DevOps World 2020 is Going Virtual!

Written by: Kristin Nordstrom

4 min read

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After a careful review of the current situation with COVID-19 and following national and international guidance regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, we have determined that it will not be possible to hold DevOps World 2020 in person as planned for September 21-25, 2020 in Las Vegas. 

The DevOps World event team is working on plans for a global, multi-day, virtual event that will take place in September 2020 and will be open to all, free of charge. We are still working through many of the logistical details for the virtual event, but you can expect the same inspiring content as years past - keynotes, breakout sessions, access to DevOps experts, and more. We will share additional information as soon as it becomes available. 

 Alongside this news, we are sharing that we have extended the DevOps World CFP until June 5. This means you have extra time to brainstorm ideas and pull together a compelling session for the event.  Don’t forget to check out the CFP Guide and submit your proposal for a chance to speak at this year’s virtual event.

If you previously registered for DevOps World  2020 as an attendee or sponsor, the additional information below aims to answer common questions you may have. For those that have not registered yet, details on how to register for the virtual event will be available soon. Feel free to contact us at events@cloudbees.com with any additional questions. 

The DevOps World event team would like to thank you for your commitment and dedication as we pivot to a virtual event. 

FAQ 

What will happen to conference passes?

  • Attendees who were registered for DevOps World will automatically be registered for the virtual event 

  • Attendees who were registered for DevOps World will automatically be refunded their conference pass. 

What will happen to hotel reservations?

  • All attendee hotel reservations made through the conference website have been cancelled. Attendees will not be charged for these hotel reservations.

  • If you booked a hotel outside the conference website, you will need to contact the hotel directly to cancel your reservation.

What will happen to sponsorships?

  • DevOps World 2020  sponsors will have the following options:

    • Roll over your investment to DevOps World 2021 at your same sponsorship level, at the 2020 rate.

    • Receive a full refund of your sponsorship fee.

Is a prospectus ready for the virtual event?

  • Not as of yet - we will send it out as soon as it’s ready!

Will there be a cost to attend the virtual event? 

  • No, the virtual event is free. Some trainings will have a cost, but that will be highlighted.

Is there a limit on the number of sponsors for the virtual event? 

  • Yes, there will be for certain levels due to a limit of speaking opportunities. This will be communicated within the prospectus

Will the virtual event be just one day or more than one day? 

  • This will be a global, multi-day virtual event that will take place in September 2020. We are still finalizing the exact dates and format but expect to be able to communicate this information soon. 

Will there be a CFP for the virtual event? 

  • Yes, the CFP is still open and the deadline for submissions will be extended to June 5. See here for additional details. 

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