VMworld 2020: FAQs
Find the answers to frequently asked questions about VMworld 2020.
What is the format of VMworld 2020 and when will it take place?
VMworld 2020 will be a global online event starting September 29 - October 1, 2020. While the program will be adapted to fit the new digital format, VMworld will still be the place to learn about innovative new technology solutions, hear perspectives from VMware executives, dive into educational and technical content, and engage with experts across the industry ecosystem.
How much will it cost to attend VMworld 2020?
We are pleased to offer a complimentary general pass and, for those looking for deeper technical engagement and 1:1 consultations, a premier pass. Please visit the Pricing page for more details. Should you decide to upgrade your existing general pass to premier, you can do so by logging into your MyVMworld dashboard and clicking on the “Upgrade Now” button.
What kind of software will be required to view keynotes, sessions and interact with the experts?
VMworld 2020 will be web-based, so all you will need is a device (computer, tablet, or phone) and an internet connection. You will also need to download the Zoom app if you plan to join these sessions: Just-for-fun, interactive activities (open to all attendees); limited-capacity sessions (premier pass only); and 1:1 expert consultations (premier pass only).
The VMworld mobile app will be an additional avenue for consuming content and interacting with your fellow attendees. We expect to post more details on when and how to download the app in the coming weeks.
Please make sure your web browser is to the latest web standards-compliant version. We suggest using one of the following browsers to attend VMworld 2020: Google Chrome, Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Edge. Microsoft Internet Explorer is not supported.
What should I do if my company does not allow me to use Zoom?
The Zoom app is required to participate in the sessions and consultations offered with the premier pass. If you do not have access to Zoom, we recommend that you choose the general pass instead.
How will the content change as a result of being a digital event?
As a digital event, you will have the flexibility to engage at the times that work best for you. Tune in to access 48 hours of live and on-demand breakout sessions, live chat, expert engagement and more. Please visit the Agenda page for more details on each day’s agenda and the start time of our programming for countries and cities around the world.
Networking with other people is a big reason I attend. How will you offer this benefit online?
We understand the value that attendees get from engaging and interacting with VMware executives, experts, customers, partners, and thought leaders. We are working hard to build those opportunities into the digital event experience, both in live chat on the event platform, Zoom meetings, and mobile app supporting activities.
What can I expect from VMworld 2020 as a digital event?
Attendees can still expect updates from VMware executives, the latest in VMware product and technology news, hundreds of in-depth learning sessions with VMware experts and customer and networking opportunities. In addition, there will be entertainment, special guests and fun/surprise elements throughout. Stay tuned for more details.
When can I register?
Registration for VMworld 2020 is open. Our general pass is free of charge, so please register today and invite your friends and colleagues to do the same.
Will sessions be available to view after the online event?
Recorded content will be available after the event as usual, in our VMworld on-demand video library.
Will I be considered an “Alumni” if I attend the digital event this year?
Participation in the VMworld 2020 digital event will not count towards achieving new alumni status however, if you are already an alumni your status will remain as is. As a reminder, VMworld alumni are those who have attended a VMworld event in 2 of the last 5 years between 2015 – 2019 with a paid Full Conference pass.
I have submitted a proposal for a speaking session at VMworld 2020 in San Francisco. What do I do now?
Thank you for your interest and submission. The call for proposals for VMworld 2020 has closed and all speakers have been notified. We hope you will consider submitting a proposal for VMworld 2021.
How will content be structured for VMworld 2020?
Content will be available live and on-demand across 7 channels – Vision and Innovation, App Modernization, Digital Workspace, Intrinsic Security, Virtual Cloud Network, Multi-Cloud and Telco 5G – including business-level overviews and technical deep-dive sessions.
Please visit the Agenda page for more details. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to interact with VMware experts in the VMware Demo Zone and engage with our sponsors in the Sponsor Demo Zone. We’ll also have specialized content for partners, expert consultations (premier pass holders only) and some fun, family-friendly sessions including special guests and entertainment.
Are there sponsorship opportunities as part of the digital event?
We are offering a limited number of sponsorship opportunities to prior Global Diamond, Platinum, and other select partners as an invitation-only opportunity.
We would like to recognize and thank all the sponsors and exhibitors who had already signed up to participate in VMworld 2020 US and Europe in-person events. As a token of our appreciation, we will be listing the company name of all these partners on the Sponsor page of VMworld.com. This page will go live in July 2020.