Attending Critical Facilities Summit

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Why Attend

How much downtime can your facility risk? Or is downtime just not an option? Critical Facilities Summit is dedicated to designing, operating and staffing mission critical buildings for uptime, efficiency and reliability. Discover leading trends in the design, construction, engineering and management of data centers, healthcare, universities & colleges, labs, financials, utilities and all always-on buildings.

Who Should Attend

We’re on a mission! The 6th annual Critical Facilities Summit showcases all elements of mission critical for 2½ days of education, networking, and product discovery. The Summit is designed for senior-level professionals responsible for the design, construction, management and operations of all mission critical facilities.

The CFS attendee profiles represent all categories of mission critical


  • Data Centers
  • Labs
  • Healthcare
  • Financials
  • Telecoms
  • Colleges/Universities
  • Utilities
  • Government
  • Manufacturing/Industrial
  • Architects/Contractors
CFS attracts top decision-makers

Job Titles in Attendance at Prior Critical Facilities Summit

  • 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


Critical Facilities Summit starts on a Sunday! Plan accordingly.

Sunday, Oct. 14
11:00 AM
  • Benchmarking Workshop
3:00 PM
  • Opening Session
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Expo Hall Grand Opening & Reception
Monday, Oct. 15
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
  • Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Conferences
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Expo
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Networking Lunch in Expo
2:15 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Conferences and Tours
Tuesday, Oct. 16
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
  • Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Conferences
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Expo
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Networking Lunch in Expo
2:15 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Conferences


Critical Facilities Summit 2018 takes place in Nashville, Tenn. at the Music City Center.

Pricing & Registration Options

Connect with suppliers, find new technology, grow your professional career, uncover new solutions by attending CFS. The CFS registration process is simple and fast. Find the option that best suits your background and needs:

End User Registration

Available to mission critical facility professionals, owners, engineers, architects and consultants. Federal government employees who register using a .gov or .mil email receive a discounted registration of $299.

Option 1
Full Summit: $599 ($299 for Federal Government employees who register with a .gov or .mil email)
Includes access to all conference sessions, tours, networking party and breaks, expo hall and show floor features.
Option 2
Expo Only: Free (through October 1, 2018, $99 after October 1, 2018)
Includes access to the Sunday Opening Session, Opening Night Networking Reception, CFS Expo and all show floor features.
Register as an End User
Vendor/Non-Buyer Registration

Available to equipment and technology manufacturers/vendors/suppliers, and business development/sales professionals.

Full Summit $4,495
Includes access to all conference sessions, tours, networking party and breaks, expo hall and show floor features.
Register as a Vendor/Non-Buyer


Each day of the Critical Facilities Summit includes a number of events for you to connect, learn, indulge and perhaps even profit.

Sunday, Oct. 14
Monday, Oct. 15
Tuesday, Oct. 16

Critical Facilities Benchmarking Workshop

Take advantage of an unbeatable opportunity to view the survey results from the inaugural Critical Facilities Benchmarking Group, identify areas of improvement, and use the data provided to identify cost saving and staffing strategies in your facility. Learn more, including pricing and registration options, here.

Learning Labs

New in 2018, Learning Labs take place in the CFS Expo Monday and Tuesday and feature 20-minute presentations on key critical facilities issue. Take your seat in the Learning Lab theater and get up to speed on what you need to know now.


CFS is excited to offer tours 365 DataCenter's Nashville facililty, which in addition to being HIPAA, PCI DSS, SSAE 16, SOC 2 and ISAE 3402 compliant maintained uptime throughout the May 2010 Tennessee Floods that recorded two-day rain totals of more than 19 inches. Led by the data center's facility manager for the last 15 years, the tour will conclude with a Q&A session. Tours take place at 2:15 and 3:30 on Monday, October 15. Learn more here.

Convince Your Boss

As you know, sometimes getting the requested funding to attend an educational conference takes a while. Often your boss may need a little convincing. To help you with this process, feel free to use the Critical Facilities Summit Proposal Letter. Call us at 414-228-7701, ext. 328 if we can help you secure approval.


You can register for Critical Facilities Summit on our online registration page.

This pass gives you full access to all educational sessions, tours, networking party, workshops, expo hall and show floor features. The $599 price is for qualified buyers/end users. The Conference Pass for Non-buyers is $1,299.

The Expo Hall Ticket is free through October 1, 2018. It costs $99 after that date. The ticket includes access to the expo hall all three days (October 16-18, 2018) and all show floor features. The $99 price is for qualified buyers/end users. Non-buyers Expo Ticket is $999.

Of course! You can login to your registration at any time. Click or tap here and enter your email and password.

Yes. After you register online, you will receive an automated email confirming your registration.

Our Travel Page has all of the details! We have room blocks with reduced rates at the Hilton Garden Inn and Hilton Nashville Downtown in Nashville, all within walking distance of the Music City Center.

Comfortable but still business casual is our recommendation. Bring a sweater or sport coat, as session rooms can get chilly.

We'll email you show updates starting about two months before the event. Feel free to contact us at any time with any questions or concerns you have: 414-228-7701, ext. 328. Connect with us on our social platforms to stay in the know as well!

Press Registration

Qualified members of the press are encouraged to attend Critical Facilities Summit.

Interested media who wish to attend CFS may register for press credentials. Registered press receive a complimentary full event pass, which includes free admission to the expo hall, all educational sessions, opening general session, networking party, and workshops.

Contact Bernice Alcantar for your press registration. If you have covered previous CFS events, please include links of your coverage with your registration request.

You will be notified shortly after registering whether your press credentials are approved. Non-editorial media representatives should register online through the standard registration process.


General Inquries

Please call 414-228-7701, ext. 328

Registration and Housing

Bernice Alcantar

Exhibit Sales & Sponsorship

Laurie Vega
414-228-7701 Ext. 482


Jodi Denton
414-228-7701 Ext. 449


Lucy Kaufmann
414-228-7701 Ext. 477


Debbie Hanamann
414-228-7701 Ext. 305


Sponsors & Partners




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Sunday to TuesdayOct. 14-16, 2018 - NashvilleRegister Now
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