The Linux Foundation Member Summit

FAQ

General

What are the dates and times for the event?

The Linux Foundation Member Summit 2021 will take place November 2-4 from 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM PST, UTC -8.

What time zone will the event be in?

The Linux Foundation Member Summit will be held in the Pacific Standard Time (PST), UTC -8 time zone.

Where do I pick up my name badge?

Make sure you bring your registration confirmation with you when you pick up your badge. Badge pick-up is located in the Beaulieu Room.

Registration hours will be announced shortly.

Name badges must be worn at all times and cannot be shared with other attendees.

What is the recommended attire?

Business casual attire is recommended.

Will all sessions be recorded or live streamed?

Yes! Keynote sessions will be livestreamed and recorded. Recorded Keynote sessions will be transferred to The Linux Foundation YouTube channel after the event so they are freely accessible to anyone, anywhere. 

How do I access a speaker’s slides after the conference?

Any session slides provided by speakers will be added to the event website as they are received. While we encourage all speakers to share their slides, there may be instances where slides are not made available.

Is there a conference app?

Yes – there will be a networking app for all registered attendees to use onsite.

Are there bookable meeting rooms I can use during the conference?

Unfortunately, there are no designated bookable meeting rooms at the event. There is plenty of space around the Silverado Resort for you to network with other attendees. 

Are there conference-organized activities outside of session rooms?

Yes! We have a variety of activities you can participate in outside of attending sessions. Check out Features & Add-Ons to see all the offerings. 

Can I bring a guest to the evening events or conference activities?

Guest passes are offered for $150 and can be added to your registration.  A guest pass includes access to pre-and post-conference activities, as well as evening receptions. All guests will need to follow our mask, daily symptom check, and vaccine verification. 

What networking opportunities are available to conference attendees?

There will be a variety of networking opportunities you can participate in. Check out Features & Add-Ons to see all the planned activities. Additionally, we will have a networking app so you can connect with fellow attendees.   

I have questions regarding Linux Foundation membership. Who should I contact?

For information regarding enterprise Linux Foundation membership, please email membership@linuxfoundation.org.   

For information on how to become an individual contributor, please visit https://www.linuxfoundation.org/membership/individual/.

Are there volunteer opportunities available?

At this time there are no volunteer options available at the event. Please contact events@linuxfoundation.org if you have questions.

Registration

How can I register for the event?

Information on registering can be found on our Register page.

What is the cost of the event?

The Linux Foundation Member Summit is an invitation-only event for member companies of The Linux Foundation and Linux Foundation Projects. Registration codes were sent directly to members. Information on registering can be found on our Register page.

Can I register onsite?

Yes – Registration information can be found on our Register page.

Registration hours will be announced shortly.

Where do I get my speaker access code?

You should have received a registration link in your acceptance email. If you did not, please email cfp@linuxfoundation.org for more details.

Where do I get my sponsor access code?

A registration link was shared in an email to your company’s sponsorship contact. Please speak to your company’s sponsorship contact if you need to register as a Sponsor. For further questions, please email events@linuxfoundation.org.

Are there media passes available?

If you are a member of the media interested in attending the conference and have not received a complimentary access code to attend, please contact our Director of Event Marketing, Kristin O’Connell, at koconnell@linuxfoundation.org.

Who can I contact about questions or problems regarding my registration?

Please email events@linuxfoundation.org for registration assistance.

What is the cancellation, refund, and substitution policy?

Our registration policies can be found on our Register page.

Are there day passes available?

There are no day passes available. Visit our Register page for specific pass information

I can’t / don’t want to use my credit card for registration. What should I do?

If you are unable to pay by credit card, please email events@linuxfoundation.org with the conference name you are interested in attending and request to be invoiced for registration.

I need a visa letter to attend this event. How do I request one?

For information about visa invitation letters, or to request one, visit the Visa Letter Request page.

Is registration for Linux Foundation Events GDPR compliant?

Yes. If you would like to request that your data be removed from The Linux Foundation event registration system, please email gdpr@linuxfoundation.org.  If you have questions about GDPR, you can reach us at privacy@linuxfoundation.org.

Health & Safety

What are your Health & Safety Guidelines and Protocols for the event?

Information on current onsite health and safety protocols can be found on our Health & Safety page.

Sponsors

Where can I find sponsorship information about the event?

You can view all current sponsorship information on the Sponsor page.

I have questions regarding sponsorships. Who should I contact?

For information regarding event sponsorship, please email sponsorships@linuxfoundation.org.

Diversity & Inclusion

Will there be a nursing room at the conference?

Yes. For location information, please check with registration or information desk staff onsite. If you need a refrigerator, please email events@linuxfoundation.org prior to the conference to make arrangements.

Will child care be provided?

Due to local COVID restrictions, we unfortunately cannot offer child care services at this event. We can, however, provide a list of local childcare providers. We apologize for this disruption to our normal event plans. We will be making this service available as soon as we can for future events.

What is the policy on animals at the event?

Service animals are permitted.

Is the venue ADA accessible?

Yes. If you need assistance onsite locating an elevator or have other questions about accessibility, please speak to a member of the Linux Foundation Events Staff at any of the registration or information desks onsite. If you have a question prior to the event, please email events@linuxfoundation.org.

Where do I find information on travel funding?

For information about or to request travel funding, visit the Travel Funding page.

Venue & Travel

The US is currently not allowing travelers from my country of origin. What are my options?

If you are located in a country that the US is currently not allowing travel from, we recommend checking into the option of a National Interest Exception to see if you might be able to apply and receive in time to attend Member Summit in person. Each country has a different process. Contact the US Embassy or Consulate in your country for more details and to apply. For example, here is information from the Embassy/Consulate in Germany

While we’re unable to contact an Embassy or Consulate on your behalf we’ll be happy to customize an invitation letter, or other communication, as needed for you to apply and receive the NIE.

Will food and beverages be served? What will food service look like at the event?

Food and beverages will be available throughout the event; however, it may look different than previous years as we adhere to new safety measures set and/or recommended by the venue, local municipalities and the CDC.

To learn more about what we’re doing to keep attendees safe onsite, check out our current guidelines on our Health & Safety page.

What meals are provided with my conference registration?

Continental breakfast, morning breaks, lunch, and afternoon breaks are included with an in-person registration and will be available November 2 – 4. Beer, wine, non-alcoholic beverages, and snacks will be available at evening receptions.

I have a dietary restriction – who should I contact?

In the registration form, you will be able to indicate a dietary restriction or need. You may also email events@linuxfoundation.org and reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate.

How do I get to the conference?

For information about travel to the event, visit the Venue & Travel page.

Is a hotel reservation included in my registration?

No. Visit the Venue & Travel for more information about how to make a hotel reservation.

How do I book my hotel?

Information on venue, lodging, and transportation can be found on our Venue & Travel page.

Is parking available? How much and do you validate?

Visit the Venue & Travel page for more detail on parking.

What are the discounted room rates for attendees? Is there a deadline to make a reservation?

For information about conference hotel options, rates, and booking deadlines, visit the Venue & Travel page.

Who should I contact if I have a question regarding my hotel reservation?

Please contact the hotel directly.

I need to cancel my hotel reservation. What should I do?

Please contact the hotel directly.

I am having an issue booking my reservation at the conference hotel(s). Is there someone at the Linux Foundation that can help?

If the hotel reservation cut-off date has not passed, please contact housing@linuxfoundation.org and a member of our team will be in touch shortly. Please note, rooms will most likely sell out in advance of the room block close dates listed. We encourage you to book early to secure a room at the conference rate. If the conference hotel is sold out, you may need to secure alternate lodging. Visit the Venue & Travel page for alternative hotel options.

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