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Kong Submit 2021 – How to Register and Attend

Kong Summit 2021 will give you the tools to build new ideas, create actionable best practices and get hands-on with guiding your organization through transformation, delivering exciting innovation, and securing connectivity all the way to the edge.

For years, developers and architects have driven the business forward with codified infrastructure tools and automated pipelines that deliver superhuman results.

You have accelerated digital transformation with Kubernetes and microservices; now it’s time to complete the vision by stitching clouds, architectures, and APIs together to achieve end-to-end connectivity for the modern enterprise.

Kong Summit 2021 will give you the tools to build new ideas, create actionable best practices and get hands-on with guiding your organization through transformation, delivering exciting innovation, and securing connectivity all the way to the edge.

They are proud to announce that this year’s Kong Summit will be a hybrid live event with the option to attend in person or digitally.

They believe in a world where hybrid experiences will be a cornerstone of innovation, and so we’re excited to provide that flexibility to all their customers, community members, and industry peers!

Features of Kong Submit

  • Actionable best practices to guide your organization through transformation, deliver innovation and secure connectivity all the way to the edge.
  • Hands-on technical training, real-world experiences from your peers, thought leadership and exciting Kong product announcements.
  • Kong Summit provides an engaging, immersive digital experience with live sessions and surprises from our HQ in San Francisco.

Kong Submit 2021 Suggested Topics

  • Adopting multi-cloud
  • Running microservices at scale
  • Cloud native patterns – managing services in Kubernetes
  • Exposing APIs as a product
  • Creating an effective API program
  • Observability in a microservices architecture
  • Implementing service mesh in the enterprise
  • Transitioning to microservices
  • Creating a unified developer experience
  • Amplifying automation – CI/CD and Kong
  • Building a platform for digital transformation
  • Going hybrid – integrating legacy with cloud native
  • Transforming the organization to adopt microservices
  • War stories of running APIs and microservices at scale
  • Strategies to de-risk technical decisions

Sessions will be recorded live on the date of the event. 

Session format: 25-minute session (20 minutes content with 5 minutes live Q&A)

Who attends Kong Summit? 

Kong Summit brings together developers and architects from all over the world who have driven the business forward with codified infrastructure tools and automated pipelines that deliver superhuman results.

How do I join Kong Submit 2021 virtually? 

  1. Open the link to the virtual platform (which will be available about 1-week prior to the event) in your web browser on your computer or mobile device (Use Google Chrome and turn off your VPN for the best experience).
  2. Enter the email address you used to register for the conference and the confirmation number emailed to you. This information will be in an email titled: You Are Registered for the Virtual Kong Summit 2021! from marketing@konghq.com
  3. You must agree to the terms and accept the privacy policy.
  4. After initial login, you will be prompted to reset your password.
  5. Once logged into the virtual event, you will be prompted to create a profile. Included in creating a profile is your ability to edit your preferences and quality check your video and microphone settings. 
  6. You will also be prompted by a pop-up to allow for Notifications, please click the “Allow” button for these in order to receive real-time alerts and announcements via your computer.

Reasons to Attend Kong Summit

First and foremost, they have a packed agenda of industry experts that will go deep to help uplevel your skills in microservices, service mesh, and Kubernetes. You will also hear case studies and use cases that can help improve your company’s technology initiatives. 

In the spirit of their theme for 2021 – Developing the Connected World – they have hand-selected the following presenters from a long list of submissions and requests.  

Interact directly and in real-time with some of the industry’s best and brightest. Chat with attendees, submit questions, and get them answered live. Here are a few of the featured customer and partner sessions to watch for.

Cargill will provide two of their best: Colin Schaub – Lead API Engineer and Rob Hayes – Senior Engineer – to share Cargill’s Experience With Lua and Go and how they Extended Kong via Custom Plugins.

Ryan Swanson will share how Vanguard leverages a combination of Kong and some open standards to protect all of their apps and services, how this pattern can improve the overall developer experience, and how you can do the same at your organization.

Ryan Swanson, Vanguard

Intel’s Sakari Poussa will discuss in which scenarios your service mesh will gain from the acceleration and how to deploy and configure your mesh to get the best possible performance. 

Sakari Poussa, Intel

Amazon Web Service cloud solutions architect, Jason D’Souza, will present how and why NAB runs Kong across both AWS and Azure, as well as demonstrate how quickly NAB can swap API traffic between AWS and Azure-hosted workloads.

Jason D'Souza, National Australia Bank

And AWS API Technologist and Strategist, Emmelyn Wang, gives us a look into the world of APIs, integration, and low code. Emmelyn shares how DevOps would not exist without microservices, and business value would not exist without APIs and collaboration among key stakeholders.

Emmelyn Wang, AWS

Bringing San Francisco to you

They are planning on a hybrid event, but in an overabundance of caution, we have decided to keep the event completely virtual. But we want to make sure you don’t have to miss out on the San Francisco experience. That’s why they are bringing San Francisco to you during Kong Summit 2021. 

On top of all of the stellar content, we’ll be bringing local artists, musicians, and industry experts to you throughout the two-day event. Enjoy iconic views of the San Francisco Bay from Kong’s HQ where they will have plenty of surprises in store — including a special live broadcast of our keynote session. 

Make sure you join them live for a digital visit to the Bay, all from the safety of your kitchen table, home office, makeshift workspace, viewing party, or wherever you’re watching from. 

Games and Prizes

Come for the speakers, stay for the prizes. If there wasn’t already enough of a reason to watch the Summit live, here is one more.

They are rewarding their attendees with a number of great prizes: from Apple AirTags to Wifi Smart Locks and Waterproof Speakers, plus a number of gift cards. The more you interact during the event, the more points = prizes.

So what are you waiting for? Join them virtually September 28-29 for Kong Summit 2021 and let us bring San Francisco to you. Register now.

Kong Summit Event Terms

By RSVP’ing or attending the Kong Summit, including any of the events or activities organized by Kong in association with the Kong Summit (collectively the “Event”), you signal that you have read, understand, and agree to the following Event Terms and Conditions.


You will abide by the Code of Conduct which seeks to provide a harassment-free event experience for everyone.

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Be careful in the words that you choose. Remember that sexist, racist, and other exclusionary jokes can be offensive to those around you. Offensive jokes are not appropriate and will not be tolerated under any circumstance at this event.

If a participant engages in behavior that violates the Code of Conduct, the event organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event or conference with no refund (if applicable) (it usually isn’t).


In order to participate in the Event, you represent that (a) you have the requisite power and authority to enter into these Event Terms, and (b) you have read and understood these Event Terms as well as the Konghq.com Terms of Service.

In order to attend a Kong event where alcohol is being served, you represent that you are at least 21 years old, or otherwise over the legal drinking age in your jurisdiction.


Kong or its partners sometimes take photos and videos at Kong events. By participating or attending the Event, you agree that you may appear in some of these photos and videos, and you authorize Kong’s use of them. On the flip side, if you take any photos or videos of attendees at the event and provide them to us, you authorize us to use them in the same fashion and represent that the attendees that appear in your photos and videos have also consented to such use.


(a) Assumption of Risk. Although we try to create a safe environment at the Event, accidents or other bad things happen, even to good people. We ask that you do your part to help limit the possibility that you might get injured at the Event.

You agree to carefully consider the risks inherent in any activities that you choose to take part in and to take reasonable precautions before you choose to attend or participate in a Kong event. For example, you should ensure that you are in good physical health before engaging in any physical activity at a Kong event, and you should always drink responsibly given the risks associated with drunk driving and participating in activities while your judgment is impaired. It’s always good to remember that other event guests may be less responsible than you, and may themselves create additional risk to you despite their best intentions.

In short, you understand that your attendance and participation at any Kong event is voluntary, and you agree to assume responsibility for any resulting injuries to the fullest extent permitted under applicable law.

By the same token, you agree that Kong is not responsible for any injuries or accidents that you might sustain at any events that Kong doesn’t organize or control.

(b) Release of Liability. You (for yourself, your heirs, personal representatives, or assigns, and anyone else who might make a claim on your behalf) hereby release, waive, discharge and covenant not to sue Kong and its respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, partners, shareholders, members, agents, employees, vendors, sponsors, and volunteers from any and all claims, demands, causes of action, damages, losses or expenses (including court costs and reasonable attorneys fees) which may arise out of, result from, or relate in any way to your attendance at the Event or any related event, except, of course, for any gross negligence or willful misconduct on our part.

(c) Indemnity. By the same token, you agree to indemnify and hold Kong, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, employees, agents, and representatives harmless, including costs, liabilities, and legal fees, from any claim or demand made by any third party due to, related to, or connected with your attendance or conduct at the Event or any related event.


While we hope not to, Kong may prohibit your attendance at any Kong event at any time if you fail to abide by these Event Terms and the Code of Conduct, the Konghq.com Terms of Service, or for any or no reason, without notice or liability of any kind. Section 4 will continue to apply following any termination.


California law will govern these Event Terms, as well as any claim, cause of action or dispute that might arise between you and Kong (a “Claim”), without regard to conflict of law provisions. FOR ANY CLAIM BROUGHT BY EITHER PARTY, YOU AGREE TO SUBMIT AND CONSENT TO THE PERSONAL AND EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION IN, AND THE EXCLUSIVE VENUE OF, THE STATE AND FEDERAL COURTS LOCATED WITHIN SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA.


You agree that you will not represent yourself as an employee, representative, or agent of Kong (unless, of course, you are actually employed by Kong). We reserve the right to cancel the Event or any related event at any time, for any reason, and without liability or prejudice. Any failure on Kong’s part to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these terms does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of these terms is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that the Event Terms shall otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable.


This Code of Conduct was forked from the example policy from the Geek Feminism wiki, created by the Ada Initiative and other volunteers. which is under a Creative Commons Zero license.

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