Update on COLLABORATE 2020

Unfortunately, due to the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation, COLLABORATE will not occur this April as originally planned. Quest has been hard at work on contingency plans, however, the Quest Forum at COLLABORATE program will be shifting to a full virtual conference event this spring. Please see this COLLABORATE webpage for further details and updates as they become available, and the Quest Oracle Community update as of 03/16/2020. We’re urging you in meantime to please take care and stay safe and healthy.

COLLABORATE 20 Announcement as of 03/16/2020

Dear Quest Oracle Community,

These are unprecedented times. The rapidly changing COVID-19 situation has been difficult for everyone, impacting all our lives as we adjust to the new normal. I greatly appreciate your patience as we at Quest have worked through the specific implications and plans for COLLABORATE.

Given the CDC guidance released last night and MGM’s recent announcement regarding temporary closure of their Las Vegas properties, I am reaching out to inform you that COLLABORATE will not occur this April as originally planned. We have been hard at work on contingency plans, however, and I am pleased to share that the Quest Forum at COLLABORATE program will be shifting to a full virtual conference event this spring.

More details will be shared shortly, but we’ll kick off April 20-23 with a series of live Keynote and Oracle Roadmap sessions. This will be followed by dedicated digital community events for our JD Edwards, PeopleSoft, Oracle Cloud apps and Database & Technology users that offer a full roster of education programs, including:

  • Product-centric education tracks and sessions
  • Oracle Hands-On Labs & Quest workshops
  • Demonstration and Tips & Tricks sessions
  • Meet the Experts and other panel sessions
  • Special Interest Group (SIG) roundtables

Full CPE credit will be offered for virtual conference participation. We expect to be able to share final dates and details on the Quest Forum virtual conference within the next week.

We are looking at additional options for the Quest community to gather later this year with our COLLABORATE event partners, and we encourage you as well to consider joining one of our other popular product-focused events: RECONNECT for PeopleSoft users, held July 21-23 in St. Louis, or INFOCUS for JD Edwards users, held August 25-27 in Denver.

We know many of you have been awaiting this update. At this time, all Quest COLLABORATE registrants will receive a complimentary registration for the Quest Forum virtual conference, as well as a 50% refund of registration fees. Alternatively, attendees may shift their registration to either the RECONNECT or INFOCUS conference events. A full refund may also be requested via the My Conference tool.

As Quest is a not for profit organization, many of you have reached out to inquire about donating your registration fees to the Quest community. We would be grateful for any support you can offer at this time to help us continue to support our community through our year round digital and face to face education programs.

This great community was built through the strength, support and commitment of its members, and we sincerely appreciate the patience and understanding you’ve shown as we have worked through a very challenging situation. I look forward to welcoming you to the Quest Forum virtual conference event, and to seeing many of you at RECONNECT and INFOCUS later this year.

In the meantime, please stay safe and healthy, and consider joining your fellow Quest members online where we offer a host of ongoing digital activities for our community.

With best regards,

Jon Vaughn