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Shane Williford Mentor 69 posts since
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Apr 8, 2011 1:06 PM

The Venetian - VMworld 2011

So, I'm just wondering...with all the seemingly 'space' issues with last year's event (breakout session bottlenecks, etc.), and since I've not yet been to Vegas, is The Venetian big enough to accommodate VMworld? i.e. is it bigger than the San Fran Conv Ctr?

 

Thanks,

~coolsport00

Roy Coons Accomplice 16 posts since
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1. Apr 8, 2011 1:18 PM in response to: Shane Williford
Re: The Venetian - VMworld 2011
I attended VMWorld 2008 in Vegas at the Venetian and there was plenty of room. In general traffic flowed very well between sessions. The only problem I had was that they had some chat sessions out in a large area near the exhibits and you sometimes couldn't hear the person presenting. I ended up walking away 2 or 3 times. Just make sure you get a room close by because it is a long walk.  RC
Roy Coons Accomplice 16 posts since
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3. Apr 8, 2011 1:27 PM in response to: Shane Williford
Re: The Venetian - VMworld 2011
Hope it's company expensed$$$. I had a suite in the Venezia tower in 2008 but his time i'm across the street at Treasure island - budget cuts but at least I'm going!
Roy Coons Accomplice 16 posts since
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5. Apr 11, 2011 10:16 AM in response to: Shane Williford
Re: The Venetian - VMworld 2011
The rate I got was $104 a nite booked through our travel egency. VMWorld is growing, in 2008 I believe 14K people attended. Glad I booked my flight and room already.
Roy Coons Accomplice 16 posts since
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7. Apr 11, 2011 12:30 PM in response to: Shane Williford
Re: The Venetian - VMworld 2011
I'm guessing it will be a 15 to 20 minute walk depending on if I catch the traffic light. The walk outside will be hot but once you enter the convention center you pretty much stay for the day. When your walking just look for someone with a VMWorld badge and strike up a coverstion. You meet a ton of great people that way and the walk goes fast.
Joe Graziano Apprentice 5 posts since
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9. Apr 15, 2011 9:06 AM in response to: Shane Williford
Re: The Venetian - VMworld 2011

The Venetian was actually cheaper than the Intercontinental was for 2010 so work booked that for me

 

Can't wait to see the crowd this year, do you really think it'll get to 25-30K?

Cristian Cosma Accomplice 15 posts since
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11. May 23, 2011 6:14 PM in response to: Shane Williford
Re: The Venetian - VMworld 2011

If I remember well the count done by Paul M. at the end of the conference :-) was around 17k.

 

And being in Moscone Ctr, everybody walked at least 5-10 min :-) from the closest hotel so ....yes...I am planning to walk again and not booking Venetian. Many cheaper and good quality options around in a 10-15 walking distance.

 

Cheers and see you all there

Joe Martin Apprentice 7 posts since
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13. May 24, 2011 9:50 AM in response to: Shane Williford
Re: The Venetian - VMworld 2011
I am booked at Treasure also. In 2008 a colleague and I made the mistake of booking a room at the Luxor. Holy crap that was a mistake. So 15-20 minutes seems a lot better. It's going to be awesome this year!!!

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