Watch live: Main Stage
Hyatt Regency Santa Clara

The Connect Experience

Creating a New Event Experience

This is one of the most anticipated events on the West Coast data center calendar and also one of the longest running shows. Over the last 22 years we have had to reinvent our event format to make sure it is delivering attendees what they need in one of the world's fastest paced industry sectors.

If you register to attend, you can expect a 'high density' experience where you will be exposed to new ideas, new technologies and make meaningful new contacts.

Check out our video to get an idea of the new DCD>Connect experience.

Industry-leading content

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    Major Panels

    Tackling the key issues shaping the US markets today, hear from industry leaders as they debate key issues facing hyperscale operators across North America

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    Case Study Presentations

    Benchmark your operational performance and gain behind-the-scenes insights from peers working across the West Coast

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    Challenge your views with DCD>Debates, a series of open, interactive discussions - expect expert insight, lively debate & interactive Q&A

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    Enjoy TEDxTalks style deep-dives with industry experts, live on the main stage

Best-in-class partner & technology discovery

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    Technology Discovery Experience

    Enjoy 24hrs of cutting edge tech discovery on the show floor, with over 50+ partners onsite

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    Ask the experts your key questions

    Talk to dedicated product experts live on the show floor, with opportunities for Q&A and informal follow up discussions 

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    Preview emerging technologies

    Gain exclusive insights into emerging technologies, with pre-scheduled product demos, video-previews and behind-the-scenes insights into product development roadmaps

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    Build relationships with suppliers from across North America

    Enjoy a curated meeting schedule tailored to your ongoing project requirements, to accelerate & inform your buying experience

Here are some of our technology and services partners

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Unparalleled networking opportunities

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    Icebreaker Party

    Celebrate the return of in-person networking alongside 500 of the industry’s biggest names on opening night

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    Networking Breakfast

    Ease into the day with a networking breakfast on the show floor, with fresh pastries, barista coffee stands and more

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    Networking Café

    Enjoy informal meetings over light refreshments, with networking café's, juice bars and more

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    Hosted Buyer Business Leaders Lunches

    Join peers from across the industry for a sit down, 3-course lunch focused on one of seven key topics, including sustainability, construction at scale and more

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    Business Lounge

    Build new connections with senior professionals from across the data center design, build, procurement and operations ecosystem with complimentary access to the DCD>Business Lounge

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    Private meeting rooms

    For more formal meetings, or in the event you require more privacy, take advantage of our closed door meeting rooms

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    Happy Hour Networking Drinks

    Enjoy informal networking drinks with colleagues and peers in a luxury setting

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    Closing Cocktail Party

    Wind down with live music and free-flowing drinks amongst old and new industry friends on closing night