RISC-V Summit

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Questions? Please email the RISC-V events team at events@riscv.org.

For any COVID-19 or safety-related questions please visit our Health and Safety page.

What is the format of RISC-V Summit 2021 and when will it take place?

RISC-V Summit 2021 is a hybrid, both in-person and virtual, experience and will take place December 6 – 8, 2021, Pacific Standard Time (PST), UTC -8. RISC-V Summit is co-located in person with DAC 2021.

Access to the virtual experience will open on Sunday, December 5, at 9:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time and remain open until December 20, 2021.

What is a hybrid event and how can I attend?

A hybrid event is an event with both an in-person and virtual component.  When you register, you will be given the option to select how you would like to experience the event.

If you select the live in-person attendee pass, you will have access to both the live in-person event at Moscone West and the virtual experience online.

If you select the virtual attendee pass, you will have access to all keynote and breakout sessions, our virtual expo hall, networking, and other virtual fun & games.

For more information and pricing, visit our register page.

Will the content be the same at the in-person event and the virtual event?

While each complement will have some unique elements to it, the core content will be similar for both the in-person and virtual pass types.

What time zone will the event be in?

RISC-V Summit’s in-person event and virtual experience will be held in the Pacific Standard Time (PST), UTC -8.

Where do I pick up my name badge?

Make sure you bring your registration confirmation with you when you pick up your badge.  Badge pick-up is located on the first floor of the Moscone West, in the Mezzanine, during event hours.

Name badges must be worn at all times and cannot be shared with other attendees.

What is the recommended attire?

There is no set dress code and, like many open source events, attendees will dress in a range, from jeans to suits. Our recommendation is business casual; jeans are absolutely acceptable. Please layer up; conference rooms have a tendency to get cold.

Will the sessions be recorded?

Yes, all keynote and breakout sessions will streamed to the virtual event in-real time, and posted to the RISC-V YouTube channel within 2 weeks of the event.

How do I access a speaker’s slides after the conference?

Any session slides provided by speakers will be added to the event schedule as they are received.  While we encourage all speakers to share their slides, there may be instances where slides are not made available.


How can I register for the event?

Information on registering can be found on our Register page.

What is the cost of the event?

Information on registration fees can be found on our Register page.

Can I register onsite?

Yes – if you did not have a chance to register online before the event, you may register on-site. Please note that the registration process on-site may take 10-15 minutes. We will only be able to accept credit card payments.

Do RISC-V members receive a registration discount?

We have worked hard to ensure Summit remains high quality while being low cost for all attendees, including members, to attend, and will not be offering additional discounts for RISC-V members.  There are many opportunities for discounted registration including sponsoring the eventspeaking, or applying for a scholarship.

Do I qualify for the Academic registration type?

If you are a full-time student or faculty of an academic institution of higher education, you qualify for this registration type.  You will be required to submit a copy of your student or faculty ID when registering online.  If you have any questions, please email events@riscv.org.

Where do I get my speaker access code?

You should have received a registration link in your acceptance email.  If you did not, please email speakers@riscv.org for more details.

Where do I get my sponsor access code?

A registration link was shared in an email to your company’s sponsorship contact.  Please speak to your company’s sponsorship contact if you need to register as a Sponsor.  For further questions, please email sponsors@riscv.org.

Are there media passes available?

If you are a member of the media interested in attending the conference and have not received a complimentary access code to attend, please contact risc-v@racepointglobal.com.

Who can I contact about questions or problems regarding my registration?

Please email events@riscv.org for registration assistance.

What is the cancellation, refund, and substitution policy?

Our registration policies can be found on our Register page.

I can’t / don’t want to use my credit card for registration. What should I do?

If you are unable to play by credit card, please email events@riscv.org with the conference name you are interested in attending and request to be invoiced for registration.

Are there scholarships available?

Yes!  Please visit the Scholarships page for information on how to qualify and apply.

I need a visa letter to attend this event.  How do I request one?

For information about visa invitation letters, or to request one, visit the Visa Request page.

Is registration for Linux Foundation and RISC-V Events GDPR compliant?

Yes.  If you would like to request that your data be removed from the Linux Foundation and RISC-V event registration system, please email gdpr@linuxfoundation.org.  If you have questions about GDPR, you can reach us at privacy@linuxfoundation.org.

I am not registered for DAC, only RISC-V Summit, am I able to attend any of their sessions?

RISC-V Summit in-person attendees will have access to the RISC-V Summit and DAC Expo Hall, RISC-V Summit Keynotes and Breakout Sessions, DAC keynotes, SKYtalks, Tech Talks, networking, and SEMICON West Expo Hall.  If you would like to attend additional DAC sessions beyond this, or the DAC virtual event, you’ll need to register for DAC.

Am I able to attend DAC’s Welcome Reception on Sunday and the Networking Receptions throughout the week?

Yes, all all RISC-V summit attendees are welcome at the receptions. They run from 6-7 PM immediately at the close of the exhibit floor.

I’ve already registered for DAC.  What parts of RISC-V Summit can I access with my DAC registration?

All DAC attendees will have access to the RISC-V Summit Expo Hall as part of their DAC registration.  Access to all other RISC-V Summit components will require RISC-V Summit registration.

Health & Safety

What health measures and safety protocols is RISC-V taking to ensure a safe in-person event?

Our attendees health and safety is our top priority as we continue to monitor COVID-19 and look to the venue, local, state, CDC, and WHO guidelines to make final decisions around onsite safety and requirements.

Information on current guidelines and health & safety measures can be found on our Health & Safety page.

Will attendance be limited?

Attendance may be limited to ensure any locally mandated social distancing and capacity limits are met.  It is recommended that you secure your registration as early as possible if you would like to attend the event in-person.

Our virtual event capacity will be unlimited.

Will I be required to wear a mask?

Information on current onsite guidelines and health & safety measures can be found on our Health & Safety page.

What happens if I need to cancel due to COVID?

During the ongoing COVID pandemic, refunds will be issued up until the start date of the event and all processing fees will be waived.

Information on how to cancel or request a refund can be found on our Register page.

Will DAC’s Health & Safety measures differ from RISC-V Summits?

No, both DAC and RISC-V Summit will have the same Health & Safety measures to ensure a safe experience for all attendees.


I have questions regarding exhibit sales and sponsorships.  Who should I contact?

For information regarding event sponsorship, please email sponsors@riscv.org.

I am an exhibitor.  Where can I find booth information and deadlines?

Information regarding booth information and deadlines will be available in September.

Where will the RISC-V Summit exhibitor booths be located?

RISC-V Summit exhibitor booths will be located on the 2nd floor of Moscone West, sharing an exhibit floor with DAC.  All RISC-V Summit booths will be within the same RISC-V Summit area together, and will not be inter-mixed with DAC exhibitor booths.  More information, including a floorplan of all RISC-V Summit booths, will be available a week prior to the event.

I am staffing a booth in the expo hall but not attending any sessions.  Do I need to register?

Everyone participating in the conference, including booth set-up, should be registered.  Please speak to your company’s sponsorship contact if you need to register as a sponsor.  For further questions, please email events@riscv.org.

Diversity & Inclusion

Will there be a nursing room at the conference?

Yes.  For location information, please check with registration or information desk staff onsite.  If you need a refrigerator, please email events@riscv.org prior to the conference to make arrangements.

Will child care be provided?

Due to local COVID restrictions, we unfortunately cannot offer child care services at this event.  We apologize for this disruption to our normal event plans.  We will be making this service available as soon as we can for future events.

What is the policy on animals at the event?

Service animals are permitted.

Where do I find information on scholarships?

For information about or to request a scholarship, visit the Scholarship page.

Venue & Travel

What meals are provided with my conference registration?

Morning and afternoon breaks are included with an in-person registration and will be available on the days of the event. Lunch will be available for purchase at nearby restaurants.

How do I get to the conference?

For information about travel to the event, visit the Venue & Travel page.

Is a hotel reservation included in my registration?

No.  Visit the Venue & Travel page for more information about how to make a hotel reservation.

How do I book my hotel?

Information on venue, lodging, and transportation can be found on our Venue & Travel page.

Is parking available?  How much and do you validate?

Visit the Venue & Travel page for more detail on parking. Parking validation is not available.

What are the discounted room rates for attendees?  Is there a deadline to make a reservation?

For information about conference hotel options, rates, and booking deadlines, visit the Venue & Travel page.

Who should I contact if I have a question regarding my hotel reservation?

Visit the SEMICON West & DAC Housing Support Center.

I need to cancel my hotel reservation.  What should I do?

Visit the SEMICON West & DAC Housing Support Center.


What are the benefits of attending the virtual RISC-V Summit?

Attending the RISC-V Summit virtually will give you the same benefits as our in-person event, including keynote sessions, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities, all from the comfort and safety of your own homes.

Specific Event Features include:

  • Content across all keynotes and breakout sessions
  • Hallway track to collaborate and networking in a group or 1:1 chat
  • Virtual Expo Hall where you can connect with sponsors, view demos, and download resources.
  • On-demand content post-event

What platform will the event be using?

We are currently finalizing the virtual event platform and will update here once confirmed.

What are the system requirements needed to participate in the virtual event?

We are currently finalizing the virtual event platform and will update here once confirmed.

How will the virtual sessions work?

Sessions will take place at scheduled times just as they would at a face-to-face event. Speakers will be available for a live presentation and Q&A. And of course, all sessions will be recorded and available to attendees on-demand after the event.

Will all sessions be recorded?

Yes! Once the event ends, all attendees will be able to access the sessions and other content and resources from the event platform for two weeks. Additionally, all recorded sessions will be transferred to the RISC-V YouTube channel post event so they are freely accessible to anyone, anywhere.

I attend RISC-V Summit mainly for networking. How is that possible in a virtual event?

We know how invaluable face-to-face networking is at events and we purposefully chose a virtual event platform that we felt most closely replicated the real-world capabilities for attendee networking at an event. Attendees will be able to connect with speakers, sponsors, and experts through a “hallway track” with other attendees in group and 1:1 chats.

How will the Event Code of Conduct be enforced in a virtual environment?

All participants must abide by the RISC-V Event Code of Conduct in virtual events just as they would at physical ones. We will be monitoring language and images throughout the platform to ensure there are no violations of the CoC, and quickly handle any that we might find. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns relating to harassment, please contact a member of the conference staff immediately through the Information desk in the event platform, or email the Event Manager, Deb Giles, at dgiles@linuxfoundation.org.