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.


Child Care
Complimentary child care will be available onsite during event days. Click here for more information.

Venue Accessibility
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 events@cncf.io.

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

Quiet Room
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.

All-Gender Restrooms
We will designate specific restrooms as all-gender restrooms 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.


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 by the Ada Initiative, which can be found here on the Geek Feminism Wiki.

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.

Linux Foundation Contact:
Vanessa Heric
Associate Director of CNCF Events


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

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

Taxi Services

San Diego Taxi Company:

Yellow: 619-444-4444

San Diego Silver Cab:


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, angela@linuxfoundation.org.