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April 10-14, 2016
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
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Get a high-level overview of COLLABORATE 16 with this agenda-at-a-glance. Events are subject to change; new events and details will be added continuously. Search education sessions in the agenda app for more details.

*Pre-registration required. **Invitation only.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

7 a.m.-6 p.m. Registration Open
7 a.m.-6 p.m. COLLABORATE 16 App Help Desk
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Bookstore Open
9 a.m.-4 p.m. OAUG Training Day & Professional Development Workshops*
11:30 a.m.-Noon COLLABORATE App Training
1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. OAUG Educational Breakout Sessions
1 p.m.-2 p.m. New Attendee Orientation
4:45 p.m.-5:45 p.m. Meeting of the OAUG Members
6 p.m.-8 p.m. OAUG Welcome Reception, LIGHT Nightclub (please note: conference badge and valid photo ID required for entrance)

Monday, April 11, 2016

6:30 a.m.-7:30 a.m. Wellness Program: Go w/ the Flow Yoga
7 a.m.-8 a.m. Morning Coffee
7 a.m.-6 p.m. COLLABORATE 16 App Help Desk
7 a.m.-6 p.m. Bookstore Open
7 a.m.-7 p.m. Registration Open
7:15 a.m.-7:45 a.m. COLLABORATE 16 App Training
8 a.m.-9 a.m. Opening Keynote: Trends and Technology Shaping Your Future
9:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Educational Breakout Sessions
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Women in Technology Lunch*
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:45 p.m.-1:45 p.m. OAUG Membership Orientation
12:45 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Educational Breakout Sessions
4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Young Professionals Panel: Make Networking Work for You
5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Welcome Reception in the Exhibitor Showcase
5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. OAUG International Attendee Reception

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

6:30 a.m.-7:30 a.m. Wellness Program: Go w/ the Flow Yoga
7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m. Morning Coffee
7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Registration Open
7:30 a.m.-6:15 p.m. Bookstore Open
7:30 a.m.-7 p.m. COLLABORATE 16 App Help Desk
8 a.m.-9 a.m. IBM Keynote
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Exhibitor Showcase Open
9 a.m.-Noon Educational Breakout Sessions
12 p.m.-1 p.m. Lunch
1 p.m.-5:45 p.m. Educational Breakout Sessions
4:45 p.m.-5:45 p.m. OAUG Geo Meetings
6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Exhibitor Showcase Happy Hour
6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Hyperion Connect Reception*

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

6:30 a.m.-7:30 a.m. Wellness Program: Go w/ the Flow Yoga
7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m. Morning Coffee
7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Registration Open
7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Bookstore Open
7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. COLLABORATE 16 App Help Desk
8 a.m.-10:15 a.m. Educational breakout Sessions
9:15 a.m.-10:15 a.m. Women in Technology Panel Discussion
10:15 a.m.-3 p.m. Exhibitor Showcase Open
10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. COLLABORATE Re-Energize Session, Boris Brott, Opera and Symphony Conductor 
10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Educational Breakout Sessions
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lunch
2 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Afternoon Break in the Exhibitor Showcase
3 p.m.-5:15 p.m. Educational Breakout Sessions
6 p.m.-7 p.m. Young Professionals Forum Cocktail Meetup
7 p.m.-10 p.m. Vegas: Then & Now Party

Thursday, April 14, 2016

7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m. Morning Coffee
8 a.m.-Noon Registration Open
8 a.m.-Noon Bookstore Open
8 a.m.-Noon COLLABORATE 16 App Help Desk
8:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Educational Breakout Sessions


Hello! We look forward to seeing you at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, starting Sunday, April 10 through Thursday, April 14. COLLABORATE unfolds at an energetic pace; don’t let it pass you by. Be sure to read the information below and take a few minutes to prepare in advance so you make the most of the fantastic experience that lies ahead.

Quick Steps to Prepare for COLLABORATE (details below!)

  1. Build and save your agenda using the COLLABORATE 16 App
  2. Install the mobile app on your smartphone or tablet to manage your agenda on the go
  3. Pack your device chargers (consider bringing an extra battery pack!)
  4. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in most areas of the conference; check your data plan and purchase a prepaid SIM card if necessary
  5. Pack business cards
  6. The Wednesday night party theme is “Vegas Then & Now” so feel free to bring a “Rat Pack era” 1950s/60s outfit or 2016 party attire.


Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
3950 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89119

Events take place in the Mandalay Bay South Convention Center unless otherwise noted.


McCarran International Airport (LAS)

Discounted Airport Transportation Shuttle Service

Book airport transfers from McCarran International Airport (LAS) with an exclusive deal for COLLABORATE attendees. Reserve now.


More than ten taxi companies provide service to and from the airport and locations throughout Las Vegas. Taxis are available outside Terminal 1, exits 1-4 and outside Terminal 3 on Level Zero.


Registration is located in the Mandalay Bay South Convention Center in the Bayside Foyer on Level 1. Please check in to receive your badge, conference bag and ribbons or to register if you have not yet done so.

  • Sunday, April 10, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Monday, April 11, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 12, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 13, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 14, 8 a.m.-Noon

For faster check-in, visit the “Pre-Registered” counter and have the email titled “COLLABORATE 16: Pre-Registration Information” available to scan your confirmation QR code.


Use the COLLABORATE app to build, save and manage your agenda on the go, find exhibitors, share your insights and questions and meet attendees with similar interests. Paper schedules will not be distributed, so it is very important you prepare your own agenda in advance.

Get the App

(Tip: If you already built an agenda online, it will transfer to the app. Be sure to complete your app profile with a photo and links to your social networks!)

COLLABORATE 16 App Help Desk

Bayside Foyer, Level 1 and Mandalay Bay Foyer, Level 2

  • Sunday, April 10: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Monday, April 11: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 12: 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 13: 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 14: 8 a.m.-Noon

Support Line

+1 720.230.6801, ext. 0
Sunday, April 10 - Thursday, April 14
7 a.m.-7 p.m.

COLLABORATE 16 App Training Opportunities on Sunday, April 10

Wi-Fi Access

Complimentary wireless access is available in most spaces throughout the conference on network ID “COLLABORATE.” No password is required.


Computers are available in the Networking Zones on Levels 2 and 3 of the South Convention Center.

Conference Presentation Materials

Presentation materials are now available for most sessions offered by IOUG, OAUG and Quest through the COLLABORATE 16 App. To access, open the session in the COLLABORATE App, then tap “Collateral.”

The presentation files will be available in the COLLABORATE App for two weeks after the conference, so please download your files by May 1. Presentation files from OAUG sessions will be available later in May in the Conference Paper Database on the OAUG website. OAUG members enjoy unlimited free access. Attend the Meeting of the OAUG Members on Sunday, April 10 to receive a flash drive containing OAUG conference proceedings.

Check Email Daily

Each afternoon, Saturday-Thursday, OAUG will email you information and updates to help you make the most of your time at COLLABORATE. These emails will be sent to the address with which you completed your conference registration. Please watch for them!

Follow #C16LV

Get in on the conversation through the COLLABORATE App Newsfeed and on social media. You can connect your app profile to your favorite social networks. Chat with us with the official conference hashtag, #C16LV!

Exhibitor Showcase

Bayside CD, Level 1

  • Monday, April 11, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. (Welcome Reception)
  • Tuesday, April 12
    • 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    • 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. (Happy Hour)
  • Wednesday, April 13, 10:15 a.m.-3 p.m.

Fly Higher When You Visit the OAUG Membership Booth, #1429

  • Fly a mini drone, try the drone simulator and enter to win your own drone or a free registration for COLLABORATE 17.
  • Find out how membership helps you find answers, network with real users and experts and influence Oracle.
  • Meet the OAUG Customer Support Council, your advocates and communication gateway to Oracle Support

PLUS: Check out Solution Spotlight sessions and participate in OAUG THEgame of Drones.

Use the COLLABORATE app to connect with exhibitors that can deliver innovation and enhancements to your technology investments!

Optional Workshops

Add an OAUG Training Day Workshop on Sunday, April 10. Visit COLLABORATE registration, opening on site Sunday at 7 a.m., to add a workshop prior to its start time. Workshop participants should register and/or pick up badges prior to workshops.

Quick Links


The dress code for COLLABORATE is business casual. The temperatures in Las Vegas during the conference range from an average low of 53°F (12°C) to an average high of 79°F (26°C). Remember that meeting rooms are often cool, so we recommend you dress in layers.

Don’t forget to leave your hotel and travel information with someone at home.

If you have any questions, feel free to call the OAUG conference management team at +1 404.240.0897.

We wish you safe travels and look forward to a great conference and to seeing you in Las Vegas!

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