Official Networking Events

Past conference attendees have validated that HostingCon presented them with the best networking opportunities of the year. From the education sessions to the social venues to the exhibit hall, you’ll speak face-to-face with the people behind the technology, innovations, and partnerships that can help make you more successful.

Networking opportunities include:

  • 3 Official Networking Events (see below for details)
  • After-hours Partner Events
  • Meet others in the Exhibit Hall
  • Networking Breakfasts
  • Networking Lunches
  • Roundtable Discussion Sessions
  • New! Speed Networking Session
  • New! "Sweatworking" morning yoga sessions at the L.A. Hotel Downtown
  • New! Women In Tech Meetup - L.A. Hotel Downtown's Bar9 on Monday, April 3 from 8:00-10:00pm
  • Setup meetings in advance with HostingCon Connect
  • Plus many more opportunities during the conference!


New Networking Opportunities


Join us at the The LA Hotel Downtown for free morning Yoga = Networking  + a little Sweat = Sweatworking! Leave your proposals and business cards behind... come meet and sweat it out on your mats! Forgo the usual handshake, instead get a leg up and sharpen your focus as you balance and network between breaths. Nama-slay your ideas with Yogis On The Move!
· Light and healthy morning snacks and beverages will be provided.
· A complimentary shuttle bus will be provided to the Convention Center following this networking event and throughout the day.

Sweatworking Schedule
Tuesday, April 4 - 6:30-7:15am
Wednesday, April 5 - 6:30-7:15am
Thursday, April 6 - 6:30-7:15am
Location: The LA Downtown Hotel
·Please bring your Data Center World or HostingCon badge. Location and instructions will be emailed after you RSVP. 
·RSVP requested but not required via form here.

Women in Tech After Hours Meetup

Women working in tech face their own set of challenges and road blocks. HostingCon and Data Center World are working to break those blocks! Start off the week with some great networking with other ladies in the industry. Meet up after your dinner plans at the LA Hotel Downtown’s Bar9 on Monday, April 3 from 8:00-10:00pm. Grab a drink (no host bar) and network with each other. Make contacts that will be invaluable for your time in LA this week, and for your career. Questions: 

2017 Official Networking Events:

This year, we're pulling out all the stops with three Official Networking Events. Things kick things off on Monday with the HostingCon Game Show where everyone plays along to win prizes and have fun! Tuesday is the Opening Networking Reception followed by the Exhibit Hall Happy Hour on Wednesday. Official Networking Events are open to All Access Passholders and Exhibitors.

HostingCon Game Show

Monday, April 3
5:00pm - 6:30pm
Petree Hall C, Los Angeles Convention Center

Sponsored by:
Cheval Capital, Inc.

Food & Drinks Sponsor:
Zero Stack

Opening Networking Reception

Tuesday, April 4
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Petree Plaza, Los Angeles Convention Center

Sponsored by:

Exhibit Hall Happy Hour

Wednesday, April 5
4:30pm - 6:30pm
Exhibit Hall, Los Angeles Convention Center

Sponsored by:
H5 Data Centers

The Value of Networking at HostingCon

Here's what past HostingCon attendees said when asked "What did you like best about HostingCon?":

The most beneficial and fun part of HostingCon was the networking reception.
I felt the networking opportunities were stellar…
I think I benefited most from the social events. Being able to casually converse with such a wide range of people in the industry was invaluable.
The opportunities to meet and network with industry media and related professionals.
Networking. Catching up with old friends & business contacts often in an informal environment. We do a lot of business this way.
Networking with other industry professionals.