Mandalay Bay Hotel & Convention Center
3950 S Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Phone: 702-632-7777

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Badge Pickup

Pick up your badge at our registration desk or self-serve kiosks, located in Bayside C, Level 1, in the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

To speed the process, get your Express Check-In QR code from the mobile app. Please review our agenda to see registration hours for each day.

Late the party? Don’t worry -- on-site registration is available at a rate of $2,295.


Bag Check

Coat/bag checks will be available in the Shark Reef Foyer or Corridor, where you can store any items you don’t wish to carry around the event. If you’re staying at Mandalay Bay, you can also check luggage or bags with the hotel’s bell desk.

VMworld Schedule Snapshot
Date Registration VMvillage Solutions Exchange
Sunday, August 27 07:00AM - 07:30PM 07:00AM - 07:30PM 05:00PM - 07:30PM
Monday, August 28 07:00AM - 06:00PM 08:00AM - 07:00PM 11:00AM - 06:00PM
Tuesday, August 29 07:00AM - 06:00PM 08:00AM - 06:00PM 11:00AM - 06:00PM
Wednesday, August 30 07:00AM - 07:00PM 08:00AM - 05:00PM 10:00AM - 05:00PM
Thursday, August 31 08:00AM - 02:00PM 08:00AM - 03:00PM n/a

To see the full VMworld schedule, please visit our agenda page.

Meals and Food Service

VMworld attendee meals will be served in two main locations within the Mandalay Bay Convention Center:

  • Bayside B, Level 1
  • Shoreline, Level 2

There is also a food court on Level 1 that offers a wide range of on-the-go dining options. (Please note: Food-court purchases are not included in your VMworld registration.)

Date Continental Breakfast Lunch
Monday, August 28 07:30AM - 09:00AM 11:30AM - 02:00PM
Tuesday, August 29 07:30AM - 09:00AM 11:30AM - 02:00PM
Wednesday, August 30 07:00AM - 08:30AM 11:30AM - 02:00PM
Thursday, August 31 07:30AM - 09:00AM 11:30AM - 01:30PM


MGM/Mandalay Bay Shuttle

Conference shuttle service will be provided to and from the MGM Grand and the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Shuttles run every 20 minutes on Sunday and every 15 minutes Monday through Thursday, picking up and dropping off at Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay (Level 1) and the MGM Grand Garden Arena entrance. Be on the lookout for detailed shuttle schedules displayed throughout the conference.


Conference shuttle operating hours:


Day and Date Shuttle Hours
Sunday, August 27 06:30AM - 08:00PM (every 20 minutes)
Monday, August 28 06:30AM - 10:30PM / 04:30PM - 07:30PM (every 15 minutes)
Tuesday, August 29 06:30AM - 10:30PM / 04:30PM - 07:30PM (every 15 minutes)
Wednesday, August 30 06:30AM - 10:30PM / 04:30PM - 07:30PM (every 15 minutes)
Thursday, August 31 06:30AM - 10:30PM / 01:00PM - 04:00PM (every 15 minutes)
VMworld 2017 Customer Appreciation Party Shuttle

Free shuttle service will be provided on Wednesday, August 30 to and from T-Mobile Arena for the VMworld 2017 Customer Appreciation Party.


Shuttles will pick up and drop off from Mandalay Bay (Shark Reef, Level 1), the MGM Grand (Garden Arena Entrance), and Luxor (North Bus Plaza). Shuttles will run on an as-needed basis from the hotels to the venue, departing when full, and will run approximately every 15 minutes or as needed when returning from the venue to hotel. Shuttles will be available during the operating hours listed below.


Party shuttle operating hours:


  • Mandalay Bay: 06:30PM - 11:30PM

  • MGM Grand: 06:30PM - 11:30PM

  • Luxor: 06:30PM - 8:30PM


Ride Sharing at VMworld

Ride-sharing service Lyft will donate a portion of each ride to offset the carbon pollution created from each trip during VMworld. The donation goes directly to the Restore the Earth Foundation.

WIN $100: Take a ride to or from the Mandalay Convention Center on August 28 or 29 and be entered to win $100 in Lyft credit. Three winners will be announced on Wednesday, August 30.

Lyft Special Offer

First-time Lyft rider? You can receive $15 personal credit. You must be new to Lyft and take your first ride before 9/2/17.

US travelers: Use this link to download the app and receive the credit.

International travelers: Download the Lyft app from your mobile device at either Apple AppStore or Google Play, then enter code VMWORLD17 under the PROMOS section of the app.

To find Lyft at the airport: Locate your pickup zone in the app, then proceed across to the parking garage for all pickups – Level 2M for Terminal 1, and the Valet Level for Terminal 3.


VMworld 2017 US Mobile App

The VMworld 2017 US mobile app is available for iOS and Android. This is your go-to resource to keep up with what’s happening and get daily highlights; watch breakout sessions on demand; find your way with an interactive and searchable map; access VMworld social visualizations, community offerings and social channels; and so much more.


Links to download the app will be available the week of August 21.


Get the Details


At VMworld, attending our exciting sessions is only half the fun. There are also plenty of opportunities to socialize, network, meet new friends, hang out and let loose. Explore the options below or check out all VMworld 2017 US activities.

Solutions Exchange

Visit the Solutions Exchange in Bayside D, Level 1, Mandalay Bay Convention Center to explore the latest products and solutions from over 220 sponsors and exhibitors.

The Solutions Exchange also hosts the VMworld Welcome Reception Sunday, August 27 from 5:00pm-7:30pm and the Hall Crawl on Tuesday, August 29 from 4:30pm-6:00pm.

We are pleased to announce that this year’s welcome reception is sponsored by Veeam.




VMware Booth

Join partners and VMware employees at the VMware Booth #1139 in the Solutions Exchange.

Learn more about our cutting-edge solutions from VMware product experts as well as how VMware enables partners and customers with the tools they need to succeed.

Social & Community

Take part in the VMworld conversation by connecting with our social communities at VMworld 2017. Visit the Social Media & Community page on vmworld.com to learn more about how you can get engaged.


Explore Social & Community Offerings

VMworld Customer Appreciation Party

Wednesday, August 30
T Mobile Arena

Don’t miss our best party of the year, featuring Blink-182, Bleachers, and a full evening of food, drink and fun.


See all Party Information


VMworld US offers more than 500 session choices to let you create a highly customized learning journey. Select and schedule your sessions in the content catalog, or use our mobile app to build your agenda.

General Sessions

Our general sessions feature top VMware leaders discussing the company’s industry perspective on digital business, transformative technologies, and innovation. Don’t miss these insightful, impactful, and always popular events.

General sessions will take place on Monday from 9:00AM - 10:30AM, Tuesday from 9:00AM - 10:30AM, and Thursday from 9:00AM - 10:00AM.


Learn More


Showcase Keynotes

New this year, we’ll be presenting four showcase keynotes of 60-90 minutes each. These keynotes will feature prominent VMware experts who will share VMware innovations and solutions across four business-critical topics: modernizing the data center, integrating public clouds, empowering the digital workspace and transforming security.

See the Showcase Keynotes

VMware Solutions and Innovations

Spotlight Sessions

In our spotlight sessions, VMware executives offer next-level information on the latest strategy and roadmaps for the most pertinent technical topics today. Here’s a sampling of what we’re offering – see them all and save your seat in the content catalog.



See all Spotlight Sessions

Event Survey

Please take a moment to complete the event survey available to you onsite on Wednesday afternoon. It can be taken at survey kiosks or via your MyVMworld account on your own device. This survey provides important feedback to us about your experience at VMworld and helps us curate content for our future events. When you complete the survey, you’ll receive a small gift as a thank-you.


Save 25% - 50%

VMworld 2017 offers training and certification programs to help you build the skills and experience to design, deploy, and operate your VMware platform and evolve your organization. Take advantage of special training and certification offers at VMworld, including 25% off our On Demand courses and premium digital learning subscription, and 50% off VMware Certified Professional (VCP) and VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP) certification exams.


Get all the Details Now


The VMware User Group will be onsite and active at VMworld with a booth in the Solutions Exchange (#1631) and our always popular member party. VMUG members: Be sure to visit the VMUG booth to learn about the latest programs; connect with VMUG board members, leaders and fellow members; and win fantastic prizes all week long! Not a VMUG member yet? Join for free by stopping by the booth. You’ll also be able to pick up the annual VMUG T-shirt (while supplies last).


If you're a first-timer to VMworld, join us for the New V Welcome Session on Sunday from 04:00PM - 05:00PM.  

We'll connect you with other new attendees, give you details to help you plan and navigate your way through VMworld, and teach you tips and tricks to make your visit more successful. We'll also throw in some fun and games. It's a great way to kick off your VMworld experience! 


Pre-Register for the New V Session