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Save the date for Data Center World 2023: May 8-11, 2023. 

Omdia Research Forum

Data Center 2025 - An Omdia Reserch Forum

When: Monday, March 28, 12:00-5:00pm

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. Following the forum grab a drink at a reception to support networking with other attendees of Data Center World.

Women in the Data Center Networking Reception

Women in the Data Center Networking Reception

When: Monday, March 28, 4:30-6:30pm

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 attendees, speakers, & exhibitors are welcome!

Opening Networking Reception

Expo Hall Opening Reception

When: Tuesday, March 29, 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

When: 

Tuesday, March 29, 4:00-6:00pm
Wednesday, March 30, 11:00-1:30pm, 4:30-6:30pm
Thursday, March 31, 10:30-1:00pm

Location: Expo Hall Booth #551

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

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Data Center World Conference Party

Data Center World Conference Party

Location: Clive Bar, Austin, Texas

When: Wednesday, March 30, 2022, 7:30 - 10:30

Join us for what is sure to be the ‘talk of the town’: Data Center World’s inaugural 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. There will even be a cool tequila tasting experience in the Clive’s rustic and historical stone 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 attendees, speakers & exhibitors are welcome! You must be 21 or older to attend the party.

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Power Up Program

Power Up Program

When: Thursday, March 31, 2022, 9:00-1:00pm

Data Center World is excited to announce the launch of its 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 reach out 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, March 31, 1:30-5:30pm

Location: Element Critical & LightEdge, with networking reception at Lazarus Brewery to follow

This is a unique opportunity for you to tour two of the leading co-location data centers in the Austin metro area: Element Critical and LightEdge. 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. After the tours, the group will gather at a local brewery – Lazarus Brewery – for a Q&A hosted by the local AFCOM leadership and featuring the tour hosts.

Enjoy the local brew and network with peers. Transportation will be provided for this program to and from the Austin Convention Center.

FULLY BOOKED! Learn more or join the waitlist.

Passport to Prizes - Win a $500 Gift Card

The more booths you visit, the more chances you have to win! Winners announced on Wednesday, March 30 & Thursday, March 31. 

  • Grand Prize: $500 Gift Card (one winner each day)
  • First Prize: $250 Gift Card (two winners each day)
  • Second Prize: $100 Gift Card (three winners each day)

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, March 28

7:30-8:30, Breakfast for All Acccess Pass Holders
12:00-1:00, Networking Lunch for All Acccess Pass Holders

 

Tuesday, March 29

7:30-8:30, Breakfast for All Acccess, Industry Conference, & Standard Pass Holders

12:00-1:00, Networking Lunch for All Acccess, Industry Conference, & Standard Pass Holders

4:00-6:00, Expo Hall Opening Reception for All Acccess, Industry Conference, & Standard Pass Holders

 

Wednesday, March 30

7:30-8:30, Breakfast for All Acccess, Industry Conference, & Standard Pass Holders

12:00-1:00, Networking Lunch for All Acccess, Industry Conference, & Standard Pass Holders

4:30-6:30, Expo Hall Reception for All Acccess, Industry Conference, & Standard Pass Holders

7:30-10:30, Conference Party for All Acccess, Industry Conference, & Standard Pass Holders

 

Thursday, March 31

7:30-8:30, Breakfast for All Acccess, Industry Conference, & Standard Pass Holders

12:00-1:00, Networking Lunch for All Acccess, Industry Conference, & Standard Pass Holders

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

Data Center Live! Stage Schedule

Wednesday, March 30

11:00am-1:00pm, Espresso and Donuts – While supplies last!

11:10am, Solution Spotlight: Options for Optical Ribbon Termination and the Tools To Get It Done with Sumitomo Electric Light Wave

11:45am, Solution Spotlight: Building the Blocks for the Next Gen Data Centers with Dassault Systèmes Americas Corporation

12:20pm, Solution Spotlight: Sourcing IP Transit, Backhaul, and Data Center Interconnect (DCI): Reducing Cost and Complexity through Automation with Lightyear AI

12:55pm, Solution Spotlight: Single-Phase, Liquid Immersion Cooling: Designed for Today, Ready for Tomorrow with Green Revolution Cooling

4:35pm, 2nd Annual StartUp Challenge: Finalist Presentations. Winners Announced at DCW Conference Party on Wednesday Night

6:15pm, Passport to Prizes Giveaway Announcements

 

Thursday, March 31

10:30am-12:30pm, Espresso and Donuts – While supplies last!

10:45am, Solution Spotlight: Be Ready to Decom Your Data Center in 4 Days with IT Renew

11:20am, Insight Interview: DC Blox with Data Center Knowledge Editor Max Smolaks

11:55am, 2nd Annual StartUp Challenge – Winner Interview

12:30pm, Passport to Prizes Giveaway Announcements