Summit Agenda 2017


The 5th annual Critical Facilities Summit brings the best of the mission critical community together for three days of unbeatable networking, education and product discovery. Come face to face with today's thought leaders for an in-depth look at the leading trends in design, management and operations of data centers, hospitals, banks, telecoms and other critical facilities. Opinions are welcome, debate is encouraged and your time will be very well spent.

2017 session information coming soon!



The 17 Gaps that Sabotage Your Emergency Plans & How to Fill Them


Monday, October 3


8:00 AM-3:00 PM


12:00 PM-2:30 PM


2:45 PM-4:00 PM



Tuesday, October 4


8:30 AM-9:30 AM







10:00 AM-11:00 AM






2:15 PM-3:15 PM







2:15 PM-4:30 PM


3:30 PM-4:30 PM






Wednesday, October 5


8:30 AM-9:45 AM


10:00 AM-11:00 AM







2:15 PM-3:15 PM







3:15 PM-4:15 PM






Gurus, scholars, experts, firebrands … you'll find them all at this year's Summit. Our presenters aren't shy, and are eager to share not only their opinions, but the valuable insights they've developed through significant industry experience. Bring your questions, because they always bring their A-game.

Complete Speaker Line-up

Areas of Focus

35+ sessions, organized into areas of focus which offer you an unbeatable way to create an agenda that's tailored to your needs and interests.

Critical Trends & Innovations

The design and operational strategies for mission critical facilities have evolved to meet growing and sometimes competing needs for code compliance, capacity, reliability, sustainability and energy efficiency. This track focuses on real world lessons learned from leading mission critical facilities.


Design / Build / Manage

Get up to date on how today's (and tomorrow's) mission critical facilities can accommodate increasing flexibility, scalability and resilience and address the myriad challenges of operating data centers, labs, hospitals and financial facilities for the highest level of round-the-clock reliability and long-term efficiency.

Energy & Power

The dual imperative of energy efficiency and power reliability mandate mission critical operating costs and resources right from the very start are properly assessed and managed round the clock. This track offers a variety of perspectives on tracking and optimizing energy use, as well as developing a foolproof power plan.


Executive Briefing

What topics are shaping the mission critical community? From IOT to staffing to apps to capital efficiency, this track touches upon what's driving the development of critical facilities and offers insights into how these trends will shape the industry — and your career.

In Case of Emergency

Sessions in this track are geared toward ensuring the safety, security and resilience of mission critical facilities. Join discussions focused on emergency preparedness, disaster recovery, business continuity, cybersecurity, staff training, site selection and redundancy strategies, and gain insights into contingency planning for a variety of scenarios.


Project Spotlights

In-depth, incisive profiles of mission critical facility projects and programs that highlight forward-thinking applications in data centers, hospitals, universities and labs. Spotlights often provide a unique, end-user perspective on how key mission critical challenges are met using innovative strategies and technologies.


You qualify to earn CEUs for every session you participate in at CFS – up to 13 hours overall! Approximately 10 days after the conclusion of the Summit you'll receive email with a link to assessment questions for any session you were scanned into. After successfully answering four true/false questions you will receive a transcript indicating the CEUs earned. That transcript can be used to self-report to any licensing body or association needed. Critical Facilities Summit provides attendees CEUs for no additional charge.

Trade Press Media (Critical Facilities Summit) has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102; (703) 506-3275.

Critical Facilities Summit is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for each conference session.

BICSI recognizes Critical Facilties Summit training for up to 9 BICSI Continuing Education Credits for BICSI credential holders.


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Looking for transcripts for last year's Summit?

Link coming soon!

CEUs available

11.5 classroom hours


There are no prerequisites for this program. Anyone is allowed to register and attend.

Satisfactory Requirements for CEU:

(the following requirements are mandatory to receive the IACET CEUs offered)

  • You must be scanned into the session.
  • You must be present for over 90% of the conference session.
  • You must correctly answer at least 70% of the learning outcome assessment questions which will be administered online after the conference concludes.

Statement of Nondiscrimination

Trade Press Media Group is committed to providing an educational opportunity for all persons and admits students of any race, color, gender, sexual preference, age, non-disqualifying handicap, religion or creed, or national or ethnic origin.

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You will receive a transcript for the CEUs earned after you successfully complete the assessment. This transcript can be used to self-report to any organization necessary, it is up to the organization to accept or not. If you need to request transcript after the event please use this form.

For Speakers

Critical Facilities Speaker Details

Congratulations on being selected as a Summit Speaker! Please review the following information:

• Important Dates / Deadlines •

Coming soon!



If you have any questions or would like additional information on becoming a speaker please contact:

Wendy Dietzler
Wendy Dietzler
414-228-7701 Ext. 455