VMworld 2019 Conference Info

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VMworld 2019 captures the momentum of today’s rapidly changing IT environment and puts it within your grasp so you can accelerate your cloud journey to support your business. Transform networking and security for speed and flexibility. Deliver digital workspaces for amazing mobile experiences. Whatever you need to know, you’ll find the best information, tools, and partnerships to take IT—and your power to shape it—to the next level.  Shake things up.  Defy the expected. Blaze the way ahead. Welcome to a world that empowers you to Make Your Mark. Welcome to VMworld 2019.

Not interested in reading further and want the VMworld 2019 in a box version, then check out the VMworld 2019 Mindmap for the quick and easy way to find what you’re looking for.

Key Dates to Remember

June 18: VMworld US Content Catalog Goes Live (Now Live)

June 20: Employee Registration Goes Live

June 21: Early-Bird Registration Closes

June 22: Regular Registration Rates Apply

June 27:  Customer/Partner Scheduling Tool Goes Live

July 16: Session Scheduling Opens in the VMworld US Content Catalog

August 2nd: Special Pricing SKU deadline (speak to your VMware Rep or Partner for details)  VMworld pass SKU as a product ordered –  price of $1,895

August 25-29:  VMworld US

Sep 24: Session Scheduling Opens in the VMworld Europe Content Catalog

November 4-7:  VMworld Europe

Reasons to Attend VMworld This Year

YouTube VMworld 2019 Video

Top 10 reasons to attend VMworld this year

Early Bird Pricing Discount

If you’re planning on attending VMworld US, don’t forget to sign up for the early bird discount by June 21st to save $300 details here
If you’re heading to VMworld Europe, don’t forget to sign up for the early bird discount by July 26th to save €200 with Early-Bird Registration details here

VMworld Passes through Sales Channels

Now through August 2nd, 2019, you can contact your local VMware Account Executive or VMware Partner and purchase VMworld passes using a special SKU at a $1,895 rate via Direct sales and ELA orders

General Pricing Packages

For General Pricing details and discounts at VMworld US, check out the info here
For General Pricing details and discounts at VMworld Europe, check out the info here

Convince Your Boss Letter

Need help convincing your boss to attend, look no further, use the template here to make your request

Plan your Trip to VMworld This Year

VMworld is returning to the Moscone Center for the first time since 2015. We look forward to welcoming you back to San Francisco.  Check out the planning page for Hotels, Transportation and Venue Location here

If you’re heading to VMworld Europe, check out the planning page for Hotels, Transportation and Venue here

But Hotels are Expensive in San Francisco

Hotels are more expensive in the San Fran area as compared to the normal Las Vegas room rates.  Here’s some ideas to still make it affordable to attend and justify the T&E.

  • Stay by the SFO Airport and take BART into the conference each day.  Rates are usually 100-200 cheaper than downtown.
  • Air BNB options are becoming more popular and you can find some decent places to stay right downtown, but you have to act fast to take advantage of them.  Book an Air BNB with up to 4 people and your nightly costs are almost like staying in Las Vegas.

VMware Hands On Labs

Earn CloudCred points for taking labs, visiting Hands-on Labs Connect, interacting with product experts, and participating in other activities onsite in the VMware Hands-on Labs room.   Hands-on Labs Connect is the nerve center of the VMware Hands-on Labs room, where you can check into labs, chat with other attendees, and participate in pop-up discussions. It is also home to the HOL Command Center, presenting a live vRealize Operations dashboard of the current lab environment and an interactive presentation of lab facts. Check out the infrastructure that has deployed over 2 million labs in the last five years.  The HOLs at VMworld are only available during the conference and are not published to the public HOL portal until after VMworld Europe has completed.  Don’t miss out on the opportunity to kick the tires on the latest releases before anyone else.

VMworld Activities

Welcome Reception

VMworld US
Kick off your VMworld experience at the welcome reception, sponsored by Veeam, in the Solutions Exchange on Sunday, August 25, 5:00 – 7:30 PM. Get your first look at 200+ exhibitors on the show floor, network with fellow attendees in a fun atmosphere, pick up some new swag, and enjoy delicious appetizers and drinks.

VMworld Europe
Kick off your VMworld experience at the welcome reception in the Solutions Exchange on Tuesday 5 November, 17:30 – 19:00. Get your first look at the show floor, network with fellow attendees in a fun atmosphere, pick up some new swag, and enjoy delicious appetizers and drinks.

Hall Crawl

VMworld US
A fan favorite, the hall crawl gives you the chance to get up close and personal with the VMware ecosystem, sponsors, and exhibitors in the Solutions Exchange. Participate in giveaways, get in-depth product information, pick up some free goodies, and socialize while enjoying snacks and drinks at the sponsor booths. The VMworld mobile app will include a map of the hall crawl so that you can plan your route. The hall crawl is Tuesday, August 27, 4 – 6 PM.

VMworld Europe
A fan favorite, the hall crawl gives you the chance to get up close and personal with the VMware ecosystem, sponsors, and exhibitors in the Solutions Exchange. Participate in giveaways, get in-depth product information, pick up some free goodies, and socialize while enjoying snacks and drinks at the sponsor booths. The VMworld mobile app will include a map of the hall crawl so that you can plan your route. The hall crawl is Wednesday 6 November, 17:00 – 19:00.

VMworld Fest

VMworld US
Work hard, play hard. VMworld Fest, our must-attend party, will be on Wednesday night, August 28 beginning at 7:00 PM. Plan to enjoy some food, drinks, games, and, of course, great music. We will announce more details this summer, including information on this year’s headliner. Stay tuned!

VMworld Europe
Work hard, play hard. VMworld Fest, our must-attend party, will be on Wednesday night, 6 November beginning at 19:00. Plan to enjoy some food, drinks, games, and, of course, great music. We will announce more details this summer, including information on this year’s headliner. Stay tuned!

VMware User Group (VMUG)

VMUG will be onsite and active with a booth in the Solutions Exchange and a lounge, too. Learn about the latest programs, connect with VMUG board members, and win prizes.

VMware Store

Drop by the VMware store to pick out souvenirs for colleagues or something fun just for you. You’ll also find a variety of popular and niche books to further fuel your interests.

Meeting Spaces

VMworld offers drop-in meeting space for attendees to connect with VMware subject matter experts and each other. You can make same-day reservations for one-hour blocks.

The VMworld Challenge

The VMworld Challenge, which premiered last year, is back! Earn points throughout the conference to redeem for an array of swag or choose to donate them.

Meet-Up Areas and Lounges

Connect with others who share your interests in a casual environment by visiting one of the many lounges or participating in a community activity. The following meet-up areas were featured in 2018 and many will be back in 2019, plus several new ones: Broadcast Booth, VMware Champions, Cloud City, Digital Workspace Lounge, VMTN & VMware {code}, VMUG, Listening Post, Education & Certification, VMware Assessment Lounge, and Partner Lounge.

Inclusion in Action

How do we create and support an inclusive environment at work, in the tech industry, and in our communities? Inclusion in Action events will keep the conversation at VMworld. Check back for more details.

#vBrownBag Tech Talks

vBrown Bag tech talks available.  If you think you have a great topic to discuss but not ready to submit something as a session to VMworld directly, this is a great venue to share to the community.
For VMworld US, check out the details here.
For VMworld Europe, check out the details here.

#VMunderground Events

Opening Acts – The Opening Acts is a series of community panel sessions on the Sunday before VMworld US

#VMunderground Party

VMworld Sponsors and Exhibitors

Check out the list of sponsors and exhibitors at VMworld US this year here

Still Have Questions?

If you’re attending VMworld US, check out the FAQ section here or contact us below:

US Registration Questions Email: VMworld2019USRegistration@vmware-events.com
Phone U.S. and Canada
1-800-365-2459
International +1 (203) 278-5465

If you’re attending VMworld Europe, check out the FAQ section here or contact us below:

Europe Registration Questions
Email: VMworld2019EuropeRegistration@vmware-events.com
Phone: +44 (0) 20 8735 2300

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