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August 15-18, 2021
The Diplomat Beach Resort
Hollywood, FL, USA

Congratulations to all speakers who were selected to present at Ascend 2021! Download this image and share it with your social networks to let them know they can hear you speak at #Ascend2021.

I’M presenting at Ascend 2021

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Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions about presenting at Ascend 2021.

Important Dates and Deadlines

  • Monday, May 3: Speaker registration codes will be distributed, providing your discounted conference registration rate
  • Friday, May 14: Speaker registration deadline (requires confirmation of in-person attendance unless special dispensation has previously been granted by Ascend conference organizers)
  • Thursday, July 8: Presentation submission deadline
  • August 15-18: Attend Ascend 2021 at the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Florida

Ascend 2021 Speaker Orientation Webinar

Please sign up for the speaker orientation webinar on Tuesday, August 10, at 1:00 p.m. EDT to learn about presenting at Ascend 2021.

PowerPoint Template

Download the official Ascend 2021 PowerPoint template for your presentation slide deck.

Presentation Slides Guidelines

  • Use of the Ascend 2021 PowerPoint Template is required.
  • Create your presentation slides using the template.
  • Save your final presentation file in PDF format and upload it to the Presenter Portal. Please note: You must submit your slides AND your slides with notes. (See Upload Instructions below.)

Presentation Slides Upload Instructions

  • Log in to the Ascend Presentation Management System to upload your presentation files.
  • Files submitted via e-mail will not be accepted; you must use the Ascend Presentation Management System to upload your presentation materials.
  • File size cannot exceed 60 MB (no limit on number of pages).
  • Files must be in PDF format.
  • Files should be named the title of the presentation 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).
  • For each session that you are presenting, please submit two presentation files: your slides and your slides with notes.

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 Turbo Talk, please allot 25 minutes for your presentation and 5 minutes for the 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.

Suggestions for Marketing Your Session

As an Ascend 2021 presenter, you have a great opportunity to generate positive exposure for your organization and increase attendance for your presentation by utilizing effective media relations and social media. We will make the Ascend 2021 Speaker Marketing Kit available soon.

Here are some recommendations to grow publicity/engagement for your session:

  • Share news of your acceptance with your marketing/PR team. They can issue a media advisory announcing the acceptance of your session at Ascend 2021. An advisory summarizes your topic and can include quotes from your presentation, a link to your company website, and information about you and your organization.
  • Turn your presentation into a bylined article. Many technology publications routinely print articles that detail real-life experiences or offer helpful tips to others in the field. Be sure to mention your Ascend session in your author byline!
  • Share on social media, focusing especially on Twitter and LinkedIn. Share your excitement about your presentation acceptance, share some of the things you’ll cover, and encourage people to join you at the event! Also, share links to any media coverage and published articles about your session. Always use hashtags to increase the reach of your posts, including the event’s official hashtag: #Ascend2021.
  • Consider joining LinkedIn groups that are relevant to your topic and sharing updates there.
  • You can engage with the Oracle Applications and Technology Users Group (OATUG) and Oracle HCM Users Group (OHUG) and their members through their social networking sites.

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 2021 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 paper: Copyright ©2021 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 inform Ascend in writing 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 (either by audio 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.