Official Evening Events

Welcome Reception

When: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM on Monday, August 21
Where: The Expo

Kick off your VMware Explore experience at the welcome reception in The Expo. Get your first look at the show floor, network with fellow attendees in a fun atmosphere, pick up some new swag, and enjoy delicious appetizers and drinks.

Hall Crawl

When: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM on Tuesday, August 22
Where: The Expo

The hall crawl gives you the chance to get up close and personal with the VMware ecosystem, sponsors and exhibitors in The Expo. Participate in giveaways, get in-depth product information, pick up some swag, and socialize while enjoying snacks and drinks at the sponsor booths.

The Party

When: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM on Wednesday, August 23
Where: XS Nightclub at Wynn Las Vegas

Step into the quintessential Las Vegas experience at XS Nightclub. Enjoy this poolside party with surprises around every corner. Our celebrity DJ, Kim Lee, will have you dancing all night, while you feast on some of the best eats from the Wynn Resort. You won’t want to miss this unforgettable aquatic experience.

VMware Explore Essentials

Meet the Experts

Stop by The Hub to have a 1:1 discussion with a VMware product engineer at the expert bar and get all your questions answered. No appointment needed.


Join roundtables to interact directly in a small group setting with subject matter experts who have deep, hands-on experience and will whiteboard answers to tough challenges and provide best-practice advice.

Hands-on Labs

With our expert-led workshops, interactive labs, and production-quality VMware TestDrive demos, you'll get hands-on experience with the full VMware portfolio of products. Subject matter experts will be available to answer questions and deep dive into VMware solutions.


Of course, VMware Odyssey by Hands-on Labs will be back in action and ready to play. See where you rank on the leaderboard and qualify for the Odyssey Tournament where you can win a prize.

Certification Exams

Your full event pass purchase allows you to add VMware Certified Professional (VCP) and VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP) certification exam vouchers during registration at a 50 percent discount (exams must be taken onsite during VMware Explore Las Vegas).

VMware certifications validate your skills and demonstrate your ability in data center virtualization, network virtualization, cloud management and automation, end-user computing, security, and application modernization.

The Expo

Visit The Expo to explore the latest products and solutions from sponsors and exhibitors. While there, be sure to head to the VMware booth where you can learn more about the latest offerings, attend our in-booth theater presentations, and get your questions answered by product specialists.

The Meeting Center

The Meeting Center offers private meeting rooms for customers and partners to connect with subject matter experts from the VMware team. Contact your VMware representative for more information.

Focused Programs

Learn more about the unique programming VMware Explore has to offer, including SpringOne and Global Partner Forum.