With registration for VMworld 2014 opened and the content catalog available for scheduling, the VMunderground team is starting to get questions about how to get into The Party.
As in previous years, The VMunderground Party will be open to ticket holders first; then as long as there’s capacity, conference badge holders will be admitted.
TL;DR: You can get a free ticket by receiving one from a sponsor or participating in Opening Acts. Paid tickets will be announced at a later time.
This year, VMunderground has teamed up with #vBrownBag to create the Opening Acts panel discussions. Both Opening Acts and the VMunderground Party will be held in the same venue and have the same sponsors; the only thing separating them will be time and content.
The sponsors of both Opening Acts and The Party are one and the same; these folks “get it” when it comes to community and want to support our efforts to both work hard and play hard. They will have a number of tickets to The Party to give out as they see fit. That’s one good way to get a free ticket, and we’ll be announcing those sponsors in the next few weeks.
The other way to get a free ticket is to participate in Opening Acts. The registration will be available soon, and that will give the organizers an idea for how many people to plan—your opportunity to suggest content is still available; you can post topic suggestions here—but “showing up” won’t be enough to earn a ticket to the party. The sessions will be interactive; we want you to join in the discussion, participate, be a part of the community. In the resonant words of our friend Amy Lewis (@commsninja):
and Show Up.