Oracle is pleased to welcome its worldwide user groups to this year's conferences and dedicated programs in San Francisco the week of September 22 to 26, 2013. All conference attendees are encouraged to engage with members of the user group communities at Sunday's Oracle Users Forum and throughout the week.
12th Annual Oracle Users Forum
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Moscone West, Levels 2 and 3
8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Don't miss this opportunity to explore the many benefits of participating in one or more Oracle user groups. Meet with colleagues, peers, and subject matter experts to share best practices, tips, and techniques. Or sit in on a special interest group (SIG) meeting or session and learn how to get more out of Oracle technologies and applications.
The annual Oracle Users Forum is open to all registered full conference attendees of Oracle conferences running from September 21 to 26, 2013. (Attendees must have a Full Conference Badge to attend)
User Group Forum Sessions and SIG meeting details taking place at the Oracle Users Forum program can be found in the Oracle Events Conference Content Catalog and are available for preregistration using the Schedule Builder Tool
These sessions are available for preregistration using the Schedule Builder Tool. Must be a full conference attendee to preregister and attend the Oracle Users Forum on Sunday.
Many user groups will be represented at the Oracle Users Forum this year; participating groups are listed below.
Special Interest Groups
Join Oracle user groups as they convene in a variety of SIG meetings on Sunday, September 22. You don't need to be a member of a specific SIG or an affiliated user group to attend. For more information, check the Content Catalog.
Oracle Users Forum Sessions
All full conference attendees are invited to join their peers at Oracle Users Forum sessions, developed by Oracle users for Oracle users. For more information, check the Content Catalog.
We recommend that attendees pre-enroll for sessions using the Schedule Builder tool. Attendees who do not pre-enroll can attend any session if space is available.
The User Group Pavilion
Moscone West, Level 2
Sunday, September 22 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Monday, September 23 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 24 9:45 a.m.–6:00 p.m
Wednesday, September 25 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 26 Closed
Representatives from participating user groups will be on hand at the User Groups Pavilion in Moscone West, Lobby Level 2, Overlook 2A. There you can discuss the benefits of user group membership, hear about the latest programs, and find out how to get involved. If you're a member of a user group already, stop by to see what's new and to reconnect with old friends. If you're not a member of a user group or are new to Oracle, explore the opportunities and benefits of user group affiliation and representation.
The value of user groups to your organization can be tremendous. Learn how to join an Oracle User Group.
Are you interested in networking with other Oracle users in the Asia Pacific region? There are more than 50 user groups to choose from, and their size and services vary from country to country. They serve their members in their national languages and offer services meeting the needs of the users in their country. Log onto iouc.org to find a user group near you, and join up today. Come and meet some of the members of the APAC network by visiting us at the User Group Pavilion in Moscone West.
EMEA Oracle User Group Community (EOUC) membership has many benefits, including networking and sharing best practices among groups; help for emerging user groups; access to timely and relevant information available only to the user group community; and the ability to participate in International Oracle Users Group Community committees and initiatives that provide direct feedback and direction to Oracle's products and services groups. For more information about EOUC, its individual member groups in the EMEA countries, and how to join, visit the IOUC Community page.
For more information about the GlassFish Community, please visit: glassfish.java.net/.
The Higher Education User Group (HEUG) is an international organization consisting of higher education institutions that use Oracle applications and middleware. As the largest independent industry-specific Oracle user group in the world, HEUG represents more than 23,000 users from more than 900 campuses in 34 countries. The mission of HEUG is to facilitate the building of communities through the sharing of ideas, information, and experiences among its members and to provide a unified and effective voice to Oracle on all issues involving the use of Oracle applications and middleware in the higher education and research industry. Find out more at heug.org.
The Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG) is a global community of Oracle database and technology professionals that has provided virtual and in-person knowledge-sharing/education and networking opportunities for 20 years. As part of Sunday's Oracle Users Forum at Oracle OpenWorld, IOUG's content-rich program of presentations will engage attendees with real-world experiences on trending topics, including:
Serving tens of thousands of DBAs, developers, data scientists, architects, technical managers, and other Oracle professionals, IOUG empowers its members to be more productive and successful in their businesses and careers. Visit ioug.org/oow13 or stop by our booth in the User Group Pavilion at Moscone West to learn more about why our members are more satisfied in their careers and with their Oracle experience.
Java User Groups (JUGs) are volunteer-led organizations that strive to distribute Java-related knowledge around the world. They provide a meeting place for Java users to get information, share resources and solutions, increase networking, expand Java technology expertise, and above all, drink beer, eat pizza, and have fun. For more information on JUGs, visit the JUG community page at home.java.net/jugs/java-user-groups.
Latin American Oracle Users Community (LAOUC) is a region-wide community to support Oracle in Latin America and the Oracle user groups in the region. Our main goal is to be an open channel between Oracle HQ and the community at large. We also seek to encourage Oracle events in the region, and the exchange of knowledge and experience to assist in the creation of white papers, blogs, and new user groups in LAD.
You can help us achieve our goal by becoming a member or sponsor of the LAD user groups, participating actively, creating new papers, or becoming a speaker.
For more information about the LAOUC, please visit www.iouc.org/p/cm/ld/fid=55.
MySQL User Groups organize face-to-face meetings in hundreds of cities around the world, providing an excellent environment in which to share your MySQL experience with fellow users. Some meetings are informal, with a chat over a coffee or a beer. Others have a more formal nature, with presentations or tutorials. Some groups do both, alternating between casual and formal.
Oracle—as part of its MySQL community efforts—encourages and supports MySQL User Groups and other local groups and activities. MySQL developers and other experts often visit local user groups.
For more information, visit us at dev.mysql.com/user-groups/.
The NetBeans Community is an active network of users and developers, writers and designers, and bloggers and translators who are shaping the future of the NetBeans project. The NetBeans Dream Team is a community-driven group of highly skilled NetBeans users who represent this community. They participate at NetBeans developer events, on mailing lists, and at developer forums, providing new, interesting, and informative content as well as developing new and creative ways to promote NetBeans. To learn more about the community visit netbeans.org/community/. To find out more about the NetBeans Dream Team visit wiki.netbeans.org/NetBeansDreamTeam.
The Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG) is the world's largest education, networking, and advocacy forum for Oracle Applications users. Thousands of Oracle Applications users around the world connect through the OAUG. They know that OAUG involvement equips them to improve efficiency, enhance problem-solving and spark innovation. The OAUG serves as an advocate to Oracle for companies worldwide and represents users of more than 65 Oracle Applications products, including Oracle Fusion Applications, Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle's Agile, Oracle Hyperion, Oracle's Primavera Enterprise Project Portfolio Management, Oracle Communications, Oracle Customer Experience including Oracle CRM On Demand, Oracle's Siebel CRM, and others. Additional information is available online at oaug.org.
ODTUG is an independent, not-for-profit, global organization whose sole purpose is to keep you on the cutting edge of the constantly changing technology landscape. ODTUG is dedicated to keeping our members engaged through learning opportunities throughout the year.
ODTUG's more than 30,000 members specialize in Oracle Application Express, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Database development, business intelligence, and enterprise performance management. Additional information is available online at odtug.com.
Oracle HCM Users Group (OHUG) is devoted exclusively to providing users with valuable insight into Oracle Applications, including Oracle Taleo, Oracle's PeopleSoft, Oracle E-Business Suite, and Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management (HCM) applications. Membership to OHUG is free. Since its inception in 1998, OHUG has provided users with a forum for interfacing directly with other Oracle users and with Oracle executives, product managers, development, and support, offering firsthand knowledge of new functionality right from the source. This personal interaction enables OHUG members to mutually support the use of Oracle products to add value to their company business objectives through sharing of knowledge and experiences and to provide feedback and ultimately influence the future direction of the entire Oracle HCM product solution area. Meet OHUG board members while attending the Oracle conferences September 22 to 26 by visiting OHUG at the User Groups Pavilion in Moscone West. For further information, please visit ohug.org.
Quest International Users Group is the home for Oracle's PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, and Oracle Fusion applications, and supports a growing international community of 45,000 users from 94 countries. As a user group, Quest puts the needs of its members first. Our content, networking opportunities, and events are designed to help users drive better business results, have a higher satisfaction with their Oracle product, and build meaningful IT relationships. Quest users benefit from unbiased industry and product news as well as membership in an organization that advocates their needs to Oracle. To find out how we can help you and your company, visit questdirect.org or visit us in the User Groups Pavilion—you can't miss us in our Quest green!