July 03, 2018

#VMworld 2018 US Party List

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VMworld 2018 is a few weeks away, taking place August 26th-30th, 2018 in Las Vegas, NV at the Mandalay Bay.  And once again, VMware and the show sponsors are really bringing the party to VMworld.  

VMworld is more than just breakout sessions and keynotes.  The social and networking side of the event is just as huge!  And when in Las Vegas, the party scene associated with VMworld takes a back seat to nobody.  VMworldattendees have become accustomed to having a good time after the sessions have ended.  And so far, things are starting to take shape on the front, as the opportunities from various vendors are making their way to reality.    

NOTE: Most events will require you to take some type of signup action in order to attend.  Yes, even if the event is free.  They need to do that in order to take a proper head count or know when to shut things down if the list grows too big.  These things are generally first come, first served.  So if you are interested, I suggest you sign up if you are available before it is too late.

If I'm missing an event, contact me or send me a Tweet (@vmblog) and I'll get it added.

** LAST UPDATED 07/03/2018 ** 


7th Annual #vBreakfast Las Vegas 


WHEN: Sunday, Aug 26, 8:00am - 10:00 am

Location: House Of Blues Restaurant & Bar, Mandalay Bay, 3950 South Las Vegas Boulevard Las Vegas, NV 89119

Cost: $ - This is a non-sponsored event. You pay for your own meal.

Learn more and Register 




WHEN: Sunday, Aug 26, 4:00pm - 5:30pm 

Location: Border Grill Mandalay Bay, South Dining Room, 3950 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89119

Cost: FREE to attendees

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VMworld Welcome Reception

WHEN: Sunday, Aug 26, 5:00pm - 7:30pm 

Location: VMworld Solutions Exchange

Cost: FREE to attendees


Galileo's VIP Welcome Reception at VMworld

WHEN: Monday, Aug 27, 7:00pm - 9:00pm 

Location: Libertine Social, Located in Mandalay Bay, 3950 S Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89119

Cost: FREE to attendees.  RSVP.  Limited space.  First come, first served.

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2018 VMUG Member Party


WHEN: Sunday, Aug 26, 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Location: House of Blues, Mandalay Bay, 3950 S Las Vegas Blvd 

Cost: FREE to VMUG Members

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Rubrik's 2018 VMworld Party


WHEN: Monday, Aug 27, 9:00pm - ? 

Location: Hakkasan Las Vegas Nightclub, 3799 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas NV

Cost: FREE to attendees.  RSVP.  Limited space.  First come, first served.

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Relax & Revive (by the Pool!) with Galileo at VMworld


WHEN: Tuesday, Aug 28, 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: Mandalay Bay, Beach Bungalows, 3355 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109   

Cost: FREE to Attendees.  RSVP.

Learn more and Register 


VMworld Hall Crawl

WHEN: Tuesday, Aug 28, 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Location: VMworld Solutions Exchange 

Cost: FREE to Attendees


Data Strategy - Topgolf


WHEN: Tuesday, Aug 28, 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Location: Topgolf, 4627 Koval Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89109 

Cost: FREE to Attendees

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Trace3 Annual VMworld After Party


WHEN: Tuesday, Aug 28, 9:00pm - 11:00pm

Location: Drais Nightclub, At the Cromwell Hotel, 3595 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109

Cost: FREE to Attendees.  Space Limited.  RSVP.

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VMworld Fest (Customer Appreciation Party)

WHEN: Wednesday, Aug 29, 7:00pm - 10:30pm 

Location: TBD

Cost: FREE to Attendees. Must bring your full conference VMworld badge

Learn more



Am I missing anything?  If so, send me the links and details to get them added.  

Enjoy the show and the parties! 

Last modified on July 09, 2018
David Marshall

David Marshall has been involved in the technology industry for over 19 years, and he's been working with virtualization software since 1999. He was able to become an industry expert in virtualization by becoming a pioneer in that field - one of the few people in the industry allowed to work with Alpha stage server virtualization software from industry leaders: VMware (ESX Server), Connectix and Microsoft (Virtual Server).

Through the years, he has invented, marketed and helped launch a number of successful virtualization software companies and products. David holds a BS degree in Finance, an Information Technology Certification, and a number of vendor certifications from Microsoft, CompTia and others. He's also co-authored two published books: "VMware ESX Essentials in the Virtual Data Center" and "Advanced Server Virtualization: VMware and Microsoft Platforms in the Virtual Data Center" and acted as technical editor for two popular Virtualization "For Dummies" books. With his remaining spare time, David founded and operates one of the oldest independent virtualization news blogs, VMblog.com. And co-founded CloudCow.com, a publication dedicated to Cloud Computing. Starting in 2009 and continuing all the way to 2016, David has been honored with the vExpert distinction by VMware for his virtualization evangelism.

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