Virtualization Congress 2009 US: The Early Bird ends tomorrow!

VMworld Europe 2009, a great event which has just ended, there is another one is about to start: the’s independent conference Virtualization Congress 2009.

The event is really shaping up.
We have already published the first ten sessions that will make the agenda.
We have two stealth startups that will launch their brand and products during the Call for Startups general session.
And very soon we’ll announce the members of our three hot panels:

  • I was there when Desktop Virtualization went Mainstream
  • Securing the Virtual Data Center (on Earth and on Clouds)
  • The Future of Virtualization

If you plan to attend the Virtualization Congress, you will also be able to attend the Citrix iForum, the Network World Live! and the Geek Speak events as the four conferences will take place at the same time in the same location.

We are offering an All-Inclusive ticket that grants access to every keynote and breakout session. And hopefully the news of XenServer for free is teasing some of you to digg more into the Citrix offering.

Please note that the Early Bird for having $400 off ends tomorrow. Go register today!

Before closing we’d like to clarify the reason behind the choice to arrange the event in Las Vegas during this tough time:

  • The MGM Grand room rate is only $174 a night plus 9% tax – one of the lowest tax rates in the US
  • Direct flights to Las Vegas from over 140 cities have an average airfare of $240
  • The MGM Grand is only one mile from McCarren International Airport, which means an inexpensive taxi fare of only $20-$25 (one-way) and an airport shuttle fare of only $7 per person (one-way)
  • For staying at the MGM Grand you get a $25 credit to use at restaurants and bars (Starbucks, Diego, Grand Buffet, Studio 54, Tabu, etc.) within the hotel

This is a table of what would cost to attend the conference in any other major convention city in US:

Convention City

Average Airfare

Average Conference Hotel Rate

Average Taxi Fare

Las Vegas, NV




Orlando, FL




New York, NY




San Francisco, CA




Dallas, TX




Chicago, IL