MySQL C&E 2011 Onsite Information

Schedule | Networking Events | Expo Hall | Speaker Slides & Video

Attending O'Reilly MySQLConf? Below are all the important onsite details about checking in and planning your time at the conference in Santa Clara.

Venue Information

The Hyatt Regency Santa Clara
5101 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054

Where do I find...

  • Registration: Upper Lobby, up the escalator from the Convention Center entrance
  • Speaker Lounge: Convention Center Second Level, Room 201
  • VIP Meeting Room: Hotel Second Level, Saratoga Room
  • Tutorials and Sessions: First Level, Ballrooms A-H
  • Keynotes: First Level, Ballrooms E-H
  • Products and Services Sessions: First Level, Ballrooms G & H (Tuesday and Wednesday)
  • Expo Hall: First Level, Exhibit Hall A
  • Lunch: Hotel First Level, Pool Area; Hotel Second Level, Santa Clara Ballroom


Monday, April 11

  • Tutorials: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Lunch: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Registration Desk: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 12

  • Keynotes: 9:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
  • Sessions: 10:50 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Lunch: 12:40 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Expo Hall: 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m., 12:40 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. - 4:25 p.m.
  • Expo Hall Reception: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday BoF Sessions: 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
  • Registration Desk: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 13

  • Keynotes: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
  • Sessions: 10:50 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Lunch: 12:40 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Expo Hall:
    • 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m., 12:40 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. - 4:25 p.m.
  • MySQL C&E Career Zone:
  • Ignite MySQLconf: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday BoF Sessions: 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
  • Registration Desk: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 14

  • Morning Keynotes: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
  • Sessions: 10:40 a.m. - 3:35 p.m.
  • Lunch: 12:40 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Closing Keynote: 3:50 p.m. - 4:35 p.m.
  • Closing Ice Cream Social Reception: 4:35 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. (Ballroom Foyer)
  • Registration Desk: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Online Attendee Directory

Use the online Attendee Directory to quickly and easily contact, meet, and network with other attendees before, during, and after the event.

Set Your Personal Schedule

Create your own MySQLConf agenda using the personal scheduler function. Mark the presentations and events you want to attend by clicking on the calendar icon next to each listing on the website. You can then access it by clicking on personal schedule link on your Attendee Directory dashboard or in the Schedule View page.

Rate Sessions and Leave Comments

Rate the sessions, workshops, and keynotes you attended by going to any session description page and clicking on the set of stars in the upper right-hand corner. Only registered attendees may rate and comment on sessions, so if you aren't already logged in, you'll be asked to do so. Your username/email and password are the same ones you used to register for MySQLConf.

Have a question or comment for a speaker? Post them in the "Add New Comment" field found at the bottom of any session detail page (see an example). Please keep in mind that your comments will be public.

Networking Events

Make sure you block off your evenings to mingle with hundreds of other attendees at our networking events, including:

Birds of a Feather (BoF) Sessions

Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions provide face to face exposure to those interested in the same projects and concepts. BoFs can be organized for individual projects or broader topics (best practices, open data, standards). BoF topics are entirely up to you. Get more information about organizing a BoF session. Sign up to lead a BoF session at the BoF board near Registration.

Expo Hall Hours

Meet face-to-face with over two dozen exhibitors in the Sponsor Pavilion. They'll be showcasing and demoing the latest tools and solutions to help you streamline your business and make smarter choices.


  • Wednesday:
    • 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m., 12:40 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m.-4:25 p.m.
    • 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (reception)
  • Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m., 12:40 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. - 4:25 p.m.

MySQL Career Zone

Join participating sponsors and other companies at the MySQL CE Career Zone as they present open positions from their respective companies.


  • Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Expo Hall

Get Your Official Conference T-Shirt

Sponsored by:

Be sure to pick up your official MySQL Conference & Expo T-shirt at the O’Reilly Media booth in the Expo Hall. Available while supplies last.


  • Tuesday and Wednesday: 12:40 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. - 4:25 p.m.

MySQL Conference & Expo Passport Program

Don't miss the opportunity to participate in the MySQL Passport Program! Pick up a passport at Registration beginning Tuesday, April 12, before the Exhibit Hall opens. Visit our sponsors, and have each stamp your passport. Drop off your completed passport at the O'Reilly booth or registration by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, and you'll be entered into a drawing to win some really cool prizes. See our Exhibitors page for more information.

Power-Up Areas

Need to charge your laptop, iPad, phone, etc? Power strips are available throughout the Ballrooms. Once you've powered up, please share with your neighbors and unplug if necessary.

Speaker Slides, Video, and Live Streaming Info

During the conference, all keynotes will be streamed live. After the conference, session files will be available for download and select video will be available for viewing. Look for links on the MySQL Conference & Expo home page.


Blogging, tweeting, or posting photos on the Web? Be sure to tag 'em with #mysqlconf.

  • EnterpriseDB
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Clustrix
  • Continuent
  • Facebook
  • HTI Consultoria e Tecnologia
  • Monty Program
  • Percona
  • Rackspace Hosting
  • Schooner Information Technology
  • SkySQL
  • Xeround

Sponsorship Opportunities

For information on exhibition and sponsorship opportunities at the conference, contact Yvonne Romaine at

Media Partners Opportunities

For media partnerships, contact mediapartners@

Press & Media

For media-related inquiries, contact Maureen Jennings at

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