June 6 - June 9, 2022

MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV
The global Oracle customer event

 

You’ve got the knowledge. You’ve got the experience.

Share your expertise at BLUEPRINT 4D

Get ready for BLUEPRINT 4D, taking place live in Las Vegas June 6-9th, 2022!

We’re currently recruiting speakers for each of our five product-centric forums: PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, Oracle Cloud Apps, Oracle Commerce and Oracle Database & Technology. Whether you’re a regular Quest speaker or new to presenting, we encourage you to help shape the BLUEPRINT 4D experience by sharing your expertise.

Speaking at BLUEPRINT 4D is a great way to build your reputation, meet new people and give back to the Oracle community. Plus it’s easy to apply – all it takes is a short description of your presentation and it’s done!

Speakers receive a FREE full conference pass* to BLUEPRINT 4D!

Start your submission  Tracks & Hot Topics  How to Apply  Speaker Timeline  New Speaker FAQ

* Primary speakers receive one complimentary individual registration which provides access to all general education, break-out, keynote and networking sessions, pending session acceptance and final submission of required session materials.

“It feels really good to give back to the community by sharing your experience. And attendees often share ideas that add to your learnings. Overall, the payback is well worth the effort of presenting.”

— Quest event speaker

“I like to present because it lets me contribute and give back to a great community of professionals, connect with peers and continue to grow my own knowledge.”

— Quest event speaker

“Speaking at a Quest conference is a great experience. Attendees have a common interest in your topic, so it's a great way to connect to others in your industry and area of interest.”

— Quest event speaker

Why present?

Earn a free pass to BLUEPRINT 4D
Speakers receive a free individual registration* for BLUEPRINT 4D. This full conference pass is your ticket to four jam-packed days of Oracle learning and networking, with access to all product forums, keynote sessions, networking activities and more.

Build your reputation as an Oracle product expert
You know your stuff. You’ve got the knowledge and experience. Make connections and expand your network as you share your hard-earned insights to benefit others with similar business challenges.

Meet other customers & expand your network
Speaking at BLUEPRINT 4D is a great way to connect with other Oracle customers. Whether it’s answering questions in the session Q&A, engaging in post-presentation discussions or meeting up for informal networking, presenting at conference creates new and unique ways to build your network.

You’ve got the knowledge. You’ve got the experience.
Join us as a BLUEPRINT 4D speaker!


Tracks and Hot Topics

Share your PeopleSoft knowledge!

Presentation Thoughtstarters

  • How is your team using Kibana dashboards to drive business success?
  • Which new PeopleTools 8.59 features have been most impactful for your organization, and how are you using them?
  • How are you and your team using PICASO Digital Assistant to drive efficiency for your business?
  • How has COVID changed the way you use PeopleSoft?
  • Which PeopleSoft features and functionality are you using to automate your system?
  • Share a case study about how your company has used the latest Kibana enhancements to drive business value
  • How has your team used Fluid UI to create a better experience or greater efficiencies for your users?
  • Tell the story of your company’s journey to the Cloud, sharing lessons learned and creative solutions to challenges you’ve encountered
  • What’s a recent PeopleSoft success story for you and your team?
  • How is your team using digital assistance for greater internal efficiencies?


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Share your JD Edwards knowledge!

Presentation Thoughtstarters

  • Tell us how your team has used one-click provisioning to drive system automation
  • How has Continuous Adoption helped your team to reduce cost, time or risk for your business?
  • Which 9.2 application enhancements have added cumulative value to your operations and why?
  • How is JD Edwards automation changing the way your company does business? Which features and functionality have you used for automation?
  • Share how your team has used Tools Release UX enhancements to align your Enterprise One user interface with your user and business process requirements
  • Share a case study about how your company has used orchestrations to drive business value
  • How is your team using digital assistants for greater internal efficiencies?
  • What’s a recent JD Edwards success story for you and your team?
  • Tell the story of your company’s journey to the Cloud, sharing lessons learned and creative solutions to challenges you’ve encountered


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Share your Oracle Cloud Apps knowledge & experience!

Presentation Thoughtstarters

  • Tell us about your approach and lessons learned for managing quarterly updates – what works, what doesn’t?
  • What methodology and tools have you used to simplify the upgrade process?
  • Share your best practices for Cloud Adoption
  • How has your company leveraged emerging technologies to expand its cloud applications?
  • How has COVID changed the way your team uses Oracle Cloud apps (HCM, ERP, SCM, EPM or CX)?
  • Which Cloud apps have added value to your business operations and why?
  • How is your team using cloud analytics to drive business success?
  • Share a case study about how your company has used one or more cloud apps to drive business value
  • How is your team using digital assistants for greater internal efficiencies?
  • What’s a recent Cloud app success story for you and your team?
  • Tell the story of your company’s journey to the Cloud, sharing lessons learned and creative solutions to challenges you’ve encountered


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Tell us about your Oracle Commerce experiences!

Presentation Thoughtstarters

  • What methodology and tools have you used to simplify the eCommerce experience?
  • How is your company leveraging emerging technologies to optimize business operations?
  • How is your team using analytics to drive operational success?
  • Share a case study about how your company is driving business value through its Oracle Commerce solutions
  • How is your team using digital assistants for greater internal efficiencies?
  • Tell the story of your company’s journey to the Cloud, sharing lessons learned and creative solutions to challenges you’ve encountered


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Share your Database & Technology knowledge!

Presentation Thoughtstarters

  • Tell us about your company’s move to Autonomous Database – what worked, what didn’t?
  • What were the lessons learned when you upgraded to 21C?
  • Which recent Database upgrades or features have added value to your operations and why?
  • How is your company leveraging database security to optimize business operations?
  • How is your team using analytics to drive operational success?
  • Share a case study about your company has used Oracle NoSQL Database to improve cost savings, time or efficiency
  • How is your team using digital assistants for greater internal efficiencies?
  • Tell the story of your company’s journey to the Cloud, sharing lessons learned and creative solutions to challenges you’ve encountered


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BLUEPRINT 4D Session Types

  • Insights Talk: Looking to inspire or ignite ideas? This traditional lecture format introduces an innovative idea or creative solution to a challenging technology problem.​
  • Customer Case Study: Share how your company is successfully leveraging a specific product, tool, or process. Give first-hand tips and tricks, lessons learned, and advice.​
  • Special Interest Group: Join your peers to explore shared interest and hot topics.
  • Panel Discussion: Perspective is everything! Be a part of a moderated lineup of 3-4 subject matter experts sharing different perspectives on a specific topic of interest for discussion and Q&A.​
  • Roundtable Discussion: Exchange information and ideas around a specific issue, topic or task in this facilitated open forum.


Start your submission

How to apply
It’s as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Pick your topic and craft a short description of your presentation. For example, tell us about the specific topics you’ll address, the questions you’ll answer or what you’ll teach your audience to do. Explain if you’ll be presenting a case study, walking through a problem/solution or leading attendees through a step-by-step explanation of certain functionality. Highlight any hot topics, trends or functionality you’ll be covering. 1-2 paragraphs is all it takes. View sample abstracts
  2. Complete the online submission form:

  3. Press submit and you’re done!

Get started


Speaker Timeline

September 15, 2021
Call for presentations opens

Proposals may be submitted by prospective speakers.

November 12, 2021
Call for presentations closes

Last day for proposal submission.

Week of December 13, 2021
Speaker notifications

Updates will be sent to all applicants.

January 19, 2022
Education live

Online agenda with session details goes live.


New Speaker FAQ

Quest wants to hear from you! We welcome and encourage new speakers for our upcoming BLUEPRINT 4D event. Help us shape the learning experience through your expertise and knowledge.

Q: Who can present at BLUEPRINT 4D?
A: All customer users of PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, Oracle Cloud applications, Oracle Commerce or Oracle Database & Technology solutions are encouraged to consider speaking at BLUEPRINT 4D. Solutions experts who work for Oracle partners or other system integrators are also welcome, but some rules apply. Questions? Email us at [email protected].

Q: Is prior speaker history required?
A: No! Prior speaking experience is not required. We encourage any active product user/customer to join us for this year’s event. You have the knowledge, you have the experience – you too are a product expert! Browse the hot topics, education tracks and presentation thought starters by product to start developing your presentation topic.

Q: Are speakers compensated for their participation?
A: Yes! Primary speakers receive a FREE full conference pass to BLUEPRINT 4D, providing unlimited access to four jam-packed days of Oracle education and networking activities, including all general education, keynote, break-out and networking sessions. Registration access is provided after speaker acceptance and submission of final presentation materials.

Q: What kind of presentations is the Conference Selection Committee looking for?
A: The Selection Committee encourages speakers to submit presentation proposals that tell a story (for example: how your company did X to get Y result), address a challenge (for example: your company was facing a particular issue, which it solved by doing this with its Oracle products), explain how to use a particular feature or functionality or share successful strategies for driving business value through the use of Oracle product features and functionality. Presentation focus should align to hot topics or education tracks for PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, Oracle Cloud apps, Oracle Commerce or Oracle Database & Technology. Browse the product tabs above for ideas and thoughtstarters!

Q: Is it easy to apply?
A: Yes! All that’s required is a session title, a simple presentation abstract (1-2 paragraphs that describe your topic and what attendees will learn from your session) and completion of the online application form. Tell us what you’d like to present and why other attendees will find this information useful, and we’ll take it from there!

Q: What is an abstract?
A: An abstract is 1-2 paragraphs that simply and clearly describe the topic and focus of your presentation: What story will you tell? What insights will you share? What pain points will you address? What tips & tricks will attendees learn? Describe your session in a way that will generate attendee interest and excitement. Be sure to reference the product and any specific features or enhancements that will be addressed. You may also want to include your company name (for example: Learn how Company XYZ did this…). For more ideas, view sample abstracts.

Q: How should I title my session?
A: Your session title is the first thing attendees see about your presentation. A well written or catchy title can generate attendee interest and excitement leading to high session registration, while a less well-developed title may draw less attention or escape notice altogether. Consider these tips for a title that will engage attendee attention:

  1. Promise a benefit: “Learn how to X, Y, Z”
  2. Promise a story: “How Company A did Topic B”
  3. Use a number: “Three critical steps for successful XYZ”
  4. Provoke curiosity: The #1 strategy for solving ABC”
  5. Set up a problem/solution: “Common mistakes companies make when doing XYZ and how to avoid them”

Other questions? Reach out to the Quest Customer Learning Team at [email protected]. We’re here to help! (And we hope you’ll consider speaking at BLUEPRINT 4D!)


General Speaker Information

As an accepted primary presenter at BLUEPRINT 4D, you’ll earn these exciting benefits:

Primary Customer Speakers: You will receive complimentary full-conference registration valid June 6 – 9, 2022 including access to all breakout sessions, keynotes, and official networking events once you have accepted the session and submitted in your session materials.

Primary Exhibiting or Sponsoring Vendor Speakers: You will receive complimentary full-conference registration valid June 6 – 9, 2022, including access to all breakout sessions, keynotes and official networking events once you have accepted the session and submitted in your session materials.

  • Your company must have a signed contract submitted for June 6 – 9, 2022 in order to be considered an Exhibiting/Sponsoring Vendor. ​
  • Please note: Vendors may only attend BLUEPRINT 4D if they have a 2022 membership with Quest and if they are sponsoring and/or exhibiting at BLUEPRINT 4D.​

Non-Exhibitor/Sponsor Vendor Speakers: You will not be able to present/participate in BLUEPRINT 4D. If you are interested in speaking/participating please reach out to Michael Marks

All speakers will receive:

  • A profile in the Speakers section of the agenda builder and networking platform, through which supplementary materials can be shared.

Speaker Designations

  • Customer Speakers – individuals who work for a company/organization that utilizes at least one (1) Oracle product or service in a business capacity, and does not re-sell services, support, Oracle products or complimentary products to its customers.
  • Vendor Speakers – individuals who work for a company that sells products, services, support or other complimentary offerings to Oracle products or services.
  • Primary speakers – the lead presenter listed in the session information. Please note, there can only be one primary speaker per presentation.

 

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