Europe 2018

October 10-11, 2018 | Basel, Switzerland

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Cloud Foundry Summit Europe 2018 Speaker Guide

This is your official event speaker guide.  Please continue to check back as the event gets closer as we will be adding additional speaker information, such as onsite details, as they are available. If you have any questions, please email Nanci.[/middle_content_module][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row 0=””][vc_column 0=””][vc_tta_tabs 0=””][vc_tta_section title=”General Information” tab_id=”generalinfo”][session_tracks_module top_padding=”-1″ bottom_padding=”-1″]Thank you for speaking at Cloud Foundry Summit Europe, taking place October 10–11 at the Congress Center Basel in Basel, Switzerland.

For any discussion and/or questions about the event in general, join the conversation in Slack: #summit

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Important Dates & Deadlines

Speaker Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Upload Bio + Headshot to Monday, August 13, 2018

Technical Requirements: Friday, September 7, 2018

Presentation Due Date: Thursday, September 27, 2018

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Primary Speakers

To confirm that you will be presenting, please register as a speaker by Wednesday, July 25. Please select the Speaker Registration option and use the access code: CFEU18SPK. If you are not registered by July 25, there is a possibility that your speaking slot will be replaced by one on our waiting list, so please register promptly.



In the instance that your submission has a co-speaker, only the primary speaker for a proposal will receive a complimentary pass for the event. Co-speakers should select the Speaker Registration option and use the code CFEU18COSPK for the discounted registration fee of €120.



For panel discussions, all panelists will receive a complimentary event pass and should use the access code: CFEU18SPK.

Visa Requests

If you’re not a U.S. resident, we recommend that you check with your local government for information on required documents and arrangements you’ll need for travel to Switzerland. If you need a letter to accompany your visa application confirming your attendance at Cloud Foundry Summit Europe, request it here.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Venue and Hotel Details” tab_id=”venue”][vc_column_text 0=””]

Venue Location

This year’s event will take place at the Congress Center Basel.

Congress Center Basel

21 Messeplatz

Basel, Basel-Stadt 4058


058 206 28 28

Hotel Accommodations

A block of rooms has been secured for attendees and speakers at the Swissôtel Le Plaza Basel, which is directly adjacent to the Congress Center Basel. Guest rooms are available at CHF229/night + applicable taxes.

The discounted room rate is available until Friday, September 21, 11:59pm CET.  We encourage you to book your reservation quickly, as rooms are subject to availability.

For more information, please see our Attending page for details on booking accommodations at the hotel as well as transportation options.

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Schedule & Uploading a Bio/Photo

The schedule will be announced Wednesday, July 11, and will be posted on our website using You will receive an email directly from asking you to create your account, so make sure you upload your bio and photo.

Please note that all track sessions are thirty (30) minutes and if you have a conflict with the timing of your talk or are having problems uploading your bio and photo, please contact Nanci Lancaster.[/session_tracks_module][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Tech Needs” tab_id=”techneeds”][session_tracks_module top_padding=”-1″ bottom_padding=”-1″]

Technical Requirements

Due by Friday, September 7.

The session room will include a screen, projector, and (2) wireless microphones. During individual sessions a second mic will be used for questions, so be sure to leave time at the end of your talk. All speakers will need to supply their own computer and necessary adaptors to use during their sessions.

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due by Thursday, September 27

All speakers are required to submit their final presentation slides ahead of the event. In addition to providing a hard copy for accessibility purposes, we find that adding the presentations before the event helps to drive interest towards attending the session.

Please note that your presentation slides should be submitted in PDF-format to by Thursday, September 27. Presentations must be formatted in 16:9.

If you would like to use the Summit powerpoint template for your presentation, you can download it here. (Please note it is not required to use the Summit template.)

To upload slides:

  • On the top of the page, click “Manage and Promote Your Session”
  • Click “Add Presentation”
  • Click in the “Select a File” box and add the pdf document (note: there is a 50MB size limit)
  • Click “Upload” and your slides will automatically be saved


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Promote Your Talk

We want to thank you for submitting a proposal and we appreciate you spreading the word about the event and your presentation on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter with the hashtag #cfsummit or #cloudfoundrysummit. Find some sample tweets below to share with your network!

  • Proud to be chosen as a speaker for #cfsummit! Visit “link to your session” to learn about my Basel talk!
  • Thrilled to announce I’ll be presenting at #cloudfoundrysummit EU! Visit to see the full Basel schedule
  • Just learned my talk “Session Name” was accepted See you all in Basel at #cfsummit EU: “link to your session”
  • Can’t wait to speak at #cloudfoundrysummit EU in Basel – visit to see the full lineup!

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Inclusive Speaker Orientation Online Course

The Linux Foundation, in collaboration with the National Center for Women in Technology (NCWIT), has created an online course designed to teach the viewer about inclusion, diversity and unconscious bias. It is strongly encouraged by the Cloud Foundry Foundation that all our speakers watch the course to learn tips/tools to use when speaking to encourage inclusivity in presentations and messaging.

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Code of Conduct

Please read and abide by our code of conduct, which can be found here. We ask that speakers especially review this code of conduct and are inclusive in the words and images used during their presentation.[/session_tracks_module][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Contact Us” tab_id=”contact”][vc_column_text 0=””]

Contact Us

Do you have questions?

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