Culture. Excellence. Growth.

Open unlocks the world’s potential

Dallas, Texas | March 26-29, 2018

What makes a Red Hatter great? The knowledge that working openly and collaboratively toward shared goals is better for everyone.

What makes a sales team great? The ability to recognize a customer's needs and their potential—and show them that with Red Hat by their side, the possibilities are endless.

Discovering and unlocking potential in ourselves, our customers, and each other is why we come together each year for Sales Kickoff. It allows us opportunities like no other: To celebrate our unique culture and shared excellence; to inspire one another as we begin another year of remarkable growth; and to share with our teams all of the new products, solutions, tools, and resources on the horizon.

FAQs

Where is the event being held?

The FY19 Americas Sales Kickoff is being held at the Sheraton Dallas http://www.sheratondallashotel.com/ at 400 N Olive St, Dallas, Texas. The conference will take place in the meeting center portion of the hotel. Attendees will stay in the Sheraton Dallas and Dallas Marriott City Center, which is across the street from the conference hotel.

When should I arrive and depart?

Please arrange your travel to arrive prior to 3 p.m. CT on Monday, March 26. NA attendees may depart the hotel once their sessions end any time after 12:30 p.m. CT on Thursday, March 29. LATAM attendees may depart the hotel once their sessions end any time after 1:30 p.m. CT on Thursday, March 29.

What is on the agenda?

MONDAY 3/26 TUESDAY 3/27 WEDNESDAY 3/28 THURSDAY 3/29
ARRIVALS BREAKFAST BREAKFAST BREAKFAST
KEYNOTES KEYNOTES KEYNOTES
BREAKOUTS BREAKOUTS LATAM/NAPS/NA COMMERCIAL REGIONAL BREAKOUTS
LUNCH + PARTNER PAVILION LUNCH + PARTNER PAVILION DEPARTURES
WELCOME RECEPTION BREAKOUTS BREAKOUTS
KICKOFF KEYNOTE AWARDS DINNER & CELEBRATION

Will airport transfers be provided?

No, attendees will be responsible for their own transportation to and from the airport. Taxis and rideshares are readily available from the both Dallas Love Field (approximately $20) and Dallas Fort Worth (approximately $40) airports. Please help us to minimize expenses by sharing cars with your colleagues whenever possible. Be on the lookout for your colleagues as you exit the airport.

Will Red Hat be paying for my accommodation?

Accommodation will only be provided by Red Hat at the Sheraton Dallas and Dallas Marriott City Center during the event. Check-in will be Monday, March 26th and check-out will be Thursday, March 29th. Depending on flight restrictions, LATAM (international) attendees may arrive Sunday, March 25 or depart Friday, March 30. Additional nights may be requested during the registration process, and any room and tax for those nights will be the attendee’s responsibility to pay upon checkout. Attendees will be responsible for all incidental expenses such as laundry, mini bar, etc.

Am I allowed to select my hotel?

NA attendees will select their hotel preference, the Sheraton Dallas (conference hotel) or the Dallas Marriott City Center (across the street from the Sheraton Dallas), during the registration process. LATAM attendees will stay together at the Sheraton Dallas. Hotel reservations will be confirmed in March.

Will there be internet in my room?


Complimentary internet connection is provided in the guest rooms.

Do I have to pay for my meals during the stay in the hotel?

Meals will be provided during the conference days as follows: Breakfast and lunch on March 27 and March 28; Awards Dinner on March 28; breakfast on March 29. Additional meals should be expensed according to company policy.

What is the dress code?

For the event: Business casual. For example, blouse, collared shirt, chinos, optional jacket.

For the awards dinner: Cocktail attire you are comfortable in. For example, suit with optional tie, cocktail dress.

Registration and Travel

Registration

Invited Red Hatters will be sent an email containing a unique RSVP link and details on how to register. Do not forward this email to your colleagues. If you did not receive an invitation email and you believe this to be in error, please contact mcornick@redhat.com (NA) or lucia@redhat.com (LATAM). New hires will be reviewed and periodically sent invitations.

Upon completion of your registration, you will receive an email with your FY19 Sales Kickoff registration confirmation number. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact our registration team at redhatsko@itagroup.com for further assistance.

Travel for NA

Once you have completed your registration, you will receive a confirmation email which contains a link to connect with the Egencia online booking tool. If you do not receive a registration confirmation email, please contact redhatsko@itagroup.com.

Log in to the Egencia site. If you have an Egencia login, enter your credentials and proceed to book your flight. If you do not have an Egencia login, click on “Create an account for FY19 Red Hat Americas Sales Kickoff.” You will need your full name as it appears on your travel documents, email address, and date of birth. Once you enter the required information on the create account page and click submit, the page will refresh back to the main login screen. You will receive an email to verify your email address, and you may complete the setup process by establishing a password. You will then be directed to book your flight.

Book your flight. If you select a flight that has a red flag beside it, that means it has been set as out of policy by Red Hat. You can still select this flight; however, you will be required to send the itinerary for approval prior to booking. The itinerary will be held for 24 hours.

Confirm your itinerary. You will receive an email once your flight has been approved or denied. Once you receive this email, click the link within the email to confirm the booking and complete the purchase within 24 hours. No physical ticket is required; you will receive your itinerary via e-ticket.

Travel for LATAM

​The LATAM procurement team will lead the process of issuing tickets and will inform you on next steps. If you do not receive instructions or have any questions regarding air tickets, please contact Diogo Cara (dcara@redhat.com).

Hotel

Accommodation will only be provided by Red Hat at the Sheraton Dallas (conference hotel) and Dallas Marriott City Center (across the street from the Sheraton Dallas) during the event. NA attendees will select their hotel preference during registration; LATAM attendees will stay together at the Sheraton Dallas. Check-in will be Monday, March 26th and check-out will be Thursday, March 29th. Depending on flight restrictions, LATAM (international) attendees may arrive Sunday, March 25 or depart Friday, March 30. Additional nights may be requested during the registration process, and any room and tax for those nights will be the attendee’s responsibility to pay upon checkout. You will be responsible for all incidental expenses such as laundry, mini bar, etc. Hotel reservations will be confirmed in March.

Registrations and reservations must be made by Friday, March 2.

Hiring managers: New associates will be able to register after this date.

Questions?

FY19 Americas SKO Event Leads:
Mary Catherine Cornick (NA): mcornick@redhat.com
Lucia Carponi Flores (LATAM): lucia@redhat.com

Registration headquarters (for all registration & hotel questions):
Toll-free: (844) 674-9429
Direct dial: +1 (515) 326-3790
Email: redhatsko@itagroup.com
Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Egencia (all NA travel questions)
Toll-Free: (800) 361-1120
Email: groupagents@customercare.egencia.com
Hours: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m, ET
LATAM procurement (LATAM air ticket questions)
Diogo Cara: dcara@redhat.com