Red Hat Summit: Connect

Chicago | November 17, 2021

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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 Chicago, Illinois

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

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

All day


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

1:1 meetings

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

Red Hat Kiosks

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


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


Morning welcome

7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Labs & sessions

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

Ansible Automation Platform: Getting up and running

Ask the experts on Ansible

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

Ansible Automation Controller: Getting started


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

Containerizing applications: Existing and new


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

Advanced cluster management: Using Ansible & OpenShift Container Platform together


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

Ansible Birds of a Feather

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

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

Breakout on Ansible

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. - 4:00 p.m.

Ansible Security automation


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

OpenShift Birds-of-a-Feather

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

Build, deploy, and run applications more securely across the hybrid cloud

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

Bringing AI and machine learning data science into operation

Ask the experts on AI/ML in practical applications

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

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

Breakout on RHEL

4:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.


4:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.


Other programs

Developer Programs

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

Luncheon & demo: DevOps, data scientists, and developers, oh my!

Developer luncheon & demo

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

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

Developer demo

Partner Programs

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

Luncheon & breakout: Capitalize on the next-generation partner ecosystem

Breakout & luncheon


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

Modern healthcare in a hybrid, multicloud world

Healthcare breakout & luncheon

Getting to the event

Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Time: 07:30 - 16:00

Location: InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile
505 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL  60611  


  • Onsite parking available: Parking garage temporarily closed.
  • Off-site parking: Please contact the front desk for directions to the closest parking garage. 
  • Onsite valet cost: US$73


  • O'Hare International Airport (ORD): From O’Hare, merge onto I 190 E, which becomes I-90 E/Kennedy Expy. E. Take Exit 50B toward East Ohio St. Turn right onto N Orleans St. Turn left onto W Illinois St. Turn left onto N Lower Michigan Ave. to reach 505 North Michigan Ave.
  • Midway International Airport (MDW) : Follow Highway I-55 North to merge with Lake Shore Drive North, approximately 3 miles South of downtown Chicago. Continue past Soldier’s Field and the museums to the Monroe Street exit. Follow Monroe Street 2 blocks West to Michigan Avenue. Turn right on Michigan Avenue and continue a ½ mile to the bridge over the Chicago River. After you cross the bridge, the hotel will be the third building.
  • Train station: Union Station - Jackson Street East to Michigan Avenue, then left on Michigan Avenue to 505 N. Michigan Ave. Estimated distance to the hotel: 1.2 miles.
  • Subway: Estimated distance to the hotel: 1.2 miles.

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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