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Sessions, labs, and more

The 2016 agenda is packed with more than 200 sessions focused on Red Hat products and solutions, customer success stories, important industry trends, and more.

General sessions

General (or keynote) sessions are intended for all Red Hat Summit attendees. Red Hat executives, industry thought leaders, and some of our most innovative customers take the main stage to discuss industry trends, success stories, and what's on the horizon in open source technology.

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Breakout sessions

Breakout sessions are led by 1-2 subject matter experts. We offer both business and technical breakout sessions ranging in technical difficulty from 1-5. To find the content most relevant to you, use the filters to identify sessions focused on specific products, solutions, or themes, as well as sessions tagged for your industry or job role.


To help you navigate the agenda, our 200+ business and technical breakout sessions are organized into tracks. Tracks are focused on a particular topic or theme and feature a range of products and solutions.

2016 Tracks

Best of

Industry topics that draw standing-room-only crowds, year after year

Big data analytics

Storing, processing, and analyzing large amounts of data


Tools and technology for managing clouds, platforms, and applications


App development tools and technologies with a focus on best practices, methodologies, and techniques


Techniques, tools, and best practices for successful DevOps

Modernizing & optimizing

How to make your existing infrastructure even better


Automating business and technology workflows to streamline and increase efficiency


In-depth sessions covering performance and system administration

Mobility & IoT

Bringing devices and big data into your datacenter

Cloud services

Implementation, security, and management of public and private clouds


Connecting systems and data seamlessly

Open source community

The people involved and the projects happening upstream


Development and management for a containerized infrastructure

IT strategy

The people, processes, and technologies crucial to long-term business objectives


Compliance, identity, and risk mitigation in and beyond the datacenter

Hands-on labs and training

Instructor-led labs

Subject matter experts lead attendees through a 2-hour lab on a particular product or solution. Capacity for hands-on labs is limited, so advance sign up is required. You can choose from 24 instructor-led lab options.

Self-paced labs

Choose from 50+ labs featuring a range of Red Hat products and solutions to complete at your own pace, on your own time. Self-paced labs are available each day from 10:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Taste of Training

These 2-hour sessions led by training curriculum developers give a preview of what's available in Red Hat's award-winning training courses. Due to hardware requirements Taste of Training sessions have limited capacity, so advance sign-up is required.

Power Training

Purchasing a Summit Plus pass gives you access to a 2-day, accelerated training course led by expert instructors. Choose 1 of 9 available course options to attend on June 27-28.

Other sessions

Birds-of-a-Feather sessions

Join a scheduled Birds-of-a-Feather session for a more informal discussion with peers and experts on a particular topic or trend. Birds-of-a-Feather sessions are more conversational than a traditional breakout session.

Discovery sessions

Join experts from Red Hat's consulting organization for a deep dive into technology implementations and best practices in an interactive whiteboarding environment. Discovery sessions last 1 hour.

Partner Theater

Hear from some of our most strategic partners and sponsors in the Partner Theater. These sessions run while the Partner Pavilion is open..