Giveaways VMware Explore US

Giveaways at VMware Explore 2022 US

Interested in the swag and merch? Get ready to add to your collections! 

There’s one question that is on everyone’s mind, but no one admits to: “So where’s the free stuff going to be at the event this year?”  

Let’s start with the official gear with a full event pass for non-employee attendees: backpack, t-shirt, water bottle. 

Be sure to sport your official VMware Explore 2022 T-Shirt! You never know what surprises it may bring you while onsite.

The VMware Explore 2022 Backpack is one of our biggest hits. Multi-purpose, action-packed, and for adventure, with pockets for all your needs. Sponsored by NetApp.
Help us lessen the amount of plastic in circulation, one water bottle at a time. Raise a toast in the VMware Explore 2022 Water Bottle. Sponsored by VMUG.


Check out the other event swag and merch that will be around VMware Explore  

  • Registration Badges and Lanyards 
    • Where: Moscone South Lobby

  • VMware Explore 2022 Tote Bags 
    • Where: Entrances of The Expo. Available to all attendees throughout the week.

  • $25 VMware Store Gift Cards  

Event Pins

  • Event Pins Found in The Hub 
    • Official Event Pin – with Rewards Team to hand out to “Alumni” and “Elite” aka Event Loyalists. 
    • Community Pins – to be provided to attendees throughout the event; where: The Hub, VMware Communities & VMTN in Moscone West L2, and VMUG in Moscone West L3.
    • Real Change, DEI Pins – to be provided to winners/participants in the Giving Back Together space
  • Speaker Pins
    • Where: In speaker services for speakers only.
  • Meet the Experts Pin
    • Where: For Experts only at the Bar and Roundtables.
  • Certification Pins
    • VMware certified customers can come by anytime the Customer Experience and Success Theater (Moscone West, Level 3 Lobby) or Certification Exam Center (Moscone West, Room 2012) is open.
  • VMware Explorer Pins
    • Where: Rewards Lounge, The Hub.  Signing up for the VMware Rewards program earns you an Explorer lapel pin and a baseball cap!
  • VMware Edge Explorer Lapel Pins 

At VMware Booth #1002
  • Where: The Expo, VMware Booth #1002
    • VMware cooler – raffle prize for attendees of our in-booth theater sessions
    • VMware tote bags – free handout at booth
    • McLaren signed racing helmet daily raffle.  Attendees post their photo from the photo wall to social with #VMwareExplore hashtag and we will randomly pick a winner each day.  Pick up at booth. First chance to enter will be Tuesday Aug. 30, at 5:30pm during CMO Laura Heisman’s fireside chat with Ed Green,  McLaren Racing’s Head of Commercial Technology.
    • McLaren LEGO set daily raffle.  Top score daily in racing game wins LEGO set.  Pick up at booth. 
McLaren Photo Wall
Signed Racing Helmet

  • VMware Tech Bag from VMware Telco
    • Where: Attend 8 of these sessions throughout the show (see our blog for more information). Gift is mailed to recipients after the event.

  • VMware Cross-Cloud Services Explorer black t-shirts
    • Where: Attend the “Explore Cross-Cloud Services” Solution Keynote, Session #2539, Tuesday, 8/30 11:00am-12:00pm PT in Moscone South, L2, Room 206
  • VMware Cross- Cloud Services “Explorer”, and “I ❤ VMware” Stickers
    •  Where: Attend the live TheCUBE interview about VMware Cross-Cloud Services with Vittorio Viarengo on Tuesday, 8/30 1:00pm-1:30pm PT in The Hub > TheCUBE live broadcasting booth

  • Stick it to the STICKER WALL!
    • Where: VMTN Community and VMware {code} Space, Moscone West, Level 2
    • Our sticker wall will display vExpert, Influencer 100, VMware {code}, VMTN Community, VMUG, VMware Blog stickers, as well as a general VMware Explore sticker for attendees to come by and grab while attending any of our VMTN TechTalks or VMware {code} sessions.  

  • Sticker Sheets  
    • Where: to be provided to attendees throughout the event. Where: at Registration, The Hub, and our Community spaces. 

  • Play the VMware Rewards Passport Game and Earn Prizes
    • Daily raffles drawn Monday-Wednesday for the VMware Rewards Passport game, found in the Explore app. Stop by the Rewards Lounge in The Hub to mark off your first stop on the passport and get set up on the game.
    • Raffle prizes include a Nimble portable charger, CamelBak backpack, and portable cooler. First 25 people to finish the game also win a Yeti rambler. 

  • Explorer Camping Mug
    • Navigate the event via the VMware Explore Expedition – your gateway to the multi-cloud universe. Spot visual clues in event lounges, signage and more to win an exclusive VMware Explorer camping mug. Quantities are limited. Use your mobile device to play.

  • Odyssey Giveaways (click for more info)
    • Stop by the Odyssey Arena at Moscone West, Level 3, just outside the Hands-on Labs room and take an Odyssey lab for a chance to earn:
      • Bento Boxes
      • Hammocks
      • T-shirts
      • Stickers
      • Key Rings
  • Odyssey Final Round Tournament Prizes (click for more info)
    • 1st Place Prize – MacBook Pro, 16-inch
    • 2nd Place Prize – LG Electronics 4K UHD Projector
    • 3rd Place Prize – iPad Pro, 12.9-inch
    • Participate in the Odyssey Tournament for a chance to win.
    • Where: the Odyssey Arena at Moscone West, Level 3, just outside the Hands-on Labs room.
      • Final round tournament happens on Thursday at 11:15 AM.
    • Available Monday – Thursday during Hands-on Labs room hours:
      •  Monday              8:00 AM — 6:00 PM
      • Tuesday              10:30 AM — 6:00 PM
      • Wednesday        8:00 AM — 5:00 PM
      • Thursday            8:00 AM — 3:00 PM
  • Hands-on Labs Scavenger Hunt (click for more info)
    • Participate in the scavenger hunt in the Hands-on Labs room at Moscone West, Level 3
    • Daily prizes if you correctly complete the days’ tasks and are within the first 25 people to check-in the following day (prizes will not be revealed)
    • Grand Prize Raffle – Nintendo Switch and Sony Bluetooth Noise Cancelling Headphones
    • When:
      • Tasks available Monday – Wednesday
      • Daily prize check-in Tuesday – Thursday 
      • Grand Prize Raffle drawing on Thursday morning

VMUG Giveaways – Saving the best for last! You’ll have to come onsite for a chance at these giveaways.
Where: Booth #1504 in The Expo or at the VMUG Lounge (Moscone West, Level 3, Alcove Room 3015)

  • Pins (Advantage, Alumni Leaders, Leaders, Board Members, Sponsors, vLadies, New Members, and All Stars). Available at any time in booth #1504 with badge scan.
  • Charging Cables, Pens, Webcam Covers.
    • Available at any time in booth #1504.
    • Must complete the daily action (could be social post, bring someone to the booth, etc).
  • T-shirt (printed onsite)
    • Available on Tuesday and Wednesday at booth #1504 with badge scan.
  • Outdoor Grill
    • Available at any time in booth #1504.
    • Must complete VMUG Navigate to Win Program.
  • An Oculus Quest 2
    • Available on Wednesday at booth #1504 with badge scan.
  • Portable Projector
    • Available on Tuesday at booth #1504 with badge scan. 
  • Advantage Branded Playing Cards, Tote Bags, and Sunglasses
    • Available at any time in booth #1504. Must spin the wheel to win.
  • Advantage Branded Notebooks
    • Available at any time at booth #1504.
  • $150 Amazon Gift Card
    • Must sign up for VMUG Advantage on Thursday to be entered to win 
    • Can be won by signing up in booth #1504 or at the VMUG Lounge (Moscone West, Level 3, Alcove Room 3015)
    • Will email winner by EOD Thursday
  • Advantage t-shirts with Avengers Branding
    • Must be an active VMUG Advantage Member or sign up onsite to obtain
    • Will be given away at booth #1504 anytime
  • Bluetooth Speaker/Wireless Charger with VMware and VMUG Branding
    • Must be an active VMUG Leader to obtain
    • Will be given away at Leader Lunch or at booth #1504 Wednesday afternoon or Thursday

Enjoy these giveaways and more.


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