Information for Presenters

Congratulations to all speakers who were selected to present at Ascend 2024. You’ll find graphics and more in the Presenter Marketing Kit to help you share your excitement about being selected to present and invite others to join you at Ascend.  We kindly ask all presenters to share that they are speaking at Ascend on LinkedIn. 

Important Dates and Deadlines

  • Week of March 4: You’ll receive your registration discount code. Register by March 29. Discount codes are only provided for primary presenters.
  • Friday, March 29: Deadline for you to register. You must confirm your in-person attendance (and book hotel)
  • Week of April 8: View the session schedule on the Ascend website to find out the date and time of your presentation.
  • Week of May 6: The Ascend conference app will be available to speakers and attendees.
  • Wednesday, May 15: Deadline to submit your presentation slide deck via the Ascend conference app.
  • Monday, June 10: You must attend the Speaker Orientation Webinar; 11:00 am. ET.
  •  June 17-20: Attend Ascend 2024 at  Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV

Reserve Your Room at the Conference Hotel

All presenters are expected to cover their own travel and lodging costs. Reserve your room in the conference room block prior to registering for Ascend for the lowest registration rate ($195 for Oracle user presenters and $495 for associates). Registration fees are $300 higher for those without the confirmation code provided after booking the hotel through our website. 

Ascend 2024 Speaker Orientation Webinar

Please sign up for the Speaker Orientation Webinar on Monday, June 10 at 11:00 am ET to hear best practices and important information for presenters.

Presentation Slides Guidelines and Template

  • Download the official Ascend 2024 PowerPoint template for your presentation slide deck. Use of the Ascend 2024 PowerPoint Template is required. Exception: Oracle employees can use the standard Oracle PowerPoint Template.
  • Review the Presenter Compliance Agreement to make sure your slides get approved for Ascend.
  • Save your final presentation file in PDF format and upload it to the Conference App. The app will launch the week of May 6.

Presentation Slides Upload Instructions

  • Log in to the Ascend Conference App when launched (watch for our emails) to upload your presentation files. You must be listed as a speaker or co-presenter to do this and you must access the app through a web browser (not on a phone).
  • Once you are logged into the app, select “Agenda”, and find your session by title (you can enter a few words of the title) and select it. Once you are viewing your session, select “presentations” and find the red “+ Document” link to upload the presentation.
  • You will also use the app to upload a portrait/headshot and bio in your profile. All speakers (and attendees) must do this themselves. Please note, the more professional you look on the app, the more likely attendees will engage with you.
  • File size cannot exceed 15 MB (no limit on number of pages).
  • Files must be in PDF format.
  • Files should be named the same as your session title followed by “_PPT” for presentation slides, “_PPT Notes” for your presentation with notes, and “_WP” for white papers (if you choose to submit a white paper with your slides).
     

Preparing for your Presentation

  • Rehearse your session in the same manner as you will deliver it.
  • Please allot 50 minutes for your presentation and 10 minutes for the Q&A.
  • If you are doing a Solution Showcase session, please allot 20 minutes for your product demo and 5 minutes for Q&A.
  • Time your presentation so you know how much time to spend on key slides.
  • Make sure to share information with your panelists/co-presenters. Only the primary speaker is included on emails from conference organizers.
  • Please inform us if any presenters need to be added/removed from your session.
     

Presenter Questions

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Ascend Speaker Programs.

Ascend 2024 Publication Rights

In the United States, the federal Copyright Act states:
The Copyright Act protects against copying by unauthorized persons of all “original works of authorship fixed in any tangible medium of expression.”
Such works include the presentations submitted to OATUG and OHUG and presented at Ascend.

To protect your presentation, the appropriate symbol and language must be used. This indicates to whom the copyright belongs.
Protection under the Copyright Act is acquired by placing all three of the following on every copy of a protectable work published by authority of the copyright owner in the United States or elsewhere:

  • the symbol “©” and the word “Copyright;”
  • the year of the first publication of the work; and
  • the name of the owner of the copyright.

Failure to place these three items on a published work bars legal action for copyright infringement against any person who, due to the omission of such items, believes that the work has been placed by the author in the public domain and thus can be used without permission or fee by a third party.

Sample Copyright Protection

Ascend suggests that you protect your copyright to your presentation by putting the symbol and language at the bottom center of the first page of your presentation Copyright ©2024 by [Your Name]. Ascend also suggests that you consult your attorney to ensure that you have properly registered the copyright to your paper.

Ownership of All Rights to Your Paper

By submitting your presentation and presenting it at Ascend, and by accepting the compliance agreement, you have indicated to OATUG and OHUG that you own all rights to your paper. Please immediately inform Ascend in writing if you do not own all rights. In addition, if at any time you know or have reason to know that you do not own all rights to your presentation, please inform the Ascend education staff immediately.

Rights Transfer

By accepting the compliance agreement, you authorize Ascend to record your presentation (by audio and/or video), to publish your presentation in the Ascend conference app, to publish your presentation in each organization’s online content repository, and to produce and distribute copies in other formats.

For additional information, please refer to the U.S. Copyright Office.
 

Vendor Awareness Sessions

Reach a targeted audience of customers by sponsoring a Vendor Awareness Session in a meeting room near the education sessions. Deliver a 60-minute showcase of how your product or service solves the current challenges faced by Oracle Users. A lead retrieval unit captures attendance details for post-event marketing efforts. Please email Ascend Speaker Programs for information on pricing and availability.

 

 

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