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OpenStack Days

There are more than 18 OpenStack Days scheduled for 2017 - find an upcoming OpenStack Day in your region!

OpenStack Days bring together hundreds of IT executives, cloud operators and technology providers to discuss cloud computing and learn about OpenStack. The regional events are organized and hosted annually by local OpenStack user groups and companies in the ecosystem, and are often one or two-day events with keynotes, breakout sessions and even workshops. It’s a great opportunity to hear directly from prominent OpenStack leaders, learn from user stories, network and get plugged into your local community. 

There are more than 18 OpenStack Days scheduled for 2017 - find an upcoming OpenStack Day in your region!

Highlights From Recent OpenStack Days

Silicon Valley

Mexico

Taiwan

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Host an OpenStack Day

Are you interested in hosting an OpenStack Day in your area?

First, get in touch with your local user group or community ambassador to see if there are already events happening and how you can get plugged in. You can reference the list of user groups and ambassadors to find one near you. OpenStack Days can require quite a bit of work to organize, so it’s ideal for user group leaders to help organize them to collaborate across organizations and leverage existing local infrastructure, such as attendee lists and regular sponsors.

Next, review the event guidelines. OpenStack Days are non-commercial events and we expect them to run in accordance with the spirit of the community. This means making reasonable efforts to open the events to anyone in the community who wants to help organize, attend, or sponsor, regardless of affiliation. It also means avoiding sales pitches and focusing on visionary, educational and user-driven content.

The OpenStack Foundation helps support OpenStack Days with funding, content and promotion. Once you’ve reviewed the guidelines, please contact [email protected] to get started.

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FAQs

Can anyone host an OpenStack Day event?

OpenStack Day events are typically hosted by local user groups, but anyone can get involved. If you are interested in starting a new OpenStack Day in your area, it’s best to get in touch with your local user group or regional ambassador. In order to use the “OpenStack Day” brand, you must get approval from the OpenStack Foundation and meet the event guidelines.

Who attends OpenStack Day events?

OpenStack Day events vary based on the organizers and local communities. Some events are more focused on business issues and cloud strategy, while some are more focused on technical operators and developers. Most events attract a few hundred attendees, but the largest event had more than 1,500 participants. Most annual events grow and attract new participants each year, so it’s OK to start on the smaller end and build over time.

How can the OpenStack Foundation help?

Once an event is approved, the Foundation typically provides sponsorship funding (up to 5,000 USD depending on the size of the event), logos and digital branding assets, support attracting key speakers in the community and promotion. Please contact [email protected] for more information and to get started


OpenStack Day Toolkit

We have provided you with this OpenStack Day Organizer toolkit to help you get started in planning for your event. We would also suggest that you join the OpenStack Days Leader community list so you can be in contact with other OpenStack Days organizers around the world.

Official Guidelines

Policy and Guidelines

Planning Tools

Registration Demographics Questionnaire
Activity Timeline for Organizers
Call for Sponsors Sample
Sample Invoice
Sample Sponsorship Agreement Forms
Sponsorship Form Sample: Silicon Valley
Sponsorship Prospectus Sample: Australia
Sponsorship Prospectus Sample: Korea
Registration Demographic Question
Sample Registration Template”
Sample Surveys
Finance Best Practices
Your Guide to Creating a Successful OpenStack Days event

Artwork for Print

Marketing / Branding / Video /Presentations / Collateral

OpenStack Day Logo and Digital Assets

The OpenStack Foundation has created an official OpenStack Day logo and digital assets to be used for all OpenStack Days events. For both trademark and legal reasons, all official OpenStack Day events are required to use these assets in all event communications, printed materials, signage, and website presence. To request your official OpenStack Day logo and branding kit, please send an email to [email protected]

OpenStack Marketing Collateral
https://www.openstack.org/marketing#tab=collateral

Openstack Brand Policy
https://www.openstack.org/brand/

OpenStack Privacy Policy
https://www.openstack.org/privacy/

OpenStack Trademark Policy
https://www.openstack.org/brand/openstack-trademark-policy/

 

PR / Media

Press Kit Bios DOWNLOAD
Press Kit Factsheet DOWNLOAD
Press Kit Press Release DOWNLOAD

Highlights From Recent OpenStack Days

Sep 14, 2017
OpenStack Days Benelux
Bussum, NL
Sep 26, 2017
OpenStack Days UK
London, GB
Sep 28 - 29, 2017
OpenStack Days Italy
Milan, IT
Oct 17, 2017
OpenStack Days Turkey
Istanbul, TR
Oct 18 - 19, 2017
OpenStack Days Nordic
Copenhagen, DK
Oct 19, 2017
OpenStack Days Canada
Ottawa, CA
Nov 21, 2017
OpenStack Days France
Paris, FR
Dec 08 - 09, 2017
OpenStack Days Germany - DACH
Potsdam, Germany