The Great Lakes Oracle Conference will be held on May 14/15, 2013 at the Cleveland State University campus. Registration includes two full days of training with more than 30 sessions to choose from, vendor exhibits to peruse, lunches, and a networking reception. And if that weren't enough, there will be keynote presentations from Chris Date and Tom Kyte.
There are actually three pre-conference workshops (at additional nominal cost) on three totally distinct topics - All About Binding from Tom Kyte, Oracle Performance Research Seminar from Craig Shallahamer, and Oracle Application Express - I Never Knew It Was So Easy! from me. If you've wanted to get your feet wet with Oracle Application Express, this may be the workshop for you - completely hands on - building, tuning, debugging and monitoring APEX applications. This is geared toward the beginner/intermediate developer - no knowledge of APEX is assumed.
I reviewed the list of presentations and presenters, and I'm convinced this is one of the highest quality events available in the Midwest (U.S.). The early registration rate for the conference is $250 until April 12.