Early-Bird registration is open to VMworld 2019 which is back in San Francisco this year after being held the past 3 years in Las Vegas. The early registration discount of $300 off will apply to those that register by June 21.
Individual conference passes will run $1,895 with the early-bird discount, compared to the regular rate of $2,195 and $2,395 for onsite. You can see all registration pricing here.
I am excited for this event to come back to San Francisco after being held the past years in Las Vegas. There is a lot of sight seeing in San Francisco like biking the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, which I did with a friend and was something to experience.
You also have Alcatraz Island, "The Rock". From the 1934 until 1963, Alcatraz was America's premier maximum-security prison, the final stop for the nation's most incorrigible prisoners.
You also cannot visit San Francisco without heading down to Fisherman's Wharf. Located on the northern waterfront, is one of the city's busiest tourist areas. Souvenir shops and stalls selling crab and clam chowder in sourdough bread bowls appear at every turn, as do postcard views of the bay, Golden Gate and Alcatraz.
Lastly, there is Chinatown. This is one of the oldest and most established Chinatowns in the U.S. Beyond iconic Dragon’s Gate, a bustling maze of streets and alleys brims with dim sum joints and other traditional eateries.
Where to Stay?
VMworld 2019 is being held at the newly renovated Moscone Center. VMworld offers discounted rates at more than 30 hotels, but you must be registered for VMworld 2019 US before you can take advantage of them. You can see the full list here. Once you register you will be able to go directly to the hotel you choose and receive the VMworld 2019 discounted rate.
Most hotels will be in walking distance to the Moscone Center and yes you will be walking a lot so put on your comfy shoes. The Moscone Center is made up of three buildings, Moscone North, Moscone South, and Moscone West. The conference will encompass all these buildings. You will have access to rideshare, trolley, bike rentals, the BART, and there will be conference shuttle service provided to and from the Moscone Center for select hotels.
There are some interesting tracks that you can tailor your interest to.
I would recommend starting with the Networking & Security track to learn about the products like NSX-T. Software Defined Networking (SDN) is the backbone to the VMware portfolio touching all products and clouds.
Stay tuned for VMware parties and much more to be announced as we get closer to VMworld 2019! To register for VMworld 2019 follow this link and see you all there!