The Must-Attend

Open Infrastructure Event

The open infrastructure landscape is changing, and so is the Summit. Now that users are integrating dozens of open source tools into a modern stack that reaches well beyond the scope of OpenStack, we’re re-organizing the event to focus on specific problem domains like container infrastructure, edge computing and CI/CD and we are focusing on the hard work of integrating all of these tools developed in disparate communities. This is the essential work of 2018 and beyond, to ensure that open infrastructure is truly a viable path for operators.

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

Visa & Travel Support

How to apply for a Visa

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].

Visa Processing Time

As a general planning guideline, if a visa is needed, a foreign traveler should apply for his or her visa as soon as possible, preferably no later than 60 days before the travel date.

Deadline to submit Visa Invitation Letter request

Requests for invitation letters must be received before May 1, 2018. We will send your visa letter to the email you provide on this form. No hard copies will be sent. Visa invitation letters will be issued within 5 - 7 business days after the request has been submitted.


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 TSP is supported by the OpenStack Foundation and individual contributors. If you are interested in contributing to the TSP fund, you can do so on Eventbrite HERE.The total amount of the fund is to be divided among the approved key contributors. The grants will cover a combination of flights, accommodation, and access pass to the Summit. More details here.

How to Apply

All contributors to OpenStack (developers, documentation writers, organizers of user groups around the world, Ask moderators, speakers, translators, etc) are invited to submit a request. You can apply by filling out this form.

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].