Online Registration Overview

This page contains information about the conference location, registration fees, discounts, onsite check-in, registration methods, and cancellation policy. To register as an attendee or press, select an option below under "Register for OSCON."

Register for OSCON

Convention Location

Oregon Convention Center
777 N. E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Portland,  Oregon  97212 USA
Phone: 503-235-7575

Convention Registration

Convention registration includes:

  • Access to all sessions Wednesday-Friday.
  • Access to Keynotes.
  • Access to BOFs, evening events, and community meetings.
  • Event handouts.
  • Entrance to the Exhibit Hall and all events held in the Exhibit Hall.

Tutorial-Only Registration

Tutorial-Only registration is separate from convention registration, and includes:

  • Access to pre-selected tutorials on Monday and Tuesday.
  • Complete course handouts.
  • Entrance to the Exhibit Hall and all events held in the Exhibit Hall.

O'Reilly Radar: The Executive Briefing Registration

O'Reilly Radar: The Executive Briefing Registration includes:


Convention Fees Early Price Standard Price
  April 3 - June 5 June 6 - July 23
Convention Sessions + 4 Tutorials
Save up to $400
$1690.00 $1990.00
Convention Sessions $1045.00 $1245.00
One Tutorial Unit $345.00 $395.00
Two Tutorial Units $595.00 $695.00
Three Tutorial Units $795.00 $945.00
Four Tutorial Units $945.00 $1145.00
O'Reilly Radar: The Executive Briefing
All day Tuesday
$895.00 $995.00
O'Reilly Radar: The Executive Briefing
+ Convention Sessions
$1940.00 $2240.00
Exhibit Hall ONLY Free Free
Walk-Ins: If you register on-site or online after July 23, add $100 to your total fee.

Special Discounts
You may combine a special discount (see below) with the Early Registration Pricing during the Early Registration period (until June 5, 2006 ) to save even more!
Academic Instructor Discount 50% off with proof of full time academic instructor status on organization letterhead. Fax to (707) 829-1342. Please use os06ac in discount field.
Academic Staff Discount 25% off with proof of full time academic employment status on organization letterhead. Fax to (707) 829-1342. Please use os06sa in discount field.
Alumni Discount Have you been a paid attendee at a previous O'Reilly conference? If so, you are eligible for a 15% alumni discount. Please email us at with the name and year of the O'Reilly conference you attended for verification and your special discount code.
Company team Discount 10% off per person if you register 3 or more people from one company. Please use os06team in discount field. Proof of status of employment (copy of business card) for each attendee must be faxed to (707) 829-1342.
Full Time Student Discount 65% off with proof of full-time student status: a copy of ID & class schedule. Fax to (707) 829-1342. Please use os06st in the discount field.
Government Discount 10% off with proof of agency connection. Use discount code os06gov, and fax proof to (707) 829-1342.
Non-Profit Discount 40% off with proof of full time employment at a non-profit organization. Fax to (707) 829-1342. Please use os06np in the discount field.
User Group Discount User Group discounts are available. For discount information or to see if your group is eligible please email Marsee Henon for details. To sign your group up with the O'Reilly User Group Program please go to
Please Note: We will always provide the highest possible discount; however, we do not allow more than one discount. We are unable to provide retroactive discounts.

Onsite Check-In and Walk-in Registration Hours

You may check in onsite, or register for the first time onsite, during the following hours:

Tutorial and "O'Reilly Radar: The Executive Briefing Registration Only:

  • Sunday, July 23, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Monday, July 24, 7:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 25, 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Until Tuesday July 25, 2006 at 1 p.m. registration is open ONLY for tutorial attendees. (Not open for Convention Sessions and Exhibit Hall.)

Convention and Exhibit Hall Registration:

  • Tuesday, July 25, 1:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 26, 7:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 27, 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday, July 28, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Registering by Fax, Mail, or Phone

U.S. Fax: (707) 829-1342
U.S. Phone: (707) 827-7000 or 1 (800) 998-9938

Download the registration page (.pdf format—requires Adobe Acrobat)


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Attn: O'Reilly Open Source Convention 2006
1005 Gravenstein Highway North
Sebastopol, CA 95472
United States

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Cancellation and Substitution Policy

If you must cancel for any reason you must notify us in writing by June 26, 2006, for a refund less a $100 processing fee. Cancellations within 30 days of the event are non-refundable. You may transfer your registration to another person by July 1, 2006 by providing authorization to us at: