Cloud Foundry Day North America

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Speaker Guide


We welcome you as a speaker for Cloud Foundry Day NA 2024, taking place in New York City on Wednesday, May 15.

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

Important Dates + Deadlines

  • Schedule Announcement: Wednesday, March 13
  • Speaker Registration deadline: Tuesday, March 26
  • Additional AV Needs Deadline: Friday, April 19
  • Slide Submission Deadline: Monday, May 13
  • Event Date: Wednesday, May 15


You should have received registration information in your speaker notification email. If you need those details again, please contact

Venue Details

Cloud Foundry Day North America will occur in New York City at Cure NYC.

Cure NYC
345 Park Avenue South
New York, NY

SchedulE + Timing + Speaker Profiles

The schedule will be announced on Wednesday, March 13, and posted on our website using You will receive an email from asking you to create your account; please upload your bio and photo if needed.

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 Jennifer Crowley via email.


Please note the following technical requirements:

  • All speakers must supply their computers and adapters to use during their talk
  • Speakers should format their presentation slides in 16:9  
  • You can download a conference-branded presentation template here; use of the template is optional
  • The room will include a screen, projector, and (2) microphones

If you require additional AV, please email Jennifer Crowley with those needs by Friday, April 19. The Linux Foundation will make every effort to accommodate other AV needs; however, final approval for additional AV requests will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Presentation Details + Branded PowerPoint

Due by Monday, May 13

All speakers must submit their final presentation slides before 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.

Please note that your presentation slides should be submitted in PDF format to and must be formatted in 16:9. 

You can download the event template here, but please note it is not required that you use the template for your presentation.

To upload slides, follow these instructions (guide with visual examples):

  • Log into your Cloud Foundry Day speaker profile through or via the mobile site.
  • Click Manage & promote your session
  • Click “Add Presentation”
  • Click in the “Select a File” box and upload the PDF document (note: there is a 50MB size limit)
  • Click “Upload,” and your slides will automatically be saved or send them to, who will upload them on your behalf.

Inclusive Speaker 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. We highly recommend all of 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 you can find here. Our code of conduct is strictly enforced. We ask that speakers especially review this code of conduct and are careful to be inclusive in the words and images used during their presentations.

Contact Us

Do you have a speaker or schedule-related question?

Please email

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