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 - COMING SOON

One of the planning activities that VMware and VMUG undertake first is a call for content. The educational content of any event is the supporting layer that makes the event structure strong and compelling. Without a solid base of useful and timely content, any event would find it difficult to attract visitor’s year after year. Being a part of the thought leadership at VMUG is a great way for VMware constituents to contribute to the conversation with peers and colleagues. 

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 ecosystem comes together to present top-of-the-line resources, experts, and solutions. This one-day experience includes 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are You a Subject Matter Expert?

VMUG events are considered a quality educational program, thanks to a broad range of contributions from our ecosystem. To round out the overall educational experience, we encourage members to submit proposals that will help develop the business and technical acumen of attendees. 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.

Method of Delivery Tips for all VMUG Speakers

Interactive Demos
Hands-on Experiences

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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