There are so many tech conferences throughout the year, it’s hard to only attend one or two. That being said, don’t miss out on VMworld 2011. With the US conference already in the books, you still have a chance to be part of, in my opinion, the most relevant tech conference out there, VMworld Europe. VMworld Europe runs from October 18-20 2011 and is held at the Bella Center in Copenhagen, Denmark. I was in attendance at VMworld US in Las Vegas this year, and haven’t yet had the opportunity to attend the European conference, I’m hoping this changes next year. If VMworld Europe is even an eighth of what the US conference was, don’t miss out. Unfortunately, the East Coast of the United States was hit with terrible weather right before the start of the US conference in Las Vegas and many of the attendees from the east coast weren’t able to make it out. This should be a great opportunity for those that missed out to attend the European conference. With the release of vSphere 5, Project Octopus, AppBlast and View 5, there is a wealth of information to be gained from attending this year’s conference. Register now If you haven’t already, there’s still time. VMworld gives you access to some of the top execs, engineers and developers at VMware, here’s a glimpse of what you’ll see:

You get to hear from VMware executives in the keynote General Sessions:

    Tuesday, October 18: Steve Herrod, CTO and SVP of R&D
    Wednesday, October 19: Raghu Raghuram, Senior VP and General Manager of Cloud Platforms
    Thursday, October 20: Paul Maritz, CEO

Super Sessions – Learn about key VMware products and solutions on Tuesday, October 18

    09.00 – 10.00 | The Biggest VMware Management Launch Ever! – Find out What’s New & What’s Next in Virtualization and Cloud Management
    10.30 – 11.30 | The End-User Computing Revolution Starts Now with VMware View
    12.00 – 13.00 | Transitioning to ESXi
    13.30 – 14.30 | Securing your Cloud

What? You are afraid to ask your boss to send you to VMworld Europe? VMware has made that easy for you by creating your request letter/email for you, fill in the letter and give it a try! If your company can’t send you and you have to end up coming out-of-pocket for your trip, EMC is still offering their early bird discount up to the last-minute to help lower your conference costs. To sum it in a famous #vmworld3word tweet, get to VMworld!

Greg W Stuart
Greg is the owner and editor of He's been a VMware vExpert every year since 2011. Greg enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 kids. He works as a Sr. Consultant at VMware and resides in Northern Virginia, 15 minutes west of Washington DC.

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