Registration Now Open For Copenhagen Spousetivites

I am very excited to let everyone know that registration is now open for Copenhagen Spousetivities. If you are traveling with a VMworld attendee and are interested in joining other spouses, friends, and family of attendees, you need to check out these fun events!

Other activities will be added later this week and throughout the weekend. The first events are all free because of the support of our sponsors, EMC, Train Signal, and HyTrust. Make sure you register for the vWife t-shirt! These are always a huge hit for both the Spousetivities participant and the VMworld attendee. Don’t worry if you aren’t a wife, I have t-shirts for you, too! On Tuesday, October 12th, we will be having a “Get-to-know-you” breakfast at the Tycho Brahe Planetarium. Right after breakfast, we will enjoy spending some time watching the movie “Vores kosmiske rejse”. Don’t worry about understanding the film as I have already arranged for the translation headphones for everyone! There will be lots to see and do on Tuesday!

Events for Wednesday and Thursday are in the final planning stages. Please stay tuned for these to be posted. Don’t forget that all participants also get a welcome bag with other free goodies inside! I look forward to seeing everyone in Copenhagen in a few short weeks! Don’t forget to register now!

VMworld 2010 Copenhagen

With the US events wrapped up and considered an amazing success, it is time to finish the planning and promotion of Spousetivities for the VMworld 2010 EMEA event. Our sponsors for the US events are also our sponsors for the EMEA events so I’d like to say thank you to HyTrust, Train Signal, and EMC for making these activities possible.

For those of you unfamiliar with Spousetivities, let me give you a brief idea of what this program is and how it came to be. I began Spousetivities three years ago so that my husband would not feel obligated to rush through labs, meetings, and sessions at conferences to come back and entertain me for the afternoon. As most husbands do, he worried about my safety out alone in a big city and felt the need to check on me often. I was also tired of being in big cities alone since I too, didn’t always feel safe. Over the last three years I have met so many people that said they felt the same way and they were so thankful that I organized these activities so they wouldn’t spend the whole week in their hotel room. They all knew exactly how I felt! Rest assured, I know how you felt as well and the wonderful thing is, we now have wonderful opportunities to enjoy the city in each location and meet new friends while we do it!

So far I have planned walking tours, boat rides, a planetarium visit, and perhaps even a tea party! If you are the spouse of a VMworld EMEA attendee, contact me right away so I will know to include you in the fun! All participants get a gift bag and a t-shirt! The t-shirts are always a huge hit! My contact information is on the about page of this site. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

See everyone in Copenhagen!

VMworld 2010 Spousetivities Wrap-Up

Thanks to our fantastic sponsors–EMC, Train Signal, and HyTrust–Spousetivities 2010 at VMworld US was an amazing success! I gave away every business card I had and people just started writing down the website. So many people asked about the vWife t-shirts and even offered to buy them from me. I told them to bring their spouse to the next event and they were sure to get one. It was wonderful to meet so many great people, both attendees of the conference and Spousetivities attendees. Thank you to everyone for the support. The next event is VMworld EMEA in Copenhagen, Denmark.

In case you are just now hearing about these fantastic events, let me provide a summary of our activities this past week in San Francisco. There were organized tours to Napa, Sausalito, and Golden Gate Park. We had exclusive lunches with amazing views at Horizons Restaurant in Sausalito. We enjoyed an exquisite lunch in the gardens at V. Sattui Winery in Napa. There were also organized photographic tours of San Francisco. We enjoyed breath taking views from Twin Peaks, went down to the water at the Golden Gate Bridge, and saw sites like Lombard Street, the Painted Ladies, and Treasure Island. There were also groups that got together and did walking tours through China Town, Ghirardelli Square, Pier 39, and of course, Alcatraz!

Next year, VMworld will be held in Las Vegas. While some love the lights and action, others dread the thought of going there. Rest assured, there will be something for everyone! We will do tours of the city, visit chocolate factories, spend time at Hoover Dam, the Grand Canyon, and even Lake Mead. Preparations are already underway! I am excited about some new ideas I have for next year, too.

For some of us, it will be four years of enjoying Spousetivities, for others, it will be your first time joining in the fun. Either way, you are sure to meet some great people and have a wonderful time. Stay tuned for Spousetivities information for VMworld 2011 as well as other upcoming conferences.

Making it Happen!

Now is a great time to recognize some very important people. Who are these very important people? Why, they are the sponsors for Spousetivities 2010!

Thanks to our wonderful sponsors, the activities this year will be outstanding! So who are the companies that are reaching out beyond just the attendees but also to their families? So far I have three fabulous companies that have jumped on board to support Spousetivities.

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Spousetivities is live!

The Spousetivites web site is live! Spouse activities planning for VMworld US 2010 as well as VMworld EMEA 2010 has already started. I’ve already started lining up activities for San Francisco, with a special focus on including activites for people who have already been to San Francisco as well as activities for those new to the area. Hopefully I’ll have a wide range of activities to suit everyone’s interests. There’s still time for you to add your ideas to the mix! Speak up in the comments to add your ideas to the list of possible activities for VMworld US 2010 in San Francisco.

In addition to launching this web site, I’ve also started a new Twitter ID. If you’re a Twitter user, be sure to follow my Spousetivities Twitter account for announcements and other information.

This year is shaping up to be the best year yet! I’m looking forward to seeing everyone at the conferences later this year.