More than 1,700 people from the Oracle user community participated in the third annual Ascend conference, June 11-14 in Orlando. By all accounts it was a huge success. Read on for highlights and photos!
Record In-Person Registration
More people attended Ascend 2023 in person than ever before. We welcomed 1,183 in-person registrants and 551 virtual registrants who represented 480 different companies or organizations.
Ascend registrants represented 27 different countries around the world. And, 47 of the in-person registrants were from 15 countries outside North America.
Presentations from Oracle Customers
More Oracle customers submitted presentation abstracts for Ascend than ever before. And, 56 of those customers presented their sessions live in person at Ascend in Orlando.
Many Opportunities to Meet with Oracle
A total of 107 Oracle employees participated in the Ascend conference; 79 of them attended in person.
In-person attendees participated in eight different Oracle Meet-the-Experts Sessions.
6 OATUG and OHUG Award Winners Recognized
The Monday morning opening session included recognition of OATUG and OHUG award winners, including:
- Ravikanth Prabhu, OATUG Member of the Year
- Kate Helmer, OATUG Women in Technology Leadership Award
- Manish Naik, OATUG Emerging Leader Award
- Manjula Ganapati, OATUG Star Presenter - User
- Mia Urman, OATUG Star Presenter - Associate
- Gaurav Sehgal, OHUG Karen Busko Award for Outstanding Volunteerism
Nearly $2500 raised for the Make-A-Wish Foundation
Continuing the Ascend tradition of giving back to the community, participants raised nearly $2500 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to help children who have critical illnesses.
500 T-shirts given away by Vibranium Sponsor Oracle Cloud
Attendees lined up to receive custom Ascend 2023 t-shirts provided by Oracle Cloud.
Dozens of photos taken by in-person attendees at the Sunset Getaway party photo booth
A Wide Range of Oracle Products and Job Functions Represented
Ascend registrants use a variety of Oracle Products in their jobs, including E-Business Suite, Analytics/BI, Database, and many cloud applications.
Similarly, many job functions were represented, including Technology Management, Finance/Accounting, Human Resources, and Sales and Marketing.
Tremendous Partner Support
A whopping 98 companies supported Ascend 2023 as sponsors or exhibitors. We're particularly grateful to Vibranium Sponsors: Oracle Cloud, Amazon Web Services, Service Now and Syntax as well as Diamond Sponsors ArcLight Consulting, Argano, and ConfigSnapshot.
3 Months of Access to Session Recordings On-Demand
Ascend 2023 attendees can continue to access session recordings on-demand in the conference app until mid-September.
2 Hosting Organizations
OATUG and OHUG have partnered on the Ascend conference since 2021.
11 Months until Ascend 2024
Plan now to join the Oracle community June 17-20 in Las Vegas for Ascend 2024!