October 28 - October 31, 2024

Join us online for the global PeopleSoft event of the year

Share your expertise

Join us online for RECONNECT Dive Deep – Virtual October 28 – 31, 2024.

Speaking at RECONNECT Dive Deep is a great way to build your reputation, meet new people and give back to the PeopleSoft community. All it takes is a short description of your presentation and it’s done! Primary speakers receive a complimentary registration.*

Please note: Speakers must log in to their Quest accounts before clicking the Call for Presentations link.

Submit a presentation  Tracks and Hot Topics  Speaker Perks  Speaker FAQs

This year’s conference focuses on:

Education Tracks

  • PeopleTools and Technology: Utilize the newest features and functionality in PeopleTools 8.60 to reduce operating costs, automate manual work, improve user experience, and more!
  • Financials and Supply Chain Management (FSCM): Take advantage of world-class finance processes that reduce costs and increase automation to deliver critical business insight.
  • Human Capital Management (HCM): Transform your traditional administrative HR functions into opportunities to drive engagement, productivity, and business value. PeopleSoft HCM can help organizations increase hiring speed, source and recruit top candidates, retain and nurture talent, provide learning and growth opportunities, and increase bench strength by proactively planning for succession.
  • Healthcare: Learn how leading organizations in healthcare utilize PeopleSoft technology.
  • Other PeopleSoft Topics: Sometimes it’s hard to put a topic in a box. Explore this track with topics that don’t fit into one specific PeopleSoft pillar. The possibilities are endless!

Hot Topics

  • Configuration: Learn how to personalize the user experience using PeopleSoft Fluid User Interface and understand how related content and simplified analytics allow you to get the specific information you need. Also hear about new PeopleSoft tools and frameworks such as Page Composer, Page and Field Configurator, and Activity Guide Composer that enable updates without costly customizations.
  • Digital Assistants (includes Chatbots and PICASO): Provide employees with an improved user experience, better insights, and easy access to information with the help of digital assistant.
  • FSCM: Asset Management: Gain the tools to help your team add and maintain assets, work with leased assets and budgeting, manage maintenance, warranties, repairs, and insurance, and more to manage your assets throughout the entire lifecycle.
  • FSCM: Financials
  • FSCM: Procurement & Supply Chain: Gain tools to help manage suppliers throughout the lifecycle of their relationship – from initial supplier discovery, through qualification and onboarding, to ongoing maintenance and perhaps eventual obsolescence.
  • FSCM: Projects: Enterprise Service Automation enables project-centric organizations and departments to establish core operational processes that support full project lifecycle management – across operations and finance.
  • Lifecycle Management: Taking a strategic approach to efforts to keep PeopleSoft up to date is important for organizations as they manage their PeopleSoft lifecycle by applying fixes, new features, updates and upgrades and the strategic approach behind efforts to stay current
  • Oracle Guided Learning: Improve productivity and reduce support costs by providing your employees with real-time step-by-step guidance as they enter data into the system.
  • PeopleSoft Insights (incl. Analytics): Kibana is a powerful, open-source analytic tool that provides rich analytics and visualization, improved understanding of your data, and enables better decision-making. Learn about how Kibana has evolved since its initial release in PeopleTools 8.57 and what use cases benefit most from Kibana vs. other PeopleSoft analytics.
  • PeopleSoft on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI): Moving your PeopleSoft application to the cloud enables you to build and run a wide range of applications in a scalable, secure, highly available, and high-performance environment. Learn more about how you can automate processes, reduce costs, enhance performance, and continuously innovate with PeopleSoft on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.
  • User Experience and Search (includes Fluid Navigation): User Experience gives users a modern interface and the flexibility to use PeopleSoft applications on any device. Learn to create fluid pages and components and make them available to end users, and understand and use the technology to enable user flexibility
  • Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning: As the capabilities of AI continue to expand, organizations need to be ready. Learn about how to prepare your organization to best leverage AI, explore how business are handling governance, learn about machine learning and how it works, and more.

RECONNECT Dive Deep Session Types

  • Insights Talk (60 min): Looking to inspire or generate new ideas? This traditional lecture series introduces an innovative idea, creative solution to a technology challenge or a customer innovation or success story.
  • Panel Discussions (60 min): 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.
  • SIG Meeting (60 min): Quest host SIG meetups virtually all year round.  Hosting a meetup in person at the event gives everyone the opportunity to make more meaningful face-to-face-connections and share with new members what the group is all about.

Speaker Timeline

  • June 4, 2024: Call for Presentations Opens
  • July 31, 2024: Call for Presentations Closes
  • Sept 2, 2024: Session Acceptance/Invitation to Presenter Notifications
  • Sept 9, 2024: Deadline to Accept Session in Speaker Portal; Speaker Registration Codes Sent
  • Sept 16, 2024: Session Schedule Published
  • October 14, 2024: Slide Decks Uploaded into Speaker Portal
  • October 21, 2024: Deadline to Register for the Event
  • October 28-31, 2024: RECONNECT Dive Deep 2024

Benefits of presenting at RECONNECT Dive Deep

As an accepted primary presenter at RECONNECT, you’ll earn these exciting benefits:

Primary Customer Speakers: You will receive complimentary full-conference registration valid October 28 – October 31, 2024 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 October 28 – October 31, 2024, 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 October October 28 – October 31, 2024 in order to be considered an Exhibiting/Sponsoring Vendor. ​
  • Please note: Vendors may only attend RECONNECT if they have a 2024 membership with Quest and if they are sponsoring and/or exhibiting at RECONNECT.​

Non-Exhibitor/Sponsor Vendor Speakers: You will not be able to present/participate in RECONNECT. 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Q: Who can present at RECONNECT Dive Deep?

A: All customer users of PeopleSoft are encouraged to consider speaking at RECONNECT Dive Deep – Virtual.. 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 complimentary* conference pass to RECONNECT Dive Deep – Virtual, providing unlimited access to three 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.

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…).

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:

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

*Applies to primary speakers for all session types except Ignite and SIG sessions. Speakers submitting for those session types will receive a 20% registration discount. Due to rising event costs beyond our control, a hospitality charge of $295 will apply to all complimentary registrations.

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 RECONNECT Dive Deep – virtual!)

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