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June 11-14, 2023
Caribe Royale Resort
Orlando, Florida, USA
#Ascend2023
Presenters

This June, the Oracle user community will gather for Ascend 2023.

Ascend will bring together two of Oracle’s largest, most vibrant user groups (OATUG and OHUG) for another event experience that offers high-value, unique opportunities for Oracle customers, partners, and Oracle representatives. This year, we will be at the Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando, Florida

In person connections, hallway conversations, and face-to-face discussions with attendees, exhibitors, and Oracle representatives are an invaluable part of the Ascend experience. For those who can’t get to Florida to join us in person, many Ascend sessions will be live-streamed and available on-demand for virtual attendees.

The true value of Ascend is great content — case studies, lessons learned, and proven practices.

Not sure you’ll be able to join us in person? While we will give priority to in-person presenters, there will be a few opportunities to present virtually during Ascend or at other online events. Please submit your presentation proposal even if you are unsure if you’ll be able to travel.

Together, we can help each other succeed. Do you have personal experience with:

  • Oracle E-Business Suite
  • Cloud ERP
  • Cloud EPM
  • Technology
  • Database
  • Analytics
  • Cloud HCM
  • Peoplesoft HCM
  • EBS HCM
  • Taleo
  • Professional Development

Presenters should:

  • Have personal experience with the subject matter as an Oracle Applications User or incorporate the perspective and first-hand experience of a User into the presentation.
  • Commit to actively participating in the event before, during, and after Ascend 2023 to engage with fellow presenters and registrants, answer questions, and share knowledge, both face-to-face and virtually.
  • Commit to sharing and promoting Ascend 2023 within their networks.

It’s simple to apply.

  1. Determine if you are a User (Customer) Speaker or an Associate (Partner) Speaker:
    • User (Customer) Speakers
      Individuals who work for a company/organization that utilizes at least one (1) Oracle product or service in a business capacity, and does not re-sell services, support, Oracle products, or complimentary products to its customers.
    • Associate (Partner) Speakers
      Individuals who work for a company that sells to Oracle Users — products, services, support, or other complimentary offerings to Oracle products or services. Regardless of your business use of Oracle products, if you meet any of the Associate Speaker criteria, you are an Associate.
  2. Review the Ascend 2023 Education Tracks.
  3. Consider your topic and how it addresses users’ educational needs.
  4. Complete the application form no later than Friday, January 27, 2023, which consists of biographical information plus:
    • Your presentation title; please see Title, Abstract, and Naming Rules
    • A short description (abstract) of your proposed session (520 characters or less)
    • Three learning objectives
    • An overview of your experience with the subject matter
  5. Submit a presentation proposal

Benefits of Presenting

User (Customer) Speakers Associate (Partner) Speakers
Recognition as a valued part of the Oracle community for sharing your experience to help others ✔️ ✔️
Discounted Registration Fees for Presenters $195 $495
Access to all breakout sessions, keynotes, conference meals, and official OATUG/OHUG networking events ✔️ ✔️
CPE Credits (in person presentations only) 2 2
Additional fee for booking hotel outside the official conference room block + $300 + $300

User (Customer) Speakers receive a deeply discounted registration rate of $195 for Ascend, June 11-14, 2023, which includes access to all breakout sessions, keynotes, conference meals, and official OATUG/OHUG networking events. Primary presenters will also receive 2 CPE credit hours for presenting. You must present in-person to earn CPE Credits and present for over 50 minutes.

Associate (Partner) Speakers not registering with a pass included with their exhibit or sponsorship package will receive a deeply discounted registration rate of $495 for Ascend, June 11-14, 2023, which includes access to all breakout sessions, keynotes, conference meals, and official OATUG/OHUG networking events. Primary presenters will also receive 2 CPE credit hours for presenting. You must present in-person to earn CPE Credits and present for over 50 minutes.

  • Your company must have a signed contract submitted for Ascend 2023 at the time of presentation proposal review to be considered an Exhibiting/Sponsoring Partner. Note: Exhibiting companies are given preferential time slots.
  • Contracts for Ascend 2023 can be with either of the hosting user groups (OATUG or OHUG), regardless of your user group speaking assignment.

Note: If you are presenting at the event, you will be subject to a $300 fee if you do not book your hotel through the conference website.

Guidelines

We welcome all great ideas! Applicants may submit an unlimited number of presentation proposals during the call for presentations. However, to preserve a balanced perspective and eliminate bias in our educational agenda, we do have some limitations on the number of presentations that will ultimately be selected:

  • Up to two presentations will be selected per presenter conference wide.
  • A panel is not included in these limitations; you may participate in as many panels as you’d like.
  • Please see the rules and guidelines for how many presentations can be accepted:
    • Most presenters must be able to travel to Ascend 2023 in Orlando, June 11-14. We may have some sessions that are presented virtually.
    • Priority is given to OATUG and OHUG members, as members are the heart of our year-round community. You can check with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make sure your employer is a current member. You must maintain membership through June 2023.
    • If your organization is not currently a User or Associate Member of OATUG or OHUG member, your organization will be restricted to only one selected presentation for Ascend 2023.
    • Organizations that are OATUG/OHUG user members or associate members exhibiting/sponsoring at Ascend 2023 may have up to three presentations selected for the conference. You must maintain membership through June 2023 to maintain eligibility for more than one presentation.
    • Organizations that are OATUG/OHUG associate members but NOT exhibiting/sponsoring at Ascend 2023 will be restricted to only one accepted presentation selected for the conference.
    • An OATUG Individual Member (whether User or Associate) may have only one presentation selected. If an Individual Member is an employee of a non-member organization, the organization will be subject to the limit of one selected presentation for Ascend 2023. You must maintain membership through June 2023.
  • Education rooms are a marketing-free zone. Sales pitches, marketing materials, signage, and product demos are not permitted. Ascend 2023 offers Solution Showcase Sessions for this purpose.

Presentation Submission Deadline

To qualify for discounted conference registration, the PowerPoint presentation for each selected session must be submitted no later than May 16, 2023. We encourage speakers to add detailed notes within PowerPoint’s speaker view so that those viewing the file later will be able to discern your presentation’s important points without listening to the session recording. This will maximize the reach and impact of your presentation.

Oracle Employee Presenters

Oracle Corporation

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 emailThis 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. if interested.

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