My ramblings on the stuff that holds it all together
Get to VMworld Europe at an EMC discounted price
You can register for VMworld EMEA at the early bird discount price now using the link in this article https://community.emc.com/community/connect/everything_vmware/blog/2011/09/14/get-the-early-bird-discount-for-vmworld-europe–even-at-the-last-minute
You can still get this ticket at a discounted price courtesy of EMC… travel isn’t too bad at present either, there still seems to be good availability of both official and non-conference hotels in Copenhagen.
I was able to price out a 2 day, 4 night trip (fly out Monday night after work –>conference Tues/Weds –> fly back on an early AM flight Thursday) with direct flights (SAS) and hotel (CABINN City) from a London airport (LHR) for approx. £380 – it means you miss the last day of the conference, but it gets you back into London around 9am to get to the office (assuming you work near LHR).
Taking this approach you also can make the best parties (Veeam and official VMworld party). My advice = do as may hands-on labs as possible while you are on-site at the conference and take advantage of the interactive group discussions, meet the expert sessions etc. you can catch up on the presentations as you get access to most of content on-line (slide/video/audio) post-event so you can catch any sessions you miss with the compressed timescales.
Great deal if you are tight on time away from the office and you couldn’t make it to VMworld US earlier in the year
Good on EMC for providing this sponsored registration link (c.£683 after discount), which should equate to a trip cost of approx £1k (for 2 days training/networking) – you’d be hard-pressed to find a formal training course for that in the UK with equivalent deep dive content without taking you out of the office for an entire week.