My usergroup ( NEOOUG = Northeast Ohio Oracle Users Group ) has been running a big two day conference at Cleveland State in May for a number of years. Last year our keynotes were from Cary Millsap and Rich Niemic.
This year we are hitting it out of the ball park with Chris Date ( CJ Date ) the godfather of relational database design theory and principles along with Tom Kyte.
Conference renamed this year as GLOC Great Lakes Oracle Conference on May 14th/15th with additional 1/2 day workshop ( extra cost ) on monday May 13th by Tom Kyte/Joel Kallman/Craig Shallahamer. Joel Kallman for anyone who has not seen him is an incredible speaker an Oracle employee ( Director of Apex Development ) and will be doing a hands on / bring your laptop / hack up an Apex app.
GLOC is a joint venture between NEOOUG and the Columbus Oracle Users Group ( OOUG ). Hoping to see some people from Detroit/Toledo and the Chicago area also plus well those pesky Pittsburgh area Steeler fans.
We are looking for speakers and the call for presentations is now open! Accepted speakers receive ( as usual ) free conference registration.
Here's a couple of references:
First for my usergroup: NEOOUG
Next for the conference: Great Lakes Oracle Conference ... Call for Presentations ... Registration