Registration Now Open for the 2009 Red Hat Summit and JBoss World


United States, April 6, 2009

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that registration is now open for the 2009 Red Hat Summit and JBoss World. Both events are co-located at the Chicago Hilton, and will take place Sept. 1-4, 2009. Register by July 6 to take advantage of early registration specials.

Red Hat Summit and JBoss World will bring together engineers, business decision makers, developers and community enthusiasts to learn about the latest open source advancements. During the event, attendees can directly interact with the engineers who play a key part in developing Red Hat's open source technology. For the first time this year, attendees will be able to navigate between both Red Hat Summit and JBoss World in order to gain the most knowledge across their entire application stack.

"I look forward to sharing and collaborating on innovative open source solutions with our customers, partners and the community during Red Hat Summit and JBoss World," said Paul Cormier, executive vice president and president, Products and Technologies at Red Hat. "In this challenging economic climate, it is essential for organizations to utilize their IT ecosystem to reduce costs and create a competitive advantage. The visionary keynotes, hands-on labs, networking opportunities, partner displays and customer case studies will give attendees the knowledge they need to grow their organization efficiently and effectively."

Tracks for Red Hat Summit and JBoss World include: Open Source for IT Leaders, What's New, What's Next, Carving out Costs and Decoding the Code.

Registration specials include a 25 percent discount for early registrants, 30 percent off for alumni attendees, as well as group-rate discounts and government and academic passes. Registration includes admission to all conference sessions at both events, plus all conference meals, as well as all Red Hat Summit and JBoss World networking events.

Red Hat is also accepting nominations for the 2009 Innovation Awards through May 31, 2009. The Innovation Awards were created to honor individuals and companies who have forged new ground to demonstrate innovative solutions through the use of Red Hat and JBoss products and technologies. Winners will be honored during Red Hat Summit and JBoss World. To learn more about the 2009 Innovation Awards, visit

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