Storage World Conference 2005

Special Programs

In order to enrich your attendance at SWC 2005, the following special programs are being offered. 

Passport Program

SWC's Passport to Storage is designed to help you make the most of your visit to the exhibit floor.

You can pick up your passport at the registration desk when you pick up your badge. Then, every time you visit a booth listed in the passport and receive a demo or presentation, ask to have your passport validated. After receiving the required number of validations, you will be eligible for a grand prize drawing to be held on the show floor at the end of the exhibit portion of the conference. The passport can be turned in at one of several convenient locations in the center for validation.

Remember to get your passport validated to be eligible for the drawing!

Certificate of Completion

SWC offers one of the most widely recognized independent and complete continuing education programs for the Storage Networking Industry. Taught by recognized storage industry experts, this program is designed for all levels, ranging from the novice to the more sophisticated user. Upon completion of the required tutorials, SWC offers you the opportunity to receive a Certificate of Completion based on your selected area of study!

To participate, you must complete one (1) Hands-on Training Lab session and all tutorials required by your chosen area of study. 

Select from the following Certificates:
Storage Networking Fundamentals
Fibre Channel SAN Technology
IP Storage Technology
Business Continuance Techniques
SAN Management Integration Techniques
Upon completion of the tutorials, turn in your completed session form at one of 3 convenient locations. Your validated certificate of completion form will be mailed to you after the conference. Session Form Validations will be made at these locations:
Main lobby registration area
Front entrance of Exhibit Hall B during exhibit hours
Grand Ballroom Foyer - during the conference speaker program

click here for a Sample Certificate

SWC Awards Program

SWC's comprehensive awards program recognizes excellence in both the storage networking product AND the end-user categories. This year the conference will promote its 3rd annual Most Valuable Product (MVP) Awards, co-sponsored by InfoStor and the Association of Storage Networking Professionals (ASNP), a 1800+ member end user organization. Also returning this year are the ACE Awards, sponsored by Data Storage Connection (formerly, IT Storage Online).  Winners will be announced at the SWC Awards Banquet on Tuesday, June 7, 2005 at 8:00pm in the Grand Ballroom of the Long Beach Convention Center.  All attendees are invited to attend.

ACE Award Nomination submissions begin February 14, 2005

MVP Award Nomination submissions begin March 1, 2005

Please check back for more information

2005 ACE Awards Nomination Form

2004 MVP Award Winners and Finalists