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A Look Ahead at VMware Conferences for 2021 - VMworld Once Again Digital


I know it is only February of 2021, but at the same time, you're probably wondering what VMware plans to do with VMworld this year.  Will we once again be able to take the pilgrimage to visit with friends, vendors, contacts, etc?  Or, like 2020, will we be confined to our respective homes and participate in the annual adventure online, digitally.  Well, that question has been answered.  And as you probably already assumed, yes, you'll be breaking out your digital avatars once more as VMworld, for the second time in its history, will be an online only event.

"When we considered how to approach our conferences in 2021, we knew it required us to think differently," said a VMware spokesperson.  "Every part of our lives has been transformed by the global pandemic. From how we connect to how we engage, everything has fundamentally changed."

In addition to remaining a digital conference, VMworld will also take place later in the year than its usual physical event.  Rather than taking place in August/September, the online version of VMworld will take place the second week of October. 

Along with VMworld, VMware announced a number of digital VMware conferences slated to take place this year.  They include:

  • CloudLIVE: May 12-13, 2021
  • VMware Carbon Black Connect: June 3, 2021 
  • SpringOne: September 1-2, 2021 
  • VMworld: October 5-7, 2021
  • VMworld China: November 2021
  • VMworld Japan: November 2021

While VMware promised more details to come, the dates are now set.


May 12-13

CloudLIVE is the industry leading multi-cloud conference dedicated to transforming and scaling organizations in the cloud. CloudLIVE provides a global forum for the cloud computing industry to come together to connect with both the CloudHealth community and other cloud leaders to explore the latest cloud management trends, exchange best practices, and drive business innovation. This year, CloudLIVE will take place virtually on May 12 and 13. Details on registration and sessions are forthcoming.

VMware Carbon Black Connect

June 3

VMware Carbon Black's premier security event of the year will be held on June 3 in a digital format. This event will bring together thousands of security professionals from around the globe to share best practices, threat intelligence trends and engage with industry experts. Details on registration, speakers and sessions will be updated in the coming months.


September 1-2

SpringOne is the premier conference for developers, DevOps pros and app leaders building scalable software in a changing world. SpringOne will be held on September 1 and 2 in a digital format. Registration opens on February 16.


October 5-7

VMworld 2021 will occur as a global online event October 5-7. The event will deliver updates from VMware executives, the latest in VMware product and technology news, hundreds of in-depth learning sessions with VMware experts, and customer and networking opportunities. In addition, there will be entertainment, special guests and fun/surprise elements throughout. Registration will go live in June. Check back in the coming months for more VMworld 2021 details or visit

Beyond VMware-hosted conferences, VMware said they look forward to participating in important industry events, meetings and other gatherings.  But because of the evolving nature of COVID-19, VMware will continue to assess conferences that they are sponsoring or have a booth or other tradeshow presence, and will work with those show organizers and VMware teams to determine next steps.

Published Tuesday, February 02, 2021 11:23 AM by David Marshall
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