What is the format of this year’s VMworld 2021 and when will it take place?

VMworld will be a global online event, taking place worldwide October 5 – 7, 2021. Attend VMworld to learn about innovative new technology solutions, hear perspectives from VMware executives, dive into educational and technical content, and engage with experts across the industry ecosystem. For more information, please visit our agenda page.

Will I need to register for the online event?

Yes, registration for VMworld 2021 opens June 15, 2021. New this year is the ability to use your VMware ID to register for VMworld 2021. If you don't already have a VMware ID, you will be prompted to create one prior to registering.  

What is a VMware ID? What happened to my VMworld account?

VMworld has enhanced the VMworld registration process by integrating with broader VMware systems and SSO login processes. If you already have a VMware ID, please use it to register for VMworld 2021. If you do not, please take the steps to create a new ID. Your VMware ID credentials can be used for VMware events, Customer Connect, My Workspace ONE, and more. Your My VMworld credentials will no longer be valid.

When and where will VMworld be in 2022?

Next year’s VMworld US 2022 will be held from August 28 – September 1, 2022, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA. VMworld 2022 Europe will be held November 7 – 10, 2022 at the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, Spain.

How much does it cost to attend VMworld 2021?

You can choose from 2 pass types for this year’s event, a General Pass and a Tech+ Pass. The General Pass is free and the Tech+ Pass is $299 USD. To compare passes, please visit our pricing page.

What content will be offered at VMworld 2021?

VMworld 2021 will offer a wide variety of technical and business-focused sessions delivered live and on-demand. On-demand sessions are available to view anytime. Live sessions will be offered globally. View the full agenda here.

Subject matter will be centered around our content tracks: Vision & Innovation, Multi-Cloud, App Modernization, Security, Networking, Edge, End User Services, and Inspire Change. We will also offer online hands-on labs experiences, VMware UX Design Studio discussions, Demo Zone and VMware {code} sessions. Tech+ Pass holders will have the opportunity to hear from VMware engineers and get specific questions answered during live, interactive sessions as well as opportunities to further your skills with VMware products in tutorials led by VMware product experts. Check out the pricing page for additional information on pass inclusions. 

What kind of software will be required to view keynotes, sessions and interact with the experts? 

VMworld 2021 will be web-based, so all you will need is a computer and an internet connection. If you register for a Tech+ Pass, you will need access to Zoom to take full advantage of the pass offerings. Additional information will be provided prior to the online event.

Networking with other users is a big reason I attend. How are you going to offer that benefit online?

New for VMworld 2021 will be an integration with Slack. Connect with other attendees 1:1 or in a group setting. We’ll have chats dedicated to session topics, announcements and more. 

Will sessions be available to view after the online event?

After the event, recorded content will be available, as usual, in our VMworld on-demand library.


Will I be considered an “alum” if I attend the digital event this year?

The VMworld Alumni program will be paused in 2021 and reimagined once the event is back to a fully in-person event. Participation in the VMworld 2021 program, our digital global conference, will not count towards your alumni status. Additionally, the transition from a My VMworld account to a VMware ID login will have no impact to eligibility. 

How will content be structured for VMworld 2021?

The VMworld Content team is working with global VMware track teams to solicit, review and determine content for VMworld. The process of collecting and deciding on content remains the same. We are currently soliciting ideas from VMware employees, customers and partners.

I would like to learn more about sponsorship opportunities. Who can I contact?

Companies A – M
Shana Cosgrove
USA: 617-807-6011
International: +44 20 8584-0056

Companies N – Z
Bethany Porrazzo
USA: 617-848-8765
International: +44 20 8584-0056

Who do I contact for more information?

Please contact the VMworld team with any other questions.