KubeCon + CloudNativeCon India
Two female speakers, and one male speaker standing together on stage.

Diversity + Inclusion

General

Education and collaboration are vital to the future of the CNCF ecosystem and it is imperative to us that everyone in the community that wants to participate feels welcome to do so regardless of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, dis/ability, race, ethnicity, age, religion, or economic status. Our code of conduct outlines our expectations for all those who participate in our community, as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior.

Check out the transparency reports for opt-in statistics from both KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2023 and KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2024. Please note, attendee demographic questions are optional for speakers and attendees, and are based on opt-in only responses.

Scholarships + Travel Funding

To encourage and increase the participation of a diverse community, we are pleased to offer diversity, need-based, and maintainer scholarships to our conferences.

Captioning

Captioning will be available for all sessions in 50+ languages through Wordly. See instructions in each breakout room to utilize captioning.

Onsite Resources

Nursing Room
We will be providing a private nursing room to aid in the comfort and accessibility of our nursing attendees. The room will be available all days of the event and will be located onsite. For location information, please check with registration or information desk staff onsite.

Child Care
Complimentary childcare will be available onsite during event days. More information will be coming soon.

Venue Accessibility
If you need any assistance locating an elevator, or have other questions about accessibility onsite, please speak to a member of the Linux Foundation event staff at any of the registration or information desks onsite. If you have questions prior to the event, please contact Event Support.

Wheelchair & Medical Equipment Rental
If you need a wheelchair or scooter, you can rent them from Healthy Jeena Sikho. Please contact them directly for rates and availability.

Quiet Rooms
These are physical spaces where attendees can go if they feel unable to interact with other attendees for a period of time. We will have an all-attendee quiet room, and one dedicated to non-binary + women attendees. Please refrain from conversation, interaction, or work in these spaces.

Communication Stickers
Attendees can pick up communication stickers to add to their badges at registration. Communication stickers indicate an attendee’s requested level of interaction with other attendees and press (including photographers and videographers).

  • Green = Open to communicate.
  • Yellow = Only if you know me, please.
  • Red = I’m not interested in communicating (or being videotaped or photographed) at this time.

Please be respectful of attendee communication preferences.

Share your Pronouns
Stickers will be available at registration to add to your badge. Please be respectful of attendees’ pronouns.

All-Gender Restrooms
We will designate specific restrooms as all-gender for attendees who feel more comfortable using those facilities.

First Aid/Medical Assistance
If you require first aid or medical assistance, please visit our registration desk or a venue information desk. For emergencies, please dial 112.

How to Handle a Harassment Report
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the event staff immediately. Event staff can be identified by staff badges and/or shirts onsite and can be found at the event registration counter at any time. Our staff has had incident response training, responds to harassment reports and does so in accordance with the process recommended by the Ada Initiative, which can be found here on the Geek Feminism Wiki.

Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference.

If you are planning to attend an upcoming event and have concerns regarding another individual who may be present, please reach out to us pre-event. Precautions will be taken to ensure a victim’s comfort and safety, including, but not limited to providing an escort, prepping onsite event staff, keeping victim and harasser from attending the same talks/social events and providing onsite contact cell phone numbers for immediate contact.

The Linux Foundation Contacts:
Joanna Lee, VP of Strategic Initiatives and Legal & Angela Brown, SVP & General Manager of Events

eventconduct@cncf.io

(408) 686-9393

Contact Us with Ideas

If you have ideas on how we can create a more inclusive event, please do not hesitate to let us know. Contact Emily Ruf, Event Director, eruf@linuxfoundation.org.