Become a Speaker

Become a VMUG Speaker

At VMUG, we value your expertise.

Becoming a VMUG speaker is a wonderful opportunity to grow professionally, connect with your peers, and network. We encourage you to join fellow experts and become a thought leader at VMUG events.

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Call for Speakers 2020 - NOW OPEN!


First Round Submissions Due by December 20th


We are actively seeking proposals from VMUG members. We know it takes a village to build top-quality, diversified content.

At VMUG Events, the best of our community comes together to present top-of-the-line resources, experts, and solutions. These one-day experiences include general sessions, breakouts, and a wealth of opportunities to network. Through VMUG events, VMware customers learn how to optimize their solutions, solve real-world business challenges, develop in-person connections, and drive professional growth. This event is one of our most powerful tools to create customer satisfaction, introduce products, and strengthen the customer experience.

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Types of Applicants

Community Speakers


Submit your technical expertise or use-case scenario that would be beneficial to the VMUG community. Check out the 2020 content buckets below to see where your submission would fit in with the VMUG member's interests and vocational background.

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Partner Speakers


Our events are well-respected by our members, educational in focus and designed to help attendees learn about current and future technology solutions and practices to enable cloud infrastructure solutions. Speaking at VMUG events is a great experience for you to connect and share your solutions with the VMUG member base. If you are interested in bringing your technical expertise to the VMUG member base and establishing your company as an expert in the industry, please contact sponsors@vmug.com.



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Are You a Subject Matter Expert?


Our members want content that will help develop them their business and technical acumen. We’re looking for sessions that address:

  • Driving today’s business decisions through real-life implementation stories and case studies
  • Practical insights to help solve today’s business challenges and create real business outcomes and solutions
  • Deep dive technical presentations that focus on tips and tricks, best practices, how to maximize the use of the solution
  • Winning strategies for accelerating digital transformation in the industry

Each year we receive more submissions than we can accept. While there are some repeat presenters (only those top rated by attendees), we do seek to ensure the majority of our speakers and presentations are brand new for each event.

If you’re interested in applying, we need well-thought-out, complete, unique submissions. Content that is intermediate to advanced scores the best—this audience is well beyond entry-level definitions. And don’t shy away from lively discussion—this is a forum for industry collaboration, and debates and out-of-the-box thinking are appreciated. Challenge the audience with unconventional thinking.

2020 Content Areas

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Core

For vSphere and Horizon users, these sessions will help provide the tools to upgrade their current platform and get the most out of their vSphere and Horizon environments.

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Emerging

For members who have an upgraded skillset or company technology such as vSAN/HCI, NSX, Workspace ONE, or vCF, these sessions would help provide a deeper understanding in VMware's emerging technologies.

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Future

Sessions for members who have fully adopted the newest technology within the Public Cloud or DevOps space, or are interested in learning what’s coming in the future such as Kubernetes and Tanzu.


Method of Delivery Tips for all VMUG Speakers

Interactive Demos
Hands-on Experiences
Whiteboarding
Panels

What products have you found particularly useful in your work?

Do you have a success story about a product? Describe the process which led to your success.
Do you have a best use case for any particular products? If so, please share.
What new products have you recently deployed and what has been the impact on your organization?
What tips and tricks do you have for planning for the future in an ever-changing industry?

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