2018 DMTF Alliance Partner Technical Symposium

July 23-July 27, 2018
DMTF Alliance Partner Technical Symposium
Portland, Oregon

Hosted by the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF),  and co-hosted with our alliance partner, Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), the twelfth annual Alliance Partner Technical Symposium was held on Monday, July 23 through Friday, July 27, 2018. Led by DMTF's VP of Alliances, John Leung, this year's event offered meetings focused on technical topics and addresses the technical work of interest to each of the DMTF’s Alliance Partners


Agenda and Schedule

View the schedule



Registration for this event is now closed.

Hotel Accommodations

The 2018 DMTF Alliance Partner Technical Symposium was held at the Portland Marriott City Center.

Portland Marriott City Center
520 Southwest Broadway
Portland, Oregon 97205

Hotel reservation information

We encouraged all attendees to stay at the event hotel. Our discounted room rate was available until June 18, 2018.


Information for Attendees


Name badges and information were available at the registration desk, located on the 3rd floor of the hotel.

APTS registration opened Monday at 7:00am and the desk was staffed each day during business hours.

Meeting Rooms

Meeting rooms and the registration desk are located on the 3rd floor of the hotel. Elevator access only.

The "Private Dining Room" (aka Winery) is our 7th breakout room, and is located on the 2nd floor of the hotel behind the restaurant dining area. The 2nd floor of the hotel can be accessed via the elevator or the lobby stairs.

A floor plan can be found at the bottom of the page. Room capacity is limited (with an average capacity of just over 20) -- if you are a group chair and expect to host a meeting in excess of 30 individuals, please let us know ASAP. Download a .pdf of the Marriott City Center floor plan. For additional floor plan information, please visit the Marriott Web site.

Each breakout room (with a scheduled meeting) had a speaker phone, projector, and outside phone line. Wi-Fi Internet access will be available the entire week.

Reference our APTS Schedule for our most up-to-date schedule.

Food, Beverage, & Other events

Information about food and beverage options is still being determined. Please check back later for updates.

Other notable events:

  • For outside food options, there are a number of outstanding restaurants nearby, as well as plentiful food carts. Oregon Wines on Broadway is directly across the street from our hotel, they feature a number of Oregon wines and have a tasting bar. For beer, Bailey’s Taproom is 3 blocks north on Broadway. They have 20 rotating taps and (currently) 92 different bottles of beer on the menu. For additional information:
  • On Thursday at 12pm the 31st annual Oregon Brewers Festival ("Brew Fest") kicks off. Portland has been called the 'microbrew capitol of the world' and this event, taking place at the waterfront within walking distance of the hotel, is the largest outdoor beer festival in the USA and will serve 80+ craft beers.
  • If you are looking for areas to explore, head northwest into the Pearl District or Alphabet District for art galleries, independent boutiques, and upscale dining options.
  • For more of an adventure, search for the "4T trail". This is a scenic 4.5 mile hike around southwest Portland that involves taking the MAX train to the Zoo, the Marquam trail to OHSU, the aerial tram down to the South Waterfront District, then the streetcar back into downtown Portland.
Monday, July 23, 2018 to Friday, July 27, 2018