KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America

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 report for opt-in statistics from KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2021. Please note, attendee demographic questions are optional for speakers and attendees, and are based on opt-in only responses.

Registration Discounts/Scholarships

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

Review additional information and the scholarship application.

Conversations

DEI Lunch

Date + Time TBD | Location TBD
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Allyship Workshop

Date + Time TBD | Location TBD
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Peer Group Mentoring + Career Networking

Date + Time TBD | Location TBD
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EmpowerUs Event

Date + Time TBD | Location TBD
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Captioning

Captioning will be available for each keynote and session whether in person or virtual. Check back for more details as the event gets closer.

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
We are pleased to offer complimentary child care at the event. Children (as well as professional child care providers) must be fully vaccinated to participate. More information and a sign-up form will be available soon.

Venue Accessibility
If you need any assistance locating an elevator, or have other questions about accessibility onsite, please speak to a member of CNCF event staff at any of the registration or information desks onsite. If you have questions prior to the event, please email events@cncf.io.

Quiet Room
All attendees may feel free to use the Quiet Room as needed. It is a physical space where conversation and interaction are not allowed, where attendees can go if for any reason they can’t interact with other attendees at that time.

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.

Interaction Pins
Please be mindful of each attendee’s pin throughout the conference and use this tool to communicate appropriately:

  • Green = Handshakes and high 5’s are welcome with frequent handwashing.
  • Yellow = Still being cautious, elbow bumps only.
  • Red = No contact at all, please remain 6 feet away.

Don’t see a wristband? Assume red until given permission from the other attendee.

Share your Pronouns
Select your pronouns during registration to share them with other conference attendees. Pronouns will be printed directly on 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.

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:
Vanessa Heric, Director of CNCF Events (+1-949-415-4442; vheric@linuxfoundation.org)
Angela Brown, SVP & General Manager of Events (+1-575-694-2263; angela@linuxfoundation.org)

Emergency Resources

Closest Police Station

Atwater Precinct (AKA 1st Precinct)
20 Atwater Street
Detroit, MI 48226

313-237-2850

Closest 24hr Hospital

Henry Ford Hospital
2799 W. Grand Blvd
Detroit, MI 48202
800-653-6568

Detroit Receiving Hospital
4201 St. Antoine
Detroit, MI 48201
313-745-3000

Taxi Service

City Cab Company
7404 Woodward
Detroit, MI 48202
313-833-7060

Checker Transportation
6420 E. Lafayette
Detroit, MI 48207
313-963-7000

Detroit Metro Airport and Taxi
734-717-7737

*Detroit also has a strong Uber and Lyft presence

24hr Rape Crisis Line

Victim’s Assistance
4707 St. Antoine
Suite M-167
Detroit, MI 48201
313-833-1660

National Rape Line
800-656-HOPE

Contact Us

If you have ideas on how we can create a more inclusive event, please do not hesitate to let us know. Contact Vanessa Heric, Director of CNCF Events, vheric@linuxfoundation.org.

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