There are now several options depending on what you're looking for. While I could attempt to make some sense out of the whole conference jumble in a blog post, I decided it would be better explained in a webcast. To that end, I'm devoting two webcasts this week to the question “Now that the Hyperion Solutions conference is gone, which conference should I attend?”
I'm going to compare the benefits of the better known 2011 conferences:
- Collaborate. April 10-14 in Orlando, FL.
- Kscope. June 26-30 in Long Beach, CA.
- Connection Point. Probably in July in Seattle, WA and November in Atlanta, GA.
- OpenWorld. October 2-6 in San Francisco, CA.
I'm in a unique position to do this, because I don't work for Oracle and I have some ties to every one of these events (so you could say that while I'm biased, I realize the value each one can bring to the right audience). Usually, our webcasts are only open to Oracle customers (not partners) but in this case, I want everyone to know why you'd want to go to each of the conferences so they don't find themselves wasting money at a conference that's totally not right for them.
Click on the links below to sign up for either Tuesday or Wednesday's webcast:
I will spend around 45 minutes covering all the conferences and then take questions from the audience. Before you sign up for one of the conferences, devote 45 minutes of your life to making sure you won't find yourself trapped in the 7th circle of hell (otherwise known as stuck at a conference you hate).