Networking and Entertainment

Networking and Entertainment

Besides the world-class content and inspirational speakers, you’ll have constant opportunities to meet other professionals and expand your network.

Welcome Reception

Kick off the conference with a cocktail at the Welcome Reception while touring the Exhibit Experience, listening to theater sessions, test driving the latest technology innovations, and meeting other attendees, sponsors, Oracle staff, and Oracle’s favorite partners. Tuesday 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Exhibit Experience hall.

Appreciation Event Featuring Flo Rida and Elle King

Join the after-hours party with live performances from GRAMMY-nominees Flo Rida and Elle King. Flo Rida is a multi-platinum rapper and singer who will get you dancing to hits including “Low,” “My House,” and "Whistle." Elle King will dazzle with her unique style of country, soul, rock, and blues as you sing along to “Ex’s & Oh’s,” “America’s Sweetheart,” and “Shame.” Wednesday from 8:30 until midnight.

Inspire Lounge

In the Inspire Lounge, you’ll be part of stimulating TED Talk-style presentations, interactive Q&A sessions, plus book signings and meet and greets with authors.


Applaud the achievements of your peers and find out how they did it during the 13th annual Markie Awards recognizing stellar work from marketing, service, sales, and commerce teams. Wednesday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The LIGHT Nightclub. Doors open at 6 p.m. so arrive early for networking before the ceremony begins.


One of the best places to find out about pre-arranged meetups is at the CX Hero Hub located on Level 3 of the Mandalay Bay South Convention Center. Hours are Tuesday 4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m., Wednesday 8:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m., and Thursday 8:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

You can connect with other athletes at the morning runs and yoga classes. Yoga will be held Wednesday from 6:00 a.m.–7:00 a.m. and Thursday from 7:00 am.–8:00 a.m. in Palm E on level 3 of the South Convention Center. Shake off the cobwebs from the late Customer Appreciation Event and begin Thursday morning with a fun run. Runners meet on Wednesday and Thursday at 6:30 a.m. at the Tram Station, just off the casino.

Mindfulness Workshop

Learn some simple techniques that can be practiced anytime, anywhere, enabling you to train your conscious mind to pause and overcome the limiting beliefs of your subconscious. Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 12 noon in Palm E..

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