CloudNativeSecurityCon North America

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Speaker Guide

Overview

Thank you for speaking at CloudNativeSecurityCon North America 2023, taking place in-person on February 1-2, at the Seattle Convention Center in Seattle, Washington.

Please bookmark this page for easy reference and continue to check back as the event gets closer as we will be adding additional speaker information, such as on-site details, as they are available. If you have any questions, please email the CNCF Content Team.

Please click through the tabs on this page to access information.

Important Dates + Deadlines

  • Travel Fund Request Deadline: Thursday, December 28
  • Upload Bio + Headshot to Sched.com Deadline: Friday, December 30
  • Speaker Registration Deadline: Tuesday, January 3
    You should have received registration information in your speaker notification email. Please email the CNCF Content Team if you need this information sent to you again. 
  • AV Requests Due: Friday, January 6 
  • Last Day to Request Speaker Additions or Changes:  Friday, January 6
  • Presentation Upload to Sched Deadline: Friday, January 27
  • Event Dates: February 1-2

Registration

Your registration serves as confirmation that you will be speaking and you will need to register by Tuesday, January 3. 

Please review our Health + Safety page for on-site safety requirements and check back for updates as we get closer to the event.

You should have received registration details in your acceptance email. If you need this information sent to you again, please contact the CNCF Content Team. If you are not registered by January 3, there is a possibility that your speaking slot will be replaced by one on our waiting list so please do so promptly. 

Any co-speakers or panelists that are part of the original CFP submission will receive complimentary registration. Please contact the CNCF Content Team for details. 

Visa Letter Requests

If you require a visa letter, please register for the event, and then complete the visa letter request form.

Speaker Travel Funding

If you requested travel funding as a part of your proposal and have not submitted your request, please do so as soon as possible. You can access the form here. The deadline for travel funding applications is Thursday, December 28.

Note: Talk acceptance does not guarantee travel funding.

Venue + Hotel Accommodations

This year’s event will take place at the Seattle Convention Center located at 705 Pike Street, Seattle, WA 98101-2310

We have a discounted room block* and invite you to view this information on our Venue + Travel page.

*Rooms may sell out in advance of the room block close date – we encourage you to book early to secure a room at the conference rate.

Schedule, Timing + Speaker Profiles

The schedule will be announced on Wednesday, December 13, and will be posted on our website using Sched.com.

  • Please note that all lightning talks are 5-minutes, maintainer and breakout sessions are 35-minutes, and tutorials are 90-minutes. 
  • If you have a conflict with the timing of your talk, find that it conflicts with the content of another talk, or are having problems uploading your bio and photo, please contact the CNCF Content Team.

AV Details + Requirements

Please note the following technical requirements:

  • All speakers must supply their own computers and adapters to use during their talk.
  • Presentation slides should be formatted in 16:9. 
  • The room will include a screen, projector, and (2) microphones; panelists will each receive their own microphones.
  • If you require any additional AV, please email the CNCF Content Team with those needs by Friday, January 6. CNCF will make every effort to accommodate additional AV needs; however, final approval for additional AV requests will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Presentation Details

All speakers are required to submit their final presentation slides ahead of the event. In addition to providing a hard copy for accessibility purposes, we find that adding the presentations before the event helps to drive interest in attending the session. The deadline for presentations is Friday, January 27.

To upload slides:

  • Log in to your speaker profile through Sched.com or via the mobile site
  • On the top of the page click “Manage and Promote Your Session”
  • Click “Add Presentation”
  • Click in the “Select a File” box and add the PDF document (note: there is a 50MB size limit)
  • Click “Upload” and your slides will automatically be saved

We designed an optional PowerPoint template for our speakers. Use of this template is not required but we do welcome you to use it for your convenience. Please note that your presentation slides should be uploaded in PDF-format to Sched.com and must be formatted in 16:9.

Please see the CNCF style guide which covers things like abbreviating Kubernetes as K8s not K8 or K8S.

Inclusive Speaker Orientation Online Course

The Linux Foundation, in collaboration with the National Center for Women in Technology (NCWIT), has created an online course designed to teach the viewer about inclusion, diversity, and unconscious bias. It is strongly encouraged by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation that all our speakers watch the course to learn tips/tools to use when speaking to encourage inclusivity in presentations and messaging.

Code of Conduct

Please read and abide by our code of conduct, which is strictly enforced. We ask that speakers especially review and are careful to be inclusive in the words and images used during their presentation.

Contact Us

If you have any other venue, speaker, or schedule-related questions, please contact the CNCF Content Team.

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