I recently found out I'm going to VMworld US the week of August 30th. There's a ton of great stuff happening. Of course there will be all the usual sessions, and some great folks there to network with. For the second year in a row VMUnderground and vBrownBag will be coming together to host what they call Opening Acts. Opening Acts consists of a few panel sessions taking place on the Sunday before the conference starts as well as the VMUnderground party which is one of the can't miss parties.
I believe spousetivities is included in this as well. The spousetivities crew gives your significant other a community to hang out with and sightsee with if you decide to bring them along and so they're not bored while you're at the conference all day. Check out more on VMworld US here.