AWS Public Sector Blog

Public Sector, Get Ready for re:Invent 2017!

With AWS re:Invent 2017 fast approaching, here’s what every public sector attendee needs to know before heading to Las Vegas for the week of November 27 – December 1, 2017.

Public Sector Sessions 

Choose from over 1,000 technical sessions and workshops including seven public sector sessions during the Industry Day on Monday, the Public Sector Breakfast on Tuesday morning, featuring a keynote by our VP of Worldwide Public Sector, Teresa Carlson, the Central Intelligence Agency, Thorn, California Community Colleges Technology Center, and the Economic Development Board of Bahrain, and ten more sessions focused on government, education, and nonprofits throughout the week. Use the ‘Public Sector’ filter in the schedule builder on the website to add them to your schedule.

New! 1:1 Database Migration Clinics

Book a 1:1 consultation with AWS Professional Services and solutions architects on the database migration topics of your choice. Get answers and practical ‘how-to’ advice to help you migrate your RDBMS quickly and securely. Bring your laptop to this 1-hour session. Only 54 appointments are available – reserve your consultation at the Aria Resort, Bluethorn Room #9.

Sign-up for a Hackathon

Hackathons are your opportunity to get hands-on AWS experience in a fun, interactive environment. This year’s Hacks are:

For a complete list of learning opportunities, review our updated session catalog.

Diversity and Inclusion at re:Invent

AWS celebrates the diversity of our customers, partners, and employees. We are hosting our first Diversity Series this year. This will include breakout sessions, a We Power Tech booth in the Expo, an Inclusion Happy Hour on Monday afternoon, and other receptions throughout the week. Learn more about our diversity efforts here.

  • She Powers Tech: Women Supporting Women in Tech – Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 4:45-5:45, Venetian Hotel, Level 2, Veronese 2405
  • Women in Tech Happy Hour (directly after session) – Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 5:45-6:45, Venetian Hotel, Veronese 2405
  • LGBTQ Reception – Wednesday, November 29, 5:30-7:00, Venetian Hotel, Madame Tussauds
  • Black Employee Network Reception –  Wednesday, November 29, 5:30-7:00, MGM, Emeril’s Fishhouse

Public Sector Reception

Don’t miss the ‘Electric Jungle’ Public Sector Reception on Wednesday at Drai’s Nightclub at The Cromwell at 7:00 PM PT.

Follow along at @AWS_Gov and @AWS_Edu for an inside look into the public sector sessions.

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).