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Conference Schedule Available! 

Omdia Analyst Summit

Sustainability in Practice

When: Monday, May 8, 12:00 - 5:00pm

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, 4:00-6:00pm

Location: Level 1 Rotunda Foyer

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! 

Headshot Photo Lounge

Headshot Photo Booth # 551

When: 

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!

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Power Up Program

Power Up Program

When: Thursday, May 11, 9:00-1:00pm

Data Center World is excited to announce the return of its second annual Power Up Program. This initiative will educate and mentor students currently in technical or electrical fields of study.  We welcome data center managers, IT professionals and solution providers to participate in this program. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to serve as a mentor or if your company is interested in sponsorship of the program.

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, 1:30-5:30pm

Location: TBD

This is a unique opportunity for you to tour two of the leading co-location data centers 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 within these centers. AfTransportation will be provided for this program to and from the Austin Convention Center.

 

Passport to Prizes - Win a $500 Gift Card

The more booths you visit, the more chances you have to win! Winners announced on Thursday, May 11. 

  • Grand Prize: $500 Gift Card 
  • First Prize: $250 Gift Card 
  • Second Prize: $100 Gift Card

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

7:30-8:30, Breakfast for All Access & Data Center BUILD Pass Holders
12:00-1:00, Networking Lunch for All Access & Data Center BUILD Pass Holders

 

Tuesday, May 9

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

12:00-1:00, Networking Lunch for All Access, Data Center BUILD 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

1:30-5:30, Data Center Site Tours for All Access & Standard Pass Holders