Free Oracle OpenWorld On Demand

Preview Site Is Now Available for Free

EllisonHurd.jpgSessions are wrapping up even as I type this post, but that doesn't mean Oracle OpenWorld is over. Far from it. Using Oracle OpenWorld On Demand you can review or share your favorite sessions and Keynotes or check out the ones you missed—any time you want. It’s also a great place to discuss everything you learned this week and stay connected with the people you met.

You can register for full access or learn more about it from this earlier blog post. Better yet, see it for yourself. The following free sessions are now available for everyone.

General Session:
Best Practices for Oracle Database—Information Management in the Enterprise
Duration: 01:01:321 Presentation

General Session:
An Introduction to Oracle Beehive
Duration: 01:02:211

Executive Solution Session:
How to Build an Agile Foundation for Change
Duration: 00:53:281

General Session:
Oracle Applications Unlimited and the Future of Applications
Duration: 00:59:01

Charles Phillips and Chuck Rozwat
Duration: 01:16:161

Tom Georgens, NetApp
Duration: 00:29:101


Last year the slides were available for download free to those of us who paid our thousands to attend the conference. Am I understanding correctly that this year there will be a charge to look at those slides?

Posted by girlgeek on September 25, 2008 at 04:32 PM PDT #

For the past several years Oracle World Presentation downloadable slides were free. Now apparently you may have to shell out $400 in addition to your registration fees for 'Oracle on Demand ' which is ridiculous...

Posted by Bob Hughes on September 26, 2008 at 04:40 AM PDT #

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Posted by albertjames on September 26, 2008 at 05:25 AM PDT #

Hi girlgeek and Bob, Thanks for your comments. I'm happy to tell you that session slides will still be made available for free to paid attendees, just as they have been in the past. I'll post information when they are available and how you can access them. Oracle OpenWorld On Demand gives you the opportunity to get much more information in various formats if you're interested. It's also a way nonattendess can have have access to to all the great keynotes and sessions they missed. Hope you had a great OpenWorld!

Posted by Jack Flynn on September 26, 2008 at 02:45 PM PDT #

That would make me cross, as I searched and searched for ways to get the slides, and all I found - even talking to a real person - was "It's all via OnDemand and it's an extra $400". So I talked my boss into shelling out the extra. If the slides ARE free it would be nice to know how to get that money refunded. Also - there's no hint of a) where to get them or b) when "all 1700+ sessions" will be made available on the OnDemand portal (should my boss decide to leverage the mp4s etc after all) - there are only about a dozen at the moment.. The conference was so well organised that I've been very disappointed in OnDemand - lack of information, buggy registration, hard to use, slow, late.... not what I'd hoped. Sorry to be so negative! But this is a huge sticking point - it took me three years to persuade my company to send me to OpenWorld, and the post-conference slide availability was a big selling point that's gone rather sour.

Posted by suvana on September 28, 2008 at 09:20 PM PDT #

It is always a challenge to find out where the free slides are and when they are available for OpenWorld attendee. Oracle should make this information much more easy to find and even send every attendee a personnalized email. This should not be too hard to do with BeeHive!

Posted by Marco Gilbert on September 29, 2008 at 03:57 AM PDT #

I also am at a loss concerning the available content through On Demand. I was informed that the only way I could view the presentation and session documentation was to purchase the additional ($400) package. This is unlike previous years were you could at least access the sessions that you attended. I have now purchased the extra access, but do not see anywhere near the content that is advertised. I need to know how I can access session information and if I really needed to pay additional for it. If not, I also would like a refund. This is my only negative from this event, which overall was excellent.

Posted by Chris Schiffli on September 29, 2008 at 05:16 AM PDT #

It was my understanding when I registered for OpenWorld that I would have access to the sessions content. If this is not the case, then I object to the high cost of the conference and an insult to pay additional fees for presentation content.

Posted by Julie Anne Slabaugh on September 29, 2008 at 10:58 PM PDT #

Thanks all for joining this discussion - and apologies for any confusion surrounding access to the 2008 content. I just posted a new entry that should help clarify your options. Note that there is free access to session content for paid Full Conference attendees, just as there has been in the past. Please see this post for details:

Posted by Jack Flynn on September 30, 2008 at 05:29 AM PDT #

Am I to understand that the DVD kit will only be sold to conference attendees this year?

Posted by Anonymous on October 02, 2008 at 08:22 AM PDT #

Hi Anonymous, Unfortunately the DVD kits are produced in limited numbers and are available only to attendees. On Demand is available to anyone, and though it is a more expensive option, it also offers a lot more to the user. Thanks for your question!

Posted by Jack Flynn on October 02, 2008 at 10:35 AM PDT #

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