O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference - March 3-6, 2006 - San Diego, CA
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Hotel and Travel Information

Hotel Info | Room Sharing | Travel Assistance | Rental Cars | Airline Tickets

Hotel Information

Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego.

The O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference will be held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego. The Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego is now the largest and tallest hotel on the West Coast waterfront and certainly the most grand. This elegant hotel affords the best of everything, from unparalleled convenience and breathtaking views to superb accommodations and resort-style amenities. Located on San Diego Bay just minutes from the airport, the Gaslamp Quarter and Seaport Village. Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego makes it easy to reach your business destination or your sightseeing adventure.

Hotel Address

Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
1 Market Place
San Diego,  CA  92101 USA
Phone: 619-232-1234
Fax: 619-239-5678


Please call Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego reservations at 1-800-233-1234. or make your reservations online here.

Guest Room Rate: $249.00 Single, $269.00 Double

To receive group room rate, please identify yourself as attending the "O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference 2006." The cut-off date for the group rate is February 4, 2006. Reservations received after February 4, 2006 (or after the room block sells out, whichever comes first) will be honored on a space-available at the prevailing rate of the hotel. All rates are single or double occupancy. All room rates listed above do not include 10.5% local & state taxes (subject to change without notice).

NOTE: Due to the overwhelming popularity of ETech, the room block at the Manchester Grand Hyatt is sold out. Please visit the San Diego Convention and Visitors' Bureau for alternate hotel information.

Please provide 72 hours' notice when canceling your reservations to avoid deposit forfeiture or penalties.

Map and Driving Directions:


From San Diego International Airport:
Approx 3 miles Exiting the terminals, follow the signs to Downtown San Diego and Interstate 5. Stay in the right lane and this will deposit you onto North Harbor Drive. Continue south on North Harbor Drive approximately 3 miles along the waterfront. Go one block past the Seaport Village entrance (Kettner Boulevard). Turn right at Market Place into the Hotel's main entrance.

Hotel Parking

  • Self-Parking: $18.00 Per Day
  • Valet Parking: $24.00 Per Day
    (subject to change without notice)

Room Sharing

If you are looking to save money on your housing costs, you may wish to room-share. The ETech wiki contains a Room Sharing page where you can post information about yourself along with the type of room sharing situation with which you are most comfortable. If not comfortable with posting your info, simply peruse the listing of others looking for room sharing situations who you can contact.

Travel Assistance

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The official O'Reilly conference travel planner offers one-stop shopping for your air travel and other travel needs in connection with your attendance at an O'Reilly conference.

Vivian V. Russell Travel Services
182 Farmers Lane, Suite 102
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
Phone: (707) 525-0550
Fax: (707) 525-0560

International Attendees

Please visit www.unitedstatesvisas.gov for important information about international travel to the United States.

Rental Cars

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Should you choose to make travel arrangements independently, you may contact Hertz directly to receive the special O'Reilly discount on rental cars at the The O'Reilly European Open Source Convention 2005. To reserve a car with your special rate, call Hertz:

1 (800) 654-2240 in the U.S.
1 (800) 263-0600 in Canada
(405) 749-4434 outside of these areas

or call your nearest Hertz reservation center, your corporate travel department, or your travel agent. You must give the agent the Hertz CV #01XY0026.

Air Travel

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United Airlines is the official airline of the O'Reilly ETech Conference. If you or your travel agent call United's toll-free number (1-800-521-4041) to book your reservations, you will receive a 5% discount off the lowest applicable discount fare, including First Class or a 10% discount off full fare unrestricted coach fares, purchased 7 days in advance. An additional 5% discount will apply when tickets are purchased at least 30 days in advance of your travel date. Discounts also apply on Shuttle by United and United Express. Call United's Specialized Meeting Reservations Center at 1-800-521-4041 to obtain the best fares and schedule information. Make sure you refer to Meeting ID #538TN. Dedicated reservation agents are on duty 7 days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. EST. Mileage Plus members receive full credit for all miles flown to this meeting. You must refer to Meeting ID #538TN in order to receive the conference attendee discount. Be certain to give either your travel planner or the United reservation agent (1-800-521-4041) this number.

O'Reilly Media, Inc. assumes no responsibility or liability for the facilities or services provided by the vendors and suppliers. Anyone attending this conference releases O'Reilly from any and all claims that may arise out of attending at this convention.


Diamond Sponsors

IBM Software Group's Emerging Internet Technologies

Platinum Sponsors


Gold Sponsors

eBay Developers Program
Sxip Identity
Yahoo! Inc.
Yahoo! Inc.

Silver Sponsors

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Adobe Systems, Inc.
Aggregate Knowledge
America Online, Inc.
Attensa, Inc.
California Fuel Cell Partnership
Laszlo Systems
Root Markets
SMS.ac, Inc.
TechSmith Corporation
TIBCO Software Inc.

Media Sponsors

Accelerating Times
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Conference Guru
DevtownStation News
Gilbane Report
IPTV Industry
Linux Journal
Make magazine
Red Herring
Technology Review
The Imparcial
The Podcast Network
The Wi-Fi Technology Forum
The Women's Technology Cluster
Web Host Industry Review
WiMAX Industry

In-Kind Sponsors

Cornfield Electronics
Griffin Technology

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