Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about COLLABORATE? Read on for details, and mark your calendar now:

COLLABORATE 18: Technology and Applications Forum for the Oracle Community
April 22-26, 2018
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino
Las Vegas, Nevada USA

For more information on each users group, refer to your affiliated organization’s website:

Why is COLLABORATE co-presented by three users groups?

Joining forces to co-present COLLABORATE allows the IOUG, OAUG and Quest to bring you the best practices and user-driven training that each user group offers. Plus, COLLABORATE attendees have access to the greater Oracle community - more exhibitors, Oracle representatives and other Oracle users.

Each organization develops its own slate of educational content and plans activities geared specifically to its respective community, but at the end of the day, we all benefit from the shared COLLABORATE experience. The IOUG, OAUG and Quest continue to function as independent user groups serving separate audiences.

Where is COLLABORATE 18 taking place?

COLLABORATE 18 is being held April 22-26, 2018 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Please refer to your affiliated organization’s website for information on making your hotel reservations and registering for the conference.

How do I register for COLLABORATE?

You can register online through the IOUG, OAUG or Quest websites. Register through the organization with which you are already affiliated or select the users group that best fits your educational needs.

How much does COLLABORATE 18 cost?

Registration for the conference ranges from $925 to around $2800, depending on whether or not you are a current member of one of the users groups, how many days you plan to attend the conference, and also depending on when you register. Sign up early for the best rates.

Is Oracle participating in COLLABORATE?

Yes. COLLABORATE is grateful to have Oracle’s support and participation in the Exhibitor Showcase, keynote presentations and educational sessions.

How many people are anticipated to be in attendance?

We anticipate more than 5,000 attendees in 2018. We are careful to bring every attendee the ease of finding specific content that applies to their organization and career as well as a fun, close-knit gathering with the greater Oracle community. There are also events planned by each of our three groups at COLLABORATE.

Can I access all three organizations’ education/events?

Yes, although there are some events, such as pre-conference training sessions, that are limited to the registrants of each individual users group.

Each organization collects registrations from its users independently, but COLLABORATE attendees have access to the education and events planned by all of the groups, with a few exceptions. More education is one of the biggest benefits of COLLABORATE, which functions like three conferences in one. You should register directly with your affiliated organization to receive accurate communications pertinent to your product line/area of interest.

If I am interested in only certain technologies or applications, will I still have options?

Yes. Each of our groups lists their education offerings on their respective websites, where you can find the sessions that are specific to your area of interest. The event will feature content and tracks specific to database and applications users alike.

What type of education should I expect to see at COLLABORATE?

This conference will cover a wide array of topics around Oracle technologies and applications. A complete list of all education sessions available to attendees will be available in mid-to late January.

How can I submit a presentation for the conference?

The Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG), Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG) and Quest International Users Group (Quest) invite customers, vendors and Oracle staff to share your knowledge at COLLABORATE 18. 

The COLLABORATE 18 Call for Presentations will open in summer of 2017. Refer to your affiliated organization's website for more information on how you can share your story!

Who can I contact if I’m interested in sponsorship, exhibiting or advertising?

Jim Conlon, IOUG Director of Partner Engagement

Christine Hilgert

Julie Lewis