CloudFest is a large scale series of conferences geared toward the cloud, hosting, and service provider industries. Focusing on three distinctive pillars – growth, connectivity and learning – our festivals provide cloud professionals access to the latest technologies, innovations, and trends that make modern, digital online communication possible.
Where does CloudFest take place?
CloudFest takes place at Europa-Park, Germany’s largest-scale theme park. The park sits in the charming German town of Rust, just across the Rhine River from France and about 90 km south of the Swiss border. There is easy freeway access and fast train service from the major airports in Basel, Switzerland and both Frankfurt and Cologne, Germany.
How do I get to and from CloudFest?
Frankfurt Airport is the closest international airport. From there, you can continue your journey with Deutsche Bahn to Offenburg train station (approx. 90 minutes), where there’s a free Shuttle taking you directly to CloudFest. During your registration, you will be able to purchase a train ticket from all over Germany to Offenburg at a reduced rate. Please check our website for more info: www.cloudfest.com/location
CloudFest is an international event located in Germany, what if I don’t speak the language?
No problem! CloudFest includes people from six continents and more than eighty countries. Since the international language of technology is English, the official language of CloudFest is also English. You will find that most of our attendees speak English as a first or second language. You will do just fine.
What kind of people will I meet?
CloudFest has grown to be the largest-scale event focused on the cloud, hosting and service provider industries. It draws people from all over the industry — from hardware and data center companies, to application developers and content creators. Whether you are a seasoned internet professional or someone who wants to get a start in the business, you will meet the people who have a passion for all that makes this amazing technology possible.
Why does CloudFest last an entire week?
Great question! The short answer is because people want it to. Once you see for yourself all of the incredible sessions, celebrity keynotes, social events, late night talks, entertainment, workshops, and activities, you will understand that filling five days is easy!
What happens on Saturday and Sunday — the two days before CloudFest?
The only official event going on beforehand is the Hackathon — coders from all over the world gather to solve technical challenges and create new hosting features in a timed event. Informally, some partners and attendees arrive early to get a jump start on networking and preparing for CloudFest.
Do I have to stay for the entire week?
No. But come for as long as you can — you won’t want to miss a thing.
Why is CloudFest located in an amusement park?
We don’t just talk about technology, we celebrate it! We know that the best way to meet new people and understand each other is by having fun together. And our conference has grown so much over the last fourteen years that the current home of CloudFest — Europa-Park —is one of the few places with the hotel capacity, infrastructure, and quality catering facilities to support our efforts.
This is an amusement park, so what about the rides?
We think that there is no better way to break the ice with a new customer or business contact than screaming side-by-side on one of Europa-Park’s incredible thrill rides! That’s why we have arranged for the biggest and fastest rides to be open and free for all attendees of CloudFest. Please note that on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday during the lunch brunch, you will find the following available for your enjoyment: Silver Star, Matterhorn-Blitz, Schweitzer Bob-Bahn, Euro-Tower, Euro Sat, BlueFire, and Wodan.
Am I allowed to bring my children?
No. All CloudFest events are for hosting and cloud professionals. Children are not allowed to attend.
I would like to attend. How do I get a registration code?
You can purchase a ticket online, but it’s easy to get a free registration code from one of our CloudFest partners. Our partners can invite individuals to attend at no additional cost by using special promotional codes. You can contact any one of the hundreds of partners listed on our site to gain access.
What’s included in a Standard Pass?
A Standard Pass at CloudFest includes access to the main.FORUM, breakout.SESSIONs, and cloud.FAIR exhibit halls, as well as admission to the core networking events: Come2Gather, ConneXion Party, and BierFest. Catering is included on all event days.
What’s included in a VIP Pass?
The VIP Pass includes all benefits of the Standard Pass, plus:
VIP status with a distinctive badge
VIP event admission
VIP personal concierge
Special lunch restaurant with gourmet catering
VIP treatment at all event hotels
Access to VIP Lounge
Are all VIPs able to attend the VIP Event?
The special VIP Event is reserved for those who requested it when they registered to attend. Space is limited and the event is very popular, so only those VIPs who have pre-registered for the VIP Event will be able to attend. If you want help, just let us know.
Where can I book my hotel accommodations for this event?
We can help! You are free to make your own arrangements, but we make it VERY easy! When you are registering online you will be able to book your room at a great rate at the same time. Please check our website for more info: http://www.cloudfest.com/accommodation
I have registered but I would like to modify my contact details and make an additional booking. Is it possible?
Of course! If you would like to update your registration, please use the re-entry link in your confirmation email.
I am already registered but I have now received a VIP code … can I upgrade to VIP?
Yes, just use the re-entry link in your confirmation email and enter your code to upgrade to VIP. Need help? Just ask!
I need a Visa for this event. Can you help?
At the end of the online registration process, you will be able to download a Visa invitation letter to attend CloudFest 2018. If you have other questions, let us know.
Will you send the event documentation before the event?
Yes, we will send your registration documents to you by air mail prior to the event (only Europe and USA).
I don’t have my badge. What should I do?
If you lose or do not receive your badge before the event, we can create a new one for you on site. Just stop by the CloudFest registration desk located at the main entrance and we’ll be happy to assist you.
My plans have changed and now I can't attend CloudFest. Do I get a refund?
All bookings and hotel reservations are final and cannot be canceled. However, you are welcome to transfer your participation and/or hotel booking to another.
Can I get the attendee list?
Due to data protection laws in Germany, we are unable to distribute any attendee lists. However, if you register for CloudFest, you will be able to use our Event App, which will allow you to see and contact other participants before the event.
How do I become a partner and help sponsor CloudFest?
Do I have to sponsor in order to be able to speak or give a presentation?
Yes. All regular presentation sessions are reserved for CloudFest partners. Keynote speakers are by invitation only. If you are interested in becoming a partner, please contact our Sales Team at: email@example.com