KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe

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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 Europe 2022. 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, maintainer and student scholarships to our conferences.

Review additional information and the scholarship application.


EmpowerUs Breakfast

Wednesday, 19 April | 08:00 – 09:00
Europe Foyer 1 | Ground Floor | Congress Center

Attendees who identify as women, non-binary individuals and allies are invited to join this special event and program for an open discussion about challenge, leadership, innovation, and empowerment in our fast-growing ecosystem.

Seating is limited and will be provided on a first come, first served basis.

DEI Lunch

Thursday, 20 April | 12:30 – 14:30
Europe Foyer 1 | Ground Floor | Congress Center

Join this special lunch program featuring discussion around diversity, equity, and inclusivity. More details TBA.

Seating is limited and will be provided on a first come, first served basis.

Thank you to our sponsor!

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Peer Group Mentoring

Friday, 21 April | 11:00 – 12:00
D203 – 204 | Second Floor | Congress Center

Peer Group Mentoring allows participants to meet with experienced open source veterans across many CNCF projects. Mentees are paired with 2 – 8 other people in a pod-like setting to explore technical, community, and career questions together.


Captioning will be available for both in-person and virtual attendees in 15+ languages through Wordly. See instructions within our online platform or in each breakout room in person to utilize captioning.

Onsite Resources

Baby Care Lounge + Nursing Room
The Baby Care Lounge is equipped with three comfortable chairs, a baby changing bench with two cushions, a playpen, a refrigerator and a sink with hot and cold water. Access to the Baby Care Lounge is controlled by a key system and the room can be locked from the inside by means of a cylinder lock. The key is available from Reception D on the ground floor of the Elicium by Entrance D and must be returned after use.

Child Care
Complimentary child care will be available onsite during event days. Review details and sign up!

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

Prayer Room
The Prayer Room has a washroom and two private cubicles where our guests, regardless of their faith, can pray or meditate in a peaceful environment. The Prayer Room is always open and accessible via Entrance D at level -1. The two private cubicles can be closed from the inside for peace and privacy.

Quiet Rooms
These are physical spaces where attendees can go if they feel unable to interact with other attendees for a period time. We will have an all-attendee quiet room and one dedicated to non-binary + women attendees. Please refrain from conversation, interaction, or work in these spaces.

Communication Stickers
At Registration, attendees can pick up communication stickers to add to their badges. Communication stickers indicate an attendee’s requested level of interaction with both 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.

Share your Pronouns
Pick up a pronoun sticker from registration to share your pronouns 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.

First Aid/Medical Assistance
If you require first aid or medical assistance, please visit our registration desk or the venue front desk. For emergencies, please dial 112.

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:
Vanessa Heric, Director of CNCF Events (+1-949-415-4442; vheric@linuxfoundation.org)
Angela Brown, SVP & General Manager of Events (+1-415-368-4840; angela@linuxfoundation.org)

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Emergency Resources

Closest Police Station

Politiebureau Amsterdam-Zuid De Pijp
President Kennedylaan 11, 1079 MB Amsterdam.

12-minute walk / 3-minute drive

For emergencies dial 112

Closest 24hr Hospital

Amsterdam UMC – Locatie VUmc
De Boelelaan 1117, 1118, 1081 HV Amsterdam

6-minute drive

+31 (0)20 444 4444.
For emergencies dial 112


Rivieren Alphega Apotheek

+31 206 425 595

Maasstraat 135-137, 1079 BE Amsterdam
Monday – Friday 08:00 – 18:00

6-minute walk

24 Hour rape crisis line

Centre Sexual Violence
24 hours a day

+31(0)88 7555588

Contact Us With Ideas

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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