In the good ole days of Hyperion, there was a single annual conference (at least in the USA) each year: Hyperion Solutions. There were also some regional user groups. Now that Oracle has taken over, I can't seem to keep track of all the conferences. There's OpenWorld in the fall (September 21-25 in 2008) which is put on by Oracle and is basically Oracle marketing Oracle. COLLABORATE is held in April (this year is April 13-17 in Denver) and it's put on by the various large Oracle User Group umbrella organizations (IOUG, OAUG, and Quest). At the moment, COLLABORATE seems to be the closest to taking on the banner of the late, great Hyperion Solutions conferences. I just found out this morning about another Oracle conference that's adding Hyperion content: Oracle Development Tools User Group's Kaleidoscope. Their upcoming conference is in June in New Orleans.
I was going to write a really long, extremely poetic blog entry about how to find out more information about ODTUG, but my good friend, Tim Tow, already blogged about it on Monday. Rather than have me repeat the links in his entry, I'll just direct you to Tim's blog. Tim's name is probably familiar to many of you: like me, he's been around the Hyperion world since the dinosaur days of Essbase. He's the founder of AppliedOLAP and he's probably the most active helper on all the Essbase forums around the web. I recommend that everyone bookmark his blog, because he does a great job of sharing technical information.
If you're interested in submitting a paper to the ODTUG Kaleidoscope conference, the deadline has been extended to February 18.