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Greater MN Chapter Meeting - October 13, 2021

Greater MN Chapter Meeting - October 13, 2021
Greater MN Chapter Meeting - October 13, 2021

AFCOM Greater Minnesota Chapter Meeting


Why Attend

Because our AFCOM members highly value peer insights and networking, our chapter leadership is actively working toward more opportunities for our members to safely meet again in person. Hear and discuss important topics related to Data Center design, construction, operation, and management with local data center professionals. Arrive early and stay late to network with end-users, designers, operators, and vendors. Free lunch will also be provide thanks to our lunch sponsor.

This event is "mask-friendy," but masks are not required to attend. We will comply with any mask mandates applicable at the time and location when and where this event will be held.


Topic:Key Factors in Identifying Data Center and Tech Sites

Bruce Sayler of Connexus Energy and Jeff Gilmer from Excipio will examine and discuss the agenda below, sharing real life examples to define a prospective technology site.

Common questions which need to be addressed when identifying a technology site:

  • What is a tech site model, how does it assist the site selection process?
  • How to find an industry specific data center site.
  • When is a data center site study appropriate?
  • The risks eliminated by completing the study.

The discussion will focus on the areas which need to be evaluated related to a data center and technical site as compared to a standard industrial site. This includes:

  • Disaster Avoidance
  • Network Access
  • Financial Investment and Return
  • Tax Structure and Incentives
  • Economic Cost of Power


Meeting Agenda:

  • 12:00 PM: Registration, Lunch and Networking
  • 12:15 PM: Introduction, Updates, & Announcements from Chapter Board 
  • 12:30PM: Lunch Sponsor Presentation
  • 12:45-1:45PM:Main Presentation
  • 1:45-2:00PM: Networking and Depart


Lunch Sponsor:

Location Sponsor:

Don't Miss This Opportunity


"The Greater Minnesota Chapter is a membership organization for individual and corporate members of the data center industry. Our chapter was officially chartered in 2007 and we are proud of our growing chapter and welcome new members. If you are looking for a group of professionals to share ideas, learn about the future of our industry, and network with your peers we invite you to join our chapter. The Greater MN Chapter serves the entire state of Minnesota."


- Greater MN AFCOM Board

Please NOTE: The time listed on the AFCOM website indicates EST, which is the only time zone the AFCOM website can display. When you register and download the Calendar Invite , it will properly reflect 12:00-2:00pm CST in your calendar.

10/13/2021 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
8125 Lewis Rd Golden Valley, MN 55427 UNITED STATES