Education for the mission critical community

This is not your IT manager's conference


 

The only national event dedicated to designing, operating and staffing mission critical buildings for optimal efficiency and reliability. Discover leading trends and best practices in the design, construction, engineering and management of data centers, hospitals, universities, labs, pharmaceuticals, financials, telecoms and all mission critical facilities.

 

Schedule-at-a-Glance


Monday, October 3

8:00 AM — 3:00 PM

Tour


12 Noon — 2:30 PM

Workshop


2:45 — 4:00 PM

Opening Session


4:00 — 6:00 PM

Expo Hall Grand Opening / Networking Party


Tuesday, October 4

7:30 — 8:30 AM

Continental breakfast


8:30 — 11:00 AM

Conference Sessions


11:00 AM — 2:00 PM

Expo Hall Open


11:30 AM

Networking Lunch in Expo Hall


2:15 — 4:30 PM

Conference Sessions/Tour


Wednesday, October 5

7:30 — 8:30 AM

Continental breakfast


8:30 — 9:45 AM

General Session


10:00 — 11:00 AM

Conference Sessions


11:00 AM — 2:00 PM

Expo Hall Open


11:30 AM

Networking Lunch in Expo Hall


2:15 — 4:15 PM

Conference Sessions


Location

Critical Facilities Summit 2016 takes place at the Charlotte Convention Center, located in the vibrant downtown and near some of the city's top restaurants and attractions.


Convention Center  Hilton  Omni 


Pricing & Registration

The earlier you register, the more you save!


Super Early Bird
Expired June 30
$399
Standard
Expires October 5
$649

Includes

More than 35 mission critical educational sessions A welcome reception Keynotes Networking events Continental breakfasts & coffee Lunches Earn more than 10 hours of CEUs Daily entry to the expo hall
Early Bird
Expired August 1
$499



 
Expo Hall Pass
Expires October 5
$249

Includes

Opening night networking party Lunches Access to the expo hall all 3 days
 



 

Team Pricing

Bringing more than 5 people to CFS 2016? Call or email Laura Koski to arrange a special group discount.

lkoski@rocexhibitions.com
630-271-8226

 


 
Summit Supplier Pass
$999

Sales or business development personnel from non-exhibiting companies must select this option for access to the conference, meals and networking functions and expo hall access.

 

Events


Monday

8:00 AM — 3:00 PM

TOUR:

ASCO Transfer Switch Manufacturing Facility


2:45 — 4:00 PM

OPENING SESSION:

War Stories, Whoppers and What's Next for Critical Facilities

There's nothing like a good in-the-trenches account of disaster averted (or met head on) among colleagues, and in the mission critical facility there are many tales of outages, floods and failures that would make even the most battle-tested executive sweat. At their worst, these war stories elicit audible groans; at their best, they offer the most teachable of moments. CFS 2016 kicks off with the thrill of calamity– without the agony of defeat. Our panel of mission-critical experts discusses a variety of actual disasters, with a few mythical scenarios mixed in, and offers you tips on managing threats going forward.


4:00 — 6:00 PM

Opening Night Networking Party in the CFS Expo, sponsored by Generac Power Systems


Tuesday

7:30 — 8:30 AM

Continental breakfast


11:30 AM

Lunch served in the CFS Expo Hall


1:45 PM

Grand Prize Drawing in CFS Expo Hall, sponsored by Server Technology


2:15 — 4:30 PM

TOUR:

T5 King's Mountain Data Center


Wednesday

7:30 — 8:30 AM

Continental breakfast


8:30 — 9:45 AM

GENERAL SESSION:

The New DC Planning Environment, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love my IT Department

Have you hugged your CIO lately? If not, get ready to feel the love. The cloud, IOT, and an onslaught of apps is causing a massive shift in how IT teams approach data center expansion and design—and they're going to need help from the facilities group to do it. With DC strategy requiring that planning for both facility and network architecture now occur at the same time, FM and IT communities will have to work together like never before, collaborating early and often to ensure that a completely networked, fully operational data center is delivered on-time. Led by Compass CEO and industry guru Chris Crosby, this session will deliver a frank discussion of the new data center planning environment, what the IT community needs from FMs, and what the facilities unit needs to know about how to work in this new integrated community.


1:45 PM

Grand Prize Drawing in CFS Expo Hall, sponsored by Server Technology


 

Convince Your Boss

As you know, sometimes getting the requested funding to attend an educational takes a while. Often times your boss may need a little convincing. To help you with this process, feel free to use the Critical Facilities Summit Proposal Letter.

Download Proposal Letter
 

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Press Registration

We invite qualified members of the press to attend Critical Facilities Summit and write articles about this event.

Qualified members of the press who wish to attend CFS on behalf of their publication may register for press credentials. Registered press will receive a complimentary full event pass, which includes free admission to the expo hall, to all educational sessions, opening general session, networking party, and workshops.

All press registrations will be reviewed. You will be notified shortly after registering whether your press credentials are approved. Please contact Bernice Alcantar for your press registration.

balcantar@rocexhibitions.com
630-271-8230

Non-editorial media representatives should register online through the standard registration process.

 

Contact Us



Registration and Housing



Education



Exhibit Sales & Sponsorship

 
ACCOUNTS A-B + NUMERIC COMPANY NAMES
Laurie Vega

laurie.vega@tradepress.com
414-228-7701 Ext. 482

ACCOUNTS C + E-K
Jodi Denton

jodi.denton@tradepress.com
414-228-7701 Ext. 449

COMPANIES D + L-P
Lucy Kaufmann

lucy.kaufmann@tradepress.com
414-228-7701 Ext 477

COMPANIES Q-Z
Debbie Hanamann

debbie.hanamann@tradepress.com
414-228-7701 Ext 305



Director of Live Events