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Hello Data Center World Speakers! We're Here to Guide You!

This page has information on speaker logistics, networking opportunities and general speaker information.

We are delighted to welcome you to Data Center World 2020! This page includes all the information you should need to prepare for the event. If you have any questions, contact Lauriel Wright, Operations Coordinator P: +1 480-281-6059 E: lauriel.wright@informa.com. Please ensure you read each section carefully and meet the required deadlines. We look forward to working with you in making this a successful event!

Speaker Information

REQUIRED INFORMATION

Please check that your biography and photo are uploaded correctly on the "Our Speakers Page".

If  your profile is missing from the "Our Speakers" page or needs to be updated, please send the information below to lauriel.wright@informa.com ASAP:

  • Short biography (around 100-words and not a CV) - for inclusion on the website and so that the Chair can introduce you correctly 
  • Headshot color photo: digital format saved as a JPEG, PNG or GIF file
  • Twitter Handle (So we can promote your presence)
  • LinkedIn (So we can promote your presence)
SPEAKER INFORMATION
  • As a Speaker,  please arrive at least 20 minutes in advance of your session.
  • Please check your session(s) on the latest agenda here.  If you have any questions regarding the agenda please contact lauriel.wright@informa.com
  • The room will be equipped with a laptop, data projector, screen, slide advancer and microphone (LAV). Please email lauriel.wright@informa.com if you require any other equipment.
  • If presenting a video, we highly recommend it be embedded in the presentation, as well as saved as a separate file. Please check with the onsite technician to ensure that the video plays correctly prior to your session.
PRESENTATION GUIDANCE
  • Presentations should be submitted to lauriel.wright@informa.com in English
  • 16:9 widescreen format
  • Presentations in PowerPoint format are preferred with a minimum font size of 24 so that text is easily legible
  • If you would prefer your presentation not to be made available to delegates on the conference website/event app, please send an email to lauriel.wright@informa.com
  • Please bring an updated version of your presentation on a USB drive to the event, just in case!
  • If you wish to present from your personal computer, this must be arranged with Lauriel Wright (lauriel.wright@informa.com) prior to the event.
  • Presentations should not be used as ‘product pitches’ or opportunities to sell a solution and/or service.
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PANELIST/CHAIR & MODERATOR INFORMATION

As a Panelist

  • Presentations are not needed. A holding slide will be provided for your session. 
  • The producer managing your track will provide all introductions to fellow panelists including the chair or moderator. Please look out for these around 4 weeks prior to the conference.
  • Timings, session details, instructions and guidance for these discussions will be shared via email. If you have any questions prior, please feel free to contact your producer directly.

As a Chair or Moderator 

  • Chair packets will be sent to you via email prior to the event. 
  • Included in this packet will be:
    • Venue Health and Safety information
    • Biographies of the moderator in your specific conference streams (the moderator will be responsible for introducing panel members
VENUE & ACCOMMODATION

VENUE

Henry B. González Convention Center

900 E. Market Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205

Parking: 

Grand Hyatt Parking Garage
600 E. Market
San Antonio, Texas 78205

Convention Center Garage
850 E. Commerce
San Antonio, Texas 78205

Airport:
San Antonio International Airport
9800 Airport Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78216 

- Just 15 minutes from the convention center!


TRAVEL DISCOUNTS WE'VE SECURED

Flights:

Delta: NMTPN

United: ZHP9371513

Car Rentals:

Hertz: 2YR0026

Enterprise: L540097

Hotel Accommodations

Hilton Palacio del Rio San Antonio Riverwalk
Reserve your room at the special rate of $239 by calling 1-800-445-8667 and referencing Data Center World 2020 and group code INF. To reserve your room online, click here.

San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter and Marriott Riverwalk
Reserve your room at the special rate of $239 by calling 1-800-648-4462 and referencing Data Center World 2020 and group code INF. To reserve your room online, click here.

SPEAKER FAQ

When and where do I pick up my badge:

  • You have been registered for the show and can pick up your badge at the Registration Counter.
    • Registration Opening Times:
    • March 16: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    • March 17: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    • March 18: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    • March 19: 7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

How early should I arrival for my session:

  • Please arrive to your assigned session(s) at least 20-30 minutes before your session start time. This will allow time for the AV tech to get you mic’d up. Keep in mind there may be another session still going on.

Will presentation be available after the show:

  • Yes. Depending on the badge type, attendees will get access to the presentation in a PDF form. If you would not like you presentation to be shared please let Lauriel Wright know.

Who will be my onsite contact:

  • Depending on what is needed you can contact for any speaker management needs. 
  • Lauriel Wright, lauriel.wright@informa.com (cell phone will be provided closer to the event)

As a speaker, your contacts can benefit from your special discount code!

Pass on your special discount code to your network and help them benefit from $200 off their pass.

The discount code can be inserted upon booking by clicking on the "Have a VIP Code" button in your basket.