General FAQs – VMware Explore

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. 

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.  When and where will VMware Explore be in 2022?  

VMware Explore US will take place in San Francisco at the Moscone Center, August 29 – September 1, 2022, and VMware Explore Europe will take place in Barcelona at the Fira Gran Via, November 7 – 10, 2022. VMware Explore will also be hosted in the following countries:  

  • Brazil: October 19 – 20 
  • Singapore: November 15 – 16 
  • Japan: November 15 – 16 
  • China: November 17 – 18 

Will there be a digital component offered?   

Yes, we will offer unique on-demand content as well as replays from our in-person events in US and Europe. Access to this offering will be free of charge but requires a VMware ID to access.  

When can I register for VMware Explore 2022? 

Registration for VMware Explore US is now open. Registration for VMware Explore Europe will open June 28. Stay tuned for registration dates for the Brazil, China, Japan and Singapore events.  

What will the cost be to attend VMware Explore? 

A full event pass for VMware Explore will be $2,195 for the US event and €1,475 for the Europe event. For more information, please visit the pricing page on the VMware Explore sites when registration goes live.  

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 are evaluating 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. 

What health and safety measures will be in place for VMware Explore in-person events? 

VMware is committed to the health and safety of our customers, partners, employees and team members. Below you will find the current COVID-19 guidelines for VMware Explore. We encourage you to return to the website regularly for updates. Revisions will be made in accordance with guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as well as federal, country, state, city, venue and other local requirements. 

Health and safety guidelines 

  • Proof of vaccination or COVID-19 testing may be required based on the latest local guidelines. 
  • Mask requirements are changing rapidly. VMware will notify all in-person attendees with mask guidance closer to the event. This page will be updated with the latest protocols. 
  • Enhanced cleaning will be performed throughout the venue and program areas. 
  • Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the program. 
  • Do not attend if you are feeling ill or have any symptoms of COVID-19. 
  • US Event: We encourage you to review the health and safety protocols in place for the Moscone Center in San Francisco. 
  • Europe Event: Up-to-date vaccination or negative rapid antigen test is required to enter Spain. To learn more about COVID-19 protocols in Spain, visit the Spanish Ministry of Health website

Sessions and Speakers

Sessions and Speakers  

How do I participate in the VMware Explore call for proposals? Due May 23, 2022  

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. If you have any questions, please contact the event content team at

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 for more information. 

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