Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

When is the summit taking place?

October 11th, the Monday before KubeCon North America.

Where is the summit located?

The in-person location at the JW Marriott LA Live, a 5 minute walk away from the LA Convention Center. See the Location & Venue section for more information.

Will I be able to attend remotely?

Yes! We are planning a full hybrid event that should allow those participating remotely to interact and work with contributors on-site. We will post more details on how this will work closer to the event.

Why is vaccination required to attend in-person?

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?

With uncertain attendance and staffing, we made this decision to ensure we can put on an event to the best of our ability.

Kubernetes Orgs:

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.

What is a sponsored attendee?

NOTE: This applied to attending in person only. Anyone may register and attend remotely.

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

I am not an Org member. Can I still attend?

You can participate remotely. We are limiting the in-person event to Kubernetes Org Members and sponsored attendees due to uncertain attendance and on-site staffing availability.

Will there be a New Contributor Workshop?

No, with uncertain attendance and staffing, we made this decision to ensure we can put on an event to the best of our ability. For those that are interested in becoming a contributor, SIG ContribEx plans to launch a course later this year.

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

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

You can reach out to us directly at or pop into the #contributor-summit slack channel to ask a question. :)