About

Welcome to Spousetivities.com, the home of spouse activities for conferences!

Spousetivities was born out of my attendance to some technology conferences with my husband, Scott Lowe. After attending both VMworld 2006 in Los Angeles, CA and VMworld 2007 in San Francisco, CA, and finding myself bored and alone while he was working at the conference, I decided to start an effort to organize some activities for spouses. For VMworld 2008 in Las Vegas, NV, I organized a series of activities in and around Las Vegas. It was a great success, so I replicated it again the following year for VMworld 2009 in San Francisco, CA. Once again, it was a great success, and out of the 2009 activities the name “Spousetivities”—a combination of the words “spouse” and “activities”—was born.  Since that time, Spousetivities have been offered at many conferences including HP Discover, Dell Storage Forum, EMC World, IBM Edge and in 2015, OpenStack Summit in Tokyo! Spousetivities does not include only spouses but partners, significant others, families, parents, siblings, or whomever joins the conference participant.

Oh, and who am I? My name is Crystal Lowe (here I am on Twitter, and here’s my Facebook page). I really enjoy organizing activities for spouses at conferences, and I’m excited about the growth of Spousetivities to markets beyond the technology field. I’m looking forward to continuing the expansion of spouse activities to even more conferences both related to technology and dipping into other markets because everyone should enjoy a work/life balance! Being able to bring your family with you helps reach that balance.

If you’d like to get in touch with me, you can reach me via e-mail here or you can follow me on Twitter (here’s my personal account and here’s the account for Spousetivities). Thanks for your support and I hope to see you (or your partner) at an event soon!

 

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  9. Hi there crystal, I am going to be attending Vmworld 2012 in San Francisco and was wondering if you were planning on any specific activities there? I was at the vm conference last year but didn’t find out about you guys until it was over. I’m very excited to be going and hope to hook up with some great folks. I’d love to hear from you any instructions on how I can keep up with you and the plans that are being made.

    Thanks, jamie


    • Hi Jamie,

      The best way to keep up with Spousetivities is here on the website and also on Twitter and Facebook. Twitter is @Spousetivities and you can search for Spousetivities on FB. I am hoping to open registration today for VMworld. I’ll post a link on all three sites. I look forward to meeting you in San Francisco!


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  11. Hello
    i was at the vmworld 2015 event

    i will be at vmworld 2016 in barcelona with my husband.
    are you planning an event there?

    Nina Milner


  12. Hi there! I am a spouse of someone going to many tech conferences in Barcelona coming up soon! The difference is–we live here! My husband actually told me about this website and I have been so busy that I haven’t had a minute to contact you all. It looks like your itinerary is pretty set in stone (looks amazing, btw!), but if there’s anyone who’s interested, I work for a company that organizes city-based food and wine tours. It’s called Devour Barcelona Food Tours–I may be biased but I truly think it’s the best way to see the city! Have fun and safe travels to Barcelona!


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