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Get the Most Out of Your Week at the COLLABORATE 14 Conference

From April 7 to 11, Oracle technology users from around the world will gather in Las Vegas, Nevada, for COLLABORATE 14. Cosponsored by the Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG), the Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG), and Quest International Users Group (Quest), COLLABORATE spans the full spectrum of Oracle applications and technology with more than 1,250 panels and sessions.

It is a big conference covering a huge range of content, so we asked conference organizers for tips on how attendees can plan their agenda and get the most out of their experience. Here is what they told us.

  • Download the COLLABORATE mobile app. The COLLABORATE 14 mobile app enables attendees to build their own personalized agenda, with tools to view schedules, explore sessions, and find networking events. To make networking both more effective and more fun, the app includes tools to connect with other participants, perform check-ins, and link directly to Facebook and Twitter accounts.
  • Attend Tom Kyte's expert session. A senior technical architect in Oracle's server technology division, Tom Kyte—the "Tom" behind the popular Ask Tom website—always ranks as one of the most popular speakers at COLLABORATE. In addition to a two-hour expert session, he is also offering a one-day optimizer seminar and two other sessions.
  • Enjoy the excellent keynote speakers. The COLLABORATE committee has lined up some great keynote speakers, including Adam Savage, television personality and general dreamer-upper; John M. Ebert, chief innovation and productivity officer, Clark County, Nevada School District; and Oracle Executive Vice President of Application Development Steve Miranda.
  • Sign up for free, preconference workshops. On April 7, the IOUG offers its registrants an extra day of free Oracle training, with eight topics ranging from database performance optimization to implementing an Oracle Real Application Clusters environment.
  • Take advantage of educational tracks. To help attendees focus on the most relevant, high-value session content, COLLABORATE 14 divides more than 1,250 sessions into 23 separate education tracks, including big data, database technologies, data warehousing and business analytics, engineered systems, master data management, and more.
  • Have fun. This year's event takes place at the Venetian and Palazzo Resorts, which feature everything from 38 restaurants to full spa services. There will also be social and networking opportunities throughout the conference, from the opening reception to COLLAB-CON, a night of super-human fun with drinks, hors d'oeuvres, games, and live music.
  • Follow all the activity. If you are on Twitter, check out the hashtag #C14LV to socially participate in the conference.

Learn more and register now for COLLABORATE 14.

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