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CloudNativeSecurityCon North America
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Speaker Guide

OVERVIEW

Thank you for speaking at CloudNativeSecurityCon North America 2024, taking place June 26-27, at the Seattle Convention Center Summit Building 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 as they are available. If you have any questions, please email the CNCF Content Team.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Timing of sessions and room locations are subject to change through Friday, May 31.

IMPORTANT DATES + DEADLINES

  • Travel Fund Request Deadline: Monday, May 20
  • Speaker Registration Deadline: Wednesday, May 22
  • Finalized Schedule Date: Friday, May 31
  • Additional AV Requests Due: Friday, May 31
  • Last Day to Request Speaker Additions or Changes: Friday, June 7 
  • Presentation Slides Upload Deadline: Wednesday, June 19
  • Event Dates: June 26-27, 2024

Please review the sections below to find more information about the above dates and deadlines.

REGISTRATION + Visa Requests + Travel Funding

Registration

To confirm your participation and secure your speaking slot, it’s important to complete your registration by Wednesday, May 22, using the details you received in your notification email. If you require this information again, please reach out to the CNCF Content Team. Be sure to submit any accommodation needs when registering. Failure to register by the deadline may result in your slot being given to someone on our waitlist.

If you have already registered for the event and are now a speaker listed on the schedule, please reach out to our registration team in order to be issued a refund.

Complimentary registration is also extended to co-speakers or panelists from the original CFP submission. Please ensure their participation format aligns with yours before registering. For example, you cannot present in person if your co-speaker can only participate by pre-record.

If you’re attending the event in person, please review our Health + Safety page. Remember to check for updates as the event approaches.

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

We place an emphasis on funding applicants who are from historically underrepresented or untapped groups and/or those of lower socioeconomic status. If you work for a company that has the ability to fund your travel, we ask that you not apply in order to save funds for those in need. Please note that by applying for travel funding, funding is not guaranteed. If awarded, certain conditions will apply.

The deadline for travel funding applications is Monday, May 20.

Note: Talk acceptance does not guarantee travel funding.

Venue + Hotel Details

Venue

This year’s event will take place at Seattle Convention Center Summit Building located at 900 Pine St., Seattle, WA, 98101.

Hotel Details

We have a discounted room block that we invite you to view on our Venue + Travel page. Rooms may sell out in advance of the room block close date, so we encourage you to book early to secure a room at the conference rate.

Schedule + Timing

The schedule will be announced on Wednesday, May 8, and will be posted on our website using Sched.com.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The timing of sessions is subject to change through Friday, May 31, due to schedule changes that will be made as speakers finalize whether speaking in person or sending us a pre-record to be uploaded to the CNCF YouTube Playlist after the event.

  • Please note that all lightning talks are 5-minutes, breakout sessions and panels 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 HDMI adapters to use during their talk.
  • Presentation slides should be formatted in 16:9. 
  • The room will include a screen, projector, and (1) microphone for each speaker or panelist.
  • If you require any additional AV, please email the CNCF Content Team by Friday, May 31. 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 + BRANDED POWERPOINT

Presentation Details

All speakers are required to submit a PDF-format version of their final presentation slides ahead of the event to Sched.com. We find that adding the presentations before the event helps to drive interest in attending the session. As a reminder, you will be driving the presentation from your laptop via PowerPoint and this PDF version is only for attendees to review. The deadline for presentations is Wednesday, June 19.

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

Branded Powerpoint

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.

Promote Your Talk

We are pleased to offer speaker cards for you to share online and on your social media! Example promotions and graphics can be found in the Speaker Kit.

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.

Virtual Speakers

Uploading your pre-record

Please reach out to the CNCF Content Team as soon as possible if you need to submit a pre-recorded talk. There will be no virtual platform for this event and we will upload your talk to the CNCF YouTube Playlist within two weeks of the event’s conclusion along with the the in-person presentations. We have multiple options for uploading your pre-recorded presentation:

  • Add your recording directly into the Google folder
  • Share your file directly with the CNCF Content Team
  • Or let us know if you have an alternate method (DropBox, WeTransfer, etc.)

Before sharing, you should save your presentation file in following format:

Naming Format: SessionTitle_YourName_version# (Example: My_CNCF_Video_JohnSmith_v1.mp4)

You must upload the recording by Friday, June 14.

Pre-recording requirements and information
  • Some suggested tools to use for recording are Quicktime, Google Hangouts, Zoom, a screen recorder, or something similar.
  • The recording should show your slides/screen as well as you presenting using a picture-in-picture format. 
  • Ensure you have stable internet access. A hardwired connection is preferable, but if that is not available, turn devices off that could affect your connectivity during your presentation, and make sure that anyone else in the house is not on devices and/or consuming bandwidth.
  • If you need assistance with your pre-recorded talk, please contact the CNCF Content Team for additional information.

The video requirements are as follows:

  • Video Codec: h.264 (MUST) 
  • Video File Format: MP4 (MUST) 
  • Resolution: 1920×1080 (MAXIMUM) 
  • What Frame Rate: 29.97 (MAXIMUM) 
  • What Bitrate settings: 3mbps to 4mbps (NO LARGER THAN) 
  • What audio codec: AAC @ 256k (NO HIGHER THAN) 
  • Audio File Format: MP3 (MUST) 
  • Size Limit for final output? 1.5GB per 60 min (MAXIMUM)
  • Files must be no larger than 1.5GB per 1-hour of video. If we receive larger files, we will compress them to the size specs we require.

Contact Us

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

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