General FAQs – VMware Explore US
VMworld Is Now VMware Explore
Why has VMworld been transformed into VMware Explore?
VMware is a company that thrives on profound reinvention. With a hyper-focus on customer innovation, we’re defining a new market category—with apps and multi-cloud at the center of everything we do. This transformation communicates that we are a strategic leader in multi-cloud, shaping its future, from public to private to edge. To help effectively express that, we need to revolutionize the VMworld experience as the center of the multi-cloud universe—VMware Explore.
What’s new in content?
With a focus on solving the problems faced in this multi-workload, multi-cloud, and multi-workspace IT environment, VMware Explore will show you how to accelerate cloud transformation, build and operate a cloud native platform, secure and empower a hybrid workforce, connect and secure clouds and apps, and expand your horizons.
VMware Explore will remain familiar to previous attendees in many ways but will offer numerous new opportunities for discovery. There will also be more non-VMware-led content and speakers—fresh, distinct voices and points of view—gathered in one place like never before. You’ll hear from community leaders, executives, VMware customers, and VMware partners in keynotes, breakout sessions, small group sessions, gamified sessions, hands-on labs and more.
Will my VMworld alumni status carry over to VMware Explore?
We welcome back previous VMworld attendees, introducing them to VMware Explore. We are excited to present a new event and will pause the alumni program in 2022 as we navigate this space. We will have networking experiences for everyone to participate in, where previous VMworld attendees can reconnect, and a few surprises onsite. Stay tuned for additional details as the event approaches.
When and where will VMware Explore 2022 US take place?
VMware Explore US will take place in San Francisco at the Moscone Center, August 29 – September 1, 2022.
What is the address of the Moscone Center?
The Moscone Center
747 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
Will there be a digital component offered?
VMware Explore will present unique on-demand technical content as well as replays from in-person sessions in the digital library. Access to this offering will be free of charge but requires a VMware ID to access. You’ll find the link to the video library on the VMware Explore website beginning August 29, 2022.
Who should attend VMware Explore?
Those engaged in enterprise applications, cloud architecture, infrastructure, end users, networking and security will be among their peers at VMware Explore as we’re inviting all to help build the new multi-cloud world.
What health and safety measures will be in place for VMware Explore US?
VMware is committed to the health and safety of our customers, partners, employees and team members. We encourage you to visit the Health and Safety page regularly for updates.
What is the common language spoken at VMware Explore US?
The official language of the event is English, and all general sessions, breakout sessions, and hands-on labs will be presented in English. If you wish to bring a translator, please contact the VMware Explore registration team at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
What is the recommended event attire?
Casual to business dress is appropriate. We do recommend dressing in layers as temperatures can vary.
Is there an age minimum to attend?
You must be at least 18 years of age to attend VMware Explore US. You must be 21 or older to attend the VMware Explore US evening functions.
What disability accommodations are available?
At VMware, we strive to create a welcoming and inclusive event experience for every attendee. If you require an accommodation for a disability, please indicate your requirements on the registration form.
Who do I contact for questions?
Please visit our contact page for more information.
What are the registration fees for the event?
View the registration pricing page to see the fees for VMware Explore US.
What is included in the registration fee?
Your registration fee for a full event pass at VMware Explore US entitles you to the following:
- 900+ in-person and online sessions, including the general session, solution keynotes, breakout sessions, roundtables and more*
- Destinations, lounges and activities such as The Hub, The Expo and VMware Hands-on Labs
- Admittance to official VMware Explore evening events: Welcome Reception, Hall Crawl and The Party
- Attendee meals Monday through Thursday
*Note that some breakout sessions and programs are restricted to VMware partners or other select groups of attendees.
Your full event pass purchase also allows you to add on VMware Certified Professional (VCP) and VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP) certification exam vouchers during registration at a 50% discount (exams must be taken onsite during VMware Explore US).
View the registration pricing page for more information.
What payments do you accept for registration?
When registering, you may pay by credit card or wire transfer. Payment must be received to print a badge onsite.
Are there any discounts?
Yes, we offer discounts for early registration, groups, VMUG Advantage level members, and attendees in the government and education sectors. View the registration pricing page for more information.
Is there a deadline for registration?
No, there’s no deadline. You can register online through the last day of the event. However, there are discounts for early registration.
Can I be denied registration for any reason?
VMware reserves the right to deny registration to any individual or entity for any reason, at VMware’s sole discretion, including past or present failure to meet VMware’s standards of conduct, and also including (but not limited to) engaging in violent, illegal, threatening or discriminatory conduct.
Can I register for multiple VMware Explore events?
Registration for each event is separate, and you will need to register and pay (if applicable) for each event independently.
Will I need a badge to get in?
Yes, an event badge is required for entry and should be worn at all times. You’ll be able to pick up your badge at the VMware Explore registration desk during open registration hours. For security purposes, be prepared to show identification. If you lose your badge, you may show photo identification and have it reprinted at a registration check-in desk for a fee.
Do I need a visa to attend the event?
There are a few countries that require a visa for entry. We recommend checking in advance with your country’s local US consulate for details and requirements.
How do I obtain a visa invitation letter?
During the registration process, you will be asked if you require a visa letter. To request a visa letter from the VMware Explore team, please be prepared to provide the following information:
- Full name on passport
- Date and place of birth
- Passport number, place and date of issue, and date of expiration
- Are you a government official? [yes, no]
Visa invitation letters will be submitted for approval for attendees who have requested a letter and have completed registration data for a full event pass, including payment. Please note that we can only issue visa letters for fully paid attendees, and you will need to allow two to three weeks for your embassy to process your request. Visa letter requests will not be accepted after August 5, 2022.
What special dietary requirements are accommodated with the meals at VMware Explore US?
If you have any special dietary requests, please be sure to inform us during the registration process. Limited vegetarian and wheat-free options are available at most event-related meal functions.
What meals are provided?
The following attendee meals and refreshments are included with your purchase of a full event pass:
- Monday: lunch and light appetizers at welcome reception
- Tuesday: breakfast, lunch and refreshments at the hall crawl
- Wednesday: breakfast, lunch and dinner at the party
- Thursday: breakfast and lunch
Which hotels are official VMware Explore US hotels?
View the list of hotels to choose from while attending VMware Explore US. These hotels have been chosen with convenience and budgetary requirements in mind to best fit your needs. Don’t forget to secure your accommodations in the VMware Explore hotel block when you register. Note the hotel booking tool closes on July 29.
Do I need to contact the hotel to book my reservation?
No, when you register online for VMware Explore, you will have an opportunity to request your hotel and provide your check-in and check-out dates. A hotel reservation will be made for you and guaranteed with your credit card.
If I am not registered for VMware Explore; how do I book my hotel room?
You are free to make your own reservations directly with the hotel of your choice. However, to take advantage of the VMware Explore discounted room rates, you must be registered for VMware Explore and make your hotel arrangements via the VMware Explore booking process. Note the hotel booking tool closes on July 29.
Do I need to give a credit card to reserve my room?
Yes, a credit card will be needed to confirm your reservation at a designated VMware Explore US hotel.
Are there event shuttles between the VMware Explore US hotels and the venue?
Conference shuttle service will be provided at select VMware Explore US official hotels to Moscone West. Please check back soon for shuttle routes.
Sessions and Speakers
How do I participate in the VMware Explore call for proposals?
If you are passionate about solving today’s multi-cloud challenges, building the future of multi-cloud, and wrestling with multi-cloud challenges, and want to speak, please take a few minutes to fill out this form to be considered as one of our prestigious speakers. The form closes on May 10, 2022. If you have any questions, please contact the event content team at email@example.com.
What is the content catalog, and when will it be available?
Access to the VMware Explore 2022 US Content Catalog will be available June 28, 2022. The VMware Explore Content Catalog provides a comprehensive list of breakout sessions, hands-on labs, and other sessions. Whether you’ve already registered or are still considering attending VMware Explore, you can use the catalog to check out topics and speakers and find the sessions that meet your event goals.
Can I still access content from VMworld?
Yes, you can find most sessions from the past 3 years in the VMworld Video Archive.
I would like to learn more about 2022 sponsorship opportunities. Who can I contact?
Please contact the sponsorship team at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.