North America Summit 2019
#cfsummit

April 2-4, 2019 | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Location + Accommodations

Cloud Foundry Summit North America will take place at Pennsylvania Convention Center on Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday, April 2 – 4, 2019.

Venue

Pennsylvania Convention Center

1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Hotel

Le Méridien Philadelphia

1421 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

A block of rooms has been secured for attendees at the Le Méridien Philadelphia, which is a short walking distance from the Pennsylvania Convention Center.  Guest rooms are available at 200/night USD + applicable taxes. The discounted room rate is available until Friday, March 8, 11:59pm EST. We encourage you to book your reservation quickly, as rooms are subject to availability.

Travel

Getting to the Pennsylvania Convention Center

Airport Information:

From Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)

Estimated Taxi Cost: $30 – $40 USD
Estimated Time by Taxi: 30 – 35 minutes

Public Transportation

The PA Convention Center is easily accessible by car, train, regional rail at Septa’s Jefferson Station, and bus. Please refer to the PA Convention Center website for helpful information on public transportation in Philadelphia.

Parking

There are many parking options, including garages and surface lots, which are conveniently located within blocks of the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The rates for parking along the perimeter of the building vary.

About Philadelphia

Welcome to the city of “Brotherly Love”!

Famous as the birthplace of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, Philadelphia delivers one destination, five counties and countless things to do: fascinating museums, vibrant parks, national historic sites and famous food.

Top Things to Do

Visit the Liberty Bell – The Liberty Bell was originally used to call the Pennsylvania Assembly to meetings. It was later adopted by abolitionists, suffragists and Civil Rights advocates, making it a symbol used by many today. The bell, which is free to visit year-round, draws people from around the nation to snag a photo in front of the soaring glass walls overlooking Independence Hall.

Rocky – The Rocky Statue and the “Rocky Steps” are undeniably two of the most popular attractions in Philadelphia. Since Rocky’s triumphant run, the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art have become an international destination. Travelers from around the world embark on their own jog up the stairs, pumping their fists in the air as they cherish the spectacular view. To finish off the experience, head to the bottom of the stairs and snap a photo with the bronze statue of Rocky, originally created for Rocky III.

Independence Hall – Birthplace of both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. The Independence Hall holds monumental significance to the development of the nation. In 1776, the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence in the building’s Assembly Room. Just 11 years later, representatives from a dozen states met here to lay the framework for the U.S. Constitution. Today, the UNESCO World Heritage Site is the centerpiece of Independence National Historical Park, and guided tours are available year-round.

Visa Request

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 the United States. If you need a letter to accompany your visa application confirming your attendance at Cloud Foundry Summit North America, request it here.

Visa letter requests should be made 90 days prior to an event and may be submitted no fewer than two weeks prior to the event. The Linux Foundation cannot guarantee that letters will be provided in response to requests submitted fewer than two weeks prior to an event though we will make every effort to process them.

Convince Your Boss

Need help justifying your trip?

Join an intimate gathering of your peers in Philadelphia to build the future with Cloud Foundry as part of your multi-platform strategy -including containers and serverless and integrating technologies like Kubernetes, Istio, Envoy, etc., while meeting face-to-face with the global Cloud Foundry developer community. It’s the best place to learn or hone your Cloud Foundry skills.

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Diversity Scholarship

Education and collaboration are vital to the future of the Cloud Foundry ecosystem, and it is imperative to us that everyone in the community that wants to participate feels welcome to do so regardless of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, race, ethnicity, age, religion or economic status. Our code of conduct outlines our expectations for all those who participate in our community, as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior.

Scholarship Program

To encourage and increase the participation of a diverse community, we are pleased to offer diversity and need-based registration scholarships and discounts to our conferences.

Cloud Foundry Foundation’s scholarship program provides support to traditionally underrepresented and/or marginalized persons in the technology and/or open source communities (including, but not limited to persons identifying as LGBT, women, persons of color, and/or persons with disabilities) who may not otherwise have the opportunity to attend our events for financial reasons.

Applications are now closed.