If you’re going to be attending the JD Edwards program at Oracle OpenWorld next week, I have some good news and some bad news for you. The good news is that the folks in Denver have assembled an incredible lineup of sessions for you. The bad news is that you may not be signed up for them.
According to sources within Oracle, it appears that a number of JD Edwards customers who are attending OpenWorld may not be enrolled in the registration system for the JD Edwards program that takes place on Wednesday and Thursday next week. At this point, it is not entirely clear why this happened. Some registrants may not have stated during registration that they want to attend the JD Edwards program. Others may have signed up for the program (which is free to full conference registrants), but were somehow not enrolled. However it happened, there is a chance that you could show up for the program on Wednesday only to find that your badge does not get you into the sessions.
Fortunately, Oracle is offering you two ways to avoid such an unhappy fate. First, you can call the OpenWorld registration hotline at (650) 226-0812 to confirm that you are indeed signed up for the program. If you are not, the hotline staff can add the JD Edwards program to your registration profile. Second, there will be a “Registration Repair” desk at the San Francisco Hilton (the venue for the program) where you can get the program added to your profile.
There’s one surefire way to know if you are not registered for the JD Edwards program. If you try to pre-register for JD Edwards sessions through the OpenWorld Schedule Builder only to find that pre-registration is not available, you are not enrolled in the program. If you are in this predicament, call the OpenWorld registration desk right away.
One more thing…if you have not registered for OpenWorld and want to attend the JD Edwards program, we may be able to help you get in at the last minute. Because Andrews Consulting Group has a booth at the program, we have a number of “JD Edwards program only” conference passes. If you need a pass, send an email to Al Remediani (the fearless leader of our JD Edwards practice) at firstname.lastname@example.org and he will see what he can do. By the way, if you’re worried that you won’t find a room in San Francisco at this late date, be aware that Oracle can still get rooms for people at hotels near the San Francisco airport. Shuttle buses will be running between the airport hotels and the Moscone Convention Center during the conference.