Networking

Data Center World offers the best networking opportunities of the year. From the education sessions to the social events to the exhibit hall, you’ll speak face-to-face with the people behind the technology, innovations, and partnerships that can help make you more successful.

Networking opportunities include:

  • Opening Networking Reception
  • Exhibit Hall Happy Hour
  • Closing Networking Reception
  • New! Speed Networking - a quick way to easily connect with others
  • Meet face-to-face with exhibitors and attendees in the Exhibit Hall
  • Networking Breakfasts
  • Networking Lunches
  • Un-Sessions Open Forum Sessions
  • Women In The Data Center After-Hours Meetup
  • Plus many more opportunities during the conference!

   

Featured Networking Opportunities

Three Evening Networking Events

After the sessions end, it's time to have a little fun! Data Center World will host three evening networking events: The Opening Networking Reception, Exhibit Hall Happy Hour and The Closing Networking Reception. Relax, have a drink and some hors d'oeuvres and enjoy the company of your fellow attendees.

New! Speed Networking

During this fun, fast-paced session, you're guaranteed to leave with 10 or more new connections! You'll sit down and connect 1:1 with the person across the table from you, exchange business cards and chat for a few minutes. When the bell rings, everyone will switch and get a chance to connect with someone new.

Women in the Data Center After-Hours Meetup

Women working in the data center face their own set of challenges and road blocks. Data Center World is working to break those blocks! Start off the week at Data Center World with some great networking with other ladies in the industry. Meet up after your dinner plans for a fun evening! Grab a drink (no host bar), network with each other and make contacts that will be invaluable for your time in San Antonio, and for your career. Questions? Contact gina.jahn@penton.com

The Value of Networking at Data Center World

Here's what past Data Center World attendees said when asked "What did you like best about Data Center World?":

The networking receptions are a great, informal way to talk to colleagues that understant the issues of data center managers like myself.
I chatted with a lot of new exhibitors in the exhibit hall and am hopeful that they become longtime partners.
Data Center World made it easy to connect with others at every turn of the conference.
I've been to a lot of conferences and I must say that Data Center World is hands-down the best in facilitating networking.
I sat down at lunch and met someone who I'm going to work with in the future!
The networking events are a lot of fun and a great way to meet new people.