KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America

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

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2022 is a hybrid event that will take place in person with a virtual component from October 24-28, with October 24-25 consisting of pre-event programming and October 26-28 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, October 24 and Tuesday, October 25. 

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? 

No. In-person attendees can either provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination OR (1) negative COVID-19 test upon entry to the event. Read more about our Health + Safety Guidelines.

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

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 AM or 9:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) with content over five consecutive days. The online schedule will automatically display in EDT. 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. While some of our onsite experiences aside from content can’t be replicated online, we’re working to put together alternate experiences that can, which will help provide attendees a great event experience. Stay tuned for more details!

How will the virtual sessions work?

Keynote and breakout sessions will take place at the same scheduled times as the in-person event. Virtual 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 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 Joanna Lee (Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Legal) and Angela Brown (SVP & GM of Events) immediately at eventconduct@cncf.io or at (408) 686-9393.

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 into 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.

If I cannot attend the event, can I substitute someone from my company to attend in my place?

Yes, you can transfer your pass to another person at your company if you are unable to attend. If you need to modify, substitute, or cancel your registration, sign into your registration using your confirmation number. 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, August 14 at 11:59 PM PDT for in person and Sunday, October 2 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 into 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.


For anyone interested in sponsoring a CNCF event, contact sponsor@cncf.io. Note that sponsorships for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon NA 2022 are now closed. If you are with a confirmed sponsor company and have questions, contact sponsorservices@cncf.io.







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