Become a Sponsor

Sponsorship sales are now closed.

Kubernetes Forums in global cities bring together international and local experts with adopters, developers, and practitioners in an accessible and compact format. The Forums are designed to promote face-to-face collaboration and deliver rich educational experiences. At the Forums, attendees can engage with the leaders of Kubernetes and other CNCF-hosted projects and help set direction for the cloud native ecosystem. Kubernetes Forums have both a beginner and an advanced track; about half of the speakers are international experts and half are from the local area.

Kubernetes Forums allow international speakers and sponsor teams to double their cloud native event engagement with two events running consecutively in two cities during a single week. Sponsors can economically reach a broader audience within a brief window while saving on travel costs and maximizing their event and evangelist teams’ time with global audiences.

Speakers and sponsors will arrive in Seoul no later than Sunday, December 8. The CFP-based sessions occur Monday, December 9. On Tuesday, December 10, attendees select among several co-located events. These may be cloud- or distribution-specific training or any other topics of interest to Kubernetes Forums attendees. Tuesday night, the sponsors and international speakers will take a red-eye flight to Sydney and recover Wednesday, where the time zone is only 1 hour different. The international speakers will present the same material from the Seoul event on Thursday, December 12, interspersed with a slate of new talks from different local speakers in Sydney. On Friday, December 13, the co-located events repeat.

We’re expecting 2020 locations will add Mexico City/Sao Paulo, Bengaluru/New Delhi, Tokyo/Singapore, Tel Aviv, and possibly more. Please join us as we spread the word about Kubernetes and cloud native computing around the world.

Sponsorship Details

Co-Located events will be held on day 2 of Kubernetes Forums. Platinum and gold CNCF members doing diamond sponsorships and co-located events at both locations get first priority, then other organizations doing diamond and co-located events at both locations, then platinum and gold members doing other sponsorships, then everyone else.

Benefits of Sponsorship
• Extend your organization’s visibility and presence to the developers, architect & technical leaders in the local community
• Opportunity to network with quality, regionally targeted attendees during the event
• Associate your brand with one of the fastest growing technology communities
• Support and engage with the ecosystem around many of the most popular open source projects

We are happy to offer a 3% sponsorship discount for CNCF members. CNCF Members sponsoring two or more Kubernetes Forums will receive a 5% discount. Contact



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IBM – Black