Special Programs

Oracle OpenWorld offers a variety of programs to make sure you get the most out of your visit. Explore the special programs below and see what else there is to explore at Oracle OpenWorld.


biztechSF—Where Business and Technology Meet

The SF Chamber of Commerce, Oracle, and LinkedIn are teaming up to present the second annual biztechSF, a tech-focused event on Tuesday, October 3rd, from 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. biztech will feature sessions focused on early stage startup companies to those in the growth phase, a live pitch competition, exhibitor tables, and more. biztech SF attendees will also be able to attend the Oracle Executive SMB Central general session and break out session, as well as the Oracle OpenWorld Keynotes, and the Oracle OpenWorld Exchange, in addition to special networking opportunities, including the SuiteConnect NextUp Concert on Oracle Cloud Plaza with Royal Machines.

Cloud User Experience Lab

Test Drive the Future of Oracle Cloud Applications at the Cloud User Experience Lab

The Cloud User Experience lab is heading to Oracle OpenWorld this October, offering customers a first look at the future of Oracle application design, as well as a hands-on preview of upcoming mobile and desktop prototypes. Participants get an exclusive opportunity to work directly with Oracle user experience researchers, and have a chance to influence the roadmap of Oracle Cloud Applications.

The lab runs hour-long sessions all day, from Monday, October 2, to Wednesday, October 4. Advance registration is required to participate.

Collective Learning

Collective Learning

Introducing the next iteration of Collective Learning, a new series of session formats focused on learning, retention, and exchange of information. With cutting edge academic research as the foundation of these new formats, you will not only find yourself creating new ideas and knowledge faster, you’ll also be more empowered to take what you learn back to your team and make those around you experts as well. This year, you will have an opportunity to learn in ways no other conference can provide by experiencing Collective Learning at Oracle OpenWorld. See below to learn about the new session format types.

CX Hackathon

Hack a Smarter Customer Experience

Join us for a two-day hackathon event September 29–30, 2017, at the Capgemini AIE in San Francisco. Showcase how to “hack a smarter customer experience” using Oracle SaaS technologies for some cool prizes and bragging rights. Space is limited, so register today!

Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International

Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International Movie Premier: Secrets in the Mist

Live on stage, Tara Stoinski, President, CEO, and Chief Scientific Officer of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund in conversation with Colleen Cassity, Executive Director of Oracle Corporate Citizenship, about the organization's protection of gorillas in Africa, its 27-year partnership with Oracle, and how "Gorillas in the Mist" became "Gorillas in the Cloud."

Stay to watch part one of National Geographic's new three-part miniseries celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund and the life of its pioneering founder. Oracle technology has enabled the organization to revolutionize its data management and to make its database the world's largest, most comprehensive collection of data on any wild great ape population available via Oracle Cloud to scientists, researchers, and students without charge.

Innovation Showcase

Explore Tomorrow, Today – Innovation Studio

Moscone North, Upper Lobby, becomes an interactive playground featuring innovative products and solutions Oracle customers and partners are creating with Oracle technology. Engage with innovative interactive prototypes, courtesy of students from Design Tech High School in partnership with Oracle Education Foundation. Vibrant, diverse startups from the Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator ecosystem are on hand, representing technologies from AI to machine learning and VR.

The Students of Today. The Startups of Tomorrow. The Enterprises of the Future. Explore Tomorrow, Today.

Operating Hours:
Sunday: 4:00–5:00 p.m and 7:00–8:00 p.m.
Monday: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

OPN Central @ OpenWorld

Experience OPN Central @ OpenWorld

Take advantage of what Oracle PartnerNetwork and Oracle OpenWorld have to offer at OPN Central @ OpenWorld, a must-attend experience. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to build your knowledgebase by gaining valuable insights from Oracle executives as they share current Oracle Cloud direction and strategy. Attend the partner-specific keynote and sessions, network with your colleagues, and expand your contact list and resources. Oracle OpenWorld + OPN Central content is specifically designed to help you grow your cloud business with Oracle.

Oracle Code

Attend Oracle Code on Tuesday, October 3

Don’t miss Oracle Code, a free one-day developer conference with content on Containers, DevOps, Programming Languages, Cloud, Databases, Machine Learning, Chatbots, and much more.

Oracle Support Experts

Get the Real-World Advice You Need—Add Oracle Support Experts to Your Schedule

Meet Oracle Support Engineers in-person for answers to your toughest questions on Oracle products, whether your focus is on premises, in the cloud, or in a hybrid environment. You’ll find the Support and Services experts ready to help at the Oracle Support Stars Bar and Mini-Briefing Center in Moscone West (Booth 5153). In addition to our conference sessions, you can also attend targeted 15-minute briefings that provide tips and best practices for Oracle products—plus time for Q&A with the presenter.

Oracle University

Oracle University: Modern Learning for a Modern World

Make the most of your Oracle OpenWorld investment with Oracle University preconference training on Sunday, October 1, 2017. This one-day training event has multiple deep-dive training sessions that cover the most popular Oracle technology topics. Don't miss this one-of-a-kind opportunity. Learn more about these single-day training sessions.

Oracle University has a variety of training solutions to fit your needs and to help you keep pace with changing technology. Visit us during the conference to learn more.

Ride for a Reason

Ride for a Reason—Give Back with Lyft

We're partnering with Lyft to give back. Support the victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma with your Oracle OpenWorld rides. Ride with your business profile October 1–5 and 5 percent of the cost of your ride will be donated to the American Red Cross.

How It Works

  • Create a business profile at lyft.com/business-profiles
  • Tap into your business profile when you request a ride
  • 5 percent of your ride will be donated

New to Lyft? Enter code OOW17 in the ‘Promos' tab of the app and up to $5 of your first ride will be donated to American Red Cross. get.lyft.com/openworld

Oracle NetSuite SuiteConnect

Register for Oracle NetSuite SuiteConnect

Join us for Oracle NetSuite SuiteConnect on October 3–4, 2017 for the first time at Oracle OpenWorld. SuiteConnect will bring together users, prospective customers, Oracle executives, partners, press, and industry influencers to discuss the role technology plays in giving your business the upper hand as well as building your business strategy for your next.

SuiteConnect attendees will immerse themselves in; inspirational keynotes at both SuiteConnect and Oracle OpenWorld, networking opportunities at the NextUp Concert, presented by Oracle + NetSuite on October 3, unique access to SuiteConnect conference on October 4 as well as the SuiteConnect Expo and Oracle OpenWorld The Exchange at Moscone, admission to the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce biztechSF event, and networking opportunities at the Oracle CloudFest.17.

Path to Cloud

Sunday Programming at Oracle OpenWorld Focuses on Path to Cloud

Sunday programming at Oracle OpenWorld highlights how customers can extend the value of their on-premises applications and databases by migrating, connecting, and extending with Oracle Cloud. The expanded agenda brings together product strategy and customer stories that feature the different paths to the cloud and explore how attendees can accelerate value and innovation with their Oracle solutions.