Open Networking & Edge Summit + Kubernetes on Edge Day

FAQ

General

Why did this event shift to virtual only?

While all open source communities are global as we know, this event, and our own community is being disproportionately affected by prolonged border closures, and we simply don’t think it makes sense to continue with the in-person portion this year with so many in our community unable to join in person.

What are the date(s) and time(s) for the event?

Open Networking + Edge Summit/Kubernetes on Edge Day will take place on October 11-12, 2021 from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Access to the virtual experience will open on October 10, 2021, and remain open until November 10, 2021.

What time zone will the event be in?

Open Networking + Edge Summit/Kubernetes on Edge Day’s virtual experience will be held in the PDT (UTC-7) time zone.

How do I log into the platform?

You will receive an email outlining log-in instructions on Sunday, October 10th. Reach out to our team at events@linuxfoundation.org if you have any issues – we’re here to help!

Will all sessions be recorded or live streamed?

Yes! Keynote and Breakout sessions will be livestreamed and recorded. You will be able to watch sessions on-demand and access other content and resources from the event platform for 30 days. After that time, all recorded sessions will be transferred to The Linux Foundation YouTube channel within 8 weeks of 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.

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?

Information on registering can be found on our Register page.

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.

Is there a discount for groups or attendees from non-profit organizations?

If you have a group of 5 or more people, you can receive a 10% discount on all passes. All pass types must be the same and all registrations must be processed under one group registration and paid for by the same credit card. To create a group, select “Add Another Person” at the bottom of the registration form. When 5 or more people are added, the 10% discount will be applied automatically. Please contact events@linuxfoundation.org for questions.

Professionals who work at a tax-exempt organization as defined by the IRS may receive a 20% discount on the applicable, full-event registration rate. Please email events@linuxfoundation.org for a discount code. This discount may not be combined with any additional discounts. Professions must submit proof of employment as a tax-exempt organization before receiving the discount.

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

Please email events@linuxfoundation.org for registration assistance.

What are the cancellation, refund, and substitution policies?

Our registration policies can be found on our Register page.

Is 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.

Are there scholarships available?

Yes! Please visit the Scholarships page for information on how to qualify and apply.

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.

Sponsors

I have questions regarding exhibit sales and sponsorships. Who should I contact?

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

I am an exhibitor. Where can I find booth information and deadlines?

For information about your booth and deadlines, visit the Sponsor Information page and log in using the credentials provided to you. If you have not received login credentials or can’t locate them, email lfcoresponsorship@linuxfoundation.org.

I am staffing a booth in the sponsor showcase but not attending any sessions. Do I need to register?

Everyone participating in the conference must be registered. Please speak to your company’s sponsorship contact if you need to register as a sponsor. For further questions, please email lfcoresponsorship@linuxfoundation.org.

Virtual Event

What are the benefits of attending virtually?

Attending virtually will allow you to watch all event content, and participate in various other ways, from the safety of your own home, and on your schedule.

What platform will the event be using and what are the system requirements needed to participate?

Open Networking + Edge Summit/Kubernetes on Edge Day will be using the AccelEvents virtual platform. 

This is a web-based, HTML5 platform. You will not need to download any application to participate and browsers on almost all devices will work. 

Accelevents, the virtual conference platform we are using for the event, works best with Chrome. Please plan to use Chrome to attend the conference and ensure all unnecessary extensions are disabled. Having issues? You can also try Firefox or Safari.

Your pre-event email will include a system check as well so you can ensure you’ll have no problems accessing the event. Live technical assistance will also be available within the event platform during the event to help attendees troubleshoot any issues.

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 a live Q&A with conference sessions & tutorial attendees. You can build a personalized agenda of sessions you want to attend and receive notifications before sessions start.

I attend 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. You will be able to connect with speakers, sponsors, and experts through networking lounges, join group “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 Linux Foundation Code of Conduct in virtual events just as they would at physical ones. 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 Angela Brown, SVP & General Manager of Events, at angela@linuxfoundation.org.

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