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

     

    Why is COLLABORATE co-presented by three users 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.

     

    Where is COLLABORATE 18 taking place?

    COLLABORATE 18 is being held April 22-26, 2018, at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

     

    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?

    For budgeting purposes, plan on full conference rates for members to take advantage of the most cost-effective registration options, which are in the range of $1,900 for members and non-member rates in the range of $2,300.

     

    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.

     

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

    Contact Jim Conlon, Sales Manager at jconlon@ioug.org.

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