KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe

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What is the format of KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2022 and when will it take place?

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2022 is a hybrid event that will take place in person with a virtual component from 16-20 May, with 16-17 May consisting of pre-event programming and 18-20 May being the main conference. The event will deliver in person AND online content over five days, including keynotes, conference sessions across 10+ tracks, tutorials, sponsor booths, and networking options. Co-located events, which can be added to in-person passes at an additional cost, will take place on Monday, 16 May and Tuesday, 17 May. 

What is a hybrid event?

Our hybrid event takes place in-person with a virtual component for those that cannot attend in person. We will take all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of those who attend the event in person. 

What is the value of participating in this event?

We believe everyone will find value in joining us for the high-quality content that is expected from a KubeCon + CloudNativeCon event. Our open source communities inspire us to be resilient – to adapt and thrive with speed and consideration, immersed in the goal of bringing together a distributed group of people from around the globe. It’s in the DNA of the open source community to connect, learn and collaborate, therefore, what better place to do so than one of the premier open source developer conferences in the world?

Do I have to be vaccinated to attend the event in person? 

Yes. In-person attendees will be required to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and will need to comply with all on-site health measures in accordance with our Code of Conduct. Fully vaccinated is defined as being two weeks out from receiving the final dose of a government-approved vaccine. Anyone who is not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be able to participate in the event virtually. Read more about our Health + Safety Guidelines.

Will the event pivot to fully virtual if the COVID-19 situation gets worse?

Because all event participants are required to be vaccinated and wear masks, we do not foresee any type of closure of the in-person portion of the event being necessary. We would only pivot to a fully virtual event if mandated by the local, state, or federal government or the venue. If this were to happen, we would notify all registered participants immediately.

What is the cost for the virtual event and how do I register?

There are registration options fit for all! For in-person attendees, there are several price points based on your work situation as well as early bird, standard, late, and onsite pricing. 

We are also offering a Keynote + Solutions Showcase Only virtual pass at no cost, but it does not allow access to breakout sessions or the ability to register for co-located events. Register now!

What is the time zone for the event?

Live content will begin daily at 8:00 or 9:00 Central European Summer Time (CEST) with content over five consecutive days. The online schedule will automatically display in CEST. To see the schedule in your preferred time zone, select the time zone from the drop-down menu to the right, above “Filter by Date.”

What safety measures will be taken onsite for in-person attendees? 

We are working with the venue and local municipalities to provide safety measures to keep everyone healthy. Review our evolving Health + Safety Guidelines for current information.

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

We are using MeetingPlay, a web-based event platform. You do not need to download any application to participate. MeetingPlay recommends connecting to the event using the Chrome browser from an internet-enabled desktop or laptop. While you can access the event from a phone or tablet for brief viewing, it is not recommended for full functionality and experience. 

Will the content be different in an online setting?

The educational content (primarily keynotes and breakout sessions) you’ve come to know and love from KubeCon + CloudNativeCon remains unchanged between an in-person and virtual all access pass.

How will the virtual sessions work?

Keynote and breakout sessions will take place at the same scheduled times as the in-person event. Speakers will be available for live Q+A for breakout sessions. Attendees can build a personalized agenda of sessions they want to view and receive notifications before they start. And of course, all sessions will be recorded and available to attendees on-demand after the event.

Will the event include closed captioning?

Yes! Captioning will be available for keynotes and breakout sessions. Learn more.

Will all sessions be recorded?

Yes! Once the event ends, in-person and virtual all access attendees will be able to view sessions and other content in the event platform for 30 days. Additionally, all sessions will be uploaded to the CNCF YouTube channel within two weeks of the event so they are accessible to anyone, anywhere.

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

All participants must abide by the CNCF Code of Conduct in a virtual environment just as they will be expected to in person. We will be monitoring language and images throughout the platform to ensure there are no violations of the Code of Conduct 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: 

Vanessa Heric, Director of CNCF Events (+1 949-415-4442; vheric@linuxfoundation.org)
Angela Brown, General Manager of Events (+1 575-694-2263; angela@linuxfoundation.org)

Health + Safety

Check out our Health + Safety Guidelines for up-to-date details. 


Are co-located events included in the price of my registration?

The In-Person pass type does not include registration for any of the co-located events, but you have the ability to add one to your registration at an additional cost. Co-located events are accessible to Virtual All Access attendees but are NOT accessible to those with a Virtual Keynote + Solutions Showcase Only pass. 

With an In-person pass you can add a co-located event during the registration process and pay the additional fee. If you are already registered and did not select any co-located events, you can sign in to your registration using your confirmation number to add one. You can find your confirmation number in your confirmation email or by clicking on the Cvent login page requesting to have your confirmation number emailed to you. 

I’d like to attend the event but can’t afford an In-person or Virtual All Access pass. Do you offer any assistance? 

Yes! The Cloud Native Computing Foundation is proud to offer diversity and need-based scholarships for both In-person and Virtual All-Access pass types. Applications must be submitted by Sunday, 13 March at 11:59 PM PDT for in-person and Sunday, 24 April at 11:59 PM PDT for virtual. Learn more

If I purchased one type of event pass, can I upgrade to another type? 

Yes, you can upgrade your pass type up to the first day of the event. Simply sign in to your registration using your confirmation number and “unregister” as that pass type. Then re-register for the pass you would like and make your payment. You can find your confirmation number in your confirmation email or by clicking on the Cvent login page requesting to have your confirmation number emailed to you.


For all session or speaker-related questions, please contact speakers@cncf.io.


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Please visit our Sponsor FAQ page for detailed information on sponsoring KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe.