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In just 4 years, SWC has grown from the new kid on the block to one of the biggest events in the industry

Storage World Conference held its 1st Annual Conference on December 11, 2001 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, CA, establishing itself as the first West Coast Storage Conference and Tradeshow. With 869 registered attendees the conference set record attendance numbers for a first time show. 


In year two, the Conference moved to the San Jose Convention Center on August 20-22, 2002. SWC successfully cemented itself as the fastest growing Conference and Trade show in the Industry by expanding to two days and doubling it's registered attendees.


The following year, SWC moved to Southern California and the Disneyland Hotel on May 5-7, 2003. For the first time all qualified end-users attended SWC free-of-charge. Registered attendee numbers continued to grow at substantial rates as the conference and tradeshow expanded further by adding to it's agenda, the Storage World Certification Program, the Storage World Awards Program and the launch of the Hands-on Storage Clinic. 2003 set the stage for the establishing SWC as the Premier Educational Storage Conference and Tradeshow in the Industry.


Further expansion in 2004 led to a move to The Long Beach Convention Center on June 28-July 1, 2004. Attendance numbers increased as the Association of Storage Networking Professionals (ASNP) held its 1st Annual Summit in conjunction with SWC. All ASNP members were invited to attend the Conference free of charge. The ASNP also took part in the conference offering for the first time, The ASNP End-User Perspective Educational Series. The SWC Educational Program (SWEP) launched in 2003 with a full day of 24 tutorials and the launch of the Hands-on Training Lab.


SWC 2005 marks the conference's 5th Anniversary. Once again the conference will be held at the Long Beach Convention Center, on June 7-9, 2005. SWC plans to continue its steady growth in attendance while furthering its reputation as the Premier Educational Conference in the Industry. We will continue with an expanded Storage World Educational Program (SWEP), the ASNP End-User Perspective Series as well as Keynotes and Panels featuring Industry Leaders.  The tradeshow will boast a full 8 hours of prime exhibit time, more than any other show in the Industry.