Key Details to Prepare for COLLABORATE
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COLLABORATE 18 | April 22-26, 2018 | Las Vegas, NV | Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino

Get ready to COLLABORATE!

Thank you for participating in COLLABORATE 18: Technology and Applications Forum for the Oracle Community in Las Vegas. Events kick off on Sunday, April 22. To maximize your conference experience, please review the information below and take the recommended steps to prepare. You’ll arrive equipped and ready to learn and have fun!

This email is sponsored by OAUG Star Partner DXC Technology.


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

Facility Maps (interactive maps are also available in the COLLABORATE App)

Reserve Airport Shuttle

Book your transportation with our partner LAS Xpress’ Non-Stop Service and Economy Service for travel to and from McCarran International Airport (LAS).

McCarran International Airport offers taxi service and additional transportation options.


Mandalay Bay Foyer, Level 2, South Convention Center

Check in at the registration desk to receive your conference badge and bag, update your conference registration or purchase guest passes to receptions. For faster check-in on site, be sure to bring a printed copy of your “FastTrack” email (subject line: COLLABORATE 18: Important Registration Check-In Details).

  • Sunday | 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Monday | 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday | 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday | 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thursday | 8 a.m. - 11 a.m.


Meals included with full-conference registration:

  • Morning coffee (Monday-Thursday) - Breakfast is on your own
  • Lunch (Monday-Wednesday) - NEW! Attendee lunch station options are served throughout the Exhibitor Showcase as shown on this map and include vegetarian, vegan and wheat-free/gluten free options.
  • Hors d’oeuvres at Sunday, Monday and Tuesday evening receptions and Wednesday Meet at the Beach party
  • Refreshment breaks

Mandalay Bay Food Court Options and Hours

Install the Mobile App

Install the app and complete your profile and interests to maximize networking. IMPORTANT: Build your agenda in the app so you can manage your schedule on the go and receive critical information such session changes and updates. For help finding the sessions that interest you, check out our agenda search tips.

The app also features interactive maps. Printed schedules are not provided, so please plan accordingly and make full use of the app.

For iOS 10.0 and newer devices:

Get the App in the iTunes App Store

For Android 4.4 (“KitKat”) and newer devices:

Get the App in Google Play

COLLABORATE 18 App Trainings

Sunday | 11:30 a.m. - Noon
South Seas G, Level 3

Monday | 8 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
South Seas G, Level 3


Mandalay Bay Foyer, Level 2

  • Sunday | 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Monday | 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday | 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday | 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Complimentary WiFi

Complimentary wireless access is available in most spaces in the convention center. The network ID for the conference WiFi is “COLLABORATE” and no password is required. WiFi is complimentary in all COLLABORATE 18 sleeping rooms at Mandalay Bay, Delano and Luxor reserved through the official group block and can be utilized in most spaces throughout the complex. We recommend switching to the conference WiFi once in the convention center. Charging pods are located on Levels 2 and 3 in the Networking Zones.

Remember: Pack your device chargers, extra battery pack and your business cards!

Networking Events

View all the OAUG Forum and COLLABORATE networking events and add them to your personal agenda. Pack Hawaiian shirt or other colorful attire for Wednesday evening’s Meet at the Beach party!

Pick up “hot topic” networking buttons in the Networking Zone in Mandalay Bay Foyer on Level 2 and wear them all week to display your key interests to other participants.

Use the Networking Zones on Level 2 and Level 3 for informal meetings and to catch up with colleagues, and the “Stop and Share” Networking Board to schedule topical conversations among COLLABORATE participants.

Exhibitor Showcase

Visit the Exhibitor Showcase to find solutions to your biggest challenges, test products and more. Review all exhibitors in the app before you arrive and request meetings to optimize your time.

Exhibitor Showcase Hours and Receptions:

Bayside C, Level 1

  • Monday | 5:15 p.m. - 8 p.m. Welcome Reception
  • Tuesday
    • 9:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
    • 5:15 p.m. - 7 p.m. Happy Hour
  • Wednesday | 10:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Visit the OAUG Membership Booth (#1335)

The Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG) is the world’s largest education, networking and advocacy forum for Oracle Applications users. Your future’s bright when you rely on the OAUG to illuminate your path with educational resources, networking and opportunities to influence Oracle. Visit the OAUG membership booth and discover how OAUG members shine!

  • Free LinkedIn consulting and professional headshots
  • Prizes and discounts for new members
  • One free COLLABORATE 19 registration

And, sample members-only resources on the OAUG website to see first-hand how OAUG members shine!

Education and More in the Exhibitor Showcase

CPE Credit

Gain CPE credits when you participate in sessions from the E-Business Suite Financials and ERP Cloud tracks and select Cloud EPM/Hyperion, On-Prem EPM/Hyperion and Professional Development sessions.

One credit will be granted per 50-minute onsite course hour. Validation forms are available for pick up at the COLLABORATE registration desk. Learn more.

Access Session Materials

Take back educational value to share with your team. Registered attendees may access session materials now via the COLLABORATE 18 app. When viewing agenda search results, a paperclip () indicates a session with materials. Within session listings, look for materials under “Collateral.” No password is required. These materials are available for 4 weeks.

Book Discounted Tickets for Cirque du Soleil

Enjoy discounted rates to see renowned Cirque du Soleil shows. Reserve tickets today for select performances and be amazed!

Check Email Each Day

Saturday through Wednesday, the OAUG will send a daily email (to the address with which you registered for the conference) containing key event info to help you navigate the following day.

Session changes are sent through the app and you will receive an in-app notification message as well as an email at the address associated with your app profile.

OAUG Community Sunday, April 22

Kick off your week with an amazing day of OAUG community events:

Add a Workshop

Half-day, in-depth workshops are offered Sunday, April 22 and Thursday, April 26. Prices range from free to $195. Learn more about workshops and presenters. Pre-registration is required; visit the Registration counter to add workshops to your conference experience!


Connect with the vibrant COLLABORATE community before you arrive and show us your travel photos as you make your way to Las Vegas! If you get snapped by our photographer and we post it on Facebook, tag and share away! Use the official hashtag, #C18LV, on your social media posts. Don’t forget to add @COLLAB_OAUG to your Twitter posts for a shout out.

Highlights and Helpful Info

Previews, Planning Tips and Advice

This email is sponsored by OAUG Star Partner DXC Technology.
A collaborative event presented by:
Independent Oracle Users Group
Oracle Applications Users Group
Quest International Users Group

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