KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2018 Speaker Guide

Thank you for speaking at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe, taking place May 2-4 at the Bella Congress Center in Copenhagen, Denmark.

For any discussion and/or questions about the event in general, join the conversation in Slack:

cloud-native.slack.com #kubecon-cloudnativecn.

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

Venue Location and Directions

This year’s event will take place at the Bella Congress Center.

Bella Center Copenhagen
Center Blvd. 5, 2300
København S,

Please see our Hotel & Travel page for information on booking accommodations at the hotel as well as transportation options.

We look forward to welcoming you to Copenhagen!

Important Dates & Deadlines

Registration Deadline: Monday, March 5

Technical Requirements: Friday, March 30

Slide Due Date: Monday, April 16


To confirm that you will be presenting, please register as a speaker by Monday, March 5. Please select the Speaker Registration option and use the access code: KCCNEU18SPK. If you are not registered by March 5, there is a possibility that your speaking slot will be replaced by one on our waiting list so please do so promptly.

In the instance that your submission has a co-presenter, the co-presenter should register using the same access code: KCCNEU18SPK.

For panel discussions, all panelists will receive a complimentary event pass and should use the access code: KCCNEU18SPK.


Schedule & Uploading a Bio/Photo

The schedule will be announced Thursday, February 15, and will be posted on our website using Sched.com. You will receive an email directly from Sched.com asking you to create your account, so make sure you upload your bio and photo.

Please note that all track sessions are thirty-five (35) minutes and if you have a conflict with the timing of your talk or are having problems uploading your bio and photo, please contact Shannon Jessee.

*Please note, your session difficulty level may differ from the level indicated on your submission. The program co-chairs made adjustments based upon track and content.

Slide Due Date

Please note that your presentation slides should be submitted in PDF-format to Sched.com by Monday, April 16. Presentations must be formatted in 16:9.

If you would like to use the conference powerpoint template for your presentation, you can download it here. (Please note, it is not required to use the conference template)

To upload slides:

  1. Log into your KubeCon+CloudNativeCon speaker profile through sched.org or via the mobile app
  2. On the top of the page, click “Manage and Promote Your Session”
  3. Click “Add Presentation”
  4. Click in the “Select a File” box and add the pdf document (note: there is a 50MB size limit)
  5. Click “Upload” and your slides will automatically be saved



Promote Your Talk


We want to thank you for submitting a proposal and we appreciate you spreading the word about the event and your presentation on Twitter with #KubeCon + #CloudNativeCon. Find some sample tweets below to share on your social channels!

Proud to be chosen as a speaker for #KubeCon + #CloudNativeCon EU! Visit “link to your session” to learn about my Copenhagen talk!

Thrilled to announce I’ll be presenting at #KubeCon + #CloudNativeCon EU! Visit http://bit.ly/2G0hW7b to see the full Copenhagen schedule 🇩🇰

Just learned my talk “Session Name” was accepted 🎉 See you all in Copenhagen at #KubeCon + #CloudNativeCon EU: “link to your session”

Can’t wait to speak at #KubeCon + #CloudNativeCon EU in Copenhagen – visit http://bit.ly/2G0hW7b to see the full lineup!

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

Technical Requirements

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

NOTE: The projectors have both VGA and HDMI capabilities/outputs and can accommodate either. If you require any additional AV, please email Shannon with those needs by Friday, March 30.

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 recommended that all of 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. Upon completion of the course, you will receive a special-edition Linux Foundation jacket. Once you complete the course, please click on the “Completed” button. You will then be redirected to an ordering website where you will login using provided credentials. Within that page, you will provide your shipping details and preferred jacket size.

Visa Requests

If you require a visa letter, please find details here. 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.

Do you have questions?
Please contact Shannon Jessee, speakers@cncf.io