Continuous Delivery Summit

Speaker Guide


Thank you for speaking at Continuous Delivery Summit, March 30, 2020, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

This is your official event speaker guide. 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, such as on-site details, as they are available. If you have any questions, please email

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  • Speaker Registration Deadline: Monday, March 2
  • Upload Bio + Headshot to Deadline: Monday, March 2
  • AV Requests Due: Friday, February 28
  • Presentation Upload Deadline: Friday, March 20


To present at Continuous Delivery Summit, you must be registered for both CD Summit AND KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe. To confirm that you will be speaking at CD Summit, please register by Monday, March 2

You were previously sent the access code in your notification email. If you did not receive this, please contact

Visa Letter Requests

If you require a visa letter, please register for the event, and then complete the visa letter request form.
We recommend that you check with your local government for information on the required documents and arrangements you’ll need to travel to Amsterdam as soon as possible.

All visa letter requests must be submitted no later than two weeks prior to the event. Any visa letter requests made after the two-week deadline cannot be guaranteed.

We also ask that you please note the following:

  • Provision of a visa letter by The Linux Foundation does not guarantee visa approval as final approval is made at the sole discretion of the government of the event’s host country.
  • The Linux Foundation strongly recommends requesting a visa letter at your earliest possible convenience and to contact your local Embassy/Consulate with any visa questions you may have.
  • The Linux Foundation processes most visa letter requests in (3) business days.

Venue Location

Continuous Delivery Summit will be held at RAI Amsterdam in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

RAI Amsterdam
Europaplein 24
1078 GZ Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Hotel Accommodations

We have negotiated discounted rates at various area hotels. Please visit the KubeCon + Cloud NativeCon Venue & Travel page for more information.

Rooms will likely sell out in advance of the room block close dates – we encourage you to book early to secure a room at the conference rate.

We look forward to welcoming you to Amsterdam!

Schedule + Uploading a Bio/Photo

The schedule will be announced on Wednesday, February 19, and will be posted on our website using You will receive an email directly from asking you to create your account, so make sure you upload your bio and photo.

Please note that all sessions are 30-minute blocks and all lightning talks are 5-minute blocks. If you have a conflict with the timing of your talk or are having problems uploading your bio and photo, please contact Jennifer Crowley.

AV Details + Requirements

Any additional AV requests are due by Friday, February 28

The room will include a screen, projector, and (2) wireless microphones. At the end of the session a mic will be used for questions, so be sure to leave time at the end of your talk. Required: All speakers will need to supply their own computers and necessary adaptors to use during their session.

NOTE: The projectors have HDMI capabilities/outputs. If you require any additional AV, please email Jennifer Crowley with those needs by February 28 Continuous Delivery Summit will make every effort to accommodate additional A/V needs; however, final approval for additional A/V requests will be made on a case-by-case basis.


Due by Friday, March 20

All speakers are required to submit their final presentation slides ahead of 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.

The Continuous Delivery Summit PowerPoint template for your presentation can be downloaded here. (Please note it is not required to use the presentation template.)

To upload slides:

  • Log into your Continuous Delivery Summit speaker profile through 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

Promote Your Talk

Once the schedule is announced on February 19, we appreciate you spreading the word about #cdsummit and your session – please find some sample tweets below to share on your social channels!
Proud to be chosen as a speaker for #autolinux – visit “link to your session” to add my talk to your schedule!

  • Proud to be chosen as a speaker for #cdsummit – visit “link to your session” to add my talk to your schedule!
  • Thrilled to announce I’ll be presenting at #cdsummit! Visit to see the full schedule 👍
  • Just learned my talk “Session Name” was accepted 🎉 See you all in Amsterdam for #cdsummit! “link to your session
  • Can’t wait to speak at #cdsummit in Amsterdam – visit to check out the full lineup!

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 Linux Foundation that all our speakers watch the course to learn tips/tools to use when speaking to encourage inclusivity in presentations and messaging.

Click here for the course.  

Code of Conduct

Please read and abide by our code of conduct, which can be found here. We ask that speakers especially review this code of conduct and are inclusive in the words and images used during their presentation.

Contact Us

Do you have a speaker or schedule-related question? Please contact us at



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