About 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 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 well-known companies such as HP, Nokia, SAS, and Red Hat, she has experience creating compelling agendas and recruiting attendees to events of all sizes. Currently, Michele is the Director of Content for Penton Media where she curates event content and coaches speakers for 4-6 Data Center World events per year, as well as produces promotional event material 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).

Podcast: What you need to know about AFCOM Leaders Labs

In the latest episode of the popular podcast, Data Discourse, John Heiderscheidt, a member of the Chicago AFCOM chapter board, chats with Michele Reister (Director of Content for Data Center World and AFCOM events) about AFCOM’s latest thought leadership program – AFCOM Leaders Labs. Listen to learn: What AFCOM Leaders Labs are and why they are different … Continued

Are you a force in the data center?

Put your data center knowledge to the test with this fun quiz! You’ll also be entered in a drawing to win a free pass to Data Center World Global 2018, March 12-15 in San Antonio, TX.

Who doesn’t like to talk shop?

I recently read a Life Hacker article about the five people you should regularly talk shop with: Find the right mentor for decisions that affect you. Connect with a super expert for a long-term vision. Identify a peer for exchange and support. Never deny advice to bright-eyed juniors who ask for it. Talk shop with … Continued

Where should Data Center World go next?

The call for proposals and registration are in full swing for Data Center World Global 2018. Believe it or not, we’re already planning the 2019 conference. Where would you be most likely to attend Data Center World Global 2019? Please take our poll and help us determine the next location.   Of course, we can’t guarantee … Continued

Meet the 2018 Data Center World Content Advisory Team

Less than one month remains to submit your session proposal for Data Center World Global 2018! Meet the team of experts, working together to curate the best educational agenda for the data center industry. This year’s Content Advisory Team is made up of board members from local Texas AFCOM chapters, members of the prestigious Data … Continued

Choose your own adventure: Data Center World workshops

As our Data Center World Global Content Advisory Team is working hard to build the best agenda yet, we’re leaving some of the most important choices up to you! This year we’re crowdsourcing more than ever. We need your help to select the workshops at Data Center World Global. The three* with the most votes will … Continued

How to select the right data center model

  Recently, AFCOM hosted a live webinar delivered by Laura Cunningham, a crowd favorite from Data Center World and Consultant from HPE Technology. The recording is now available on-demand and a transcript of the Q&A is provided below. FREE WEBINAR: NOW ON DEMAND Finding the Sweet Spot for your Data Center Strategy View now Duration: 1 hour Demand on … Continued

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 … Continued

Free webinar: Finding the Sweet Spot for your Data Center Strategy

Laura Cunningham, a Data Center Consultant at HPE, tied for the title of number one top rated speaker at Data Center World Global earlier this year. As an event attendee or AFCOM member, you get access to exclusive content such as recordings of Data Center World educational sessions or monthly live AFCOM webinars. But, for this one-time … Continued