By Christie Flanagan on Sep 28, 2012
On this blog, we often write about getting social and interactive. Usually, we’re talking about how to create a social business or how to make the customer experience more social and interactive. Today’s topic is about getting social and interactive as well. But this time we’re talking about getting social and interactive the old fashioned way, face-to-face at Oracle OpenWorld with fellow Oracle WebCenter customers, partners and experts and the broader Oracle community. Here are some great ways to get social at OpenWorld outside of the exhibition halls and meeting rooms:
Oracle OpenWorld Welcome Reception - Sponsored by Fujitsu
Sunday, September 30, 7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Yerba Buena Gardens & Howard Street Tent
You’ll definitely want to attend the Opening Ceremonies for Oracle OpenWorld 2012 on Sunday, September 30. Centered in Yerba Buena Gardens (YBG) and shimmying out to other venues, the Opening Ceremonies are not to be missed. Join other attendees for great food and drink, energizing music, networking opportunities, and more. While you’re at YBG (home of ORACLE TEAM USA’s America’s Cup Pavilion), be sure to meet the sailors who will be defending the 34th America’s Cup in 2013. Get a good look at the 161-year old Trophy itself—the oldest trophy still being contested in international sport. And at the AC72 boat display, view a model of the largest wingsail ever built.
Oracle WebCenter Customer Appreciation Reception
Tuesday, October 2, 6:30 p.m.—9:30 p.m.
The Palace Hotel, Rallston Ballroom
Those Oracle WebCenter customers who’ve RSVP’d to attend the Oracle WebCenter Customer Appreciation Reception shouldn’t miss this private cocktail reception at one of San Francisco’s finest hotels. Sponsored by Oracle WebCenter partners Fishbowl Solutions, Fujitsu, Keste, Mythics, Redstone Content Solutions, TEAM Informatics, and TekStream, this evening will provide plenty of time to interact with other WebCenter customers, partners and employees over hors d'oeuvres and cocktails.
Oracle Appreciation Event – Sponsored by CSC, Fujitsu and Intel
Wednesday, October 3, 7:30 p.m.—1:00 a.m.
Treasure Island, San Francisco
On Wednesday night October 3, Treasure Island will be engineered to rock as the Oracle Appreciation Event gets revved up and attendees get rolling. As always at the Oracle Appreciation Event, there will be unlimited refreshments, fun and games, the most awesome views of San Francisco from just about anywhere, and top notch entertainment. Past performers read like a veritable who’s who of the rock and roll elite. Join us—it's our way of saying thanks to you for supporting Oracle and our flagship conference. Complimentary shuttle service to and from Treasure Island will be provided, so all you have to worry about is having a rocking night of your own.
Oracle OpenWorld Music Festival
September 30-October 4, Check schedule for venues and times.
Oracle presents the first annual Oracle OpenWorld Musical Festival, featuring some of today’s breakthrough musicians from around the country and the world including Macy Gray, Joss Stone, Jimmy Cliff and The Hives. It’s five nights of back-to-back performances in the heart of San Francisco. Registered Oracle conference attendees get free admission, so remember your badge when you head to a show. With limited space at some venues, these concerts are first-come, first-served. So mark your calendars and get ready for the music to begin. See you there!
I hope this give you an idea of the many opportunities to socialize and interact with the Oracle community at OpenWorld, and if you’re a music lover like me, you’re in for a special treat as we debut our first annual Oracle OpenWorld Music Festival. Check out the links below for more information on these events and the many featured performers:
- Reflections from the Young Prisms
- A Brief Soul Session with Joss Stone
- Mixing It Up with Blues Mix
- Red Meat’s Music is Rare and Well Done
- The English Beat’s Dave Wakeling Gets Philosophical
- Top Ten Reasons to Attend the Oracle Appreciation Event
- There’s Magic in the Air, There’ll Be Music Everywhere
Looking forward to seeing you at OpenWorld!