There are innumerable ways to connect with new people at the conference, including the many Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings, the Geographic (Geo) meetings, targeted educational sessions, social events and casual gatherings, the exhibit hall, etc. While there are many networking opportunities available at your fingertips at OpenWorld, some people are better at networking than others. For those who do not have the natural gift of gab, here are some conversation starters to encourage dialogue. Remember, open-ended questions usually work the best. Try these:
There is one day in particular that you can and should put these aforementioned tips to use. Mark your calendar for Sunday, Oct 25, for a great opportunity to jumpstart your networking at Oracle OpenWorld. On that day, the Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG) is hosting a session, “25 Reasons to Be an OAUG Member,” at 9 a.m. in Moscone West-3012. As the OAUG celebrates 25 years of helping Oracle Applications users do their jobs better, this interactive session will offer 25 reasons to join the OAUG.
Also on that day, the OAUG Young Professionals Forum will meet at 12 p.m. in Moscone West – 3003. This session focuses on helping young and new professionals build a network of support outside their individual organizations. Use this member network to establish and build connections, access current educational information and influence Oracle.
Finally, make sure to connect with Oracle Applications users who live near you or share your unique interests at the dozens of OAUG Geo and SIG meetings throughout the day on Sunday.
Networking is one of the best ways to make the most out of Oracle OpenWorld. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to reconnect with old friends and make new lasting relationships.