Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

When is the summit taking place?

November 6th, the first day of KubeCon North America.

Where is the summit located?

The in-person location at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, See the Location & Venue section for more information.

Will I be able to attend remotely?

No, based on our experience with previous Contributor Summits, we do not expect to be able to support remote access for this event.

What are the Health and Safety protocols?

As a co-located event, the summit is required to adhere to KubeCon’s Health & Safety Guidelines. There may be additional restrictions that develop closer to the event, and we will update the event accordingly to follow venue, municipality and CDC guidelines at a minimum.

Why do I need to be a Kubernetes Org member to attend in-person?

We welcome everyone to start contributing to the project, but with 1600+ Kubernetes Org members and limited space and budget requirements we’ve made the decision to limit attendance to those that are already actively engaged with the project.

If you are not yet a member, but active within the project, please consider joining! The process of joining is straight forward. See our org membership docs for more information. If your application to join is pending, please contact us at about registering.

Kubernetes Orgs:

What is a sponsored attendee?

If you are a SIG lead or subproject lead and there is someone that is not yet an org member or from another project that might take part in a panel, SIG face-to-face meeting etc, you can sponsor them to attend the summit. Please email us to make arrangements.

I have an idea for a session

Most of the Summit will be unconference-style, so you will have an opportunity to propose a session closer to the Summit itself. If you have an idea for a talk, workshop or panel please post your idea to the unconference issue or the CFP form once they become available.

My SIG wants to meet at the Summit

We will have some space for SIG/WG meetings during the summit, please submit your request via the CFP form once it becomes available.

Will there be a doc sprint?

Yes, SIG-Docs plans to hold a Doc Sprint at the Summit, which will run for the full day from 11am to 4pm.

Will there be a New Contributor Workshop?

No, they are very time, person and resource intensive. We encourage those interested in becoming a contributor to use the New Contributor Course slated to launch later this year.

Until then, here are some additional resources you may find useful:

Can I bring a guest to the Social?

Contributors will be allowed to bring a single family member or partner to the social (a “plus one”). See the Social page to request a guest pass.

I have a question! How do I contact the event staff?

You can email us or pop into the #contributor-summit Slack channel to ask a question. :)