The Must-Attend

Open Infrastructure Event

The world runs on open infrastructure. At the OpenStack Summit, you’ll learn about the mix of open technologies building the modern infrastructure stack, including OpenStack, Kubernetes, Kata Containers, Docker, Ansible, Ceph, OVS, OpenContrail, OPNFV, and more. Whether you are pursuing a private, public or multi-cloud approach, the OpenStack Summit is the place to network, skill up and plan your cloud strategy.

Vancouver, BC
May 21-24, 2018

The Must-Attend

Open Infrastructure Event

Join the movement behind the most widely deployed open source cloud platform. Whether you are pursuing a private, hybrid or multi-cloud approach, the OpenStack Summit is the place to network, skill up and plan your cloud strategy.

Vancouver, BC
May 21-24, 2018

Frequently Asked Questions

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Vancouver General

What is included in the Full Access pass?

Access to all Breakout Sessions and Workshops, The Forum Developer & Operator working sessions, Keynote presentations, Marketplace Expo Hall, Lounges, etc.

Where do the OpenStack Summits take place?

The OpenStack Summits relocate each time. The May 2018 Summit will be held in Vancouver, Canada and the November 2018 Summit will be held in Berlin, Germany.

Upcoming Summits
2018: Vancouver (May 21-24), Berlin (November 13-15)

Previous Summit Locations
2010: Austin / San Antonio
2011: Santa Clara / Boston
2012: San Francisco / San Diego
2013: Portland / Hong Hong
2014: Atlanta / Paris
2015: Vancouver / Tokyo
2016: Austin / Barcelona
2017: Boston / Sydney

What is the format of the Vancouver Summit?

The Summit will run for four days, Monday - Thursday, May 21-24, 2018.

Keynotes will be held Monday and Tuesday
Marketplace Expo Hall is open Monday - Thursday
Main Conference Breakout sessions run Monday - Thursday
The Forum developer & operator working sessions run Monday - Thursday

What is included in the Full Access pass?

Access to all Breakout Sessions and Workshops, The Forum Developer & Operator working sessions, Keynote presentations, Marketplace Expo Hall, Lounges, etc.

Is there a Keynote + Marketplace pass?

No, there is only one type of pass for the Vancouver Summit, which is the Full Access pass that grants you access to all Summit activities.

Vancouver Registration

How can I register?

You can register via our Eventbrite page until May 19, 2018. Please note that prices are tiered and will increase in early April and late April.

After online registration closes on May 19, you may purchase tickets onsite at the Vancouver Summit. Only major credit cards will be accepted.

Vancouver Convention Centre - West Building
1055 Canada Pl
Vancouver, BC V6C, Canada

What is the price of registration?

Early Bird Price (ends early April)
Full Access Pass: $699

Normal Price (ends late April)
Full Access Pass: $999

Final & Onsite Price
Full Access Pass: $1,199

Can I get a receipt of my registration?

Once you've registered, you will receive a confirmation email from Eventbrite with the subject line, "Your Tickets for OpenStack Summit May 2018 - Vancouver." If you do not receive this email within 48 hours, please check your junk/spam folder; if you still have not received the confirmation email, please contact [email protected] stating your name and the email you used during the registration process.

If you require a detailed receipt for the ticket you purchased, please email [email protected].

How can I transfer or cancel my Summit pass?

If you'd like to transfer your pass to someone else, login to the Eventbrite account tied to your ticket and go to "My Tickets" > "View Order" > "Edit" where you can change the name and email on your ticket. See a more detailed tutorial HERE.

If this doesn't work for you or if someone else bought your ticket, please email [email protected] and provide your name and Eventbrite order number and we can transfer the ticket for you.

If you'd like us to cancel your ticket entirely, please email [email protected] before May 11, 2018 stating your name and Eventbrite order number. If you email us before this deadline, we will provide you with a full refund.

Refunds and Transfers will be granted until May 11, 2018 - after this time no refunds or transfers can be made.

Is discounted registration available for students, nonprofit or government employees?

Yes, if you are a student or work for a government/nonprofit entity you may apply to receive a discounted pass to the Vancouver Summit. Discounted rate is TBD. The application form will be posted in the coming weeks.

I received a discount registration code, how do I use it?

In Eventbrite, there is a blue "Enter Promotional Code" option above the ticket options where you may redeem the code for a free registration pass. Please reference this image for clarity.

If you have questions about registration, please email [email protected]

Is there any financial support available for travel/accommodation?

Yes, if you are a key contributor to OpenStack and your company does NOT cover the costs of your Vancouver travel and accommodations, you may apply to the OpenStack Summit Travel Support Program.

The Travel Support Program (TSP) aims to facilitate participation of key contributors to the OpenStack Summit by covering the costs for their travel and accommodations. The OpenStack Foundation has set aside a fund to support this program. The total amount of the fund is to be divided among the approved key contributors. More details here.

You may apply for the Travel Support Program HERE.

The deadline to apply for the OpenStack TSP is March 22, 2018 and approved grantees will be notified the week of April 9, 2018.

If you have questions about the Travel Support Program, please email [email protected]

 

Vancouver Travel

Do I need a visa to travel to Canada?

To find out what type of VISA you require to travel to Canada, and if you require a VISA invitation letter, please visit this webpage.

Please note that all citizens from countries other than the United States (U.S.) who do not need a visa to enter Canada will need to obtain an eTA before flying to Canada.

How do I apply for a visa invitation letter?

To find out what type of VISA you require to travel to Canada, and if you require a VISA invitation letter, please visit this webpage before filling out the form. To request a visa invitation letter, please fill out this form.

Please note that all citizens from countries other than the United States (U.S.) who do not need a visa to enter Canada will need to obtain an eTA before flying to Canada.

If you have any questions regarding visas, please email [email protected].

What is the deadline to submit a visa letter request?

Deadline to apply for visa invitation letter: May 1, 2018

Note: If your visa is declined, email your registration refund request to [email protected] no later than May 11, 2018.

How long does it take to get a visa?

We recommend you give yourself at least 60 days to complete the visa process.