Europe 2017

October 11-12, 2017 | Basel, Switzerland

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Thank you for speaking at Cloud Foundry Summit Europe 2017

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.  If you have any questions, please email Abbey at[/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, August 18, 2017
  • Send Technical Requirements to Abbey by: Friday, September 1, 2017
  • Book Hotel Stay by: Friday, September 22, 2017
  • Submit Session Slides by: Monday, October 2, 2017
  • Event Dates: October 11-12, 2017

Event Venue

Cloud Foundry Summit will take place at Wednesday and Thursday, October 11-12, 2017 at the Congress Center Basel located in Basel, Switzerland.

Congress Center Basel
Messepl. 21
4058 Basel, Switzerland
Tel: +141 58 206 28 28

The Speaker Lounge will be open during conference hours, Wednesday and Thursday, October 11 & 12 and is located in Lima (ground floor of the Congress Center).

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by Friday, August 18

To confirm that you will be presenting, please register as a speaker by Friday, August 18. Please select the Speaker Registration option and use the access code: CFEU17SPK. If you are not registered by August 18, 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 use the code CFEU17COSPK for the discounted registration fee of €150.

For panel discussions, all panelists will receive a complimentary event pass and should use the access code: CFEU17SPK.

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 the Switzerland. If you need a letter to accompany your visa application confirming your attendance at Cloud Foundry Summit Europe, 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″]


by Friday, September 22, 11:59pm CET


A block of rooms has been secured for attendees at the Swissôtel Le Plaza Basel, which is directly adjacent to the Congress Center Basel.  Guest rooms are available at CHF225/night + applicable taxes.  The discounted room rate is available until Friday, September 22, 11:59pm CET.  We encourage you to book quickly, as rooms are subject to availability. The room block is now full.

While the room block at the Swissotel Le Plaza Basel is full, there are several hotels within walking distance to the Congress Center Basel.  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, September 1.

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 adaptors to use during their sessions.  If you require any additional AV, please email your requests to Abbey with those needs by Friday, September 1.[/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, October 2

Presentation slides should be submitted in PDF-format to by Monday, October 2.
*Screens will be set for a 16:9 formatted slide deck.*

The conference 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 of 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. You will be emailed details within 2 weeks of taking the course to place your jacket order.[/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.

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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 Twitter #cfsummit, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Additional Opportunity to Share Your Story

Interested in gaining additional visibility on your talk for Cloud Foundry Summit? The New Stack is offering speakers an opportunity to tell their story, in their own way. They are accepting contributors as part of their media partnership with the Cloud Foundry Summit. Find out more here.[/session_tracks_module][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_tabs][/vc_column][/vc_row]