A list of (social) activities during EMC World in Las Vegas 2016

It’s a list of activities. No big story or my thoughts on it, it’s just a list and yes, there’s a lot of overlap. I’ll be editing this list when more events come to my attention, so keep an eye on this blog post at all times!

I’ll list as much activities as are known to me, but feel free to add comments to this post and I’ll edit any unlisted events to the list asap!

Saturday April 30 & Sunday May 1

  • Cirque du Soleil open rehearsals in Treasure Island. See the acrobats practice! Look at this tweet from them:

Saturday April 30

  • I’m arriving in the hotel at around 9:00/9:30 PM (hopefully)
  • 10:00 PM – ?? Social gathering at Gilly’s. No registration necessary. The more, the merrier!

Sunday May 1

  • For those who are already in town: pick up your EMC World badges today (from 3:00 PM), since tomorrow is going to a busy day!
  • The Dutch Delegation goes ziplining followed by welcome dinner in Fremont Street

Monday May 2

  • 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM you probably don’t want to miss the Dell & Tucci & Goulden show
  • 11:30 AM the EMC Elect are headed for a private event at Switch Supernap (register in the Elect space on ECN)
  • 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM VCE User Group at the Tao (register here)
  • 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM Isilon meet the execs drinks and food (register and location unknown)
  • 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM the solution pavilion opens up and you’ll have the opportunity to hear vendors present their latest and greatest products
  • 9:00 PM – 11:30 PM Virtual Instruments EMC World 2016 VIP Party in the Bourbon room (register here)
  • 11:30 PM – ?? Social gathering at Gilly’s. No registration necessary. The more, the merrier!

Tuesday May 3

  • 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM “modernize the data center”. Big session in Sands with Jeremy Burton, Chad Sakac & Guy Churchward, just like the Dell & Tucci & Goulden show yesterday.
  • 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Solution Expo happy hour (for an hour and a half)
  • 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Varonis happy hour at the Public House at the Grand Canal Shoppes (see this URL for details)
  • 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Forsythe reception & Technology Solutions Seminar at the High Roller Wheelhouse Patio LINQ Hotel & Casino (register here)
  • 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Dutch Delegation goes sushi
  • 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM CDI’s 2016 Cocktail Reception at the Emeril Lagasse’s Table 10 (register here)
  • 7:30 PM – ?? Partner appreciation event TBC (I’m missing more details here)
  • 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM Dutch Delegation visits Cirque du Soleil in Treasure Island
  • 11:00 PM – ?? Social gathering at Gilly’s. No registration necessary. The more, the merrier!

Wednesday May 4

  • 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM VMware & DataCore breakfast seminar at the Mon Ami Gabi Bistro (register here)
  • 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM meeting with EMC Elect & CTO Ambassadors (John Roese) (register here)
  • 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Solution Expo happy hour
  • 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Dutch happy hour
  • 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM EMC Community Appreciation Party in the Bourbon room (check this tweetvite as well as ECN and ECN)
  • 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM Interop/EMC World Influencer Dinner (read this and register if you like Thai food). This is exclusive to influencers and friendly analysts only!
  • 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Customer appreciation event (“Duran Duran” and “Fritz and the tantrums”)
  • 10:00 PM – ?? Social gathering at Gilly’s. No registration necessary. The more, the merrier!

Thursday May 5

  • All morning and early afternoon: sessions and exam prep session / exam
  • 2:00 PM – 4:45 PM Dutch Delegation goes shopping in the Premium Outlet Shopping Centre North
  • 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Dutch Delegation happy hour
  • 7:30 PM – ?? Dinner and drinks. I’m open to suggestions.

Friday May 6

  • Sleep late (or not if the road trip is going to happen)

Open for anything: who wants to join me for

  • breakfast
  • shopping
  • road trip to .. Valley of Fire, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Red Rock Valley, Grand Canyon, Havasu falls
  • dinner
  • drinks

Saturday May 7

  • Flying home. Well, I am anyway.

Sunday May 8

  • Mother’s day: don’t forget mom!
  1. For those attending Interop here some events open to all, you will need an expo pass (free) for access. https://interop.tech.ubm.com/lv/2016?

    May 4th
    EXPO HALL HAPPY HOUR
    4:30 PM – 6:00 PM | Expo Floor
    May the 4th Be With You! Help us celebrate our 30th anniversary with a drink or a snack on the exhibit floor.
    Open to all.

    May 5th
    CINCO DE MAYO HAPPY HOUR
    3:30 PM – 5:00 PM | Expo Floor
    Before heading home from Interop, join us for a Cinco de Mayo celebration. We’ll have plenty of tequila, salt, and lime — it’s been declared Interop margarita time!
    Open to all.

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