FAQs

    Who should register for the IOUG Forum?

    The IOUG proudly represents a wide range of professional Oracle technology users. Being independent and user-run means that we’re tuned into to the top-of-mind concerns and priority learning needs of our members. The IOUG Forum at COLLABORATE reflects what we believe is the best collection of user-focused training, education, information and access available anywhere, including specialized content for those in all job roles, including:

    • DBAs (both new and experienced)
    • Architects
    • Business Intelligence specialists
    • IT managers and directors
    • Systems administrators
    • Network administrators
    • Security specialists
    • Developers
    • IT directors and managers

    When and where is COLLABORATE 19?

    COLLABORATE 19 will be held April 7-11, 2019 at the Henry B. González Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.

    Does Oracle participate in COLLABORATE?

    Yes. COLLABORATE is grateful to have Oracle's support and participation, in both the Exhibitor Showcase and via keynote presentations and educational sessions.

    How much does COLLABORATE registration cost?

    The cost of registration for COLLABORATE depends on when you register, whether or not you're an IOUG member and if you're registering with a group. See all prices here.

    Why is COLLABORATE co-presented by three user groups?

    Joining forces to co-present COLLABORATE every year allows the IOUG, OAUG and Quest to bring you the best practices and user-driven training that each user group offers. Plus, COLLABORATE attendees gain access to the greater Oracle community – more exhibitors, Oracle representatives and other Oracle users.

    Each organization will put together its own slate of educational content and plan activities geared specifically to its respective community, but at the end of the day, we all benefit from the shared COLLABORATE experience. The IOUG, OAUG and Quest will continue to function as independent users groups serving separate audiences.

    Can I access all three organizations' education/events at COLLABORATE?

    Yes, although there are some events, such as pre-conference training sessions, that are limited to the registrants of each individual users group.

    Each organization collects registrations from its users independently, but COLLABORATE attendees have access to the education and events planned by all of the groups, with a few exceptions. More education is one of the biggest benefits of COLLABORATE, which functions like three conferences in one. You must register directly with your affiliated organization to receive accurate communications pertinent to your product line/area of interest.

    If I am interested in only certain technologies or applications, will I still have options?

    Yes. Each of our groups lists their education offerings on their respective websites, where you can find the sessions that are specific to your area of interest. The event will feature content and tracks specific to database and applications users alike.

    What if I'm contacted with third-party housing offers?

    COLLABORATE offers specially negotiated hotel rates when you make reservations through our official housing reservation system.

    Beware of hotel offers coming from third parties referencing COLLABORATE, IOUG, Oracle and the event dates of April 7-11. COLLABORATE and IOUG will never sell or rent your contact information. No one from COLLABORATE or IOUG will contact you about housing, aside from official IOUG.org emails.

    When you reserve a hotel room through an unofficial third party, you run the risk of having your credit card information stolen and you may not actually have a room reserved at the hotel when you arrive. When booked through an unofficial third party, COLLABORATE, the IOUG and our official hotel partners will not be able to assist you with changes or modifications to your reservation or charges made to your credit card.

    If you receive an email regarding hotels or other products/services associated with COLLABORATE that does not appear to be legitimate, please contact us immediately to notify us of the unauthorized communication.

    Who can I contact if I'm interested in sponsorship, exhibiting or advertising at COLLABORATE?

    Contact IOUG Sales at partner@ioug.org.

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