It was announced this week that registration for VMware’s VMworld 2019 conference will open at the beginning of May so now seems a good time to look at some of the key dates for the event.
Call For Proposals – March-April
The CFP process seems to be a little different this year being only open to VMware Employees (till -April 9th). However Non-VMW staff can submit an outline for review, applications for which are accepted through to April 16th. The reviews then happen through May and submitters should find out by June 11th.
The process is running concurrently for both US and EU events and full details are on the vmworld.com site.
Early Bird Registration 7 May
If you’re definitely going (and why wouldn’t you?!) then Early Bird pricing is the way to go. For VMworld Europe this deal runs from registration opening on 7th May through to 27 July and cuts the price by 200 Euro.
For the US event Early Bird Registration ends 15 June and offers a $300 saving on the regular rate.
Remember, there’s additional discounts on top of these offers for VMUG Advantage members, VCP holders, and Alumni.
Content Catalog 18 June
The release of the content catalog is the first chance to see the sessions on offer for both EU and US events. Whilst timings aren’t announced at this stage it’s a good opportunity to start marking the breakout sessions that are of interest.
The sessions listed can change, with some being added or possibly removed as the catalog develops so keep popping back during this period to keep up to date
US Session Builder 16 July
The Schedule Builder is where you can plan out your week and the US one goes live about a month before the event. A top tip is to get in early on the day this goes live and book in your “must see” sessions. As with the content catalog, keep popping back as the event draws near (and even after the keynote) as new sessions are always added in- particularly those tied around as-yet-unannounced product releases.
VMworld US 25-29 August
After a couple of years out in Vegas, VMworld US returns to the Moscone Centre in San Francisco for 2019.
EU Session Builder 25 September
Like the US session builder detailed above, the timetabling function for the European leg is released a few weeks before the event itself.
VMworld Europe 4-7 November
The European leg is back in Barcelona again this year and keeping to the November dates from last year.
Full details of the conference can be found on vmworld.com