AWS re:Invent 2017 Registration Open: Save the Date
The biggest AWS event of the year is open for registration. Get your ticket and use our tips on getting the most out of one of the biggest cloud events.
re:Invent is the event to attend if you want to meet other AWS users, learn the latest and greatest in Amazon’s cloud services and have a great time with nearly 50,000 attendees this year! The event returns to Las Vegas again, but with an increased footprint, adding the Encore, LINQ, Aria and MGM Grand conference complexes.
It’ll clearly be a lot of fun, but with our re:Invent experience (this will be our 6th one), you’ll want to plan ahead to get everything you can out of the event. We cover re:Invent annually to make sure everyone has an edge on learning as much as possible while having a great time.
Before we get into our first set of tips, register for the event ($1799 per person).
There’s More re:Invent to Navigate This Year
AWS provides a map for potential attendees to start studying in order to get an advanced lay of the land. There are three more conference areas to navigate, so be prepared.
From our experience, talks are so popular that even along with Reserved Seating and waiting in line, some folks were still unable to attend their sessions. With the increased event and attendance size for 2017, there’s going to be even more of a need to plan ahead to get the most out of re:Invent.
Let’s say you have an event at the Encore, and then need to head to The MGM Grand. On paper, this could be a 12-minute taxi ride or a 48-minute walk. You’ll definitely want to plan ahead and be strategic about where you stay and how you’ll get to each of the complexes to attend the sessions.
Some Budding re:Invent Themes
Reviewing the re:Invent agenda, there seems to be a theme connecting the event venue and the kinds of events they’ll feature. For instance, training and certification-type events tend to be at The Venetian and Mirage complexes. Meanwhile, anything AWS partner-related seems centered around The MGM Grand. For the fitness types, a lot of those events (including the 5K run) look like they’ll be held at The Mirage.
The main keynotes are split between Andy Jassy’s Wednesday presentation at The Venetian and Werner Vogel’s Thursday presentation at The MGM Grand.
Use the AWS re:Invent 2017 agenda to start getting a sense of how your schedule might come together. We’ll learn much more once the Session Planner launches on July 13th, but in the meantime, you can see how AWS is trying to improve the themes and organization of this massive event across all six conference areas.
Once Registered, Book Your Stay
Once you get your tickets, it’s time to start finding a great rate on rooms for you and/or your team. This is a bit easier to do if you’re attending re:Invent for the main event itself and may not be seeking a specific set of talks.
We’ll keep an eye out for AWS airfare discounts and hotel block rate links and update this list.
The re:Invent Session Planner Launches Soon
Pro-Tip: Register for your tickets now, but wait until the Session Planner launches on July 13th to get a better sense of the available talks and which hotel complexes they might be in. Of course, we’ll keep our eyes on the Session Planner launch to give you the latest tips for making the most of re:Invent 2017.
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