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It’s time again for VMworld, or as our global VMworld community calls it — the industry Family Reunion. VMworld 2017 US is in Las Vegas, Aug 27-31 and VMworld 2017 Europe is in Barcelona, Sept 11-14. Below are details on how to connect (aka “Social Media Survival Guide”), whether attending or following online.

Conference Hashtags
#vmworld: official conference hashtag
#vmworldHOL: hands-on labs at VMworld
#vmworld3word: 3-word creative tweets
#vmworldselfie: selfie or group photos
#vmworldhackathon: Hackathon at VMworld
#vmwarePEX: VMware Partner Exchange

Session & Lab Hashtags
Share conversations, photos or promote/amplify individual breakout sessions & hands-on labs by using the Session ID or Lab ID as a hashtag. Example: Session SAI3237SU is #SAI3237SU

Other Suggested Hashtags:
VMTN Community: #VMTN | #vExpert | #vExpertNSX | #vExpertvSAN | #VMwareCode | #CloudCred
SDDC & Cloud: #SDDC | #CloudFoundation | #vSOM | #vSphere | #ESXi | #VMwareNSX | #runNSX | #vSAN | #VVOL | #vCenter | #migrate2vcsa | #vRealize | #vRealizeOps | #LogInsight | #Wavefront | #VMWonAWS
EUC & Mobility: #DigitalTransformation | #DigitalWorkspace | #WorkspaceONE | #VMwareHorizon | #AirWatch
Developers & Cloud-Native Apps: #VMwareCode | #vmwCNA | #PowerCLI | #PowerNSX
Education & Certifications: #VCDX | #VCIX | #vmwcertified | #vmwaretam

Social Media Channels
Follow these channels for highlights of sessions, labs, interviews and visual experiences:
» @VMworld on Twitter
» VMworld on Facebook
» VMworld TV on YouTube
» VMware on Instagram
Follow these channels for news, announcements and LIVE tweet and video coverage of keynotes:
» @VMware on Twitter
» @VMwareNews on Twitter
» VMware on Facebook

Social Media Visuals
View and engage with VMworld activity on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Filter between all VMworld mentions, or isolate just sessions, labs, photos, vmware updates or gatherings. There’s even a global map visual to see where VMworld tweets originate.
» vmworld.com/go/socialvisuals

LIVE Video and Recordings
Watch live video streams for vBrownBag TechTalks or theCUBE interviews, LIVE from the show floor in VMvillage. Watch YouTube videos of show highlights, interviews, keynotes and sessions. Or watch video submissions posted via social media. All video offerings from one page.
» vmworld.com/go/videos

VMworld Bloggers
VMworld bloggers are welcome to sit and network at the blogger tables located in the VMTN Community area of VMvillage. Learn about new blog program offerings, giveaways and blog coverage.
» vmworld.com/go/bloggers
» Blog Beat coverage new!

VMTN Community Offerings
Visit the VMTN Community homepage during the show for the latest videos, highlights and offerings for our community members. If attending VMworld, visit our VMTN Community area in VMvillage to experience vBrownBag TechTalk sessions LIVE on stage, record a Podcast/VLog in quiet self-service booths, learn about VMware {code} offerings for developers, network at the Blogger tables, share Beam virtual presence robots and enjoy a fantastic environment for social media!
» VMTN Community Offerings

VMworld Gatherings
From our VMworld Customer Appreciation Party — to Sponsor Events — to unofficial meet-ups and parties organized by the VMworld community, you’ll find plenty of options for your day and evening schedules.
» vmworld.com/go/gatherings

VMworld Mobile App – Social Media
Social Media & Community offerings are expanded in the Mobile App this year! Find social visualizations, community resources and VMworld social channels. Tweet directly from session, lab, sponsor or speaker pages in the Mobile App with hashtags directly inserted to amplify/promote that content. Download today for iOS or Android!
» vmworld.com/go/mobileapp

Recommendations:

  • Follow/subscribe to the social channels listed above.
  • Amplify/promote content on social media using hashtags listed above.
  • Watch live stream videos of General Sessions, vBrownBag TechTalks or theCUBE interviews.
  • Watch video highlights on our VMworld TV YouTube channel.
  • Engage with social media activity directly from our social visuals.
  • Read news, announcements, recaps and daily editorial via our Blogger coverage.
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    and if attending the show in-person:

  • Download the mobile app and utilize the social media section.
  • Extend session & lab updates or conversations that you attend or are interested in, by adding session & lab hashtags to your tweets or Instagram posts.
  • Take pictures or selfies in Keynotes, Sessions, HOL, Solutions Exchange, VMvillage, parties or any show experiences and post to social media with tag #vmworld.
  • Live stream video clips on your mobile device via Facebook Live, Twitter/Periscope or YouTube. Or video capture experiences and upload video to any social channel. Tag everything with #vmworld.
  • Visit our VMTN Community area in VMvillage to attend TechTalk sessions, create a Podcast/VLog or learn about VMTN, vExpert, Blogger, VMware {code} or CloudCred opportunities.
  • Attend evening events & gatherings, and share those experiences on social media.
  • Introduce yourself to anyone around you and network as much as possible — meeting face-to-face with attendees you’ve only known from social media makes for awesome experiences!
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    Look forward to seeing you at VMworld, or connecting online! Twitter: @tony_dunn