KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe

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What is the format of KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2023 and when will it take place?

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2023 is a hybrid event that will take place in person with a virtual component from 18-21 April, with 18 April consisting of pre-event programming and 19-21 April being the main conference. The event will deliver in person AND online content over four days, including keynotes, conference sessions across 10+ tracks, tutorials, and networking options. Co-located events, which can be attended in-person by purchasing an All-Access ticket, will take place on Tuesday, 18 April.

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.

Did the format for co-located events change?

While some things about the CNCF-hosted co-located events will remain the same, the way that you register and attend the events has been updated! KubeCon + CloudNativeCon CNCF-hosted co-located events will now take place on a single day. The new “In-Person All-Access Pass” provides attendees with the option to attend any co-located event they would like. For more details on these events, review the various FAQs.

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. You do not have to be vaccinated or show proof of a negative COVID-19 test to enter the event. However, we do encourage attendees to test of their own accord. Read more about our Health + Safety Guidelines.

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

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 event and how do I register?

There are registration options fit for all! For in-person attendees, there are two pass options – the All-Access which includes co-located events on Tuesday, 18 April and the KubeCon + CloudNativeCon ONLY. The fee structure also includes early bird, standard, late, and onsite pricing.

There is a virtual event option for just $75, but note that this does not include co-located events or access to event sponsors. We are also offering an option to view the keynotes virtually at no cost, but it does not allow access to co-located events, event sponsors, or breakout sessions. Check back for details on watching the keynotes only as we get closer to the event.

What is the time zone for the event?

Live content will begin daily at 8:00 or 9:00 Central European Time (CET) with content over four consecutive days. The online schedule will automatically display in CET. 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 Stova (previously MeetingPlay), a web-based event platform. You do not need to download any application to participate. Stova 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 (keynotes and breakout sessions) you’ve come to know and love from KubeCon + CloudNativeCon remains unchanged between an in-person and virtual pass. The virtual pass does not include access to co-located events or event sponsors.

How will the virtual sessions work?

Keynote and breakout sessions will take place at the same scheduled times as the in-person event. 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 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 All-Access pass type includes access to all CNCF-hosted co-located events on Tuesday, 18 April.

With an In-Person All-Access pass you can attend any co-located event of your choice when you are onsite on Tuesday, 18 April. If you are registered for an In-Person KubeCon + CloudNativeCon ONLY pass, you can sign into your registration using your confirmation number to change pass types. 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 pass types. Applications must be submitted by Sunday, 19 February at 23:59 PST for in person and Sunday, 26 March at 23:59 PDT for virtual. Learn more.

If I Purchased One Type Of Event Pass, Can I Change To Another Type?

It is not possible to change between in-person All-Access or KubeCon ONLY ticket types at this time since the event is sold out. If you have an in-person ticket and would like to change to a virtual ticket, simply sign in to your registration using your confirmation number and “unregister” from the in-person pass type. Then re-register for the virtual pass 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 EU 2023 are now closed. If you are with a confirmed sponsor company and have questions, contact sponsorservices@cncf.io.







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