
  • Thursday, May 12: The Ascend conference app will be available to speakers and attendees.
  • Tuesday, May 16: Deadline to submit your presentation slide deck via the Ascend conference app.
  • Monday, June 5: Speaker Orientation Webinar; 11 a.m. ET
  • June 11-14: Attend Ascend 2023 at the Caribe Royale in Orlando, FL

Reserve Your Room at the Conference Hotel

All presenters are expected to cover their own travel and lodging costs. Presenters who do not reserve a room at the Caribe Royale Resort through the Ascend 2023 website will be charged $300.

Ascend 2023 Speaker Orientation Webinar

View the recording of the speaker orientation webinar to hear best practices and important information for Ascend 2023 presenters. You can also View a PDF of the presentation.

Presentation Slides Guidelines and Template

  • Download the official Ascend 2023 PowerPoint template for your presentation slide deck. Use of the Ascend 2023 PowerPoint Template is required. Exception: Oracle employees can use the standard Oracle PowerPoint Template.
  • Review the Presenter Compliance Agreement to make sure your slides get approved for Ascend.
  • Save your final presentation file in PDF format and upload it to the Conference App. The app will launch May 12.

Presentation Slides Upload Instructions

  • Log in to the Ascend Conference App to upload your presentation files. You must be listed as a speaker or co-presenter to do this and you must access the app through a web browser (not on a phone).
  • Once you are logged into the app, select “Agenda,” and find your session by title (you can enter a few words of the title) and select it. Once you are viewing your session, select “presentations” and find the red “+ Document” link to upload the presentation.
  • You will also use the app to upload a portrait/headshot and bio in your profile. All speakers (and attendees) must do this themselves. Please note, the more professional you look on the app, the more likely attendees will engage with you.
  • File size cannot exceed 15 MB (no limit on number of pages).
  • Files must be in PDF format.
  • You can upload multiple versions of your PPT (PDF format). Please email Ascend Speaker Programs when you have uploaded a new file. Include your session name and speaker name in your email.
  • Files should be named the same as your session title followed by “_PPT” for presentation slides, “_PPT Notes” for your presentation with notes, and “_WP” for white papers (if you choose to submit a white paper with your slides).

Preparing for Your Presentation

  • Rehearse your session in the same manner as you will deliver it.
  • Please allot 50 minutes for your presentation and 10 minutes for the Q&A.
  • If you are doing a Solution Showcase session, please allot 20 minutes for your product demo and 5 minutes for Q&A.
  • Time your presentation so you know how much time to spend on key slides.
  • Make sure to share information with your panelists/co-presenters. Only the primary speaker is included on emails from conference organizers.
  • Please inform us if any presenters need to be added/removed from your session.

Presenter Questions?

If you have questions or concerns, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Ascend 2023 Publication Rights

In the United States, the federal Copyright Act states:

The Copyright Act protects against copying by unauthorized persons of all “original works of authorship fixed in any tangible medium of expression.”

Such works include the presentations submitted to OATUG and OHUG and presented at Ascend.

To protect your presentation, the appropriate symbol and language must be used. This indicates to whom the copyright belongs.

Protection under the Copyright Act is acquired by placing all three of the following on every copy of a protectable work published by authority of the copyright owner in the United States or elsewhere:

  • the symbol “©” and the word “Copyright;”
  • the year of the first publication of the work; and
  • the name of the owner of the copyright.

Failure to place these three items on a published work bars legal action for copyright infringement against any person who, due to the omission of such items, believes that the work has been placed by the author in the public domain and thus can be used without permission or fee by a third party.

Sample Copyright Protection

Ascend suggests that you protect your copyright to your presentation by putting the symbol and language at the bottom center of the first page of your presentation Copyright ©2023 by [Your Name]. Ascend also suggests that you consult your attorney to ensure that you have properly registered the copyright to your paper.

Ownership of All Rights to Your Paper

By submitting your presentation and presenting it at Ascend, and by accepting the compliance agreement, you have indicated to OATUG and OHUG that you own all rights to your paper. Please immediately This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you do not own all rights. In addition, if at any time you know or have reason to know that you do not own all rights to your presentation, please inform the Ascend education staff immediately.

Rights Transfer

By accepting the compliance agreement, you authorize Ascend to record your presentation (by audio and/or video), to publish your presentation in the Ascend conference app, to publish your presentation in each organization’s online content repository, and to produce and distribute copies in other formats.

For additional information, please refer to the U.S. Copyright Office.

Oracle Employee Presenters

Oracle employees interested in speaking at Ascend can submit a proposal via the Call for Presentations or speak to your Oracle Product Lead and inform them you would like to present at Ascend 2023.

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are unsure who your product lead is.

Vendor Awareness Sessions

Reach a targeted audience of customers by sponsoring a Vendor Awareness Session in a meeting room near the education sessions. Deliver a 60-minute showcase of how your product or service solves the current challenges faced by Oracle Users. A lead retrieval unit captures attendance details for post-event marketing efforts. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information on pricing and availability.

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