Escape The Cold Aisle Networking Events

Annual Escape The Cold Aisle Golf Outing 2023


ETCA returns for the second time! The premier data center networking event and golf outing will be held on February 27th and 28th 2023 at the stunning Arizona Grand Resort and Spa in Phoenix, AZ. Delta MCI and Cofluence jointly created this event with the goal to bring data center professionals together in a warm climate for the ultimate networking experience. The second annual outing is projected to have a sellout event of 144 people in attendance ranging from end users, colocation providers, channel partners, manufacturers, engineering firms, contractors, integrators and more. This two day event will provide the ultimate networking experience with a welcome reception on day 1, followed by a lunch, golf, and dinner experience on day 2.

Both days are located at the Arizona Grand Resort and Spa. The resort is only 15 minutes away from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Once you arrive on Monday there will be no need to travel or head offsite for the official ETCA agenda. Sign up now before the event sells out!

Schedule Of Events

Monday, February 27th

5 pm - 7 pm - Happy Hour Reception located outside on the Island Green and 1st Tee Box

Tuesday, February 28th

10:30am - Registration and Networking Lunch

12:30pm - Shotgun Start

5:50pm - Dinner Event and Awards

The Golf Outing Includes

Golf with Cart & Range Balls

Tee Gift & Free Drinks Throughout The Day

Prizes & Giveaways

Lunch & Dinner

About Arizona Grand Resort And Spa

Arizona Grand Golf Course

For over two decades, Arizona Grand Golf Course has supported the rich tradition of the game with its unique links course, featuring panoramic views of the surrounding desert landscape. Dramatic elevation changes and breathtaking mountain vistas highlight the diverse and challenging par 71 layout.

The course compliments the grandeur of the spectacular Sonoran desert with stunning conditions and a service staff committed to creating exceptional experiences for players of all ability levels.

Awards & Accolades
  • Awarded Four Star “Best Places to Play” from Golf Digest
  • Named among the nation’s Top 50 “Great Service” facilities by Golf Digest
  • Gold Tee Award from Meetings & Conventions
  • “Top 35 Courses in Arizona”, “Best Golf Hole”, and “Best Service in Golf” from The Arizona Republic

Location & Date
Arizona Grand Resort and Spa
8000 Arizona Grand Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85044
February 27th - February 28th, 2023
Day 1
Welcome Reception - Prime Steak House at Wild Horse Pass
Day 2
Networking Breakfast - Whirlwind Golf Club at Wild Horse Pass
Tee Gift
On-Course Lunch
Round of Golf With Range Balls
Prizes & Giveaways
Dinner & Awards Banquet
All Beverages Throughout
The Day & Evening

Event Sponsors

Our Goal Is To Bring People Together

It is very simple -  Industry events are important however they are not conducive to building new relationships. Thought leadership style events we all go to have very rigid agendas and most of the networking is relegated to 5 minutes in between panels,  buffet style lunches or happy hour bar settings.   These are great to high five people we already know but no new relationships are being created in our opinion.  Sponsors  sit at tables in the lobby or at  overpriced booths and regurgitate their value prop over and over and over to people rushing to the next panel session.  If you have been in business for over a year, chances are you have attended this style of event.   The challenge is how do you show a return on your dollar and time invested- stacks of business cards?  LinkedIN connections?  Impressive expense report with the names of attendees written on the top?

ETCA events are designed to bring people together to give them space and time to listen and develop mutually beneficial business relationships/friendships.  You have the freedom to curate and customize your involvement or build ecosystems of colleagues simply by showing up.  The return on  your time invested is you now have a colleague you can turn to for advice, invite to a meeting or send them business-  because now you know exactly what they do and what they are about.

ETCA is creating events people would attend even if it wasn’t for work.

Escape The Cold Aisle is an invitation to get out of the winter weather to come together.  Bringing dynamic people together in a relaxed, not over structured event leads to positive outcomes.

Fact: People do business with people they like know and trust.
Fact:  Chicago is freezing in February
Fact: A lot of business gets done on a golf course AND golf courses are closed in a lot of places in the winter.
Fact:  Going to a warm place in February is good for your soul
Fact:  Arizona has over 300 days of sunshine.  Chicago, Minneapolis, Cleveland, NYC, Boston, St. Louis, Philadelphia-  not so much…

Industry Thought Leadership events are valuable to further self-education and become enlightened.  We love to go these.  The Data Center and IT industries rely on solid partnerships and these partnerships are created from relationships that take time to build.  ETCA events expedite that process by curating an environment that is conducive to forming mutually beneficial business connections.