Thank you for “lifting and shifting” with us to present your session during OATUG Forum Online!
Please contact OATUG Speaker Programs with any questions about presenting at OATUG Forum Online.
OATUG Forum Online Speaker Orientation Webinar
The Speaker Orientation covers the expectations for presenting a virtual session at the OATUG Forum Online. We discuss the presentation template, accessing your individual session(s) as a presenter, sharing your slides with attendees, and the format of each webinar. Additionally, we discuss the overall two-week event and your access to the full catalog of educational sessions.
Download the official OATUG Forum Online PowerPoint template for your presentation slide deck.
Presentation Slides Guidelines
- Use of the OATUG Forum Online PowerPoint Template is required.
- Create your presentation slides in the template.
- Save your final presentation file in PDF format and upload to the Presenter Portal. PLEASE NOTE: You must submit your slides AND your slides with notes. (see Upload Instructions below).
Presentation Slides Upload Instructions
Log in to the OATUG Presentation Management System to upload your presentation files.
- Files submitted via e-mail will not be accepted; you must use the OATUG Presentation Management System to upload your presentation materials.
- File size cannot exceed 60 MB (no limit on number of pages.)
- Files must be in PDF format.
- Files should be named the title of the presentation followed by "_PPT" for presentation slides, PPT Notes for presentation with notes, and "_WP" for white papers (if you choose to submit a white paper with your slides).
- For each session that you are presenting, please submit a Presentation file and a Presentation file with notes.
Preparing for Your Presentation
- Prior to your presentation, please update your OATUG profile bio and add a photo. All of your session recordings will be attributed to your profile. (Please email if you have any questions about accessing and updating your profile.)
- Prepare for your session in the same manner as you will deliver it.
- Please allot 45 minutes for your presentation and 15 minutes for the Q&A.
- Time your presentation and know how much time you will spend on key slides.
- Make sure that you have tested your internet connection and audio settings. Please use a headset or phone for delivering your presentation to ensure a high-quality recording.
- Please make sure that you have received an email from GoToWebinar with your link for each session that you are presenting. Each session will have a different email and unique link.
- If you have not received this, please reach out to
- Make sure that all of your panelists/co-presenters have also received this link. They will need their own, unique link (yours cannot be shared/accessed by multiple people).
- Please inform us of any presenters that need to be added/removed from your session. (Only the Primary Presenter is visible on the OATUG Forum Online schedule.)
- Please log on to your session 15 minutes prior to the start time.
- Each session will have an OATUG moderator. The moderator will help you get set up before the session, begin the webinar by welcoming the audience, and help to facilitate the Q&A portion.
- When the moderator turns it over to you/your co-presenter(s), you can give a brief introduction of the panelist(s) and begin the session.
- Sessions will last one hour. We suggest you plan 45 minutes for your presentation and 15 minutes for question-and-answer discussion.
- Please make sure to end your session on time so the next speaker can begin on time.
- You will be in charge of your slides; the moderator will set you up to share your screen. Please make sure that all background apps, programs that will have pop-ups or sounds, and distracting windows are closed.
- If working from home, limit others’ internet use (if possible) during your session broadcast to minimize the risk of reduced internet speeds and connection issues. You are responsible for providing your own computer to present your slides.
Session Cancellations or Substitutions
If you are unable to present, please notify Mike Jones immediately at +1 310.489.4817 and follow-up with an email to .
Conference Registration Information
Primary presenters for accepted presentations will receive only one (1) complimentary (or discounted), registration regardless of the number of sessions accepted.
Co-presenters will be required to pay conference registration fees and must register online.
As a presenter during OATUG Forum Online, you have a great opportunity to generate media coverage for your organization and increase attendance for your presentation by utilizing effective media relations.
Several options are available to you. Consider issuing a media advisory announcing your selection to present at the conference. An advisory summarizes your topic and could include quotes from your presentation, a link to your company website and information about you and your organization.
Another option is to turn your presentation into a bylined article. Many technology publications routinely print articles that detail “real-life” experiences or offer helpful tips to others in the field.
Any of these options can be used in a social media campaign, particularly Twitter and LinkedIn. Tweet about the details from your presentation or provide links to any relevant articles that might generate from the press advisory and/or bylined article. Consider joining relevant LinkedIn groups and share these updates with like-minded individuals. You can engage with the Oracle Applications and Technology Users Group (OATUG) and its members through social networking sites, including:
- More than 17,000 members in the OATUG’s active LinkedIn Group
- Oracle Applications & Technology Users Group – OATUG on Facebook.
- Hashtags #OATUGForum and #ProblemSolved on Twitter.
OATUG Forum Online 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 papers published in the OATUG conference proceedings.
In order to protect your paper, 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
The OATUG suggests that you protect your copyright to your paper by putting the symbol and language at the bottom center of the first page of your paper: Copyright ©2020 by [Your Name]. The OATUG 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 agreeing to include your presentation in the OATUG Forum Online conference proceedings, and by accepting the compliance agreement, you have indicated to the OATUG that you own all rights to your paper. Please inform the OATUG in writing immediately 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 paper, please inform the OATUG at once.
By accepting the compliance agreement, you authorize the OATUG to record your presentation (either by audio or video), to publish your presentation material in the OATUG proceedings and/or future publications of the OATUG, and to produce copies on USB, CD or another format.
For additional information, please refer to the U.S. Copyright Office.