Storage World Conference 2005

Special Programs

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


Face-to-Face Program

Storage World Conference (SWC) 2005 is pleased to announce a new program called Face to Face with Storage Networking Heavyweights. The program provides attendees of Storage World Conference the opportunity to meet face to face with leading Storage Networking Analysts, Editors, and Authors.


The Face to Face program will be held in the Long Beach Convention Center, Exhibit Hall B, during 8 full hours of Exhibit time. Leading Analysts, Editors and Authors will be scheduled throughout that time to meet with attendees who are interested in meeting and discussing issues that go above and beyond what is taking place during our sessions.


Face to Face differs from other “Meet the Expert” type sessions in that it encompasses a larger range of expertise and therefore a larger span of topics. Face to Face allows for Business Development, additional education, free consulting, and a chance for attendees to be heard by the people in the industry whose voices carry the most weight.



Storage World Conference boasts the largest contingency of Storage Networking Industry Press. Editors from leading magazines will be on hand to meet with attendees and discuss issues facing their readership.


Leading Storage Networking Independent Analysts and renowned Authors come to Storage World Conference primarily to provide the educational program SWC is so proud of. In addition to Tutorials, General Sessions, and Analyst Keynotes, these independent Analysts and Authors also give their valuable time to offer free consulting to attendees. Oftentimes, there isn’t enough time for Q&A after a tutorial; Face to Face offers that additional time.



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 all tutorials required by your chosen area of study. 

Select from the following Certificates:
Storage Management
Architecture & Technology
Business Continuance & Disaster Recovery
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 2000+ 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 Online Voting Begins April 1, 2005

MVP Award Nomination submissions begin March 14, 2005

ACE Awards
2005 MVP Awards