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 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, and student registration scholarships and discounts to our conferences.


Tuesday, November 7

Time: 12:45 – 1:45 PM
Location: Hyatt Regency Ballroom AB

We’d like to invite all attendees that identify as women or non-binary to join the EmpowerUs lunch sponsored by Google. Come and connect, build your network, and share experiences about your journeys. This event is open on a first-come, first-served basis. We hope to see you there!

Thank you to our sponsor!
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Diversity + Equity + Inclusion Lunch
Wednesday, November 8

Time: 12:30 – 2:30 PM
Location: Room W474

Join this special interactive program featuring discussion around diversity, equity, and inclusivity.

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
Thursday, November 9

Time: 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Location: Room W195

Participants have the chance to meet with experienced open source veterans across many CNCF projects while grouped with other people in a pod-like setting to explore technical, career, and community questions together.

Thank you to our sponsor!
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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

Nursing Room
The event venue includes two Mamava pods for those that need privacy for nursing.

Child Care
Complimentary childcare will be available onsite during event days.

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. You can review further details about venue accessibility here. If you have questions prior to the event, please email events@cncf.io.

Wheelchair & Medical Equipment Rental
If you need a wheelchair or scooter, you can rent them from Scootaround Mobility Solutions. Please contact them directly for rates and availability.

Quiet Rooms
These are physical spaces where attendees can go if they feel unable to interact with other attendees for a period of 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
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.

Share your Pronouns
Stickers will be available at registration to add to your badge. 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 a venue information desk. For emergencies, please dial 911.

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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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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