Education for the mission critical community


 

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.

 

 

Who Should Attend

The 5th annual Critical Facilities Summit brings the best of the mission critical community together for 2-1/2 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 the design, management and operations of data centers, medical facilities, banks, telecoms and other critical facilities.

 
Organizations
  • Data Centers
  • Labs
  • Hospitals
  • Financials
  • Telecoms
  • Colleges/Universities
  • Utilities

Typical Job Titles
  • VP Data Center Operations
  • Facility Manager
  • Director of Data Center Facilities
  • Enterprise Facilities Manager
  • Critical Environments Manager
  • Director of Engineering
  • IT Manager
  • Property/Asset Manager
  • Facilities Engineer
  • Data Center Manager
  • Design Engineer
  • Architect
  • Construction Contractor
  • Consultant
  • Energy Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Security Manager
 

 

Schedule-at-a-Glance


Monday, October 23

2:45 — 4:00 PM

Workshops + Welcome Session


4:00 — 6:00 PM

Expo Hall Open – Opening Night Networking Party in Hall


Tuesday, October 24

7:30 — 8:30 AM

Continental breakfast*


8:30 — 11:00 AM

Conference Sessions


11:00 AM — 2:00 PM

Expo Hall Open


11:00 AM

Networking Lunch in Expo Hall


2:15 — 4:30 PM

Conference Sessions


Wednesday, October 25

7:30 — 8:30 AM

Continental breakfast*


8:30 — 11:00 AM

Conference Sessions


11:00 AM — 2:00 PM

Expo Hall Open


11:00 AM

Networking Lunch in Expo Hall


2:15 — 4:30 PM

Conference Sessions




Schedule subject to change

*Breakfast is open only to attendees, exhibitors and speakers with a full conference badge.


Location

Critical Facilities Summit 2017 takes place at the Minneapolis Convention Center, located in the vibrant downtown and near some of the city's top restaurants and attractions.


Convention Center  Hyatt


Registration Options


Conference Pass
$599

Includes full access to all educational sessions, tours, networking party, workshops, expo hall and show floor features. Note: Price for qualified buyers/end users. Non-buyers Conference Pass is $1,299

 
Expo-Only Ticket
$0

Free for qualified buyers/end users through September 15, 2017. $100 after September 15. Non-buyers Expo Only Ticket is $999. Expo-only pass includes access to the expo hall and all show floor features.




Events

Information coming soon!


DCEP Training



 

NEW at CFS! Data Center Energy Practitioner (DCEP) training and certification exam. DCEP Training Class is scheduled for Monday, October 23. Upon successful completion, candidates may officially register and become certified as a Data Center Energy Practitioner.

Program Description

Data centers are energy-intensive and opportunities exist to reduce energy use, but significant knowledge, training, and skills are required to perform accurate data center energy assessments. In order to accelerate energy savings, the data center industry and DOE partnered to develop the Data Center Energy Practitioner (DCEP) Program. The DCEP training program certifies energy practitioners qualified to evaluate the energy status and efficiency opportunities in data centers.



DCEP Candidates will:

  • Receive training on conducting data center assessments
  • Learn the use of the Data Center Profiler (DC Pro) and select Assessment Tools
  • Become qualified to identify and evaluate energy efficiency opportunities in data centers
  • Identify energy opportunities in electrical systems, air management, HVAC, and IT equipment
  • Meet academic/work experience requirements (pre-qualifications)
  • Be required to pass a written exam to become certified DCEP Generalist (given at the conference)

Learn More

Exclusive Offer! Take advantage/sign up for the DCEP Generalist training at the Critical Facilities Summit and receive specially priced conference admission and free entry to the Expo Hall.

Register Now
 

 

Convince Your Boss

As you know, sometimes getting the requested funding to attend an educational conference 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
 

FAQs



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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