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Red Hat Summit: Connect

Minneapolis | December 2, 2021

The future of open technology starts with you. Join our in-person event as we learn, share, and contribute to the open source conversation.

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As our premier open source event of the year, Red Hat Summit: Connect brings interactive sessions, labs, and networking opportunities directly to the open source community across 20 cities.

Event Overview

Connect in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Discover your next source of inspiration in the Minneapolis open source community at Red Hat® Summit: Connect. Whether you’re looking to engage with Red Hat thought leaders, technologies, and solutions or participate in activities like breakout sessions and instructor-led labs, you’ll have all the tools to help shape your future.

  • Ask the Experts sessions
  • Labs and demos
  • Partner programming 

Explore our session catalog to discover your hands-on learning opportunities with Red Hat experts.

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View what sessions, labs, and networking opportunities are in store for you at the upcoming Minneapolis event. Check out the session catalog for more details, including session and lab start times.

Thursday, December 2, 2021

7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.


7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.


Morning welcome

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Labs & sessions

9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Conquering the complexities of edge with Red Hat Enterprise Linux


9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Ansible security automation


10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Tackling security in the world of containers, hybrid cloud, and DevSecOps


11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Red Hat OpenShift Application services roadmap


12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.


12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.


1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Labs & sessions

1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Herding your cluster sprawl with GitOps and Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management


1:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Multi-cloud application integration


2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Deploying an automation strategy and implementing an infrastructure code approach with Ansible Automation Platform


3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Red Hat OpenShift as the innovation engine for container workloads

Ask the experts

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.


4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.


Getting to the event

Date: Thursday, December 2, 2021

Time: 07:00 - 18:00

Location: JW Marriott Mall of America 
2141 Lindau Lane, Bloomington, MN  55425  


  • On-site parking, fee: US$18 daily  
  • Valet parking, fee: US$27 daily


Travel northwest on Green Lane, Glumack Drive, Airport Service Road and Glumack Drive. Keep right at the fork in the road and merge onto MN-5 West. Take Interstate 494 West/​MN-5 West and proceed to exit 2C for MN-77 South. Keep left at the fork in the road and follow signs for Lindau Lane. Continue onto Lindau Lane and the hotel will be on the right.


Find a Red Hat Summit: Connect city

Take a look at what other Red Hat Summit: Connect sessions and activities are happening in other cities.

View all cities and dates

Houston, TX | October 21, 2021

Raleigh, NC | October 27, 2021

Austin, TX | October 28, 2021

San Francisco, CA | November 3, 2021

Philadelphia, PA | November 4, 2021

San Jose, CA | November 4, 2021

Phoenix, AZ | November 10, 2021

Dallas, TX | November 11, 2021

Seattle, WA | November 16, 2021

Chicago, IL | November 17, 2021

Montreal, QC | November 18, 2021

Atlanta, GA | November 18, 2021 

Washington, DC | November 30, 2021

Nashville, TN | November 30, 2021

Toronto, ON | December 2, 2021

Minneapolis, MN | December 2, 2021

Jacksonville, FL | December 2, 2021

New York, NY | December 8, 2021

Make plans now to attend Red Hat Summit: Connect