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Each year, Red Hat Summit is one of our favorite events of the year because it brings together our customers, partners, community members and Red Hatters to talk about the open source innovations and best practices that are enabling the future of enterprise technology. Red Hat Summit Virtual Experience 2020 logo

Like others, we have been closely monitoring evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) developments, including guidance from the CDC, WHO and other health authorities. The safety and wellbeing of Red Hat Summit attendees is our top priority, and as a precautionary measure, we have decided to rebuild Red Hat Summit 2020 as a virtual event and cancel the physical event at San Francisco’s Moscone Center.

The Red Hat Summit Virtual Experience will be a free, immersive multi-day event from April 28-29, 2020, that delivers the same inspiring content from Red Hat Summit 2020keynotes, breakout sessions, access to Red Hat experts, and more.

We are still working through many of the details for the virtual event, but are excited about the opportunity to share our newest innovations with you and bring content on the latest in Linux, cloud, automation and management, container, and Kubernetes technologies to an even wider global audience. We will post additional information here and on the Red Hat Summit site as we have it.

If you previously registered for Red Hat Summit 2020 as an attendee or sponsor, the additional information below aims to answer common questions. Details on how to register for the free Red Hat Summit Virtual Experience will be available soon.

We look forward to this event and continued collaboration with you.  


What will happen to conference passes?

  • Attendees who were registered for Red Hat Summit will automatically be registered for Red Hat Summit Virtual Experience at no charge.

  • Attendees who were registered for Red Hat Summit will have two options: roll over their conference pass to Red Hat Summit 2021 or refund their conference pass. Attendees will receive an email soon regarding these options.

What will happen to hotel reservations?

  • Red Hat will cancel all attendee hotel reservations made through the conference website. Attendees will not be charged for these hotel reservations.

  • If you booked a hotel outside the conference website, you will need to contact the hotel directly to cancel your reservation.

What will happen to sponsorships?

Red Hat Summit 2020 sponsors will have the following options:

  • Roll over your investment to Red Hat Summit 2021 at your same sponsorship level, at the 2020 rate.

  • Receive a full refund of your sponsorship fee.

The Red Hat Summit sponsorship team will be in touch soon to discuss these options.

Who do I contact for more information?

Please contact with any other questions.

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