November 18 – 21 | San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California | #KubeCon #CloudNativeCon
Diversity + Inclusion
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, disability, 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.
Diversity Lunch + Hack
Time: 12:30 PM – 2:15 PM
Location: Marriott San Diego Ballroom BC
Join us for a luncheon and a program back by popular demand! The luncheon will feature round table discussions, opportunities to get hands on with Kubernetes or pair programming on your problem of choice in a safe space. You’ll select which activity you would like on the RSVP form. There’s something for everyone – newcomers, experts, gender minorities and male allies welcomed.
You’ll have the chance to connect with others in the community and build relationships with both novice and open source experts in the tech industry from around the globe. For those that may not have the time to provide mentorship right now, this is a great opportunity to give back!
RSVP today! An official RSVP for the Diversity Lunch + Hack is required. Space is limited.
Thank you to our sponsor!
Time: 12:45 PM – 2:15 PM
Location: Marriott San Diego Ballroom BC
Join other attendees who identify as women or non-binary individuals at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America for sparkling conversation and community at the Marriott San Diego Ballroom BC, located next door to the San Diego Convention Center.
You’ll have an opportunity to meet new people and network with friends from around the globe. Enjoy great conversation about all things cloud native, including your favorite projects and the evolving diversity, inclusivity and civility in our fast-growing ecosystem.
RSVP today! An official RSVP for the EmpowerUs Lunch is required. Space is limited.
Thank you to our sponsor!
To encourage and increase the participation of a diverse community, we are pleased to offer diversity and need-based registration scholarships, discounts, and travel funding to our conferences.
Diversity Scholarships: Additional information and application can be found here.
A private nursing room will be available at the event to aid in the comfort and accessibility for 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.
Complimentary child care will be available onsite during event days. Click here for more information.
If you need any assistance locating an elevator or have other questions about accessibility onsite, please speak to a member of the CNCF event staff at any of the registration or information desks onsite. If you have questions prior to the event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wheelchair + Medical Equipment Rental
If you need a wheelchair or scooter, you can rent them from numerous local suppliers. Please contact one of the below companies (list is not exhaustive) directly for rates and availability.
+ Accessible San Diego: 619-325-7550
+ Eric’s Medical Supply: 619-298-9640
+ Scootaround: 1-888-441-7575
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.
We will designate specific restrooms as all-gender for attendees who feel more comfortable using those facilities.
First Aid/Medical Assistance
If you require first aid or medical assistance, please visit our registration desk and we can direct you to the First Aid station onsite.
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 harassments reports and does so in accordance with the process recommended on the Geek Feminism Wiki which can be found here.
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, Associate Director of CNCF Events (+1-949-415-4442; email@example.com)
Colleen Mickey, Director of Events (+1-516-945-9285; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Angela Brown, General Manager of Events (+1-575-694-2263; email@example.com)
For emergencies at the San Diego Convention Center:
- Non-life threatening: Use a house phone (located throughout the center) to dial Security/Guest Services at extension 5490 or from an outside line or mobile phone call 619-525-5490.
- Life threatening: Dial extension 5911 or from an outside line or mobile phone call 619-525-5911.
For emergencies not at the San Diego Convention Center:
San Diego Police
1401 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101
For reporting non-emergencies 24 hours / 7 days, call 619-531-2000 or 858-484-3154. If you have an emergency, call 9-1-1.
Nearest Emergency Room
Scripps Mercy Hospital – Emergency Rooms & Surgery, Maternity Care
4077 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
- San Diego Taxi Company: 619-566-6666
- Yellow: 619-444-4444
- San Diego Silver Cab: 619-280-5555
Contact Us With Ideas
If you have ideas on how we can create a more inclusive event, please do not hesitate to let us know. Contact Angela Brown, General Manager of Events, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Before contacting us, please review all event pages as answers to many questions are readily available throughout this site. If you cannot find the answer to your question and would prefer to email us, please contact email@example.com.
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