What do we mean by Hybrid?

In 2021 the conference will feature three days of in-person and virtual programming.

*subject to change based on COVID-19 situation of course

Sunday, October 17


One half-day co-located event and the official Welcome Social will be hosted at the Raleigh Convention Center. Programming begins at 1:00 pm ET for Inclusion & Diversity. The Welcome Social begins at 6:00 pm ET outside in Sir Walter Raleigh Plaza.  Both are free to attend.

Inclusion & Diversity in Open Source
Year 5 of the Inclusion & Diversity in Open Source event will feature stand-alone talks and panel discussions with industry and diversity/inclusion thought leaders.
Welcome Social
The official 2021 Welcome Social will take place outside in Sir Walter Raleigh Plaza starting at 6:00 pm ET and will feature programming at 7:00.

Monday, October 18 & Tuesday, October 19

Traditional” conference days featuring 15 minute keynotes, 45 and 90 minute sessions, and one co-located event (Community Leadership Summit). *Safety protocols will be in place and enforced


In-person programming takes place at The Raleigh Convention Center with safety protocols in place. Each day will feature 10 tracks and 75 speakers.

The Raleigh Convention Center will again serve as host location for the in-person component. It is grand in scale and beautiful in design. 
Attendance will be scaled back to ensure attendee safety and safety protocols will be in place throughout the venue.


Virtual programming will be available on the 6Connex platform for those that can’t attend in-person. All onsite programming will be live streamed. Content will include all keynote talks and 10+ tracks each day of 15, 45 and 90 minute sessions.

2019 Virtual Environment

Community Leadership Summit 2021 – Monday, October 18

The Community Leadership Summit will take place Monday, October 18 on the virtual platform (attendees should register for the virtual event). A full day of moderated discussions and talks with community leaders from around the world will be featured.

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