MySQL Users Conference 2006 “MySQL is at the heart of revolutionary changes in computer history.“—Tim O'Reilly
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Convention Center, Hotel, and Travel Information

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

Convention Center Information

Westin Santa Clara

The MySQL Users Conference 2006 will be held at The Santa Clara Convention Center, located in the heart of Silicon Valley. Tutorials and sessions will be held in the Grand Ballroom and the Exhibit Hall will be held in Exhibit Hall A at the center.

Click here for a map of the venue (PDF).

Just off of US Highway 101, The Santa Clara Convention Center is convenient to the Silicon Valley and the greater Bay Area. The San Jose, San Francisco, and Oakland International Airports are located within minimal driving distance.

Convention Center Address

5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054

Hotel Information

The Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, which is connected to the Santa Clara Convention Center, is the headquarters hotel for the MySQL Users' Conference. The Hyatt Regency Santa Clara is a treat, located within walking distance of Paramount's Great America theme park and a 72-par championship golf course. Looking to make a splash? Jump into the Hyatt's oversized pool or soak up some rays on the 5,000-square-foot pool deck. However you like to relax, The Hyatt Regency Santa Clara will make you feel right at home.

Make your hotel reservations by phone, call:

  • the hotel directly at (408) 200-1234 OR
  • Central Reservations at 1-800-233-1234.

The cutoff date for room reservations is: March 29, 2006.


Guest Room: $179.00

NOTE: Due to the overwhelming popularity of the MySQL Users' Conference, our original room block at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara has sold out. The hotel has made additional rooms available at the rate of $179.00.

In order to receive the group room rate, you must identify yourself as attending the "MySQL Users Conference 2006" Reservations received after the cutoff date of March 29, 2006 or after the room block is sold out (whichever comes first) will be honored on a space-available basis at the prevailing rate of the hotel. All rates are single or double occupancy. All room rates listed above do not include a 9.5% local & state tax (subject to change without notice).

Please provide 24 hours' notice when cancelling your reservations to avoid deposit forfeiture or penalties.

Hotel Address

The Hyatt Regency Santa Clara
5101 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Phone: (408) 200-1234

Getting There

Airport Shuttle Services
From Oakland, San Francisco, or San Jose Airports
Phone: 800-258-3826

VIP Airport Shuttle
Phone: (408) 885-1800

Public Transportation

There are public transportation options available to and from all Bay Area airports at minimal cost. The Great America VTA Light Rail stop is directly in front of the hotel and convention center, and provides an easy connection to the San Jose International Airport, Downtown San Jose, Mountain View, and Caltrain. Using Caltrain you can easily connect to San Francisco International Airport, Downtown San Francisco, and BART.

From San Jose International Airport
Cost: $1.75, Travel Time: 25 minutes

  1. VTA Bus #10 Eastbound "Metro Sta." - Get off at Metro/Airport Light Rail. (free service, 7 mins.)
  2. VTA Light Rail #902 Northbound "Mountain View" - Get off at Great America . ($1.75, 15 mins.)

From San Francisco International Airport
Cost: $7.00, Travel Time: 75-90 minutes

  1. SFO Airtrain Red Line - Get off at Garage G/BART. (free service, 5 mins.)
  2. BART "Millbrae" - Get off at Millbrae. ($1.50, 6 mins.)
  3. Caltrain Southbound "San Jose" - Get off at Mountain View. ($3.75, 26-45 mins.)
  4. VTA Light Rail #902 Southbound "Winchester" - Get off at Great America. ($1.75, 25 mins.)

From Oakland International Airport
Cost: $8.70 - $10.45, Travel Time: 120+ minutes

  1. AirBART - Get off at Coliseum/Oakland Airport BART. ($2.00, 15-30 mins.)
  2. BART "Fremont" - Get off at Fremont. ($3.20, 26 mins.)
  3. VTA Express #140 Southbound "Sunnyvale TC" - Get off at Great America LR. ($3.50, 50 mins.)


  1. AirBART - Get off at Coliseum/Oakland Airport BART. ($2.00, 15-30 mins.)
  2. BART "Fremont" - Get off at Fremont. ($3.20, 26 mins.)
  3. VTA Express #180 Southbound "San Jose Diridon Station" - Get off at San Jose Diridon Station. ($3.50 40-50 mins.)
  4. VTA Light Rail #902 Northbound "Mountain View" - Get off at Great America . ($1.75, 38 mins.)

Tip: Bring cash for your fares! VTA Light Rail accepts cash only, and gives limited change. BART accepts cash and credit cards, and gives limited change. BART has a minimum credit card purchase of $20.00, so bring cash instead.

Driving Directions

  • From San Jose Int'l Airport
    Start out going Northwest on Airport Blvd. towards Terminal C. Turn right onto Airport Pkwy. Turn left onto Guadalupe Pkwy. Take the US-101 N ramp towards San Francisco. Merge onto US-101 N. Take the Great America Pkwy. Exit towards Bowers Avenue. Keep right at the fork in the ramp. Merge onto Great American Pkwy. Approx. 5 miles)

  • From San Francisco Int'l Airport
    Take US Highway 101 South towards San Jose. Take the CA-237 East exit towards Alviso/Milpitas. Take the Great America Parkway exit towards Lafayette Street. Turn right onto Great American Parkway. (Approx. 31 miles)

  • From Oakland Int'l Airport
    Start out going Northeast on Airport Drive towards Neil Armstrong Way by turning left. Turn right onto 98th Ave. Merge onto I-880 South towards San Jose. Take the Milpitas/Alviso Rd. exit towards CA-237/Calaveras Blvd. Merge onto CA-237 W. Take the Great America Pkwy ramp towards Lafayette Street. Turn left onto Great America Pkwy. (Approx. 33 miles)


  • Self Parking: Free
    Self-parking in the hotel parking lot or connecting convention center lot is free.
  • Valet Parking: $5 Per Day, $11 Overnight

Please Note: Parking fees are approximate and completely subject to change without notice.

Room Sharing

If you are looking to save money on your housing costs, you may wish to room-share. We have set up a room-share mailing list to facilitate finding a suitable roommate. Please visit the Room Sharing page to submit your information and be added to the mailing list. The list will be updated and broadcast weekly.

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Travel Assistance

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 for important information about international travel to the United States.

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Rental Cars

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 MySQL Users Conference 2006 . 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.

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Air Travel

United Airlines is the official airline of the MySQL 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% discounnt 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 #539TN. Dedicated reservation agents are on duty 7 days a week from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM EST. Mileaage Plus members receive full credit for all miles flown to this meeting.You must refer to Meeting ID #539TN 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.

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Diamond Sponsor

Business Objects
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Platinum Sponsors

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GoldenGate Software, Inc.

Gold Sponsors

Actuate Corporation
Data Direct Technologies
Dell Inc.
Dolphin Interconnect Solutions
Embarcadero Technologies
EMC Centera
Lumen Software
Novell, Inc.
Rackspace Managed Hosting
Red Hat
Sun Microsystems
The SCO Group
Zmanda, Inc.

Media Sponsors

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In-Kind Sponsors

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Sponsor Opportunities

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