Cloud Foundry Summit 2018

April 18-20, 2018 | Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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Thank you for speaking at Cloud Foundry Summit North America 2018

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 Deb.[/middle_content_module][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_tta_tabs][vc_tta_section title=”General Information” tab_id=”generalinfo”][session_tracks_module top_padding=”-1″ bottom_padding=”-1″]

Dates to Remember

  • Register as a Speaker by: Friday, February 23, 2018
  • Send Technical Requirements to Deb by: Friday, March 9, 2018
  • Book Hotel Stay by: Sunday, April 1, 2018
  • Submit Session Slides by: Monday, April 2, 2018
  • Event Dates: April 18-20, 2018

Event Venue

Cloud Foundry Summit will take place Wednesday, April 18 to Friday, April 20 at the Boston Convention Center located in Boston, Massachusetts.

Boston Convention Center
415 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210
Tel: 617-954-2000

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by Friday, February 23

To confirm that you will be presenting, please register as a speaker by Friday, February 23. Please select the Speaker Registration option and use the access code: CFNA18SPK. If you are not registered by February 23, there is a possibility that your speaking slot will be replaced by one on our waiting list so please do so promptly.

As a reminder, in the instance that your submission has a co-presenter, 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 CFNA18COSPK for the discounted registration fee of $150.

For panel discussions, all panelists will receive a complimentary event pass and should use the access code: CFNA18SPK.

Visa Letter 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 Boston, MA. If you need a letter to accompany your visa application confirming your attendance at Cloud Foundry Summit North America, request it here.

All visa letter requests must be submitted no later than two weeks prior to the event. Any visa letter requests made after the two week deadline cannot be guaranteed.[/session_tracks_module][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Hotel” tab_id=”hotel”][session_tracks_module top_padding=”-1″ bottom_padding=”-1″]



A block of rooms has been secured for attendees at the Westin Boston Waterfront, which is directly adjacent to the Boston Convention Center.  Guest rooms are available at $319/night + applicable taxes.  

Westin Boston Waterfront
425 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210
Tel: 617-532-4600

The discounted room rate is available until Sunday, April 1.  We encourage you to book quickly, as rooms are subject to availability. Book your reservation here. The room block is now full.

While the room block at the Westin Boston Waterfront is full, there are several hotels close to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.  Cloud Foundry does not have room blocks at the following hotels – please book directly with these hotels to make your reservation.

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Technical Requirements

by Friday, March 9.

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 laptop and necessary adapters to use during their sessions.  If you require any additional AV, please email your requests to Deb with those needs by Friday, March 9.[/session_tracks_module][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Slide Template” tab_id=”slidetemplate”][session_tracks_module top_padding=”-1″ bottom_padding=”-1″]

Upload Slides

by Monday, April 2

Presentation slides should be submitted in PDF-format to by Monday, April 2.

*Screens will be set for a 16:9 formatted slide deck.*

The Summit presentation template is available for download.

How to Upload Slides to

  • Login to
  • Click on “Manage and Promote Your Session”
  • Click on “Add Presentation”
  • Click on “Select File”, choose the PDF you want to share and click “Upload”
  • Your presentation will now be attached to your session.

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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.

Click here for the course.  

Upon completion of the course, you will receive a special-edition Linux Foundation jacket. Once you complete the course, please click on the “Completed” button. You will then be redirected to an ordering website where you will login using provided credentials.  Within that page, you will provide your shipping details and preferred jacket size.[/session_tracks_module][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Code of Conduct” tab_id=”codeofconduct”][session_tracks_module top_padding=”-1″ bottom_padding=”-1″]

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=”Promote” tab_id=”promote”][session_tracks_module top_padding=”-1″ bottom_padding=”-1″]

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 Twitter #cfsummit, Facebook, and LinkedIn.