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 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 a Premier Pass. Please visit the Pricing page for more details.


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). 


How will the content change as a result of being a digital event?

Thanks to a digital event, you will have the flexibility to engage at the times that work best for you. Tune in to access live and on-demand breakout sessions, live expert engagement and more. Please visit the Agenda page for more details.


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 will continue to share details regarding how we plan to build those opportunities into the digital event experience.


When and where will VMworld be in 2021?

VMworld 2021 US will be held from August 29 – September 2, 2021, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA. VMworld 2021 Europe will be held November 8-11, 2021 at the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, Spain.


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 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. We expect to notify submitters of their status the week of June 22nd.


How will content be structured for VMworld 2020?

Content will be available live and on-demand across 7 channels – Future of Tech, 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.


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. Sponsorship invitations will be emailed mid/late June 2020.

VMworld 2021 US will be held from August 29 – September 2, 2021, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA. VMworld 2021 Europe will be held November 8-11, 2021 at the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, Spain. We plan to launch sales for VMworld 2021 US in early Fall. Please email Nth Degree if you are interested in sponsoring VMworld 2021 in-person events or if you have any other sponsorship questions: Bethany Porrazzo at bporrazzo@nthdegree.com or Shana Cosgrove at scosgrove@nthdegree.com

Thank You

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.