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Spousetivities at VMworld 2016

Many of you have asked, and here’s the answer: Yes, there will be Spousetivities at VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas, NV! For those of you who may be new to the VMworld scene, Spousetivities started in 2008 when my wife got together with a small group of spouses and partners traveling with the conference attendees. From there, it’s become a staple of the VMworld community events. Read on for more details on what’s planned this year at VMworld 2016!

  • First up is the famous “Getting to Know You” breakfast, but with a slightly different approach. This year you’ll be cooking breakfast with Chef Phillip Dell, winner of season 9 of “Chopped”. How cool is that?
  • There will be a walking tour of the Las Vegas Strip, in case there are folks that are new to Vegas.
  • A trip to the Grand Canyon is available. If you haven’t yet been to the Grand Canyon, this is a great way to go—private bus, meals along the way, etc. Much easier than planning such a trip yourself!
  • Of course, you’ll have the opportunity to see the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead.
  • Here’s a new one: a 2-4 mile easy hike up Mount Charleston. Up at 7000 feet above sea level (that’s about 2100 meters for all the metric-using folks out there), it will be a lot cooler than down on the Strip, and should offer some great views.
  • If you really enjoyed cooking breakfast with Chef Dell, there will be another cooking class later in the week.

All in all, this is a great set of activities for anyone who may be traveling with a VMworld conference attendee. Spouses, domestic partners, girlfriends/boyfriends, family members—it doesn’t matter, all are welcome to join in the activities.

Helping to keep the costs down on the activities are the Spousetivities sponsors, which this year include VMware NSX, The Virtualization Practice, VMUG, and Veeam.

If you’re interested in getting signed up, please head over to the VMworld 2016 Spousetivities registration page. Don’t delay though—it’s common for activities to sell out.

Thanks, and I look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas!

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