September 11th-12th, 2017
Tropicana | Las Vegas | NV, USA

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WorldHostingDays is the global event series for the cloud services and internet infrastructure industries. The main event each year is WHD.global — week-long annual festival attracting nearly 7000 people to Germany each year from around the world. It’s where leaders come together to understand how digital technologies fit together to shape our future.


WHD.usa is the main industry event in North America. It is a two day celebration of the technology and incredible potential of the internet featuring inspiring keynotes from industry leaders, sessions on the latest business practices and trends, an exhibition hall featuring cutting edge technologies and services, fun networking events and an exciting hackathon that will bring great code to life. Our goal is to provide content and experiences that are fun and valuable to the entire industry.




For the third year in a row, WHD.usa is going to be the gathering place for hosting and cloud professionals from across North America. You will meet senior executives and technologists from the top hosting companies, software vendors, hardware manufacturers, and content creators that have gathered together to learn about the latest advancements, hear thought-leaders present interesting keynotes, and to network with their peers.


Nowhere else can you have this much fun learning, networking, and growing your business. If your business depends upon the products and services of the cloud, this is where you will meet your next customer, find your next partnership opportunity, or discover the next innovation to take your business to the next level.


WorldHostingDays is famous for hosting incredible events that celebrate the spirit and innovation of the internet and all of the people and technologies that make it work. And every event includes gourmet catering, entertainment, and social networking opportunities that you will be posting to social media and talking to your friends about for days.



Informative and actionable content is at the core of WorldHostingDays events. In addition to our amazing keynote speakers, we have dozens of leaders and experts spanning all areas of the internet and cloud sectors.  This will give you the most cutting-edge industry insights that can add real value to your business and your career.

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Christian Dawson

Executive Director i2Coalition

Christian Dawson

Executive Director i2Coalition

Robert Jacobi


Robert Jacobi

President, Joomla! Robert Jacobi brings practical and economical technology solutions to managing, deploying and evaluating content. Focus on Fortune 50 to small sized businesses expanding their web presence and content management. Specialties: Joomla, Content Management, Java, PHP, CSS, XML, HTML, SQL, Open Source Tool

Mike Godwin

American attorney and author

Mike Godwin

American attorney and author
Michael Wayne Godwin (born October 26, 1956) is an American attorney and author. He was the first staff counsel of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), and he created the Internet adage Godwin's law and the notion of Internet meme, as reported in the magazine Wired of October 1994.[1] From July 2007 to October 2010, he was general counsel for the Wikimedia Foundation. In March 2011 he was elected to the Open Source Initiative board.[2] Godwin has served as a contributing editor of Reason magazine since 1994.[3] He is currently a senior fellow at the R Street Institute.[4][5]

Mike Masnick

CEO/ FounderTechdirt

Mike Masnick

CEO/ FounderTechdirt
Mike Masnick is the founder & editor of the popular Techdirt blog as well as the founder of the Silicon Valley think tank, the Copia Institute. In both roles, he explores the intersection of technology, innovation, policy, law, civil liberties, and economics. His writings have been cited by Congress and the EU Parliament. According to a Harvard Berkman Center study, his coverage of the SOPA copyright bill made Techdirt the most linked-to media source during the course of that fight. Masnick and Copia have also been key players in the ongoing battles over net neutrality and encryption. Masnick is also known for coining the term "The Streisand Effect," to describe how attempting to stifle speech online can serve to draw even more attention.

Marc Noet


Marc Noet

There are no secrets. It is the data you are missing. By structuring the web new facts and insights will emerge.

Blake Irving


Blake Irving

Blake Irving is the CEO and Board Director of GoDaddy, the world's largest platform for small business. Under Mr. Irving’s direction, the company has sharpened its focus on helping the world’s 200 million small, independent ventures to grow and thrive online—tapping a global-scale machine learning platform that powers their digital presence, communications, marketing, commerce, back-office administration and peer/community support. Prior to GoDaddy, Mr. Irving was EVP and Chief Product Officer at Yahoo!, a role in which he grew active users from 550 million to nearly one billion users—positioning Yahoo! to repass Google and Facebook as the world’s most popular online destination. Before Yahoo!, Mr. Irving spent 15 years at Microsoft in various senior roles, most recently as head of the Windows Live Platform where he was responsible for research, development and operations of Microsoft’s global cloud services. While at Microsoft, Mr. Irving created and grew MSN Messenger into the world’s most successful instant messaging platform with more than 70% global share, re-architected and grew Hotmail to 270 million users worldwide, and deployed their first billion dollar advertising system, adExpert. A technology pioneer for more than 30 years, Mr. Irving began his career at Xerox in 1981 during the heyday of PARC labs. He has since been at the forefront of innovation, having played a hand in numerous products and services that are now staples of the Internet, including computer typography, communications on the personal computer, online subscription services, digital advertising, and massive-scale services platforms known collectively today as “the cloud.” Mr. Irving is a graduate of San Diego State University and received an MBA degree from Pepperdine University, where he later served as a professor of business in the same graduate school. He is an avid cyclist, surfer and golfer—and currently resides in San Luis Obispo, CA. with his wife and two sons. Keep up-to-date with Blake at

Ian Khan

Author and Technology Futurist

Ian Khan

Author and Technology Futurist
Three times TEDx Speaker, Author and Technology Futurist, Ian is a leading voice in the technology space. Author of Meaningful Conversations, Cloud Wars, The Internet of Things (IoT) A Concise Introduction, The Internet of Things & the Future of Innovation, Make Me Like You, 21 Steps & Get Ahead, Ian is deeply passionate about helping audiences simplify their understanding of Technology and how to uncover more value. Ian is a frequent contributor to industry publications, including McGraw Hill Education, Huffington Post, & Techvibes and is the host of the Innovation Times Podcast. Passionate about helping newer generations develop key technology understanding, Ian also works with educational institutions & nonprofit organizations. His recent work includes Chang School (Ryerson University), Schulich School of Business (York University) and others. Ian is also a founding member of IOTAC (Internet of Things Association of Canada), Canada’s Only Internet of Things Advocacy group and Nonprofit dedicated at providing a platform & advocacy support for IoT initiatives in Canada. His latest book is “Meaningful Conversations- Value Creation in the Era of Digital Disruption”, targeted at technology industry professionals seeking to create more value from where they are and with what they have. Ian also holds a PMP designation and lives in Toronto, Canada with his wife and son. Follow Ian on twitter at @IanKhanlive or visit him at www.IanKhan.com


Sunday 10th

8:00 pm – Come2Gather
NamesCon Agenda

Monday 11th

7:00 am – Business run
9:00 am – Registration opens
11:00 am – Welcome speech
1:10 pm – Lunch Break
3:00 pm – hosting.FAIR opens
6:00 pm – main.FORUM closes
6:00 pm – hosting.FAIR closes
7:30 pm – ConneXion Party
NamesCon Agenda

Tuesday 12th

8:30 am – Registration opens
10:00 am – hosting.FAIR opens
10:00 am – Welcome speech
1:05 pm – Lunch Break
6:00 pm – main.FORUM closes
6:00 pm – hosting.FAIR closes
7:00 pm – Movie premiere
NamesCon Agenda








3801 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA


Two different types of attendee passes are available. A Standard Pass includes all the options you will need for a successful WHD visit. VIP Passes are the most coveted all-access passes to WHD.usa and provide exclusive benefits that create additional value and loyalty.

WHD partners can invite people to participate in the event at no cost through special promotion codes.
Please contact one of our WHD partners in order to get further information about free ticket codes.

Special Early-Bird Discount

When you register by June 30th

Standard Pass – FREE
VIP Pass – only $419.00

Standard Pass

  • Valid for the whole event
  • Entrance to main.FORUM, hosting.SESSIONs and hosting.FAIR
  • Catering, incl. lunch and coffee breaks
  • Come2Gather
  • ConneXion Party
  • Event bag with WHD documentation




Get your Standard Pass

VIP Pass

All benefits of standard admission, plus:

  • VIP status with a distinctive badge
  • Admission to the exclusive VIP lounge
  • Special VIP welcome breakfast on Monday
  • VIP only lunch and learn sessions
  • VIP only speed networking sessions
  • Free 1-on-1 VIP meeting tables
  • VIP area at the ConneXion Party
  • Special invited guest check-in at hotel reception
  • Daily VIP prize drawings

$ 699.00
$ 419

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WHAT IS WorldHostingDays?

WorldHostingDays has been around since 2003 and was originally focused on the hosting industry. Over the years, attendees have come from a wider range of fields, and the hosting industry itself has needed to adopt a more robust array of technologies. With its unique programming and atmosphere, WHD.global is now the main global event for cloud services and internet infrastructure. It features more than 120 presentations and 200 exhibitors that bring you the most cutting-edge digital innovations, and topics spanning the entire range of digital technology and culture.