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KCD UK London - 2024

event starts

22 Oct 2024

event ends

23 Oct 2024


CodeNode, 10 South Place London, United Kingdom


KCD UK - London is back again for 2024: the UK's finest community-organised event bringing together individuals and organisations from across the Cloud Native ecosystem to learn, network and collaborate. Kubernetes Community Days UK is supported by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, and organised by community group leaders. Over the course of two days we will share stories of people using cloud native technologies, both successes and failures - through in-depth technical talks, demonstrations of open source projects and workshops. We are excited to welcome back our community in person, and we look forward to getting as many CFP submissions as possible! Please read the guidelines and questions carefully if you are thinking of submitting. And if you have more questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at  

Submission Details

Talks are either 30 minutes in length, including Q&A (which is completely optional) or lightning talks of 5 minutes.

Talk sessions can include up to 2 speakers, and topics should be relevant to the current state of the Kubernetes and Cloud Native Ecosystem. Some topics we would love to see:

  • Success and failure stories - Experiences from the trenches are highly valuable to the community.
  • Technical deep-dives - Share your expertise on technical topics.
  • Open Source project demonstrations - Do you contribute to a project that’s part of the Kubernetes and Cloud Native ecosystem? Talk about the what, why, and how!

Please note: Vendor-focused talks and sales pitches aren't likely to impress our program committee. We welcome submissions from vendors, however, please ensure your talk aligns with the community focus and is relevant to the Cloud Native open source ecosystem.

First time speaker?

Fear not! Community driven conferences are a great place to get started as a technical speaker. We have a friendly and inclusive team of experienced speakers that would be more than happy to discuss talk ideas and assist with talk proposals. We strongly encourage you to get in touch with us via email on and submit your talk ideas!

What information should you include?

Please endeavour to address some or all of the following points:

  • What benefit/value does your talk bring to the Kubernetes and/or Cloud Native Ecosystem?
  • What do you hope the audience will learn from your talk?
  • What makes you the best person to deliver this talk? If you have a unique experience we would love to hear it!

Speaker Benefits

All speakers receive a free conference pass. We usually host a speakers dinner. All talks also get published to YouTube (please let us know if you would prefer your talk is not published).

International speakers: We're honoured that you are considering speaking at our event! Please note - we've chosen to focus our efforts on empowering local speakers, as such we will be prioritising submissions from speakers in the UK & Ireland.


By submitting a session to Kubernetes Community Days UK, you are agreeing to adhere to the Code of Conduct should your proposal be accepted.

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Our attendees tend to be technical, often developers and engineers. With this in mind, they generally favour more technically targeted content. The event is also based around the open source community, specifically Kubernetes and the CNCF portfolio, so our attendees generally favour talks on open source projects and how to get more out of their existing technology investments. Sales pitches and talks about commercial / closed-source tools are generally not popular with the community.

We encourage first time speakers and under-represented voices, if you would like any support in your submission, or have any questions at all about the CFP process, please get in contact with us. Priority is given to UK based speakers, while we welcome international speakers, we are limited in financial support that we can offer, and unfortunately cannot offer any visa support.

We are committed to making the participation of all those involved in this event an experience free from harassment of any kind. Kubernetes Community Days are governed by the Linux Foundation Code of Conduct, and we expect the same support from our speakers. Linux Foundation Code of Conduct is available at