KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America

Co-Located Events Overview

CNCF-hosted Co-located Events

Please select a CNCF-hosted Co-located Event below to learn more.
AppDeveloperCon North America logo
ArgoCon North America logo
BackstageCon North America logo
Cilium + eBPF Day North America logo
Cloud Native AI Day North America logo
Cloud Native Startup Fest North America logo
Cloud Native University North America
DOK Day North America logo
EnvoyCon North America logo
Istio Day North America logo
Kubernetes on EDGE Day North America logo
Observability Day North America logo
OpenFeature Summit North America logo
OpenTofu Day North America logo
Platform Engineering Day North America logo
WasmCon logo

FAQ – Registration

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon CNCF-hosted Co-located Events will take place on a single day. The “All Access Pass” provides attendees with the option to attend any CNCF-hosted co-located event they would like.

When will registration be open for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America, and how much will it cost?

Registration is open, please visit the registration page for more details.

You will have the following registration options:

  • All Access: CNCF-hosted Co-located Events, WasmCon and KubeCon + CloudNativeCon
  • KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Only

If I’m accepted as a co-located event speaker – do I also have to purchase registration for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon?

No, all accepted co-located event speakers will be provided an “All-Access” pass for CNCF-hosted co-located events and KubeCon + CloudNativeCon programming.

Will there be a registration option to only attend CNCF-hosted co-located events and not KubeCon + CloudNativeCon?

No, there is NOT a single-day co-located event only pass available.

FAQ – Co-located Event Content

Will co-located events be live-streamed in 2024 and 2025?

No, however, all CNCF-hosted co-located event sessions are recorded and available on the CNCF YouTube page post-event.

When can I submit a talk proposal (CFP) for a KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America co-located event?

Please review the CFP for CNCF-hosted Co-located Events page for more details.

FAQ – Sponsorship

Why are sponsors needed for a CNCF-hosted Co-located Event?

Community partners ensure that co-located events are financially sustainable. Sponsor support helps cover event hard costs, aids in consistent attendee registration fees year to year, and provides opportunities for sponsor companies to engage as a thought-leader in the community.

Where can I find details about previous CNCF-hosted Co-located Events?

Please review the KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2023 and KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2024 transparency reports.

Who can we reach out to about sponsorship opportunities?

Please email sponsor@cncf.io.

FAQ – Event Proposal Process 2025

How do I submit a proposal?

The 2025 CNCF project + co-located event proposal form will open in fall 2024.

What was the event proposal process for 2024?

Please review the 2024 parameters & timelines for each type of event here. (Subject to change for 2025).

What information do I need to prepare for the 2025 CNCF event proposal form?

  • Event name + details if the event has been hosted before
  • Preferred location for the event
  • Event Duration – Full Day or ½ Day (2-Day event option available for Stand-Alone events)
  • Identify two or three potential sponsors for co-located events and up to five sponsors for stand-alone events
  • Estimated number of attendees
  • Description of event & CFP Topics
  • Program Committee Details – Event Program Chairs + Program Committee members
  • Website & Branding Needs (Hex Codes, Hashtags, etc.)

What does it mean to be a CNCF-hosted Event?

CNCF-hosted Events are provided with full event management services:

  • Infrastructure Build + Support: Website, CFP, Registration Management, Branding + Design
  • Event Oversight: Set Registration, Sponsorship Pricing + Budget Oversight
  • Operations: Logistics Planning + Management: Room Set, Audio Visual, Safety, etc.
  • Content, Speaker + Attendee Management
  • Manage Event Sponsors + Deliverables

How many co-located events typically take place at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon?

Estimated: 10-15 CNCF-hosted Co-located events at each KubeCon + CloudNativeCon.

Who can I contact with questions about the CNCF event proposal process?

Please reach out to our team at cncfcolocatedevents@linuxfoundation.org.