Open Source Strategy Forum London

FAQ

General

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

Open Source Strategy Forum London 2021 will take place on October 4 – 5. The FINOS Member meeting is October 4 at 13:00 – 17:00 BST, UTC +1 and OSSF sessions are October 5 at 9:00 – 18:30 BST, UTC +1.

What time zone will the event be in?

OSSF London’s in-person event will be held in the British Summer Time (BST), UTC +1 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. The event will take place at Etc. Venues 133 Houndsditch. October 4, badge pick-up is located on the 3rd floor in the Exchange Lounge. October 5, badge pick-up is located on the 2nd Floor in the Galleria Foyer.

Registration hours are found on the schedule.

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! Keynotes will be live-streamed and Breakout sessions will be recorded. All sessions are recorded and will be transferred to The Linux Foundation YouTube channel post-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 schedule as they are received. While we encourage all speakers to share their slides, there may be instances where slides are not made available.

Do I need to sign up for breakout sessions?

To help us gauge the popularity of sessions, make final room assignments, and prevent overcrowding, we are asking everyone to take a moment to build your personal schedule via Sched. The more participation we have among pre-event schedule builders, the less chance session rooms will be standing room only.

To get started, please head to the schedule site and sign-up or log in if you already have an account. After logging in, peruse the schedule and when you see a session you’re interested in, simply click on the white circle next to the title. This will automatically add the session to your own personal schedule.

Lastly, for easy access back to your schedule, bookmark or add the mobile agenda to your phone home screen with this link. Please note, selecting a session in Sched does not guarantee you a seat in a breakout session.

Is there a conference app?

Yes – please visit the networking app page for more information. 

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

No, there will not be bookable meeting space available.

Are there evening events at the conference?

Yes! They are a great way to build connections and network with fellow conference attendees. Please visit the evening events page for more information.

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

Due to Health & Safety restrictions, non-registered attendees are not permitted at evening events or conference activities. For questions, please email events@linuxfoundation.org

What networking opportunities are available to conference attendees?

There will be a variety of networking opportunities you can participate in. Check out FEATURES & ADD-ON’S to see all the planned activities. Additionally, we will have a Mobile App so you can connect with fellow attendees, details can be found here.

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.

Can I register onsite?

Yes – Registration information and current onsite guidelines can be found on our Register page.

Registration hours will be announced shortly.

Where do I get my member access code?

If you are a FINOS member and would like to attend the Member Meetings, please make sure to select the “Member Registration” below.  If you do not have a member access code, reach out to ossf@finos.org.

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 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.

Are there scholarships available?

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

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

I have questions regarding exhibit sales and 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 scholarships and travel funding?

For information about or to request a scholarship or travel funding, visit the Scholarships page.

Venue & Travel

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 NHS.

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?

An afternoon break is included for those registered to attend the Member Meetings on October 4. Continental breakfast, morning breaks, lunch, and afternoon breaks are included with registration and will be available October 5. 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 details 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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