90 Days
Lansdowne Resort & Spa

The Ultimate Partner Discovery Experience for Buyers & Specifiers

We’ve created a radically different, experiential event, designed around identifying new technology partners that meet your evolving requirements.

DCD>Connect | Virginia brings together 500 executives from North America’s data center design and construction supply chain, for 24 hours of 1-2-1 meetings, RFP workshops and interactive demos to accelerate your tech decisions and make informed decisions faster.

No trade-show floors. No conference halls. Network with the industry's tech innovators in experiential 5-star settings to reinforce your existing relationships and build new ones.

Tickets for DCD>Connect | Virginia

If you are a buyer or specifier of data center technology working on, or planning, new projects anywhere in North America, you can apply for a Buyer Pass to this event.

This includes all types of data center operator (enterprise, cloud and colocation) as well as AECs involved in the design and construction eco-system.

VIP buyer passes include:

  • Your ticket to the event, including all of the content, main stage presentations, talks, debates, workshops and more
  • 4x mandatory pre-arranged tech discovery meetings tailored to your buying requirements (20 mins)
  • 1x closed door, hosted buyer networking lunch
  • Full access to all of the onsite networking activations
  • Hosted food and beverages throughout, including open bars, networking cafes and more

*Please note, that due to capacity limits, we are unable to accept more than 10 registrations per AEC/Advisory company. There is no capacity limit on groups from enterprise or colocation, however those with a sales, marketing or business development role must book a paid pass in order to attend.

Apply for a Pass

If you are a buyer or specifier of data center technology working on, or planning, new projects anywhere in North America, but you cannot accept event gratuities from prospective partners, you can attend this event as a Private Buyer.

Private buyer passes are available to all types of data center operator (enterprise, cloud and colocation) as well as AECs involved in the design and construction eco-system.

Private Buyer Passes Include:

  • Your ticket to the event, including all of the content, main stage presentations, talks, debates, workshops and more
  • Full access to all of the onsite networking activations
  • Hosted food and beverages throughout, including open bars, networking cafes and more
Apply for a Pass

Business Development passes are available to any individual with a sales, marketing or business development function within AEC/Advisory, colocation or cloud organisations. However, at this time, Technology Vendors can only attend the DCD>Connect series in a partnership capacity.

Apply for a Pass

Why be a hosted buyer?

What's on at DCD>Connect | Virginia

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    Industry-leading content

    Including Major Panels, Case study presentations, debates and DCD>Talks

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    Best-in-class partner & technology discovery

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

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    Unparalleled networking opportunities

    Including Networking Café's, Business Lounges, Hosted lunches and even a golf tournament

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    Closing Drinks Reception

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

See what's on
  • The pressure we're under to build faster and bigger means my team is always on the lookout for new technology and partners to get us there. For the last year we’ve had to rely heavily on pre-lockdown relationships. We’re coming to diversify our partner ecosystem & strengthen existing relationships, because truthfully, only so much can be done on Zoom.

    Mark Flanagan, Group Managing Director, Kirby Group Engineering
  • We're constantly churning through white papers. Listening to webinars. Looking for case studies on how new technologies are being applied in data centers. But we need to meet vendors face-to-face because we've always got more questions. And it’s not just about understanding the nuances of the tech. It’s about building the trust too.

    David Hall, Senior Director Technology Innovation, Equinix

Watch the main stage presentations from DCD>Connect | London

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