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vmworld-2013As you probably already know this year there will be the 10th edition of VMworld US, and will probably another good reason to attend at this event (and for the VMworld EU there are still a couple of day for the early bird).

There is a nice post on the VMworld’s blog with several interesting data across all the editions:VMworld 2013 Blog Series: Breakout Sessions.

But first a list of all the editions (locations and period): you can notice a shift of the dates from late October/September to August (for the US edition) and from February from October (for the EU edition). There is also an incompleted Wikipedia page! Note that next edition will be again at San Franscisco (US edition) and Barcelona (EU eidtion), probably for more times.

Year VMworld US VMworld EU
2004 San Diego – Oct. 27-29
2005 Las Vegas – Oct. 18-20
2006 Los Angeles – Nov. 7-9
2007 San Francisco – Sept. 11-13
2008 Las Vegas – Sept. 15-18 Cannes – Feb. 26-28
2009 San Francisco – Aug. 31-Sept. 3 Cannes – Feb. 24-26
2010 San Francisco – Aug. 30-Sept. 2 Copenhagen – Oct. 11-13
2011 Las Vegas – Aug. 29-Sept. 1 Copenhagen – Oct. 18-20
2012 San Francisco – Aug. 26-30 Barcelona – Oct. 9-11
2013 San Francisco – Aug. 25-29 Barcelona – Oct. 15-17

In those years attendees as grow, this is no surprise, considering growing thousands of VMware customers, partners, engineers, product experts and IT professionals. Unfortuanlly there aren’t data about the geographics distrutions or the role distributions.

Year US Attendees Europe Attendees
2004 > 1,600
2005 > 3,500
2006 > 6,000
2007 > 10,800
2008 > 14,000 > 4,500
2009 > 12,500 > 4,700
2010 > 17,000 > 6,000
2011 > 19,000 > 6,500
2012 > 21,000 > 7,000
2013 > 21,000 (estimated) > 8,000 (estinated)

There are also some curios stats (old but still interesting), like this VMworld 2010 by the numbers

  • 17,021: Registered attendees at VMworld 2010, up from 12,500 last year
  • 85: Countries represented by attendees at VMworld 2010
  • 1,400: Attendance at the first VMworld in 2004
  • 55: People who have attended every VMworld
  • 100,000: VMs deployed to support 20,000 labs at VMworld 2010
  • 4,000: VMs running per hour, on average, in those labs

Also interesting the number of sessions (for more stats on the recents Call For Papers, see By the Numbers – VMworld 2013 Session Voting)

Year CFP US Sessions Europe Sessions
2004 ? > 60
2005 ? > 110
2006 ? > 290
2007 ? > 210
2008 ? > 300 > 120
2009 ? > 300 > 140
2010 ? > 170 > 115
2011 843 > 175 > 200
2012 1222 > 330 > 200
2013 954 > 330 > 200
Andrea MauroAbout Andrea Mauro (2904 Posts)

Virtualization, Cloud and Storage Architect. Tech Field delegate. VMUG IT Co-Founder and board member. VMware VMTN Moderator and vExpert 2010-18. Dell TechCenter Rockstar 2014-15. Microsoft MVP 2014-16. Veeam Vanguard 2015-18. Nutanix NTC 2014-18. PernixPro 2014-16. Several certifications including: VCDX-DCV, VCP-DCV/DT/Cloud, VCAP-DCA/DCD/CIA/CID/DTA/DTD, MCSA, MCSE, MCITP, CCA, NPP.


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