• Google
  • JBoss
  • OpenShift
  • Oracle
  • VMware
  • WSO2

Sponsorship Opportunities

For information on exhibition and sponsorship opportunities at the convention, contact Sharon Cordesse at scordesse@oreilly.com

Download the OSCON Java Sponsor/Exhibitor Prospectus

Media Partner Opportunities

For information on trade opportunities with O'Reilly conferences or contact mediapartners@ oreilly.com

Press and Media

For media-related inquiries, contact Maureen Jennings at maureen@oreilly.com

OSCON Bulletin

To stay abreast of convention news and annoucements, please sign up for the OSCON email bulletin (login required)

Contact Us

View a complete list of OSCON contacts

OSCON 2011 Onsite Information

Attending O'Reilly OSCON, OSCON Data, or OSCON Java? Below are important details about checking in and planning your time at the conference.

Conference Location

Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Portland, Oregon 97232
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OSCON will take place on the following floors:

  • Level 1 - Registration, Tutorials, Expo Hall, Lunch, Sessions, VIP Meeting Room, Speaker Lounge, Products & Services Sessions, IT Leaders Summit, Node Day
  • Level 2 - Tutorials, Workshops, Keynotes, Sessions

Registration / Check-In Hours

Stop by OSCON Registration to pick up your badge, event guide, t-shirt and other materials. Registration is located on Level 1, Ginkoberry Concourse.

TIP: Avoid the Monday morning lines and pick up your badge Sunday afternoon. We'll have free beer and pizza!

  • Sunday: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Monday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Friday: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Speaker Lounge

If you are speaking at OSCON, OSCON Data, or OSCON Java, please check-in and pick up your badge at the Speaker Lounge located in room D131-132 off the Ginkoberry Concourse.

  • Sunday: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Monday: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Expo Hall

Make sure to visit the sponsors and exhibitors in the Expo Hall, located on Level 1, in Exhibit Hall D. They'll be showcasing and demoing the latest open source tools and services.

Expo Hall Hours:

Tuesday, July 26

  • Opening Reception: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Wednesday, July 27

  • 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Booth Crawl: 5:40 pm - 7:00 pm

Thursday, July 28

  • 10:00am - 5:00 pm

See who will be exhibiting

Evening Events: Ignite, OSCON Carnival, Parties, and More

With help from our some of our awesome sponsors, we've planned a ton of fun events for every day of OSCON, including Ignite, OSCON Carnival, Walking Tour, and of course, plenty of parties. As you plan your time in Portland, don't forget to stop by a few (or all) of them.

Play the Great OSCON Button Game and Win an OSCON Hoodie + Other Prizes

This year we're going to have a little fun with the buttons we're featuring on OSCON.com, while testing your scavenger and word puzzle skills. We've created fourteen unique, OSCON-branded buttons, each with one letter on them. Collect all 14 buttons and then use the letters on the buttons to decipher the secret phrase. The first 500 attendees to show us all 14 buttons and tell us what the secret phrase is get an OSCON hoodie and are entered in a drawing to win additional bonus prizes. Get the details.

O'Reilly Booth

  • Stop by the O'Reilly booth - # 513 - and check out our latest book releases.
  • On Wednesday and Thursday, we'll broadcast OSCON highlights, news, and live interviews with speakers and attendees.
  • Take advantage of our special show discount: 40% off print books and 50% off ebooks purchased direct from oreilly.com.
  • We'll also be raffling off some great prizes, so let us scan your badge for a chance to win.
  • Our Author Meet and Greet is happening during the afternoon break on Thursday, July 28. Be sure to stop by and say hi.
  • As always, we'll have some fun schwag to take home!

Online Attendee Directory

The online Attendee Directory for OSCON is now open. See who else will be at OSCON this year, set up your personal profile, message other attendees, and manage your contacts. You will need to make sure you are opted-in to the Attendee Directory in order to begin using it.

Set Up Your Personal Schedule

Create your own OSCON, OSCON Data, or OSCON Java 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 in the Schedule View page.

Printed versions of the daily schedule will also be available throughout the conference area.

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 OSCON, OSCON Data, or OSCON Java.

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. Please keep in mind that your comments will be public.

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.

Wireless Internet Access

Wireless Internet will be available throughout the conference area. There is no password required to access the OSCON wireless network. Keep in mind that you're sharing the network with your fellow conference attendees, so please refrain from downloading large files while on the conference network. If you need assistance getting online, please visit the customer service sesk in Registration or send a message to @oscon.

Power-Up Areas

Need to charge your laptop, iPad, phone, etc? Power strips are available throughout the Ballrooms, Oregon Ballroom Foyer, Portland Ballroom Foyer, and the Hacker's Area (located outside the Expo Hall). Once you've powered up, please share with your neighbors and unplug if necessary.

Speaker Slides, Video, and Live Streaming

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 OSCON, OSCON data, and OSCON Java home pages.

Follow Us on Twitter or identi.ca

Make sure you're following @oscon on Twitter and identi.ca to get important updates while at OSCON.


Blogging, tweeting, or posting photos? Be sure to tag them with:

  • OSCON: "oscon"
  • OSCON Data: "oscond"
  • OSCON Java: "osconj"

If you're tweeting, don't forget the #hashtags.


If you have a question that is not answered here, please message us on Twitter or identi.ca or send an email to conf-admin@oreilly.com. When arrive at OSCON, visit the customer service desk located in the registration area on Level 1.