Let’s Go to EMC World!

Here we go folks…

I have been working feverishly to get plans in place for the first annual EMC World Spousetivities! Here’s a quick preview of some of the things I’m working on for this conference.

For those who have attended these events during VMworld, you know that we always open the events with a “Get to Know You” breakfast. This tradition will be continued at EMC World. You won’t want to miss the fun drawings for great gifts at the breakfast! I won’t mention any names, but something that starts with “i” and rhymes with “Bad” is not inconceivable…

In addition to breakfast, I’m arranging a spa day. Don’t worry, gentlemen, I have not forgotten about you. Services will be available for both men and women and will include massages, facials, manicures, pedicures, and access to Pilates classes and other exercise opportunities. A complete list will be available soon and registration should open next week. This special day of pampering comes just in time to be ready for the EMC World party Wednesday night. Convenient, isn’t it?

Another activity will be “a day on the Strip.” Groups will visit the dancing fountains at the Bellagio, the Eiffel Tower, and various other “must sees” in Vegas. I am also working on a trip to Old Vegas for the day.

For families, Spousetivities is offering a day at Hoover Dam, a day in Old Nevada (this is different than Old Vegas), and possibly a day trip to the Grand Canyon. I am also working on having a children’s coordinator in place to offer activities for the children while the parent participates in some of the other activities. Because of the conference being so close to Mother’s Day, having the option of bringing the family is a great way to enjoy the benefits of both.

If your spouse, partner, or significant other is going to EMC World, you simply won’t want to stay behind! These activities will include fun for everyone. I will have more information here soon, so subscribe to the RSS feed for automatic updates, or visit back often!

2011 Activites

Hello again! It has been a while since I have posted any new content. With a new set of conferences for 2011 getting closer, new posts will be coming more rapidly, so stay tuned! For those of you new to Spousetivities, please see my about page for a little background. For those of you who have had the pleasure of participating, this year will not let you down.

First, I’d like to provide a quick update on the conferences I’ll be covering. This year I am actively planning activities for EMC World, VMworld US, and VMworld EMEA. Both EMC World and VMworld US will be held in Las Vegas, NV; VMworld EMEA will be back in Copenhagen.

For these conferences, I’m currently looking into a wide range of activities. Included in these are some traditional events as well as some that I think are over the top! I am also trying to organize very family friendly activities so that those of you attending either of the US conferences and interested in bringing your children will have options outside of the main Las Vegas area. I am hoping to get some feedback from everyone on activities and events you’d like to see this year and in years to come. I’ve been asked about having informational sessions, cooking classes, spa days, horseback riding, and of course, shopping! I am even trying to get together a “Men’s Day” at Lake Mead for the VMworld US event. After all, it’s not just ladies that are spouses and significant others. More and more women are becoming leaders in the IT industry and I want to make sure they feel like they can bring their spouses and partners to join in the fun.

I would like to thank EMC for already agreeing to sponsor activities once again. EMC is a sponsor of EMC World, VMworld US, and VMworld EMEA. I’d like to thank EMC for helping make these events possible. I am looking forward to adding more names to our list of sponsors soon. If you are a company that would like to be a part of this, please contact me right away. Last year’s sponsors got some great attention through Spousetivites!

As I continue to obtain sponsors and organize activities, I will post updates and information here. In the meantime, please post any ideas, suggestions, or feedback on activities you’d like to see at this year’s conferences in the comments.