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Data Center World 2022 Call for Proposals Open August 31 - September 24, 2021

 If you are interested in submitting a proposal to speak at Data Center World 2022, there are three critically important criteria this year that will be strictly enforced:

  1. We will ONLY accept vendor-neutral proposals; no sales pitches, even thinly veiled, will make it to the evaluation process
  2. End user presentations, or presentations that include a customer case study (ideally with the customer included as a speaker), will be given top priority during the evaluation process
  3. We are looking to make DCW 2022 a more diverse and inclusive program, including the conference sessions

There will be five conference tracks at Data Center World 2022, and session proposals will be aligned with one of these tracks.

  • Design, Build, Operate, Control
  • Data Center Essentials
  • Emerging Data Center Technologies
  • Colocation, Hosting and Cloud Innovation
  • Sustainability & Mission Critical Facilities Management

Click here for details on each track

The ideal Data Center World speaker:

  • Can engage an audience with purely educational, insightful, and focused content.
  • Knows that the strongest sessions are driven by real-life stories and insights. Case studies, examples of successes and failures, and provocative topics that promote dialogue are the most well-attended and highest-rated sessions.
  • Understands that session learning objectives must reflect actions and abilities attendees can implement in their work.
  • Is comfortable speaking in front of large groups ranging from 30 to 1,000 people.
  • Is willing to partner with Data Center World to deliver the best possible experience for the audience.
  • Plans to attend the whole event and engage with attendees.
  • Is open to helping spread the word about the event.
  • Believes that a diverse speaker lineup delivers the most value to attendees.

Speaker Benefits

  • Recognition as a leader in the industry
  • Marketing and branding
  • Speaker training
  • Free conference registration
  • Hotel discounts
  • Exceptional networking opportunities

How speakers are chosen:
A carefully selected Content Advisory Team, made up of industry expert volunteers, evaluates the proposals on the following criteria:

  • Subject matter relevance and timeliness
  • Clearly stated learning objectives
  • Urgency and differentiation of topic (we get many similar submissions)
  • Practical application of material and context of issues (inclusion of case studies, examples, stories)
  • Educational, vendor-neutral, no sales-pitch content
  • Potential for audience participation
  • Speaker presentation skills and experience
  • Speaker industry knowledge, experience, leadership, and recognition

Please be advised that we receive a large number of applications, and we cannot accommodate all requests. For the same reason, while we appreciate the work that goes into every submission, if a submission is not chosen, we simply don't have the resources to provide the explanation since there are so many factors that go into the decisions.

Tips for session proposals

  • Title - Make it attention grabbing, eye-catching, and provocative
  • Abstract - Be descriptive but concise and include key takeaways and learning objectives. Let the audience know “what’s in it for them.” Make your case for why your topic is different, urgent, and important to the industry (we get a lot of similar submissions). Abstracts should be no more than 100 words in length (around 4-5 sentences).

The Fine Print

  • All content must be vendor-neutral. For vendors and solution providers looking for a speaking platform for promotional purposes, we offer paid opportunities in a track titled Product Information Tech Talks. If interested, please contact our sales manager, Michael Leahy, for more information.
  • Please be advised that we receive a large number of applications, and we cannot accommodate all requests. For the same reason, while we appreciate the work that goes into every submission, if a submission is not chosen, we don't have the resources to provide the explanation.


Educational Programming Fit for Everyone

Data Center World delivers expert strategy and insight on the technologies and concepts you need to know to plan, manage, and optimize your data center. Data Center World educational conference programming is focused on the rapidly advancing data center technologies like edge computing, co-location, hyperscale, and predictive analytics – all within a rapidly changing global business climate, giving our attendees a leg up on their competitors to become the new trailblazers of the data center. 

Whether you are an industry veteran or new to the market, the content and networking opportunities at Data Center World will give you skills and insight that put you on the leading edge. Our sessions provide real-world examples and strategies that address the major challenges affecting the data center industry, from basics to expert level education.