The experts weigh in: Why you should speak at Data Center World

Okay, I’ll admit. I’m a little biased. As the Director of Content, it’s my job (and luckily also my passion) to curate educational sessions, plan the agenda, and recruit speakers for Data Center World. But, you don’t have to listen to me. Take it from the experts. Here’s what some of last year’s speakers had to say about presenting at Data Center World.

“Always a good audience.”

“Go for it, as a subject matter expert, even if it’s a bit out of your comfort zone, it will be well worth the experience.”

“Great exposure to many different players in the industry.”

“Most direct opportunities from the show are earned by speaking.”

“Networking is better as people will approach you after speaking to talk about your topic.”

“The crowd was very supportive and attentive.”

“The level of engagement from the audience was great! Super positive energy.”

“[My favorite part was the] visibility and ability to connect with others on a different level. Supports my career.”

And my absolute favorite testimonial (but, again, I am slightly biased)….

“No drama with the organizers, easy to work with. “

So, what are you waiting for? Submit your idea today. 


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Michele Reister

Michele Reister has a passion for developing educational and fun event programs that leave a lasting impression. After spending nearly two decades in IT marketing, content, and events, Michele knows what truly creates a remarkable, memorable, and shareable brand experience. As a Director of Content, she partners with marketing, operations, sales, and event management to bring brand experiences to life. Working for tech companies such as HP, Nokia, SAS, and Red Hat, she has experience creating compelling agendas and recruiting speakers and attendees to events of all sizes and types. Currently, Michele is the Director of Content for Informa where she curates event content and coaches speakers for 4-6 Data Center World and AFCOM events per year, as well as produces additional event-related content such as blogs, videos, infographics, webinars, social content, and more. Michele has a BA in Management and Information Technology from Daniel Webster College, and an MBA from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She is also a Certified Trade Show Marketer (CTSM).