Data Center World is the premier educational conference and expo for Information Technology, Data Center Facilities, and IT Operations Management professionals. Data Center World events offer:

  • The most extensive end-user educational program anywhere in the industry
  • Incomparable networking opportunities
  • Data Center World Global features the largest exhibit hall in the industry with all of the latest technology and equipment from the industry’s best hardware and service providers

Join us at one of these upcoming events:

Data Center World Global 2019
March 19-22, 2019
Phoenix, AZ

Learn from experts, shake hands with your data center colleagues, and meet leading solutions providers.

Whether you’re a c-level executive, data center facilities director, or data center IT operations professional, you are being challenged – possibly more than ever before – by any number of disruptive technologies. Join more than 1,600 Data Center, Facilities and IT Infrastructure Professionals to find real solutions for today's key challenges.


What is a Leaders Lab?

An AFCOM Leaders Lab is a think tank comprised of data center professionals across the United States who explore solutions and develop responses to the most critical issues facing data centers today.

  • Big Data/Machine Learning
  • Disaster Operations/Recovery
  • Energy Crisis/Efficiency
  • Hybrid Architecture
  • Internet of Things
  • Security

Exclusive gatherings of thought leaders driving innovation, education and advancement of data center technologies.

The AFCOM Leaders Lab groups will meet in six cities across the U.S. to tackle some of the industry’s most pressing challenges. And, their work will be shared with their peers during a keynote session at Data Center World Global in March, 2019.


Seattle, WA

  • Live Meeting: Sep 25, 2018 


Beyond Green: What the Next-Generation Sustainable Data Center Will Look Like

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Phoenix, AZ

Live Meeting: Sep 27, 2018


Bridging the Data Center - Aligning IT, Facilities and Business to Meet New Capacity Demand

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Dallas, TX

  • Live Meeting: Oct 17, 2018


Take Back Your Nights and Weekends! Leverage New Data Center Management Tools for Operational Efficiency

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New York, NY

  • Live Meeting: Oct 30, 2018


Eliminate Data Center Downtime with Predictive Maintenance

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Phoenix, AZ

  • March, 2019


Exclusive Global Gathering

All groups will be invited to a special networking event at Data Center World. Results of all Leaders Labs will be shared from in main stage during a special general session at Data Center World Global.

More than 1,000 Data Center, Facilities and IT Infrastructure Professionals will gather in Phoenix, AZ from March 19-22 for Data Center World Global 2019. Unique to the industry, Data Center World conference draws upon the knowledge and experience of the more than 3,500 AFCOM members, the association for advancing data center and IT infrastructure professionals, to create an end-user driven agenda that focuses on real solutions for today's key challenges.