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Save the Dates | April 15 - 18, 2024 | Washington, D.C.

The conference extends beyond keynotes and conference sessions. Our event experiences offer a chance for you to network with your peers. From the Rack and Stack Challenge, to partying the night away at our Conference Party, you won't want to miss them. Event Experiences for Data Center World 2024 are still being planned - stay tuned!

2023 Data Center World Event Experiences

Omdia Analyst Summit

Sustainability in Practice

When: Monday, May 8, 12:00-4:15pm

Omdia’s Cloud and Data Center Research Practice is back for its second annual Analyst Summit, presenting a third party, vendor-agnostic perspective on industry and technology trends. This is your opportunity to network with the Omdia team of industry veterans turned analysts over lunch and then see unique data points come to life in a discussion of the trends disrupting the data center industry.

Women in the Data Center Networking Reception

Women in the Data Center Networking Reception

When: Monday, May 8, 4:15-6:00pm

Location: Room 10C

Data Center World believes it's vital to foster the careers of women in the Data Center. Intended for both men and women, join the Women in the Data Center's reception to meet and network with other Data Center Professionals following the Women in Data Centers: Rebuilding Networks and Advancing Careers Together workshop, led by Jane Hsieh. This event will include beverages and light hors d'oeuvres.

Your Data Center World badge will be required for entrance. All Access &  Omdia Analyst Forum badge types welcome!

Opening Networking Reception

Expo Hall Opening Reception

When: Tuesday, May 9, 4:00-6:00pm

Location: Expo Hall Floor

Join us for the Expo Hall Opening Reception in the Expo Hall! We're excited to mix, mingle, and reconnect! 

Conference Party

When: Wednesday, May 10 | 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Location: Clive Bar, Austin

Join us for what is sure to be the ‘talk of the town’: Data Center World’s Conference Party! The data center community loves to network and have a good time, and this party will feature live country music, creative libations and Tex-Mex fare – all under the night sky at the newly renovated and super hip Rainey Street venue: Clive Bar. You don’t want to miss this chance to catch up with existing industry colleagues and meet new ones, all in a fun, Austin-inspired atmosphere.

Your Data Center World Badge will be required for entrance. All Access, Industry Conference, Standard, AFCOM Vendor Member, Data Center Build, Speakers & exhibitors pass types are welcome! You must be 21 or older to attend the party.

Rack and Stack Challenge

When: Tuesday, May 9, 4:15 - 5:30pm
Location: Expo Hall Floor

Are tangled cables your worst nightmare? Do you despise wasted rack space? Do you take pride in the speed in which you can stack a rack?

Well this competition is for you!!! Join us for a bracket style championship to determine who is the best and fastest Racker and Stacker!!!!

Our sponsors- Vertiv, Eaton, Service Express, Zonit, and Chatsworth have supplied Data Center World with all the equipment you need to prove your superiority as a data center practitioner.

Headshot Photo Lounge

Headshot Photo Booth # 551


Tuesday, May 9, 4:00-6:00pm
Wednesday, May 10, 11:00-1:30pm, 4:30-6:30pm
Thursday, May 11, 10:30-1:00pm

Location: Expo Hall

Need to update your social profile pic? Get your headshot taken for free at the Headshot Photo Booth!

Sponsored by:

Innovation Startup Challenge

Data Center World will be holding its Innovation Startup Competition this on the Data Center Live Stage, located in the Expo Hall.

Up to 6 companies will be chosen from the field of applicants to present on stage at Data Center World. Each company will have 10 minutes to provide their "elevator pitch" and answer questions form the judges. At the end of the competition, judges will convene to discuss their opinions in private and will present the winners on stage. 

All contestants will receive up to 2 standard-access passes to Data Center World, and winners of each category will be presented with a recognition plaque and have the opportunity to network with prospective customers and investors throughout the conference and expo!

Data Center Site Tours

Data Center Site Tours

When: Thursday, May 11, 1:30-6:00pm

Locations: Texas Advanced Computing Center with Implemented CoolIT Technology & Enchanted Rock’s Microgrid at a Local Grocery Store with networking reception at Local brewery to follow!

This is a unique opportunity for you to tour a super computing data center with CoolIT technology in use and see a working microgrid implementation by Enchanted Rock in the Austin metro area! Punctuate an amazing week in Austin by joining your peers on an insider’s tour that will give you VIP access to the leading best practices and innovations taking place in the industry. After the tours, the group will gather and network at Zilker Beer, a local brewery. Enjoy the local brew and network with peers. Transportation will be provided for this program to and from the Austin Convention Center. You must formally register to secure your spot.

All Access or Standard Pass types may attend. Registrants will receive notification of their acceptance to attend the site tour.

Sponsored by:

Passport to Prizes

Visit participating exhibitor booths and get your passport stamped!  

Return your completed passport to the Data Center World Headquarters booth #840 by 11:00 AM, Thursday, May 11 to be entered to win some amazing prizes!  The drawing will take place Thursday, May 11 at 12:40PM on the Data Center Live Theater on the Expo Hall.

Visit the Data Center World HQ booth to pick up your Passport to Prizes and for more info!

*You must be present to win. Sorry, exhibitors and exhibitor staff are not eligible to win.

Networking Opportunities

Monday, May 8

8:00-8:30, Breakfast for Data Center BUILD Pass Holders

8:00-9:00, Breakfast for All Access Pass Holders

11:45-12:45, Networking Lunch for All Access & Data Center BUILD Pass Holders

12:00-4:15, Omdia Analyst Summit for All Access, AFCOM Vendor Member, Omdia Analyst Summit Pass Holders

4:15-6:00, Women in the Data Center Networking Reception for All Access, Omdia Analyst Summit Pass Holders


Tuesday, May 9

7:30-8:30, Breakfast for All Access, Industry Conference, AFCOM Vendor Member & Standard Pass Holders

8:00-8:30 Breakfast for Data Center BUILD Pass Holders

11:50-1:00, Networking Lunch for Data Center BUILD Pass Holders

12:05-1:05, Networking Lunch for All Access, Industry Conference, AFCOM Vendor Member & Standard Pass Holders

4:00-6:00, Expo Hall Opening Reception for All Access, Data Center BUILD, Industry Conference,  AFCOM Vendor Member & Standard Pass Holders


Wednesday, May 10

7:30-8:30, Breakfast for All Access, Industry Conference, AFCOM Vendor Member & Standard Pass Holders

12:00-1:00, Networking Lunch for All Access, Industry Conference, AFCOM Vendor Member & Standard Pass Holders

4:30-6:30, Expo Hall Reception for All Access, Data Center BUILD, Industry Conference, AFCOM Vendor Member & Standard Pass Holders

7:30-10:30, Conference Party for All Access, Data Center BUILD Industry Conference, & Standard Pass Holders


Thursday, May 11

7:30-8:30, Breakfast for All Access, Industry Conference, AFCOM Vendor Member  & Standard Pass Holders

12:00-1:00, Networking Lunch for All Access, Industry Conference, AFCOM Vendor Member & Standard Pass Holders

1:30-6:00, Data Center Site Tours for All Access & Standard Pass Holders