COLLABORATE 20: Technology and Applications Forum for the Oracle Community

Call for Presentations

Share Your Genius

Call for Presentations

Together, we can help each other succeed. Do you have personal experiences with Oracle E-Business Suite, On-Prem EPM/Hyperion, EPM Cloud, ERP Cloud, Analytics, BI, SCM Cloud, HCM Cloud, CX Cloud, Emerging Technolgies and Professional Development (among other topics) that may benefit other users, saving them time and money or helping them achieve more? Share your lessons learned and proven practices during an education session at COLLABORATE 20 — OATUG Forum.

Presenters:

  • Have personal experience with subject matter as an Oracle Applications user or incorporate the perspective and first-hand experience of a user into the presentation.
  • Commit to actively participate between before, during and after COLLABORATE to engage with fellow participants, answer questions and share knowledge.
  • Commit to share COLLABORATE with their networks.

It’s simple to apply.

1Determine if you are a User Speaker or a Partner Speaker:

  • User 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.
  • Partner Speakers
    Individuals who work for a company the sells 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 Partner Speaker criteria, you are a Partner.

2Review the COLLABORATE 20 Education Tracks as well as the primary industries and products covered by the conference.

3Consider your topic and how it addresses users’ educational needs.

4Complete the application form by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Friday, October 11, 2019, which comprises biographical information plus:

  • Your presentation title. Please see title, abstract and objective rules
  • A short description (abstract) of your proposed session (520 characters or less)
  • At least three (3) Learning Objectives
  • An overview of your experience with the subject matter

5Submit a Presentation Proposal

Benefits of Presenting

User Presenters receive complimentary full-conference registration valid April 19-23, 2020, including access to all breakout sessions, keynotes, conference meals and official OATUG networking events (you will be subject to a $200 fee if you do not book your hotel through the conference website).

Exhibiting or Sponsoring Partners receive complimentary full-conference registration valid April 19-23, 2020, including access to all breakout sessions, keynotes, conference meals and official OATUG networking events (you will be subject to a $200 fee if you do not book your hotel through the conference website).

  • Your company must have a signed contract submitted for COLLABORATE 20 in order to be considered an Exhibiting/Sponsoring Partner.
  • Contracts for COLLABORATE 20 can be with either of the hosting user groups (OAUG or Quest), regardless of your user group speaking assignment.

Non-Exhibitor/Sponsor Partners receive a deeply discounted full-conference registration of $299 USD, valid April 19-23, 2020, including access to all breakout sessions, keynotes, conference meals and official OATUG networking events.

  • You must book your hotel in the COLLABORATE housing block to receive the discounted rate of $299 USD. Speakers who book outside the COLLABORATE housing block will receive the discounted rate of $499 USD.
  • Speakers whose companies become an Exhibitor/Sponsor Partner may be eligible to receive a full registration refund prior to February 28, 2020. Contact Us for more information.

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:

  1. Up to three (3) presentations will be selected per presenter conference-wide
  2. Panel or SIG participation is not included in these limitations; you may participate in as many panels as you’d like
  3. Please see the rules and guidelines for how many presentations can be accepted:
    • Priority is given to employees of OATUG member organizations, as members are the heart of our year-round community. Check with the OATUG Membership Department by email or +1 404.240.0897, extension 2, to make sure your employer is a current member. You must maintain membership through April 2020.
    • If your organization is not currently a User or Associate Member of the OATUG, it will be limited to one (1) accepted presentation organization-wide.
    • Organizations that are OATUG User Members or Associate Members exhibiting/sponsoring at COLLABORATE 20 may have up to seven (7) presentations selected for the conference. You must maintain membership through April 2020.
    • Organizations that are OATUG Associate Members but not exhibiting/sponsoring at COLLABORATE 20 may have up to four (4) presentations selected for the conference.
    • An OATUG Individual Member/Associate can have up to three (3) presentations accepted. If an Individual Member is an employee of a non-member company, his/her presentation(s) will be subject to the limit of one (1) accepted presentation organization-wide. You must maintain membership through April 2020.
  4. Education rooms are a no-marketing zone. Sales pitches, marketing materials, signage and product demos are not permitted. COLLABORATE offers Vendor Awareness Sessions for this purpose.

Calling All User Presenters

In order to encourage more presentations from everyday users of Oracle Applications, accepted user presenters have the option of whether to submit a formal white paper or add detailed notes to the PowerPoint presentation. The PowerPoint presentation is due at 11:59 p.m. EST on February 28, 2020, for each accepted user session in order to qualify for a free conference registration.

Consultants, presenters from organizations that provide products or services that complement and enhance Oracle Applications and/or OATUG Associate Members are required to submit a PowerPoint with notes or White Paper along with a PowerPoint presentation for each accepted session in order to qualify for a free or discounted conference registration.

If unclear, determination of user status will be resolved by the 2020 Conference Committee.

Oracle Employee Presenters

Oracle employees interested in speaking at COLLABORATE will not submit via the Call for Presentations. Please submit your session to your Oracle Product Lead and inform them you would like to present at COLLABORATE 20.

Please email OATUG speaker programs if you are unclear on who your product lead is.

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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 why your product or service is the best in the marketplace. A lead retrieval unit captures attendance details for post-event marketing efforts.

Please email OATUG Speaker Programs for information.

What Past Attendees Had to Say

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