First-Time Attendees

Attending COLLABORATE for the first time? Don’t go it alone! 4½ days of immersive education and networking await you in Las Vegas. Here’s some helpful information to help you have the best experience so you can find your COLLABORATE groove!


Did you download the official COLLABORATE 18 mobile app? Attendees will receive a streamlined (and environmentally friendly) pocket guide including only an agenda-at-a-glance, so it is crucial that you download the app to create your agenda. The mobile app also allows you to create connections with the new “Recommendations” feature, so you can find peers interested in similar subject matter to meet face to face! Get started before you arrive in Las Vegas — and don’t forget to build out your profile with your handsome headshot!

Here’s how to download the COLLABORATE 18 mobile app:

For other mobile devices and computers, you can access the COLLABORATE 18 app by browsing to though it has limited agenda functionality. Go for the real deal and install it on your phone or tablet before you arrive!

Mobile App Training

Need a little guidance on using the COLLABORATE mobile app? Check out one of the live trainings happening at COLLABORATE!

Mobile App Training
Sunday | 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
South Seas Ballroom G

Mobile App Training
Monday | 8 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
South Seas Ballroom G

Agenda at a Glance

Peep the agenda at a glance for an overview of the education and meetings happening day by day. The OAUG is also offering exciting new learning opportunities, like the fast-paced, intensive Turbo Talks series right on the Exhibitor Showcase floor!

Exhibitor Showcase

Head into the Exhibitor Showcase and let our array of partners cast a light on solutions to optimize your Oracle environment! There’s something new to learn each day (we promise — take a seat for any of our Solutions Spotlight sessions, an all-new Turbo Talk discussion or graze during one of the Showcase receptions and meet with fresh solution providers!)

Welcome Reception in the Exhibitor Showcase
Monday | 5:15 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Bayside C

Exhibitor Showcase Happy Hour
Tuesday | 5:15 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Bayside C

OAUG Membership Booth

Check in with your friendly OAUG team at the OAUG Membership Booth, #1335 for some bright insights! Learn about educational resources, networking and opportunities to influence Oracle. Need more reason to stop by?

  • Take a seat for a refreshed headshot at the LinkedIn Corner, only available to OAUG registrants! The LinkedIn Corner will help your online presence shine with a customized LinkedIn profile assessment, so you can appear as the influencer you are to profile visitors!
  • Be entered to win free registration for COLLABORATE 19!
  • New members — pick up prizes and discounts!

Networking Opportunities

Hot Topics Buttons

Wear your COLLABORATE flair! Stop in at the Networking Zone in the Mandalay Bay Foyer Level 2 to pick up your “hot topic” networking buttons. Decorate your lanyard so you can connect with others wearing the same interests!

Have a tough question? Ask your peers for advice! Use the Networking Zones on Level 2 and 3 to show up and share it. Visit the “Stop and Share” Networking Board to schedule topical conversations with fellow COLLABORATE participants.

OAUG New Attendee and Member Orientation and Tour

Sunday | 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Fedex Business Center, Bayside Foyer Level 1

Join new members of the OAUG and first-time attendees for a walk-through to with your COLLABORATE conference team! Meet new friends prepare for the next few days orienting yourself with the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Then, find a seat and learn about the exclusive events for OAUG attendees, the agenda and mobile app and cool perks like a new headshot the LinkedIn Corner in the OAUG Membership Booth.

Meeting of the OAUG Members

Sunday | 4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Mandalay Ballroom F

OAUG Illuminate T-shirt

Come together as we recognize the achievements of those in our community at the Meeting of the OAUG Members. Be there as we announce major award winners including Member, Innovator, Oracle Ambassador and Geo/SIG of the Year! The OAUG Board of Directors will also be on-hand for face time with you, plus, you’ll get to hear about the initiatives underway by committees working all year long to deliver an illuminating membership experience. (Be there early — the first 300 attendees in the door will receive a t-shirt from the OAUG! OAUG conference paper flash drives will also be handed out.)

OAUG Welcome Reception

Sunday | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Mandalay Bay Ballroom H

Light up your evening and venture into the Welcome Reception, full of peers and friends to be made! You’ll be bustling together all week long — take this opportunity to make your connections early! Enjoy food, entertainment and spirits as you gear up for the days ahead.

Access and Download Session Materials

Session materials from all three groups are available in the COLLABORATE app for you to retrieve! Head into the “collateral” section of a session listing to access these materials. Download them quickly — they are only available in the app for 4 weeks. All OAUG session content will be available on a flash drive handed out at COLLABORATE and also made available later in the members-only OAUG Conference Paper Database.


Reminder: There is no printed guide available at COLLABORATE. A digital map is available in the mobile app — and each session location is linked to show you its location on the map. Preview the lay of the #C18LV land.

Airport Transportation

LASxpress offers COLLABORATE 18 attendees speedy and efficient transportation to and from McCarran International Airport. Save big and book in advance. Print your boarding pass and ease your mind of any transportation woes! Reserve Your LASxpress Shuttle.

Discount Alert: Cirque du Soleil

Awe-inspiring shows await you in Las Vegas! Through your COLLABORATE registration, you are able to obtain an attractive discount for an array of Cirque du Soleil tickets. Get your Cirque tickets now!

Speak the #C18LV Language

The COLLABORATE community is abuzz on social media! Join the conversation before, during and after the live event on Facebook and Twitter. Use the official conference hashtag on all of your posts so we can follow along! #C18LV

We will upload daily galleries to Facebook showcasing the event — keep watch and tag yourself if you’re snapped by our photography team!

Still have questions about attending COLLABORATE for the first time? Tweet at us! We’re more than happy to guide you on this 4½ day journey!

What Past Attendees Had to Say

I enjoyed the fact that the content was not too technical and not too 'futuristic'. Most of the content and presentations were realistic.