Find Activities at VMworld 2019 US

At VMworld, our exciting sessions are only half the fun. We also offer plenty of ways to connect with other attendees. From sponsored get-togethers to unofficial meetups organized by the VMworld community, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to catch up with your peers, connect with old friends, and make new ones!    

Official VMworld Evening Events

Work hard, play hard. VMworld Fest, our must-attend party, will be on Wednesday night, August 28 beginning at 7:00 PM. Plan to enjoy some food, drinks, games, and, of course, great music. We will announce more details this summer, including information on this year’s headliner. Stay tuned!    

Kick off your VMworld experience at the welcome reception, sponsored by Veeam, in the Solutions Exchange on Sunday, August 25, 5:00 – 7:30 PM. Get your first look at 200+ exhibitors on the show floor, network with fellow attendees in a fun atmosphere, pick up some new swag, and enjoy delicious appetizers and drinks. 

A fan favorite, the hall crawl gives you the chance to get up close and personal with the VMware ecosystem, sponsors, and exhibitors in the Solutions Exchange. Participate in giveaways, get in-depth product information, pick up some free goodies, and socialize while enjoying snacks and drinks at the sponsor booths. The VMworld mobile app will include a map of the hall crawl so that you can plan your route. The hall crawl is Tuesday, August 27, 4 – 6 PM.    

Official VMworld Evening Events

Work hard, play hard. VMworld Fest, our must-attend party, will be on Wednesday night, August 28 beginning at 7:00 PM. Plan to enjoy some food, drinks, games, and, of course, great music. We will announce more details this summer, including information on this year’s headliner. Stay tuned!    

Kick off your VMworld experience at the welcome reception, sponsored by Veeam, in the Solutions Exchange on Sunday, August 25, 5:00 – 7:30 PM. Get your first look at 200+ exhibitors on the show floor, network with fellow attendees in a fun atmosphere, pick up some new swag, and enjoy delicious appetizers and drinks. 

A fan favorite, the hall crawl gives you the chance to get up close and personal with the VMware ecosystem, sponsors, and exhibitors in the Solutions Exchange. Participate in giveaways, get in-depth product information, pick up some free goodies, and socialize while enjoying snacks and drinks at the sponsor booths. The VMworld mobile app will include a map of the hall crawl so that you can plan your route. The hall crawl is Tuesday, August 27, 4 – 6 PM.    

Back by Popular Demand

VMware User Group (VMUG)

VMUG will be onsite and active with a booth in the Solutions Exchange and a lounge, too. Learn about the latest programs, connect with VMUG board members, and win prizes.

Meeting Spaces

VMworld offers drop-in meeting space for attendees to connect with VMware subject matter experts and each other. You can make same-day reservations for one-hour blocks.

Meet the Experts

Stop by the expert bar to have 1:1 discussions with a VMware product engineer and get all your questions answered. No appointment needed.

VMware Store

Drop by the VMware store to pick out souvenirs for colleagues or something fun just for you. You’ll also find a variety of popular and niche books to further fuel your interests.



Meet-Up Areas and Lounges

Connect with others who share your interests in a casual environment by visiting one of the many lounges or participating in a community activity. Explore the meet-up areas found in Moscone West and South Hall D: VMware Champions, Cloud City, Digital Workspace Lounge, Social Media & VMware Community, VMware {code}, VMUG, Listening Post, Education & Certification, VMware Assessment Lounge, and Partner Lounge. 



Inclusion in Action

How do we create and support an inclusive environment at work, in the tech industry, and in our communities? Attend the diversity and inclusion sessions, and keep the conversation going at VMworld.