Sessions, labs, parties, and networking

Explore the ideas that bring us together by choosing from more than 200 sessions on the impact of open source, industry challenges, big trends, and the latest products and solutions.

Breakout sessions

General sessions (aka keynotes) are for everyone. Red Hat executives, open source leaders, and some of our most innovative customers discuss trends, tell stories, and anticipate the future on the main stage.

2018 Topics

API management

Scaling and controlling application programming interfaces

Application, data, and process integration

Connecting systems and data

Application delivery

Using Platforms-as-a-Service, containers, and DevOps

Application development

Creating apps using the latest tools, technologies, and methodologies

Application platforms

Modern application development and deployment

Business automation

Automating business and technology workflows


Developing and managing containerized infrastructures

Data and analytics

Storing, processing, and analyzing big data


Techniques, tools, and best practices for successful DevOps

Digital transformation

Transform your organization with open source technology

Diversity and inclusion

Sharing open source with anyone and everyone

Emerging technologies

Preview tomorrow’s technologies

Hybrid cloud infrastructure

Integrating public and private clouds

Infrastructure modernization and optimization

Linux®, virtualization, and containers

Management and automation

Technologies to manage clouds, platforms, and applications and increase efficiency


Developing and securing enterprise mobility

Open source community

The people and projects upstream

Process and project management

Facilitating collaboration among teams


Compliance, identity, and risk mitigation in and out of the datacenter

Software-defined storage

Removing the hardware dependencies of storage

From the office of the CTO

Topics at the top of our CTO's mind

General Sessions

Keynote speakers including Red Hatters, partners, and open source enthusiasts talk about today’s biggest IT challenges from the main stage.

Red Hat Summit general session

Hands-on labs and training

Instructor-led labs

Subject matter experts lead attendees through a 2-hour lab on a particular product or solution. There are 24 labs to choose from, but advanced signup is required since capacity is limited.

Self-paced labs

Choose from more than 50 labs on a range of our products and solutions—completed at your own pace, on your own time. Self-paced labs can be found on the session catalog.

Taste of Training

These 2-hour sessions are led by training curriculum developers and are a preview of our award-winning training courses. Due to hardware requirements, Taste of Training sessions have limited capacity, so advance sign-up is required.

Power Training

Power Training gives you access to a 2-day, accelerated training course led by expert instructors. Choose 1 of 9 available courses on May 7 and 8.

Other sessions


Birds-of-a-Feather are informal discussions on a particular topic or trend among peers and experts. Participate in this session for a more conversational type of breakout session.

Discovery sessions

Join our consultants as they dive into technological implementations and best practices in these 1-hour, interactive whiteboard sessions.

Ecosystem Theater

Listen to some of our most strategic partners and sponsors as they present during normal Ecosystem Expo hours.