About Summit

Frequently asked questions

Find out everything you need to know about Red Hat Summit.

General information

Red Hat Summit is an annual IT industry event hosted by Red Hat—the world's leading provider of open source technologies for the enterprise.

Red Hat Summit 2018 begins on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 and ends on Thursday, May 10, 2018. This year’s event is being held at the Moscone Center located at 747 Howard St. San Francisco, CA 94103.

Anyone can attend Red Hat Summit. Executives. Architects. Consultants. Admins. Engineers. Analysts. Managers. Partners. Vendors. Developers. All kinds of people come to Red Hat Summit each year—from the career IT pro to the casual open source contributor. Our attendees represent nearly every industry from all over the world.

Conference and evening event attire is business casual.

Red Hat expects our attendees to conduct themselves professionally and respectfully. If you need assistance relating to conduct by an attendee, please contact the Red Hat events team.

We get it—and have just what you need. Download this email template to help convince your boss or supervisor.

To obtain a visa invitation letter, please email rh-summit@itagroup.com.

Yep. Presenters have the opportunity to upload their presentations to the agenda builder once Red Hat Summit is over.

There are many options for parking at this year’s Red Hat Summit. Check out the options below or view Moscone Center’s parking map to find a garage.

Fifth & Mission Parking Garage
833 Mission Street
San Francisco, California 94103
Between 4th Street and 5th Street, adjacent to Moscone West.
(415) 982-8522 x18

Moscone Center Garage*
255 Third Street
San Francisco, California 94103
Between Folsom Street and Howard Street, across the street from Moscone South's Esplanade Ballroom.
(415) 777-2782 (garage)
(415) 538-7888 (office)
*Not operated by Moscone Center

Hearst Parking Center
45 Third Street
San Francisco, California 94103
At the entrance on Stevenson Street, 2 blocks from Moscone South and Moscone North.
(415) 989-4000

Museum Parc Garage
300 Third Street
San Francisco, California 94103
At the corner of 3rd Street and Folsom Street.
(415) 284-9553

SFMoMA Garage
147 Minna St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
In between New Montgomery Street and 3rd Street.
(415) 348-0971

Jessie Square Garage
223 Stevenson St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
In between 3rd Street and 4th Street.
(415) 978-9634

You can contact us Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. CST at (515)326-3109, (800)324-1276 (toll free), or email rh-summit@itagroup.com.

Registration and pricing

Click here to register. You’ll have the option to sign in to your registration using your LinkedIn account or Google+ account, or you can create a username and password.

Return to your registration record by logging on to the website using your username and password or acceptable social media account (LinkedIn or Google+) to complete your unfinished registration or review and update your details.

A discounted rate from a promotional code should be entered on the payment page during the registration process.

An access code received from a Red Hatter is equal to the price of 1 Red Hat Summit admission or group admission. Enter this code on the first page of the registration process after initial login.

Access codes are given by Red Hatters and should be entered on the first page of the registration process after initial login. Different promotional codes are released through emails and social media posts leading up to the event and should be entered on the payment page during the registration process.

The earlier you register, the more you save. Full conference passes start at US$1,300, but the price will increase as the event gets closer. Contact your Red Hat sales rep to see if you qualify for additional discounts.

Yes. Please email rh-summit@itagroup.com for more details on group discounts.

A full conference pass provides access to all keynotes, breakout sessions, and hands-on labs. You'll be able to access the Ecosystem Expo during all open hours and attend all evening events and receptions. A full conference pass also includes all conference meals.

Discounted rates are available for attendees who previously attended Red Hat Summit; government, academic, and nonprofit employees; as well as Red Hat certified professionals. Undergraduate and graduate students can also receive a discounted rate with proper credentials. We’ll give you a code, certification number, or validate the discount through email during registration. You can also check out our rates and location page for the complete list of available discounts.

A Keynote + Expo pass provides access to all general sessions and the Ecosystem Expo only. A full conference pass is required to attend breakout sessions and labs.

No. Power Training must be purchased for $1200 in addition to a full conference pass. Certification exams can be added for $400—also in addition to a full conference pass.

Yes. You will need to purchase a guest pass during the registration process. The guest pass only grants access to the onsite reception after 5:00 p.m. and the offsite event held the evening of Thursday, May 10, 2018.

You can pay your registration fees with a credit card. You can also purchase passes using a purchase order through your Red Hat sales contact.

The registration fee only covers the cost of your conference pass. Hotel accommodations can be booked during the conference registration process, but travel arrangements must be made by individual attendees. To find more information on shuttles between the hotels and Moscone center, please see the hotel FAQ section below.

Cancellations must be received by 5:00 p.m. PT on April 1, 2018 for a 50% refund. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after April 1, 2018, 5:00 p.m. PT. Canceling travel and hotel reservations are the registrants’ responsibilities. If you’ve registered for Red Hat Summit, but are unable to attend, you may substitute another employee from your company at no additional charge.

If you have registered for Red Hat Summit but are unable to attend, you may substitute another employee from your company at no additional charge. Please email rh-summit@itagroup.com to start the process.

If you're interested in registering for the event, please contact press@redhat.com for more information.

DevNation is no longer a separate event from Red Hat Summit. But don't worry—you can still find many developer-specific sessions in the Red Hat Summit agenda.

Hotel information

We've partnered with hotels near the Moscone Center to reserve blocks of rooms for Red Hat Summit attendees at discounted rates. On the hotel booking page of your Red Hat Summit registration there’s an option to select from these participating hotels, including various group rates and dates. If these reserved rooms—and the Red Hat Summit discounts—are no longer available, please call the hotels directly to inquire about vacancies and nightly rates.

If you’re unable to secure a partnering hotel during your Red Hat Summit registration, that means it’s currently sold out of rooms at our group rate. You can either select a different partnering hotel from the available options, contact us to see about the group rate availabilities.

A credit card is required at time of booking to guarantee your hotel room reservation but will not be automatically applied when you check-in. When checking in, please present a credit card and photo ID to the receptionist.

Each hotel has different policies on placing holds on credit cards. Please contact the hotel directly to inquire about their credit card policies. If someone else needs to supply a credit card ahead of time, please contact the hotel directly for an authorization form that can be presented to the hotel by fax or during check in.

To view, edit, or cancel your hotel reservation, follow the instructions below:

  • Login to the registration portal using your custom username and password or approved social media account (LinkedIn or Google+).
  • At the bottom of the registration summary page, click the edit link below hotel reservation.

If you make changes to your reservation and would like an updated confirmation, visit returning services using the instructions above and select the option to view a printer-friendly hotel confirmation. You may also contact the housing team for assistance at rh-summit@itagroup.com.

Of course. You may call the hotel directly and ask for the Red Hat Summit rate. However, it’s at the hotel’s discretion to honor the group rate by phone, so we suggest booking through the Red Hat Summit registration website.

April 13, 2018 is the last day you can receive the discounted hotel group rate. After April 13, honoring the Red Hat Summit discount hotel rates is at the hotel’s discretion. If you have any more questions regarding the rate, please contact the housing team at rh-summit@itagroup.com.

All hotel rooms must be cancelled 72 hours prior to 3:00 p.m PT check-in to receive no penalty. If cancelled within 72 hours of check-in date, you may incur a cancellation fee equal to 1 night’s room and tax from the hotel. If you reserved your hotel as part of your Red Hat Summit registration and cancel your event registration by April 12, 2018, the hotel will be canceled and processed by the hotel automatically. If you have any concerns, please contact the housing team at rh-summit@itagroup.com so we can ensure your room is cancelled properly.

Sponsorship information

Yes, please contact press@redhat.com for more information.

Send your contract requests to sponsorships@redhat.com, and the event sponsorship team will reach out to you within 48 hours.

The floor plan will be released in January, which is when booth selection requests can be processed. A signed contract is required to secure your position in the booth selection queue.