What is the format of KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2020 – Virtual and when will it take place?
KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2020 is a virtual experience that will take place online August 17-20. This virtual event will deliver content over four days, including keynotes, lightning talks, conference sessions across 16 tracks, tutorials, and co-located events. The virtual event includes an interactive Sponsor Showcase, attendee collaboration and networking tools, and much more.
What are the benefits of attending the virtual event?
Experience KubeCon + CloudNativeCon from the comfort, safety, and convenience of your home via a computer, tablet, or phone – all you need is the internet and a web browser.
Other benefits and features include:
- Informative and timely content across ~300 sessions with live speaker Q&A
- Join the ‘hallway track’ and collaborate via topic-based networking lounges with group chat and 1:1 chat with other participants
- Visit the virtual sponsor showcase to speak directly with the sponsors, view demos, download resources, and view job openings
- Gamify your event experience – earn points and win prizes by attending sessions, visiting sponsor booths, and answering trivia questions
- Don’t worry about missing a session: the event platform will be accessible 24 hours a day to all registered attendees
- And much more – all virtually, from anywhere.
What is the cost for the new virtual format and how do I register?
Registration is US$75. Register now!
What is the time zone for the event?
Live content will begin daily at 13:00 CEST with presentations over four consecutive days. The schedule is automatically displayed in Central European Summer Time (CEST). To see the schedule in your preferred time zone, please select the time zone from the drop-down menu to the right, above “Filter by Date.”
What are the system requirements needed to participate in the virtual event?
We are using the InXpo virtual event platform for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2020 – Virtual, and this is a web-based, HTML5 platform. You do not need to download any application to participate, and browsers on almost all devices will work. View system/browser requirements here. Attendee pre-event emails will include a quick System Check so you can test your access before the event starts. Live technical assistance will be available within the event platform during the event to help you troubleshoot any issues.
Will the content be different in a virtual experience setting?
No! All of the sessions and content are included in the virtual event. While some of our onsite experiences aside from content can’t be replicated online, we’re working to put together alternate experiences that can, which will help provide attendees a fully immersive event experience. Stay tuned for more details!
How will the virtual sessions work?
Sessions will take place at scheduled times just as they would at a face-to-face event. Speakers will be available for live Q&A with conference sessions and tutorials. Attendees can build a personalized agenda of sessions they want to view and receive notifications before they start. And of course, all sessions will be recorded and available to attendees on-demand after the event.
Will all sessions be recorded?
Yes! Once the event ends, all attendees will be able to access the sessions and other content and resources from the event platform through October 2020. Additionally, all recorded sessions will be transferred to the CNCF YouTube channel within eight weeks of the event so they are accessible to anyone, anywhere.
I attend KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe mainly for networking. How is that possible in a virtual event?
We know how invaluable face-to-face networking is at events and we purposefully chose a virtual event platform that we felt most closely replicated the real-world capabilities for attendee networking at an event. Attendees will be able to connect with speakers, sponsors, and experts through networking lounges, join ‘hallway track’ discussions with other attendees in group chats and engage in 1:1 chats with other event attendees.
How will the Event Code of Conduct be enforced in a virtual environment?
All participants must abide by the CNCF Code of Conduct in a virtual environment just as they would at a physical one. We will be monitoring language and images throughout the platform to ensure there are no violations of the CoC, and quickly handle any that we might find. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns relating to harassment, please contact a member of the conference staff immediately through the Information desk in the event platform, or email:
Vanessa Heric, Associate Director of CNCF Events (+1 949-415-4442; email@example.com)
Colleen Mickey, Director of Events (+1 516-945-9285; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Angela Brown, General Manager of Events (+1 575-694-2263; email@example.com)
Can I register now for the new virtual KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2020?
Yes! Register now!
I’m already registered for the event at the ‘in-person’ registration fee. Will I get refunded for the cost difference?
Yes, if you registered for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon 2020 in Amsterdam you should have received a refund for the difference in cost from in-person to the virtual event and received an updated confirmation email and invoice. If you did not receive an updated confirmation email or invoice, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy
If I cannot attend the virtual event, can I substitute someone from my company to attend in my place?
Yes, you can transfer your pass to another person at your company if you are unable to attend. If you need to modify, substitute, or cancel your registration, sign into your registration using your confirmation number. You can find your confirmation number in your confirmation email or by clicking on the Cvent login page requesting to have your confirmation number emailed to you.
For all session or speaker-related questions, please contact email@example.com.