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Red Hat Summit: Connect

Toronto | 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 Toronto, Ontario

Discover your next source of inspiration in the Toronto 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 Toronto event. Check out the session catalog for more details, including session and lab start times.

Thursday, December 2, 2021

All day


7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

1:1 meetings

Get acquainted with your Red Hat sales representative, a Red Hat expert, or a fellow attendee through face-to-face meetings.

7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Red Hat Kiosks

Sit down with a Red Hatter for a demo and answers about IT automation and management, hybrid cloud infrastructure, cloud-native development, and a host of other topics.

7:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.


7:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.


Morning welcome

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Labs & sessions

8:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Machine learning workflows on Red Hat OpenShift Data Science


8:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Multi-cloud application integration


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

Ansible Automation Controller advanced


12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.


12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.


1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Labs & sessions

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

Assessing and addressing security at scale with Red Hat Insights and Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Breakout on RHEL

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

Containerizing applications: Existing and new

Lab (developer focus)

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

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

Breakout on Ansible

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

Red Hat OpenShift as the innovation engine for container workloads

Ask the experts on OpenShift/containers/Kubernetes

4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

DevSecOps and supply chain security: Where are we, and where should we be?

Ask the experts on DevSecOps

5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.


5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.


Other programs

Developer Programs

8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Dining Demo: DevOps, data scientists, and developers, oh my!

Developer breakfast & demo

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

Hands-on workshop: Events stream processing with AI/ML

Developer demo

Partner Programs

12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Breakout & luncheon: Capitalize on the next-generation partner ecosystem

Partner breakout & luncheon


11:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Deploying a multi-vendor open RAN and 5G Core network

Telco lunch & breakout

4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Anytime, anywhere, and always-secure self-healing infrastructure

FSI breakout

Getting to the event

Date: Thursday, December 2, 2021

Time: 07:00 - 17:00

Location: The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto
1 Harbour Square, Toronto, Ontario M5J 1A6 Canada


  • Off-site parking fee: 40 CAD daily
  • On-site parking fee: 35 CAD daily
  • Parking spaces subject to availability, height restrictions apply, local public lots beside the hotel.


  • From Toronto Pearson International Airport: Turn right on Airport Rd/Regional Rd 7 to exit the airport, Turn left on the ON-427 S ramp, merge and follow south to the Gardiner Expwy. Exit left and follow the Gardiner Expwy east to York/Bay St via Lower Simcoe St. Merge on to Harbour Street, turn right on York Street, left on Queens Quay and right in to the hotel.
  • From Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport: Upon exiting the airport turn right and head east on Queens Quay toward Bay St, the hotel will be on the south side.

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

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