Sunday, October 11, 2009

Q&A about Oracle OpenWorld

Q: Where will press stay during Oracle OpenWorld?
A: As part of the online registration process, housing registration at local hotels convenient to Moscone Center
is offered to all attendees. Press hotel rooms will available be at the Grand Hyatt, San Francisco. The hotel
is located near the Moscone Center. Contact information:
Grand Hyatt, San Francisco
345 Stockton Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
Ph: +1-415-398-1234
Q: Is there transportation available between the Moscone Center and hotels?
A: Complimentary shuttle service is provided between most official OpenWorld hotels and the Moscone
Center. Please check your hotel lobby for bus schedules and hours of operation.
Q: What are press registration hours?
A: Registration is open from Sunday, October 11 through Wednesday, October 14
Please see the Show guide for full details.
Q: Does my conference badge give me access to the entire conference?
A: Yes. You will be able to attend all keynote presentations, and visit the Exhibit Hall and Oracle
DEMOgrounds. Your badge will also enable you to access the Press/Blogger Room and Press Lounge,
Rooms 133 and 132 in Moscone North. All press/blogger daily activites will be posted on a plasma screen at
the front desk of the Press Room.
Q: What are the Oracle DEMOgrounds?
A: Located in the Exhibit Hall, the Oracle DEMOgrounds is an up-close survey of Oracle products, services
and technologies. Mix and mingle with Oracle's product experts and talk with the project managers and
developers who created Oracle's applications, database, middleware, development tools and mobile
Q: What are the Exhibit Hall Hours?
A: Please see the Press Agenda and Show guide for full details.
Q: Where is the Press Room located?
A: The Press Room is located in Room 133 in the North Hall of the Moscone Center. The Press Room is
reserved as a working office for credentialed journalists and bloggers ONLY and is not intended as a
meeting room for ancillary briefings. The hours are:
• SUNDAY, October 11 12:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
• MONDAY, October 12 7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
• TUESDAY, October 13 7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
• WEDNESDAY, October 14 7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Q: Where is the Press Lounge located?
A: The Press Lounge is located in Room 132, near the Press Room.
• SUNDAY, October 11 12:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
• MONDAY, October 12 7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
• TUESDAY, October 13 7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
• WEDNESDAY, October 14 7:30 a.m. –6:30 p.m.
Q: Should I bring my laptop or other equipment to Oracle OpenWorld?
A: If you need convenient access to a computer, we recommend you bring your own laptop to Oracle
OpenWorld. The event will have Wi-Fi available. We will have computers available in the Press Working
room as well.
Q: Can you tell me what news announcements will be made at Oracle OpenWorld?
A: A number of significant announcements are planned for each day of Oracle OpenWorld. While we cannot
disclose the nature of these announcements at this time, please stay in contact with your local PR manager
for additional information.
Q: Will I have an opportunity to interview Oracle executives?
A: You will have select opportunities to speak with Oracle executives, as well as with Oracle customers and
partners. Oracle will offer the media a product roundtable and product unplugged sessions. Please see the
Press Agenda for details.
Q: Will press be able to interview analysts at the event?
A: There will be industry analysts attending the event and press will have opportunities to chat with them
informally. Please note that, like the press, analysts are attending the event as guests and not in any official
capacity as commentators.
Q: Will there be an online press kit?
A: Yes, the contents of each day's press kit will be posted online beginning Monday, October 12 and there will
be reserved Press Kiosks where you may view and print releases. Please note in our green efforts there
will not be any hardy copy press kits. We encourage you to take advantage of the online kit and the Press
Kit Kiosks. Also, you can find information on the keynotes and other event content at:
• OpenWorld blog -\
• Flickr - Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco 2009
Q: Will photos will available?
A: We encourage you to visit the online press kit at for access to executive
photos and biographies. Event photos will be uploaded throughout the show and available at: Oracle
OpenWorld San Francisco 2009
Q: Will meals be served to the media?
A: Yes, continental breakfasts and buffet lunches will be provided Monday –Thursday of the event in the Press
Lounge, Room 132. Snacks will also be available each afternoon.
Q: Is there an appreciation party during Oracle OpenWorld? How can I attend?
A: There is a special Global Press Reception on Monday, October 12th at B Bar - 720 Howard Street - Yerba
Buena Gardens [Upper Terrace] – from 6:30 - 9:30 PM.
Also, there is an Oracle OpenWorld Appreciation Event on Wednesday, October 14th at 8:00 p.m. An event
wristband will gain you access to the event and more details, including shuttle information, will be included
as part of your conference registration.


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