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Free Webinar with Cary Millsap, Kerry Osborne and Karen Morton
Event date: 
Thu, 2011-07-28

Thursday, July 28 11:00am PDT  :  Register Here
Oracle performance tuning and optimization is not always easy. Now’s your chance to hear from people who have been there and ask them the questions that are keeping you up at night.
Three senior DBAs and performance tuning specialists and members of the elite OakTable network will discuss best performance optimization and tuning practices for the Oracle® Database.
Participate in this online roundtable to gain specific insight and learn about advanced performance tips for the Oracle® Database. During this event you will:

  • Learn how to improve Oracle performance and availability while improving productivity
  • Understand about best practices and tips from very senior Oracle DBAs from the OakTable network
  • Interact with experts by submitting questions, prior and during the webinar, and sharing your more painful performance optimization challenges with our panel

About our panelists:
Karen Morton is a Senior DBA Performance and Tuning Specialist for Fidelity Information Services. Having used Oracle since the early 90’s, she began consulting and teaching others how to use Oracle over a decade ago. Karen is a frequent speaker at conferences and user groups, an Oracle ACE, and a member of the OakTable network. Karen has co-authored three books from Apress: Beginning Oracle SQL, Pro Oracle SQL and Expert Oracle Practices: Oracle Database Administration from the Oak Table. She blogs at
Cary Millsap has been part of the Oracle community since 1989. He is the founder and president of Method R Corporation. He is widely known in the Oracle community as a speaker, educator, consultant, and writer. He wrote Optimizing Oracle Performance  with Jeff Holt, and he is a co-author of Oracle Insights: Tales of the Oak Table . Cary is also an architect of the Method R software tools that help professionals around the world manage Oracle performance. He blogs at and tweets at
Kerry Osborne began working with Oracle in 1982. He has worked both as a developer and a DBA. For the past several years, he has been focused on understanding Oracle internals and solving performance problems. He is an OakTable member and is the author of an upcoming Apress book Expert Oracle Exadata. Mr. Osborne is also a co-founder of Enkitec, an Oracle-focused consulting company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. He blogs at link:
Register today. And don’t forget to fill in your questions on the webinar registration form.

ODTUG Kscope11

ODTUG Kscope11
Event date: 
Sun, 2011-06-26 - Thu, 2011-06-30

 ODTUG Kscope11 is the conference for you if you are looking for training and answers in the following areas:
Take a sneak peak at Kscope 11 content by topic area by clicking on your area of interest below:

BI and Oracle EPM

Application Express

Database Development

Oracle Fusion Middleware



Why? Because Kscope offers the best content and the most sessions on these topics than any other conference. 

Trivadis Performance Days 2011

Trivadis Performance Days 2011
Event date: 
Tue, 2011-05-24 - Wed, 2011-05-25

 Trivadis is very pleased to organize in Zurich another high class seminar with top guest speakers in 2011. This year’s focus will be on Oracle system performance. Since performance is not simply a product one can buy but rather the results of an accurate planning and a correct implementation, the seminar will present valuable techniques not only for identifying and solving performance problems, but also to avoid them in first place.
Detailed schedule
The working day will be from 9am to 5pm; and in the evening of 24th there will be an opportunity to share your experiences and opinions with the presenters and other participants in a less format atmosphere as we meet over drinks.
Agenda of May 24:
09:00 – 09:10 Welcome
09:10 – 10:30 Thinking Clearly About Performance – Part 1, Cary Millsap
10:30 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:20 Thinking Clearly About Performance – Part 2, Cary Millsap
12:20 – 13:50 Lunch
13:50 – 15:10 How to Design Efficient SQL, Jonathan Lewis
15:10 – 15:40 Break
15:40 – 17:00 Brewing Benchmarks, James Morle
17:00 – 19:00 Let’s meet over drinks
Agenda of May 25:
09:00 – 10:20 Sane SAN, James Morle
10:20 – 10:50 Break
10:50 – 12:10 Exadata Performance Features Explained, Christian Antognini
12:10 – 13:40 Lunch
13:40 – 15:00 Challenges and Chances of the 11g Query Optimizer, Christian Antognini
15:00 – 15:30 Break


Miracle Openworld 2011
Event date: 
Wed, 2011-04-13 - Fri, 2011-04-15

 On April 13 to 15, Hotel LEGOLAND, Billund MOW2011 planning progresses. We hold the conference again at Hotel LEGOLAND in Billund, with accommodation at Lalandia. 
MOW2011 will have four main categories, Oracle (two tracks), Microsoft (two tracks), a Java track and an open-source track. 

Collaborate 11

Collaborate 11
Event date: 
Sun, 2011-04-10 - Thu, 2011-04-14

COLLABORATE 11: Technology & Application Forum for the Oracle Community
April 10-14, 2011  I  Orange County Convention Center  I  Orlando, Florida

Hotsos Symposium 2011

Event date: 
Sun, 2011-03-06 - Thu, 2011-03-10

 Join the world's top Oracle performance analysts at the ninth annual Hotsos Symposium, which is the conference dedicated to issues of Oracle system performance. The Symposium will be held March 6 — 10, 2011 at the Omni Mandalay Hotel in Irving, TX.
"The Symposium was awesome. I really mean that. I had a great time and the speakers were great. It is a real testament to your company how well this seminar proceeds. Everything from the selections of food for lunch and breakfast to the timely topics is very well thought out. There wasn't one lost moment.

Everyone who spoke was fascinating and obviously expert at what they were speaking on. I enjoyed Tom Kyte's keynote address as well as his follow-up session on the importance of Metadata. Richard Foote's information on indexes was particularly helpful to me. We tested out Kerry Osborne's scripts to control execution plans without changing code and it worked as advertised. Every speaker was very informative and I got a lot out of the seminar. 

All in all - time well spent."


— Tom Hennessy

Why Is the Hotsos Symposium Different?
Hotsos Symposium is the best conference in the Americas devoted to Oracle system performance. The combination of topic focus, small audience size, and large speaker list make the Hotsos Symposium an unsurpassed networking opportunity.
Hotsos Symposium reaches for a new technical high with presentations focused on techniques, experimental results, and field-tested scripts that attendees can take home and apply to real-world tasks. The speakers routinely offer an excellent balance between database principles and problem-solving techniques. The speakers also show you how to determine the difference between reliable information and bad advice around Oracle performance optimization.
Like what you read, but want a little taste of Symposium? Watch this video to see what you missed last year.
Symposium Speaker Sessions
The call for papers has ended, and we received the greatest response ever! Speakers and sessions will be announced on November 5, 2010. Be sure to register today because you won't want to miss this event.
Hotsos is excited to announce that Kerry Osborne will give a technical keynote for Symposium 2011. Kerry's topic is entitled, Back to the Future: Mainframes, Open Systems, and the New Role of Exadata. To find out more about Kerry and his topic, please visit ourKeynote page.
Optional Training Day
We call her the Grand PooBah of SQL, some call her the Queen of SQL, but most know her as Karen Morton. Karen is the headliner for Training Day 2011, and her topic is Managing SQL Performance - Practical Information and Tools for Writing and Maintaining Optimally Performing SQL. To find out more information about Karen and what she will cover, please visit the Training Day page.
Registration and Pricing
Registration for Hotsos Symposium 2011 is open. Visit our Registration page to sign up.
The pricing for the Symposium is as follows:

  • $1195, if registering on or before December 31, 2010
  • $1350, if registering on or before February 11, 2011
  • $1495, if registering after February 11, 2011

Pricing for the optional Training Day is:

  • $500

**NEW!** Registration Price including Hotel:

Hotsos has partnered with the Omni to provide a bundled price for Symposium and Training Day this year.

  • $1695 for Symposium, plus three nights of hotel lodging, if registering on or before December 31, 2010
  • $2362 for Symposium, Training Day and four nights of hotel lodging, if registering on or before December 31, 2010

In order to take advantage of these discounts, please register and pay prior to the deadlines listed above. To find out more detailed information about registration, pricing and our cancellation policy, please visit our Registration page.
Presentation Materials - Going Green again in '11!

RMOUG Training Days 2011

RMOUG Training Days 2011
Event date: 
Tue, 2011-02-15 - Thu, 2011-02-17

Registration for RMOUG Training Days 2011 is now open. RMOUG Training Days is the largest regional user group conference in the United States. It is the place to network with local Oracle professionals and talk with internationally renowned Oracle experts. Check out the Schedule-at-a-Glance -- it has close to one hundred technical sessions.
University sessions -- back by popular demand!!!
RMOUG is offering in-depth University Sessions on Tuesday, February 15 2010 (the day before the main conference) from 1:00pm - 5:00pm. The registration fee for each University Session is $125.00.
If you register for both the Training Days conference on February 16-17, as well as the University Sessions on February 15, you will automatically receive a 10% discount on your University Sessions' registration.
Participation in these classes is limited due to room size, so early enrollment is encouraged.

UKOUG Conference Series Technology & E-Business Suite 2010

Event date: 
Mon, 2010-11-29 - Wed, 2010-12-01

The call for papers for the annual Technology & E-Business Suite user group is now open until 2nd August. 
This year UKOUG are inviting all members to judge the abstract submission, which means eveyone gets the chance to contribute to what is on the conference agenda.  Online judging will open at the end of April so make sure you submit your paper early to ensure maximum judging potential.

We are looking for contributions from end users within the Technology and E-Business Suite and related communities with experience of, or interests in:

• Server Technology
• Design and Development
• App Server and Middleware
• Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing
• Business and Strategy
• Fusion
• E-Business Suite 

Designed to benefit both experienced and more recent users, UKOUG Conference Series Technology & E-Business Suite 2010 will provide superb networking opportunities and an excellent forum for the presentation and exchange of ideas and practical experiences. So don't miss your opportunity to shine.

To submit your paper, please visit the conference website at: and enter a judging abstract of up to 400 words along with your contact details.

Submissions deadline: Monday 2nd August 2010

Special request
If you blog or write regular web/print content, have internal and/or customer facing newsletters etc, we would be grateful if you could consider giving us a plug so our call for papers reaches as many people as possible. 

We take this opportunity to thank those of you who have supported UKOUG by presenting at our past events. We are grateful for your continued interest and support.

If you have any queries regarding submitting a paper, please don't hesitate to contact Michelle Ericsson

AUSOUG National Conference Series 2010

AUSOUG National Conference Series 2010
Event date: 
Mon, 2010-11-22 - Tue, 2010-11-23

 PLEASE CONSIDER ATTENDING the AUSOUG and OAUG National Conference Series being held in Perth 22-23 November 2010 at the Burswood Entertainment Centre.
Over the past twelve months Oracle has again reshaped the software industry with acquisitions to bring their customers more solutions and benefits. As we move out of the worst global recession in recent history it is important that all Oracle users learn about the effects of the changing Oracle world and how best to gain the most benefit from it. The "Oracle with 20:20 Foresight Conference Series" has always provided the pinnacle event in our sharing of experience, skills, knowledge and tenacity for nearly 12 years. It provides an opportunity to be educated and network with the world’s best Oracle professionals, your Peers and our AUSOUG/OAUG and ODTUG Partners.
Run hot on the heels of Oracle’s OpenWorld, the "Oracle with 20:20 Foresight" Conference in Perth will bring together the AUSOUG/OAUG and ODTUG communities and the news out of Oracle OpenWorld. The theme is "Innovate, Interact, Educate and Maximise the use of your Oracle Software".
The Perth conference will provide education, networking and product information from an exhibition of vendors.
With more than 300 of your colleagues and peers expected to participate, you will gain invaluable experience from these events. End users, independent professionals, Oracle, Oracle Partners and suppliers of Oracle services will participate with papers that cover Core Technology, Oracle Middleware, Oracle BI and Oracle Applications and other Oracle Products that we believe will be of interest to our members who represent over 80% of the Oracle Product Suite.
Our conference program offers plenary sessions as well as specifically streamed sessions that will fall into the following categories:

  • Case study or useful tips
  • Educational sessions
  • Real life experience and best practice
  • Defining strategies and techniques
  • The latest or best technologies

AUSOUG and OAUG are independent user groups who work closely with our partners and other leading industry suppliers to develop the most comprehensive real world focused conference and exhibition that will be WA's biggest Oracle User event for 2010.

E2SN Virtual Conference on Oracle Performance

E2SN Virtual Conference on Oracle Performance
Event date: 
Thu, 2010-11-18 - Fri, 2010-11-19

 The E2SN Virtual Conferences are webinar-style online training sessions, but just like at conferences, you can listen to multiple top speakers within a single event.
The standard conference consists of 4 x 1.5 hour presentations with 30-minute Q & A sessions after each presentation. The four sessions are spread across two days, so the conference takes only four hours per day. So, in addition to not even having to leave your desk for learning from world's top experts, you can still get your important work done in the office, too!
The first scheduled virtual conference is focusing on a walk-through on Systematic Oracle SQL Optimization, with emphasis on practical applications and real-life scenarios.

Systematic Oracle SQL Optimization virtual conference:

  • The speakers are: Cary Millsap, Jonathan Lewis, Kerry Osborne and Tanel Poder
  • The conference takes place on 18. and 19. November ( 2 x 0.5 days )
  • The time of the conference sessions is: 08:00am - 12:00pm Pacific Standard Time (PST) on both days
  • For this inaugural event we have a special launch price of 475 USD per attendee!