Official Evening Events

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.

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.

Work hard, play hard. The Party is our must-attend event. Plan to enjoy some food, drinks, games and, of course, great music. Check back for details about this year's entertainment and more.

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


Hear executive updates at the partner keynote, network with colleagues at the partner reception, and learn from experts in the partner lounge. Register with your company email address to be properly identified as a VMware partner.

Executive Summit

Join your CXO peers and VMware executives for a multiday program exploring how to accelerate multi-cloud strategies in the face of a rapidly evolving business landscape. By invitation only; email if you are interested in attending.