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2024 Data Center World Event Experiences

Omdia Analyst Summit

Sustainability in Practice

When: Monday, April 15, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Omdia’s Cloud and Data Center Research Practice is back for its third 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 and then see unique data points come to life in a discussion of the trends disrupting the data center industry. Enjoy meeting fellow attendees during the networking break. 

Women in the Data Center Networking Reception

Women in the Data Center Networking Reception

When: Monday, April 15, 4:15 - 6:00pm

All are welcome to join the Women in the Data Center Reception to meet and network with other industry professionals.  Data Center World believes it's vital to foster the careers of women in the Data Center. Join the conversation immediately following the Women in the Data Center Workshop. This event will include beverages and light hors d'oeuvres.

Expo Hall Welcome Reception

Expo Hall Welcome Reception
When: Tuesday, April 16, 4:00-6:30pm
Location: Expo Hall Floor

Join us for the Expo Hall Opening Reception in the Expo Hall! We're excited to mix, mingle, and reconnect! Sponsored by DDC Cabinet Technology and VoltaGrid.

Rack and Stack Challenge

When: See below for full details
Location: Expo Hall Floor

Are tangled cables your worst nightmare? Do you take pride in the speed in which you can stack a rack? Or do you just want to participate in a fun challenge while attending Data Center World 2024?

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

Eight (8) teams of two (2) individuals will compete to see who can stack their rack most completely and accurately in the time allotted.  

Round 1: Tuesday, April 16, 4:15 - 5:25 PM
Location: Data Center World LIVE Stage (Level 2)

Semi-Finals & Championship: Thursday, April 18, 12:10 - 1:00 PM
Location:  Data Center World LIVE Stage (Level 2)

Winners receive (2) $200 gift cards – and bragging rights until Data Center World 2025!

The runners up will receive (2) $50 gift cards.

Ready to sign-up for the challenge? Submit your team information here!

Equipment Sponsors

Casino Night at Data Center World 2024!

When: Wednesday, April 17 | 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Where: Convention Center, 3rd Floor Atrium Lobby

The data center community loves to network and have a good time, and we’re excited to add a twist of gaming fun to this year’s conference party. Join us for an unforgettable evening filled with the thrill of gaming, live entertainment, and the chance to win prizes. Try your luck at the Blackjack, Roulette, Craps and Poker tables where professional dealers will guide you through the games. Whether you’re a seasoned gambler or a novice, there’s something for everyone. And don’t worry about losing real money; this is all just for fun!

Network with the who’s who of the data center industry while enjoying delicious food and cocktails. A live band will create the perfect soundtrack for an evening of fun and excitement. Dress as is or in your best ‘casino chic’ attire.

So, roll the dice, spin the wheel, and let the chips fall where they may at Data Center World’s Casino Night Party!

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

Data Center World 2023 Conference Party

Data Center BUILD Lounge

Tuesday, April 16:
 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Wednesday, April 17: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm & 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Thursday, April 18: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Expo Hall Floor 

The BUILD Lounge is a place to connect and network with the solution providers and practitioners driving data center design and construction forward. 

Activities will include:

  • Build your own data center: Using LEGO®, Lincoln Logs and other ‘retro’ toy building materials, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in Data Center building design and construction while networking with other attendees and sponsors during all three days of the expo.
  • Data Center BUILD reception: Join us on Wednesday afternoon to network with BUILD attendees and sponsors while enjoying cocktails and refreshments.
  • Lego competition: Hosted by a certified LEGO® expert, we will feature an interactive and fun LEGO® competition during the Wednesday expo hall hours – including during the Data Center BUILD reception. 

Data Center BUILD Competition

Wednesday, April 17: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm & 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Where: Data Center BUILD Lounge in the Expo Hall

Are you ready to show off your building skills? Join Graeme Dymond, LEGO® Brick Expert from Dymond Bricks and Nick Della Mora, aka BrickinNick, and the winner of Season 3 of LEGO® Masters US, as they host a building competition using everyone's favorite LEGO® bricks. Have fun and win prizes! Graeme will also be building a 3.5-foot tall LEGO® Brick sculpture. You won't want to miss this unique event. 

Golf Experience

When: Expo Hall Hours
Where: Opticool Technologies, Booth 347

An exciting golf simulator experience awaits you at booth 347 with OptiCool Technologies, featuring TRACKMAN ball flight tracker technology (the same technology used to track ball flights at PGA Tour events) and Callaway golf clubs. Explore our efficient liquid cooling systems and muscle up with your driver for a chance at a Meta Quest 2 or other fantastic prizes. Better yet, channel your inner pin seeker to get a hole-in-one in the golden ball challenge for a shot at the daily Grand Prize of $10,000! Navigate your way to the island green on the PGA West course, but avoid the water hazards, just like in your mission-critical white space. OptiCool’s waterless, liquid cooling systems are here to help keep your aisles cool.

Mobile Device Charging Lounge

Recharge your device and yourself in our mobile device charging lounge. The lounge features comfortable furniture, built-in outlets, and a chance to chat with fellow attendees. You'll find the lounge in the Expo Hall and is sponsored by Leviton. 

Innovation 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!

Passport to Prizes

Visit exhibitor booths to get your passport stamped.

Return your stamped Passport the Data Center World Headquarters, Booth #633, by 6:30 pm, on Wednesday, April 17

Winners will be announced on Thursday, April 18 at the Data Center World Headquarters Booth starting at 11 AM EST

Winners will receive a notification email with the name of the host exhibitor on Thursday, April 18. Please note exhibitors are responsible for delivery/fulfillment of prizes to winners.

Data Center Site Tour

When: Thursday, April 18, 1:00 - 6:00 pm
Location: CoreSite VA3 Reston Campus

Buses will leave promptly at 1:30 – please head there directly after the Expo Hall.

Data Center World Standard Pass and All Access (Monday - Thursday) holders are eligible to add the site tour to their registration. Please note, that by adding this to your registration you are not guaranteed a spot. Event management will notify you 1 week prior to the event if you have been accepted on the tour.

Please note that a valid government ID will be required for the site tour.