Education, Collaboration, and Inspiration: Save Time and Money Accomplishing It All Under One Roof at COLLABORATE 16

The OAUG volunteers planning COLLABORATE 16: Technology and Applications Forum for the Oracle Community (April 10-14 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas) are themselves Oracle users and technologists, understanding innately the myriad options and challenges faced by the wider user community in a period of rapid change and transformation. With participation and contributions from all corners of the user community, COLLABORATE offers the information and perspective to make sense of it all.  

Whether seeking to become more skilled with current applications, discover new features and functionality, plan implementations and upgrades, or explore the benefits of migrating to the cloud, COLLABORATE’s 1,200 education sessions are packed with case studies and advice straight from peer users and organizations.

Participants can design and build personalized agendas to tackle specific interests and challenges. Sessions are tailored to experience level and interest – beginner to advanced, technical, functional, or hybrid. Oracle E-Business Suite remains the topic most in demand and more than 330 sessions exploring strategy, upgrades and more will be offered. With many organizations weighing the move to the cloud, nearly 200 sessions explore cloud applications. Oracle EPM/Hyperion, Primavera, and other products and technologies will also be covered in depth. Search the full agenda at

In addition, conference volunteers have innovated exciting new ways to learn, through:

  • The Exploration Series: Three Exploration Series cover Approvals, Master Data, or International in E-Business Suite 11i through Cloud. In each series, a group of presenters has worked together to plan topical content over the course of a day.
  • Power Hours: In these 2-hour sessions, following a presentation, participants work together in small groups to collaborate on idea generation and solving real challenges.
  • Learning Journeys: Volunteers have recommended pathways through the conference that explain emerging issues related to cloud, mobility, security and big data.

Collaboration with Oracle Product Teams

Opportunities to collaborate directly with Oracle’s product teams abound. The OAUG offers 11 Meet the Oracle Experts sessions on E-Business Suite, highly interactive conversations with product leaders. OAUG registrants can also schedule 20-minute one-on-one appointments with E-Business Suite leaders, including Cliff Godwin, senior vice president, Strategy and Development; Steve Tonas, vice president, Logistics; Lisa Parekh, vice president,  Technology Stack; Jeanne Lowell, vice president, Strategy; and Nadia Bendjedou, senior director, Strategy.

In addition, there are product roadmap sessions, the Oracle DEMOgrounds in the Exhibitor Showcase, and the Oracle User Experience Usability Lab, where attendees test future releases and ultimately influence product designs.


General sessions at COLLABORATE 16 will include “Trends & Technologies Facing Your Future,” based on new and original research conducted by Database Trends and  Applications from within the user community. DBTA will share findings about the impact that cloud, mobility, security, and big data are having on organizations and how users can best prepare to address these topics. The COLLABORATE 16 Re-energize Session will feature world-renowned opera and symphony conductor Boris Brott, who will  draw analogies between performances in an orchestra and performance in business, and the need to combine creativity, process, and communication to drive achievement. With cloud topics permeating much of this year’s discourse, participants will be eager to hear from Oracle keynote speaker Shawn Price, senior vice president, Oracle Cloud.

Exclusive Features & Access

Registrants through the OAUG ( will have access to events and amenities to round out an extraordinary conference experience, including an exclusive welcome reception at LIGHT Nightclub, a flash drive pre-loaded with all OAUG session materials, the Oracle User Experience Usability Lab, and Meet the Oracle Experts one-on-one meetings. OAUG participants can also prepare their minds and bodies for learning in complimentary morning yoga classes. Employees from organizations that are not members of the OAUG at the time of conference registration and that qualify will receive a free introductory corporate membership in the OAUG, which includes full member status for 6 months, granting free access to a summertime Best of COLLABORATE online learning series of top-rated presentations from the conference, as well as access to the full OAUG Conference Paper Database!

Registration options, and multiple offers and discounts (including attractive group rates for teams of four or more) can be found at

Can’t Attend in Person?

COLLABORATE 16 – OAUG Forum Online, offered concurrently with the live conference, delivers 4 days of real-world learning via webinar as it is presented in Las Vegas. Without leaving home or office, participants learn the latest in 36 real-time sessions with presenter interaction.