Education and collaboration are vital to the future of the CNCF ecosystem and it is imperative to us that everyone in the community that wants to participate feels welcome to do so regardless of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, race, ethnicity, age, religion or economic status. Our code of conduct outlines our expectations for all those who participate in our community, as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior.
Diversity Coffee Talk: Please join CNCF, its community, and diversity champions for a coffee and discussions around ways to promote diversity!
Additional details to follow.
To encourage and increase the participation of a diverse community, we are pleased to offer diversity and need-based registration scholarships, discounts, and travel funding to our conferences.
Diversity Scholarships: Additional information and application can be found here.
Travel Funding: Additional information and application can be found here.
We will be providing a private nursing room at this year’s event to aid in the comfort and accessibility for our nursing attendees. The room will be available all days of the event and will be located onsite in the venue. For location information, please check with any registration staff onsite.
We are offering complimentary child care onsite for all attendees this year. Please visit our Child Care page for details. Pre-registration for these services are required by Monday, November 13, 11:59 pm PST.
The Austin Convention Center is wheelchair accessible. If you need any assistance locating an elevator or have other questions about accessibility onsite, please speak to a member of the ACC Staff, CNCF event staff, recognizable by their Event Staff badges and/or shirts, or visit the Registration Desk.
Wheelchair & Medical Equipment Rental
If you need a wheelchair or scooter, you can rent them from Martin Mobility. Please contact them directly for rates and availability.
All attendees may feel free to use the Quiet Room as needed. It is a physical space where conversation and interaction are not allowed, where attendees can go if for any reason they can't interact with other attendees at that time. We kindly request that you refrain from working in this space. Location information will be posted closer to event dates.
Near registration, attendees can pick up communication stickers to add to their badges. Communication stickers indicate an attendee’s requested level of interaction with other attendees and press.
Green = open to communicate
Yellow = only if you know me please
Red = I’m not interested in communicating at this time
Please be respectful of attendee communication preferences.
We will designate specific restrooms within the venue as non-binary for attendees who feel more comfortable using those facilities.
First Aid/Medical Assistance
If you require first aid or medical assistance, please visit our Registration Desk or the Hotel Front Desk at the main entrance. You may also contact Remedy Urgent Care (on-call house calls) or St. David Healthcare located at 919 E 32nd St, Austin, TX 78705.
Contact Information/Harassment Reports
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the event staff immediately. Event staff can be identified by staff badges and/or shirts onsite, and can be found at the event registration desk at any time. Our staff has had incident response training and responds to harassment reports in accordance with the process recommended by the Ada Initiative, which can be found here on the Geek Feminism Wiki.
You may also reach out to one of the following individuals:
|Vanessa Heric||CNCF Event Manager (Onsite in Austin)|
|Angela Brown||VP of Events, The Linux Foundation|
Event staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/ venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference.
If you are planning to attend an upcoming event and have concerns regarding another individual who may be present, please contact Angela Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org. Precautions will be taken to ensure a victim’s comfort and safety, including, but not limited to: providing an escort, prepping onsite event staff, keeping victim and harasser from attending the same talks/social events and providing onsite contact cell phone numbers for immediate contact.
Emergency police, fire brigade, ambulance
City of Austin Police Department
715 E 8th St, Austin, TX 78701
Police information (non-emergency)
Anonymous tip-line (to report a crime)
St. Davids Medical Center
919 E 32nd St. Austin, TX
Yellow Cab Austin
Ride Share Services (Uber & Lyft Alternatives)
|Austin Victim Services Resources (24 Hour Hotline)||1-512-472-4357|