Call for Papers

ContribFest and Maintainer Track Signups Extended Through 17 Jan

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Maintainer Track + ContribFest: KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2024

event starts

20 Mar 2024

event ends

22 Mar 2024


Paris, France


Contribfest sessions are available to all conference attendees and are 90 minute in-person sessions designed to provide projects with the space and resources to tackle outstanding technical debt, security issues, or outstanding impactful feature requests. It is intended to provide a place for maintainers to meet contributors and potential contributors and work together on solving a problem. 

In order to be considered, you must satisfy the requirements below:

  • At least one speaker must be a maintainer of the project with the commit bit. A maximum of four speakers are allowed.
  • Maintainers do not need to lead the Contribfest but projects must provide at least one individual to facilitate the work during the Contribfest
  • In your session description field, describe the problem space and benefit a Contribfest can provide your project

Contribfest is offered only to graduated, incubating, and sandbox projects. SIGs, TAGs, and Working Groups are not eligible for a Contribfest session at this time.


Leaders of CNCF Graduated and Incubating Projects and Activities (Such as members of Working Groups, TAGs, User Groups) can submit to host one 35-minute session during KubeCon + CloudNativeCon within the Maintainer Track. We highly recommend non-maintainers be put forward as speakers for your talk. Participation is subject to availability and submitting does not guarantee selection. 

Each speaker can speak at only one Maintainer Track session. This does not count against the speaker limits for Kubecon + CloudNativeCon standard CFP or Contribfest.

In order to be considered, you must satisfy the requirements below:

Graduated/Incubating Projects

To submit, you must be a maintainer on this list for a CNCF Graduated or Incubating project, but the actual speaker(s) are not required to have maintainer status. Sandbox projects are not eligible for maintainer track sessions.

All Others

To submit, you must be a chair or technical lead of a CNCF TAG, a lead for a Kubernetes SIG, CNCF or K8s Working Group, User Group, or Subproject.

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Call for Papers
Call opens at 12:00 AM

27 Nov 2023

Call closes at 11:59 PM

17 Jan 2024

Call closes in Central Europe Standard Time (UTC+01:00) timezone.
Closing time in your timezone () is .


  • Maintainer Track Closes: Wednesday,17 January at 11:59pm Central Europe Standard Time (UTC+1)
  • Maintainer Track Notifications: Monday, 22 January
  • Schedule Announced: Wednesday, 24 January
  • Event Dates: 19 - 22 March, 2024

Reminder: This is a community event — so no product and/or vendor sales pitches.


By submitting, you agree to the CNCF Code of Conduct.


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