If you build it, they will come

By Archive User posted 09-29-2014 03:07 PM


For years, we have lobbied the Alliance Conference Team for more sessions on your behalf. This year, we've lobbied the hardest!

“Michele, people will come Michele. They'll come to Nashville for reasons of education and learning. They'll turn up at the Gaylord knowing for sure why they're doing it. They'll arrive at the centre as innocent as children, longing for the future. Of course, we won't mind if you look around, we'll say. They'll pass over the money without even thinking about it: for it is money they have and information they seek. And they'll walk out to the sessions; sit in shirtsleeves on a perfect afternoon. They'll find they have reserved seats (if they've built their agenda) where they sit and listen to their colleagues. And they'll watch the presentations and it'll be as if they dipped themselves in magic waters. The future will be so thick it'll be etched on their faces. People will come Michele. The one constant through all the years, Michele, has been e-Business Suite. Oracle has rolled on like an army of steamrollers. It has purchased, rebuilt and purchased again. But e-Business Suite has marked the time. This system, this technology: it's a part of our future, Michele. It reminds of us of all that is good and it will continue. Oh... people will come Michele. People will most definitely come.”**

Well, it's not exactly what we said, but the basis is the same. And Michele has listened (and then some).

With an increase in allocated sessions this year, we are building our Field of Dreams, now we need players and spectators. 


Perhaps you're you a big hitter? Perhaps have that session that will knock it out of the park and have the spectators on their feet. Maybe you wanna go deep; want to go that little bit further? You may have something completely left field? Or you'd be more comfortable as a team player and want to be on a panel? We want to hear from you by 10 October. Everyone is eligible to pitch. Players will be selected to bat. 


Well this year we've gone from the Little League to the Majors with significant increase in sessions ... and we want the bleachers packed with people. With sessions to cover Cloud solutions, procure to pay, HRMS including Taleo, reporting, budget and forecasting, Endeca, audit controls and proactive support as well as a selection of sessions on Oracle technology, we're hoping there'll be plenty to see for many of you. 

This is our year, this is our time. "We just don't recognize life's most significant moments while they're happening. Don't think 'Well, there'll be other days.' You may only realize that that was the only day"**

** Quotes modified from Field of Dreams (1989) starring Kevin Costner and James Earl Jones