Get Away to Get Ahead at Ascend 2023

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Get Away to Get Ahead at Ascend 2023

OATUG was founded nearly 40 years ago by Oracle users who wanted to connect and learn from others facing the same challenges and issues. Connecting, learning, and sharing for the common good remains a hallmark of the Oracle user community.

This June, OATUG and OHUG will once again unite the Oracle user community at Ascend 2023, June 11-14, in Orlando for trusted education, valuable opportunities to connect, and lots of fun!

Ascend 2023 will be the premier networking and education experience for users of Oracle E-Business Suite, Cloud ERP, Cloud EPM, Cloud HCM, Database, or PeopleSoft HCM.

Whether you’re an IT professional, accountant, DBA, or financial expert, Ascend offers you a unique combination of educational content and opportunities to connect with your peers from around the world.

By Users for Users

Brian Pellegrin, OATUG Board Member and Assistant VP of IT for Service Corporation International, recommends Ascend because of its valuable connections with other Oracle users. According to Brian:

“Ascend is an opportunity for Oracle users to get together, and it’s an opportunity for me to step away and spend all day every day with people who are using Oracle applications on a day-to-day basis.

“As long as people are continually asking me to do a better job in my role, in supporting and utilizing our application, I’m going to continue to want to hear from others how they’re growing and continuing to do better day after day in using their application.”

“The majority of Ascend is put on by Oracle users for Oracle users, so it’s day-to-day practical applications. I can hear what to do more of, what to do less of, how are they using it in their organization, what’s different, and hear about best practices from people who use the applications.”

View the video to hear more about why Brian recommends Ascend.

One of the ways Oracle users can connect at Ascend is in the Customer-Only Roundtable Sessions. Since these sessions are only open to Oracle customers, they provide the opportunity for in-depth, candid conversations about challenges and opportunities. Five of these sessions will be held at Ascend 2023:

  • Cloud Customer Roundtable
  • IT Director Roundtable
  • Automation Roundtable
  • “The Future of Work” Roundtable
  • DBA Roundtable

Relevant, Interesting Sessions

In addition to the networking opportunities at Ascend, the educational program features hundreds of sessions in 10 tracks. Teams of OATUG and OHUG volunteers review and select the most relevant and exciting sessions from a wide variety of abstracts submitted by Oracle customers, vendors, and partners.

You can view the session titles, abstracts, and speaker information online and start planning your time at Ascend now. And, since just about all the sessions are recorded and available for on-demand viewing, you won’t miss out on anything.

Reserve Your Hotel Room Now

We expect a sell-out crowd at the Ascend host hotel, the beautiful Caribe Royale in Orlando. Make sure you’re not missing out by reserving your room and registering early.

Stay and Have Fun!

Why not combine your trip to Ascend with a fun family vacation! It’s easy with our discounted room rates before and after the conference, space for the kids in each room, plus a central location near the Orlando theme parks. There are even discounts on Disney tickets and special offers for Ascend attendees.

Or, Attend Ascend Virtually

Once again, many Ascend sessions will be streamed live for our virtual audience. And, since the sessions are recorded and available for on-demand viewing, it’s easy to participate in Ascend from home!

The Ascend 2023 conference is just the latest way OATUG members can connect, save and learn together. We hope to see everyone live or virtually at Ascend 2023 in June.

Ascend Users Conference 2023

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