AWS Public Sector Blog

5 Steps to Take Before the 2018 AWS Public Sector Summit in Washington, DC

We’re looking forward to seeing you at the AWS Public Sector Summit – Washington, DC. Below, find key information for the exciting days ahead.

1. Know Where You are Going

Take note of the location, dates, and times:

Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC 20001


  • Pre-Day – Tuesday, June 19
  • Day 1 – Wednesday, June 20
    • 7:00am registration & breakfast – sessions end at 5pm
  • Day 2 – Thursday, June 21
    • 8:00am registration & breakfast – sessions end at 3:55pm

Be sure to stick around for the dynamic reception following each day!

2. Get Connected

Click here to download the AWS Americas Summits mobile app in three steps. Start to plan your time and maximize your AWS Summit experience. View the agenda, build your schedule, find a map of the venue, and learn more about our sponsors. To download the mobile app:

  • Search in your phone’s app store for “AWS Americas Summits
  • Download and open the AWS Americas Summits app
  • Find and select the “2018 AWS Public Sector Summit” guide

3. Mark Your Calendar with these Highlighted Sessions

With over 100 breakout sessions led by visionaries, experts, and peers, you’ll take home new strategies and tactics for shaping culture, building new skillsets, saving costs, and achieving your mission. Whether you are new to the cloud or an experienced builder, we have something for everyone.

  • DHS HSIN’s Journey to FedRAMP High on AWS GovCloud (US), Room 144 ABC – June 20, 10am
  • Alexa Learns New Skills at Northeastern University, Room 152 AB – June 20, 2:50pm
  • AI and the Future of the U.S. Defense Department, Room 151B – June 21, 9am
  • Best Practices – How to Grow and Scale as an AWS Public Sector Partner, Room 151B – June 21, 11am

4. Don’t Forget Your Badge

Avoid the rush and come early to pick up your badge. Upon entering the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, proceed straight ahead and up the escalator to the 2nd floor in the “L-Street Bridge area.” There you will find the registration area and Help Desk. Proceed to the iPads and either scan your QR code below, or simply enter your email address.

5. Get Credentialed

Get AWS certified! Exams will be offered from 8am – 5pm on both days, schedule it now! Check out our FAQ for more on Summit logistics.

AWS Public Sector Blog Team

AWS Public Sector Blog Team

Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, the AWS Public Sector blog team writes for the government, education, and nonprofit sector around the globe. Learn more about AWS for the public sector by visiting our website (, or following us on Twitter (@AWS_gov, @AWS_edu, and @AWS_Nonprofits).