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VMworld 2016: What You Can’t Afford to Miss

The must-dos, what’s recommended and the biggest buzz around VMworld 2016. Build your personal schedule today!

The year’s biggest event is back from global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility VMware. VMworld 2016 happens Aug. 28–Sept. 1 in Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay.

Register for VMworld 2016.

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Once you stash your gadgets in a custom VMworld backpack, you’ve got four days ahead of opportunities to discover what’s ahead, learn about the latest technologies and network with cloud giants and mobile pioneers. Here’s a look at what to expect at this year’s huge event.


VMworld Keynote

VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger will kick off VMworld with a keynote presentation on IT’s cloud-centric future and more.

Other VMware executives will join industry leaders on stage for panel discussions about VMware technology and industry solutions, such as:

      • Ask the Experts: Practical Tips and Tricks to Help You Succeed in End-User Computing (EUC)
      • Mobilizing and Modernizing Government IT to Advance Missions: The Secure Digital Workspace for Government
      • Protect the Edge: Secure IoT and Medical Devices

And at Spotlight Sessions, you’ll be among the first to hear what’s new and what’s ahead in EUC, the Internet of Things (IoT), virtual desktop and app delivery, unified endpoint management and security, mobile productivity apps, identity and digital transformation.


VMworld Sessions

The VMworld 2016 Content Catalog is now live! Here’s a snapshot of what’s on the agenda in end-user computing:

  • Horizon 7 Advanced Concepts
  • VMware App Volumes Technical Deep Dive
  • End-to-End Security for End-User Computing
  • Beyond the Marketing: Horizon Instant Clones Deep Dive (recommended)
  • VMware Internet of Things Strategy, Unveiled
  • Artificial Intelligence Is the Future of IT

In addition to more than 400 unique sessions, VMworld offers hands-on labs, either led by experts or self-paced at workstations. Plus, VMware Certification Exams will be 50% off at the conference (training is a “must-do” according to attendees).

As this attendee pointed out last year, VMworld offers so many opportunities to learn and explore, it’s hard to fit in everything! Sign up for courses early, and create your personal schedule early using the 2016 Schedule Builder.

“The conference itself has a TON going on, and it’s all going on at once. You will not get a chance to see it all. Not even close. You will have just enough time to do the bare minimum of what you wanted to. I signed up for just about every EUC session I could fit into my schedule. Make sure you go in and register for sessions the moment the Schedule Builder is available.”
—vTimD’s VMworld: A Guide for the First-Timer


VMworld is never all work and no play. You’ll see Fall Out Boy and Capital Cities at the #VMworldParty at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway—maybe even while riding in an official Pace Car or virtual car.

[Read more: Life in the Fast Lane – Previewing the 2016 VMworld Party]

You’ll play vFlipCup at one of the many community-organized events around VMworld. You’ll rub elbows at the Hang Space, chat at 10-minute vBrownBag TechTalks and network at the Solutions Exchange, which will feature more than 250 VMware partners and exhibitors.


This year’s VMworld theme is “be_ TOMORROW”—in other words, be the solution your company needs to prepare for the future, now. Every year, attendees leave VMworld with the skills, technology and industry resources they need to shape the future of their companies. Register for VMworld 2016 to be the voice of innovation at your business.

[Read more: VMworld 2016 Locations, Theme Announced]

Follow @VMworld for updates as the event gets closer, look out for live broadcasts on Periscope and tweet #VMworld to share what you’re looking forward to at the 2016 event.