Wanted: Track Hosts for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon

CNCF is looking for folks from the community who are attending KubeCon + CloudNativeCon in San Diego to be track hosts. There are still 20 sessions without track hosts.

If you are interested in volunteering to be a track host, please review the responsibilities below and the track host schedule to see which sessions you can commit to. Open slots can be found highlighted in red within the schedule; please tag Nanci Lancaster (nlancaster@linuxfoundation.org) in a comment on the open slot(s) you are able to commit to.

Note: Rooms will be assigned to each session closer to the event based on capacity needs.

Track Host Responsibilities:

  • Study the schedule to familiarize yourself with the speakers and sessions happening within your assigned shift(s) within each track: https://kccncna19.sched.com/
    • Note: CNCF recommends doing this no earlier than two weeks before the event as they have sessions cancel and be replaced from the waitlist before the event begins. This will prevent you from planning for a session that ends up being canceled.
  • Make sure the session starts and ends on time.
  • Maintain the integrity of the session, i.e. sponsors should not be passing out anything to attendees nor scanning badges; sessions should not be an advertorial.
  • Create brief introductions for each speaker within your shift(s).
    • Recommendation: Explain your own involvement with the community.
    • Requirement: Remind the audience during the introduction to rate the session at the end of the talk via sched.com.
    • Ask attendees to move into the rows to ensure everyone has a seat.
  • Arrive to the session room at least 10-minutes prior to the start of your shift.
  • Make sure the speaker arrives to the room before the session begins. If they are not in the room 2-minutes before their session is set to begin, call Nanci Lancaster to assist (cell # shared after committing).
  • When the speaker arrives, introduce yourself and let them know you will be introducing them to the audience. Make sure you know how to pronounce their name and that the introduction sounds good to the speaker before you take the stage.
  • At the start time of the session, introduce yourself and the speaker to the audience. Be sure to remove your badge prior to getting on stage.
  • During the session, help with Q & A by getting a microphone to audience members when they have a question to ask. This ensures the question is heard by the rest of the audience, as well as those watching the recording after.
  • Ask the attendees and the speaker(s) to continue their conversations in the hall when the session has reached its end time.
  • After you’ve completed all of your assigned shifts, submit your own feedback via Survey Monkey regarding the sessions and any feedback on the track host program.
    • Feel free to take notes during the session and submit feedback after the conference ends.
  • Rinse and repeat for your next assigned session.

Additionally, we ask that track hosts join Nanci Lancaster and the co-chairs, Bryan Liles and Vicki Cheung, for a brief sync onsite on Monday, November 18, immediately after the lightning talks end at 6:30pm within the keynote room, Exhibit Hall AB at the San Diego Convention Center, to go over any questions you may have. If you choose to volunteer as a track host, Nanci will send out a calendar invite to you with this information. This meeting is optional, but it is strongly encouraged that all track hosts attend. Nanci will be passing out track host t-shirts during this meeting but you may obtain the t-shirt at the speaker registration desk starting Tuesday morning if you are unable to attend the meeting.

Thank you and please email Nanci Lancaster at speakers@cncf.io with any questions you may have.

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