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Kathleen McCasland Community Service Day | 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast | Buses depart at 8:30 a.m.

This year, ODTUG has partnered with UP Orlando for our community service day project. UP Orlando provides crisis care, case management, transformative education, food and household subsidy, employment training and placement, personal empowerment training and active referrals to other collaborative social service providers to all people living in poverty and seeking to improve their situation. UP Orlando uses all these tools to provide a hand UP to the 180,000 people dealing with hunger in Orange County, Florida.

ODTUG Kscope attendees will be working in the Member Grocery Center, where UP Orlando’s members can shop for 60-70% off regular grocery store prices. Their membership is free and is open to low-income households. We’ll be unpacking in the warehouse, breaking down boxes, stocking and cleaning shelves, and possibly helping them with computer updates. This is going to be a very rewarding experience for our participants and we are excited to help.

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Sunday Symposiums | 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

ODTUG Kscope is the only conference to give you an entire day of learning at no additional cost. Sunday Symposiums are all about you getting extra time with Oracle Corporation experts, product managers, and development leaders. Don't miss this opportunity to kick your week off with incredible content. Sunday Symposiums include APEX, BI, EPM, and Database. 


Dodeca Symposium | 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. | Northern Hemisphere E1

The Dodeca Symposium at ODTUG Kscope18 is packed with tips and tricks, technical product information, and real-world case studies presented by Dodeca customers. This informative symposium kicks off with an overview of key features and capabilities that distinguish the Dodeca Spreadsheet Management System as a unique product with a proven track record and highly satisfied customers.

Tim Tow and the Applied OLAP development team will present insider information about recently introduced features along with technical details of the short- and long-term roadmap.

Industry-leading companies will present case studies showing how they use Dodeca to provide critical business intelligence and planning solutions to a broad range of users.

Whether you are an existing Dodeca Spreadsheet Management System customer, considering the product, or just curious about why our customers are so enthusiastic about their successful implementations, this symposium will be of interest and benefit to you.

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Ambassador Meeting | 5:00 – 5:30 p.m. | Asia 3

During the special Ambassador Welcome Session we will answer all your questions about how the program works. Haven't signed up yet? No problem; we'll sign you up at the meeting.

Newcomers’ Orientation | 5:30 – 6:00 p.m. | Northern Hemisphere E 3/4

New to ODTUG or to ODTUG Kscope? Come for a short meeting and get some ideas on how to maximize the week AND your investment in the conference and user group. Meet other first-year attendees and expand your network of peers. Meet the members of ODTUG's Leadership Program, and hear from the future of the organization. Hear from former presidents and the current president of the ODTUG Board of Directors. Get some pointers on what to include on YOUR schedule for ODTUG Kscope18. We hope to see you there!

Welcome Reception – Be Our Guest! | 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. | Exhibit Hall

“Be our guest” at this year’s Disney-themed character costume Welcome Reception! Come network with peers, chat with vendors, and socialize with friends as we celebrate the start of a fun week at ODTUG Kscope18 in Orlando! Be sure to join in on the fun and dress up as your favorite character. Check out the conference committee’s video below for inspiration!


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Geek Game Night | 8:00 – 9:00 PM | Southern Hemisphere III

Welcome to another edition of ODTUG Kscope Geek Game Night! Join us after the Sunday night Welcome Reception as we continue the fun through a formal geek on! This year’s geek game night will include Kscope’s version of the popular ‘70s game show, Hollywood Squares: In Kscope Squares, our “experts” will attempt to answer a wide range of technical questions. The contestants - which will be selected from the audience - will try to decide who is telling the truth and who is lying…won't you help them out?

Werewolf | 10:30 p.m. | Asia 2

Werewolf has become a part of ODTUG Kscope's annual networking and connecting fun. This year, we'll be hosting three nights of Werewolf. If you've never played this interactive party game of deduction (and deceit), it's easy to learn and the best way to catch on is to show up and play! Many attendees agree playing Werewolf (even in lieu of sleep) is the most fun they had at ODTUG Kscope, so make sure you arrive at 10:30 p.m. Sunday night for the first game. All you need to bring is yourself! We're having special guest moderators each night, and Sunday's session will be run by Edward Roske. Join us whether you're looking for fun, connections, a break—or for no discernible reason. Just make sure you join us! 


General Session | 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. | Northern Hemisphere B/C/D

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Start off your day with Dr. Heather Knight as she shares about her fascinating work with charismatic robots, beginning with her background, followed by a summary of trends in robotics today and a description of the significance and challenges in charismatic robots, and ending with a robot comedy finale.

Make sure to stay till the end for the ODTUG Kscope19 location announcement!




Happy Hour | 5:15 – 6:15 p.m. | Exhibit Hall

Immediately following the last session of the day, head to the Exhibit Hall to enjoy the “Backyard Cookout” Happy Hour, featuring comfort food and cocktails. This is also your time to seek out solutions for your business needs with the exhibitors and sponsors.

ODTUG Community Nights | 8:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Join your fellow ODTUGers for community night events specific to APEX, BI, Database, and EPM. Bond with your peers and meet new friends in a fun environment. Feel free to cross over and check out the other community events, too!

EPM Speed Networking and LipSync Battle | Southern Hemisphere II  Sponsored by KPMG.jpg
Get ready to meet new friends, have a ball, and laugh your face off at this crazy fun event. In keeping with EPM tradition, we are driving ODTUG Kscope to places it has never gone before with a geeky, silly version of speed networking where you might snap a selfie and get #Kscope18 and #KscopePuns trending on Twitter. Maybe you will share a laugh at a joke only EPM nerds get. You might even win a prize! Then after we all know each other better, get ready for a roaring good time as we put five teams of well-prepared lip-sync battlers to the ultimate test. Your applause will choose the winner, so be sure to stay until the last mic drops. As Walt Disney himself put it: “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.”

BI & Database Trivia Showdown | Southern Hemisphere III sponsored by Quest_site.jpg
The BI community trivia night has been a huge success year over year! To top it this year, the BI community has invited the Database community to a trivia showdown. Everyone is invited, of course, but be prepared to pick a side! The BI and Database communities are competing dolphin nose to swan beak in a singing, dancing, debaucherous night of trivia tomfoolery! Fly or swim by, join a team, and help prove which community is IN IT TO WIN IT! You will be up to your silly hat in fun at this ODTUG Kscope mainstay.

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APEX Show & Tell Night, aka APEX Open Mic Night, is one of the ODTUG Kscope highlights for the APEX community. Attendees can showcase the cool features and APEX applications they're currently using, while trying out the view from the other side of the mic. This year non-speaker attendees are invited to show & tell what they have accomplished with APEX in a fun, casual atmosphere. Every participant will get a fun little prize just for having the nerve to stand up and take the mic. As a bonus, they will also earn the chance to win one of three $25 Amazon gift cards, all while enjoying a beer with their APEX besties. Each informal presentation will be five minutes long (no slides allowed) followed by a few minutes of Q&A from the audience. Please arrive a few minutes early to sign up.

Werewolf | 10:30 p.m. | Asia 2



5K Fun Run | 6:00 a.m. | Causeway by the Clamshell Fountain in Front of Dolphin Hotel

Start your day off right and run with your fellow ODTUGers around the beautiful EPCOT Resorts area, comprised of the Walt Disney Swan and Dolphin Resort, the Boardwalk Resort, and Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club! The Fun Run is free to all, and pre-registration is required. To sign up, please log back in to your ODTUG Kscope18 registration.

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Chi Gung | 7:00 AM 
| Dolphin Hotel Pool

Join Chi Gung leader Kent Graziano at 7:00 AM for a 30-minute session of moving meditation to get your day started right. Chi Gung is an ancient Chinese practice designed to calm and focus the mind, strengthen the body, and increase your overall energy level. Follow Kent Graziano on Twitter @KentGraziano for more details.


Lunch and Learn | Lunch 12:45 - 2:00 p.m.

ODTUG Kscope18 will feature Lunch and Learn panels with Oracle ACE Directors ACE_Director.jpg and Oracle ACEs ACE.jpg, who are designated by Oracle Corporation as Oracle community enthusiasts and advocates. A substantial number of these professionals are attending and speaking at ODTUG Kscope18. Grab a quick bite from 12:45 - 1:00 p.m. in Pacific Hall B/C and then join one of the information-packed sessions led by a panel of Oracle ACE Directors and ACEs. Bring your questions; these are the people who have the answers! Check back for a list of speakers and more details, coming soon! 

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Happy Hour | 4:45 – 5:45 p.m. | Exhibit Hall

Join us for the “Fondue and Puppies Too” Happy Hour immediately after sessions end.  Who doesn’t love chocolate, a puppy lounge, beer and wine while networking with sponsors and exhibitors? Does it get any better?

Werewolf | 10:30 p.m. | Asia 2



Chi Gung | 7:00 AM | Dolphin Hotel Pool

Join Chi Gung leader Kent Graziano at 7:00 AM for a 30-minute session of moving meditation to get your day started right. Chi Gung is an ancient Chinese practice designed to calm and focus the mind, strengthen the body, and increase your overall energy level. Follow Kent Graziano on Twitter @KentGraziano for more details.

Women in Technology (WIT) Lunch | 12:45 – 2:00 p.m. 

Attend one of the hottest gatherings of the year—the ODTUG Kscope18 Women in Technology event, held on Wednesday, June 13! Join both women and men in a meaningful experience that sheds light on WIT issues and solutions.

Lunch will be provided at this event. Register now!  We hope to see you there!

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Special Event: Andretti Indoor Karting & Games | 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.

Andretti is Orlando’s newest and most adrenaline-packed venue, with activities and games for everyone. The space is equipped with three tracks of electric super karts, 12 black light bowling lanes, a two-story rope course, 3D car simulators, an XD dark ride, laser tag, a large arcade, and so much more! This venue has something for everyone. You don’t want to miss out on this fun, action-packed event! The theme for the Special Event party is GET YOUR NEON. We encourage everyone to dress in their neon and glow clothing to shine bright under the black lights at Andretti.

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Deep Dives | 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Thursday Deep Dives are designed to go deeper into each track, with extra time built in to explore on a different level. End your amazing week with the track of your choice and the subject experts who make learning and solving problems so much fun. Get ready to dive deep into:

  • APEX
  • Database
  • Essbase
  • EPM Reporting, BI Analytics, and Data Visualization
  • Planning
  • Financial Close
  • Big Data and Data Warehousing


Closing Session | 11:15 a.m. – noon | Northern Hemisphere C/D