Key Tips for Surviving and Thriving at VMworld 2018

In only a few short weeks from now, 20k+ virtualization and cloud users will embark on their annual pilgrimage to what has become known as a reunion of friends and fellow virtualization geeks, an event also called VMworld.

VMworld US 2018 begins on Aug. 26th, 2018 and continues through August 30th.  The event will feature hundreds of unique breakout sessions from VMware and its community of partners, customers and industry experts; and the expo hall will be packed by more than 150 vendor sponsors and exhibitors.

As the show is nearly upon us, VMblog would like to send out its "survival guide" for those first time attendees or those individuals who might just want a refresher on some of what's to come.  Here are a few tips and tricks to help make your VMworld 2018 event a little bit more successful or enjoyable.  

[ Also Read: List of Parties at VMworld 2018 ]

Let's begin!

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Key Tips for VMworld 2017 - A Survival Guide

In less than two weeks, somewhere north of 23,000 virtualization and cloud users are expected to converge on the streets of Sin City to take part in the annual virtualization reunion known as VMworld.

VMworld US 2017 begins on Aug. 27th, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV and the show returns to the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Convention Center.  The event will feature more than 500 unique breakout sessions from VMware and its community of partners and customers, and the expo hall will be packed by more than 200 vendor sponsors and exhibitors.  

As the show is nearly upon us, VMblog would like to send out its "survival guide" for those first time attendees or those individuals who might just want a refresher.  Here are a few tips and tricks to help make your VMworld event a little bit more successful or enjoyable.  

[ Also Read: List of Parties at VMworld 2017 | VMworld 2017 Hands-On Labs - What to Expect ]

Let's begin!

Published in vmworld 2017

In a few short weeks, somewhere north of 23,000 virtualization users are expected to converge on the streets of Sin City to take part in the annual virtualization reunion known as VMworld.

Yes, that's right.  VMworld 2016 has pulled up stakes from its traditional venue of San Francisco (thanks to renovation work being done at the Moscone Center -- literally, thank you, it's sort of time for a change of venue don't you think?), this year moving the convention to the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Convention Center in Las Vegas, August 28th - September 1st.

With the show fast approaching, I figured it was time to once again send out a sort of "survival guide" for those first time attendees or for those folks who might just want a refresher.  So here are a few tips and tricks to help make your VMworld event that much more successful if possible.  For those VMworld vets out there, keep me honest.  If I'm missing anything, please chime in or shoot me a note.

I've been to 13 VMworld events so far, yet each time I walk into the registration hall for the first time, it's like the very first time (only with 20,000 more people).

Let's begin!

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