Official Evening Events

When: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM on Monday, August 29

Where: The Expo, Moscone South, Lower Level

Kick off your VMware Explore experience at the welcome reception in The Expo. Get your first look at more than 100 exhibitors on the show floor, network with fellow attendees in a fun atmosphere, pick up some new swag, and enjoy delicious appetizers and drinks.

When: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM on Tuesday, August 30

Where: The Expo, Moscone South, Lower Level

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.

When: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM on Wednesday, August 31

Where: Chase Center

It’s 2022 and we’re back in San Francisco! Join us as we discover the Best of the Bay at Chase Center. Local artists, local eats, local sounds—we’ve got it all. Upon arrival, experience an awe-inspiring mushroom forest on exhibit for the first time ever in San Francisco! Looking to feast? Take your pick from SF classics: Gott’s Roadside, Tacolicious, Bakesale Betty’s and more! In the arena, surprise local performers and musicians will keep us dancing through the night.

Together, let’s celebrate everything that makes San Francisco so special during one unforgettable night! 

VMware Explore Essentials

Meet the Experts

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.


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

Hands-on Labs

Experience the latest VMware products and solutions in dynamic, virtual and live environments through our expert-led workshops, interactive labs and brand-new experiences. Engage with Hands-on Labs, Test Drive Demos and the new Discovery Platform. Of course, VMware Odyssey by Hands-on Labs will be back in action and ready to play. Bring your skills to climb the leaderboard and compete for prizes and bragging rights.

Certification Exams

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

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.

Special Programs


Network and attend partner-exclusive sessions in the Partner Lounge. Register with your company email address to be properly identified as a VMware partner.

Executive Summit

This invitation-only program is designed for CIOs, senior IT and business leaders to convene as a community, share proven best practices, and exchange ideas to help navigate opportunities and challenges. Visit the Executive Summit US site to learn more