KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America

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Diversity + Inclusion


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, dis/ability, 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.

Check out the transparency report for opt-in statistics from KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2021. Please note, attendee demographic questions are optional for speakers and attendees, and are based on opt-in only responses.

Registration Discounts/Scholarships

To encourage and increase the participation of a diverse community, we are pleased to offer diversity, need-based, and student registration scholarships and discounts to our conferences.

Review additional information and the scholarship application.


Resume Writing Workshop + Networking

Tuesday, October 25 | 4:00 – 6:00 PM

As part of our pre-programming event activities, please join us for this special DEI event that will include a resume writing workshop, mingling, networking and appetizers!

Welcome: 4:00 – 4:30 PM

Resume Writing Workshop: 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Networking + Mingling: 5:30 – 6:00 PM

Thank you to our sponsor!

EmpowerUs Breakfast

Wednesday, October 26 | 7:45 – 8:45 AM

Attendees who identify as FTW (Femmes/Trans/Women) and allies are welcome to celebrate and connect with one another as we honor and uplift ourselves and our community.

The focus of this hour is to highlight our individual wins, as well as thank those who have provided support and solace through our journeys, whether personal or professional.

We hope this time allows you to find new connections and build on existing ones as we share, listen, and uplift one another as we share stories and hold space for one another in this space and beyond.

Breakfast will be served.

Thank you to our sponsor!

DEI Lunch

Thursday, October 27 | 12:30 – 2:30 PM

Building Robots for the local Boys and Girls Club

Join us for this special DEI lunch supporting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan and STEM education. We will be building multilingual mBot robots complete with student curriculums so the Clubs can continue to expand their STEM programming. Sponsored by Snyk, “we believe in the power of community to make a positive impact in the world.”

Space is limited and completion of this RSVP form is required.

Lunch will be served.

Thank you to our sponsor!

Allyship Workshop

Thursday, October 27 | 3:30 – 4:30 PM

A Human-Centered Approach to Allyship

Conversations around DEI and allyship have come into focus in many areas of tech/STEM, especially in the past several years. From this heightened level of awareness have sprung common paradigms for thinking about and addressing how one might best show up in support of historically excluded groups, oftentimes focused on prescriptive or performative allyship behaviors.

In this talk, we intend to flip the script. Instead of focusing on the “correct behaviors” and “right responses” when demonstrating allyship, we’ll be taking a look at a human-centered approach on those we are intending to support while asking challenging questions about how we each show up in a given environment or situation.

Thank you to our sponsor!

Peer Group Mentoring + Career Networking

Friday, October 28
In-Person: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Virtual: 1:00 – 2:00 PM

Peer Group Mentoring + Career Networking allows participants to meet with experienced open source veterans across many CNCF projects. Mentees are paired with 2 – 6 other people in a pod-like setting to explore technical, community, and career questions together. Since KubeCon+CloudNativeCon North America 2022 is a hybrid event, we will also offer a virtual networking session via Zoom, in addition to / separate from the in-person session.

Thank you to our sponsor!


Captioning will be available for each keynote and breakout session. Please refer to the event schedule for more details

Onsite Resources

Nursing Room
We will be providing a private nursing room to aid in the comfort and accessibility of our nursing attendees. The room will be available all days of the event and will be located onsite. For location information, please check with registration or information desk staff onsite.

Child Care
We are pleased to offer complimentary child care at the event. Children (as well as professional child care providers) must be fully vaccinated to participate. Sign-ups for child care is closed.

Venue Accessibility
If you need any assistance locating an elevator, or have other questions about accessibility onsite, please speak to a member of CNCF event staff at any of the registration or information desks onsite. If you have questions prior to the event, please email events@cncf.io.

Wheelchair + Medical Equipment Rental
If you need a wheelchair onsite, Huntington Place has several in-house that can be checked out simply by providing a valid form of government-issued ID. Please see a staff member at one of our registration desks to make a request.

Quiet Room
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.

Communication Stickers
Attendees can pick up communication stickers to add to their badges at registration. Communication stickers indicate an attendee’s requested level of interaction with other attendees and press (including photographers and videographers).

  • Green = Open to communicate.
  • Yellow = Only if you know me, please.
  • Red = I’m not interested in communicating (or being videotaped or photographed) at this time.

Please be respectful of attendee communication preferences.

Interaction Pins
Please be mindful of each attendee’s pin throughout the conference and use this tool to communicate appropriately:

  • Green = Handshakes and high 5’s are welcome with frequent handwashing.
  • Yellow = Still being cautious, elbow bumps only.
  • Red = No contact at all, please remain 6 feet away.

Don’t see a pin? Assume red until given permission from the other attendee.

Share your Pronouns
Add your pronoun to your name badge during on-site so you can share them with other conference attendees. Please be respectful of attendees’ pronouns.

All-Gender Restrooms
We will designate specific restrooms as all-gender for attendees who feel more comfortable using those facilities.

How to Handle a Harassment Report
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 counter at any time. Our staff has had incident response training, responds to harassment reports and does so in accordance with the process recommended by the Ada Initiative, which can be found here on the Geek Feminism Wiki.

Conference 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 reach out to us pre-event. 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.

The Linux Foundation Contacts:
Joanna Lee, VP of Strategic Initiatives and Legal & Angela Brown, SVP & General Manager of Events


(408) 686-9393

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Emergency Resources

Closest Police Station

Atwater Precinct (AKA 1st Precinct)
20 Atwater Street
Detroit, MI 48226


Closest 24hr Hospital

Henry Ford Hospital
2799 W. Grand Blvd
Detroit, MI 48202

Detroit Receiving Hospital
4201 St. Antoine
Detroit, MI 48201

Taxi Service

City Cab Company
7404 Woodward
Detroit, MI 48202

Checker Transportation
6420 E. Lafayette
Detroit, MI 48207

Detroit Metro Airport and Taxi

*Detroit also has a strong Uber and Lyft presence

24hr Rape Crisis Line

Victim’s Assistance
4707 St. Antoine
Suite M-167
Detroit, MI 48201

National Rape Line

Contact Us

If you have ideas on how we can create a more inclusive event, please do not hesitate to let us know. Contact Vanessa Heric, Director of CNCF Events, vheric@linuxfoundation.org.







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