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Come build and learn with us at AWS re:Invent

Editor’s Note: The health and safety of our customers, AWS Partners, and employees remains our top priority. All badge holders at AWS re:Invent must be fully vaccinated, which means that when they attend, it must be three weeks after a second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine. A record of COVID-19 vaccination must be provided at the onsite check-in to receive your re:Invent badge. Masks are also required for all attendees. Read more about the health measures we’ll have in place at re:Invent on our event site.

We’re excited to gather in person at our tenth annual AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, on November 29 – December 3, with virtual events offered through December 10. The conference includes five keynotes and unlimited access to thousands of breakout sessions.

During the week, there will be more than 1,000 sessions, providing the perfect opportunity to learn about the latest in cloud computing. Several learning options are available for learners at all skill levels, including interactive sessions, small-group chalk talks- a short lecture followed by a 45- or 50-minute Q&A session with the audience, and even lecture-style breakout sessions, which will be available for virtual attendees as well.

AWS Training and Certification at re:Invent

There will be several in-person and virtual learning opportunities for you to explore, building your cloud skills with AWS experts. We’re ready to help you get practical experience with real-world cloud scenarios, skill up fast with a bootcamp, show your expertise by earning an AWS Certification, and practice your craft with one of our labs. We have sessions to help you sharpen your skills no matter where you are on your cloud journey.

  • Get ready to learn new cloud skills from AWS experts to move your company and career forward. Experience live, interactive labs, where you can experiment in an AWS sandbox environment, exploring real-world cloud scenarios with step-by-step instructions in the AWS Management Console.
  • Get set to build with confidence and drive transformation in your organization and community. AWS Bootcamps and the AWS Partner Training workshop, led by the experts, will help you build your confidence with AWS services and solutions, preparing you for an AWS Certification exam. Learn by doing with expert guidance, immersive exercises, and self-paced labs.
  • Innovate by committing to a culture of learning and ongoing cloud skills development. Take your AWS Certification exam during re:Invent to test your AWS Cloud proficiency, build your credibility, and propel your career forward.

AWS Training and Certification Leadership Session

During re:Invent, you’ll have the opportunity to hear from 22 leaders as they share the latest advances in AWS technologies, set the future product direction, and inspire you with compelling success stories.

Maureen Lonergan, vice president of AWS Training and Certification, will speak on Monday, November 29, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PST. In this one-hour leadership session, she’ll share what we’ve learned working with customers during a time when the race to the cloud is accelerated and how you can empower your people with the skills, confidence, and expert support necessary to unlock the full power of the AWS Cloud.

Keynotes at re:Invent

There are five main-stage keynotes at re:Invent this year. The schedule is noted below and on-demand videos will be available after each live keynote.

Monday, November 29, 2021

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. PST, Global Partner Summit

Don’t miss the AWS Global Partner Summit Keynote presented by by Doug Yeum, head of the AWS Partner organization; Sandy Carter, vice president of worldwide public sector partners and programs; and Stephen Orban, general manager of the AWS Marketplace and control services. You’ll learn about cloud-powered innovation and the opportunity it creates for Partners and how Partners use the AWS Cloud to build innovative solutions and services, differentiate their businesses, and enable customers to transform their businesses.

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

8:30 – 10:30 a.m. PST, Adam Selipsky, AWS Chief Executive Officer

Live from the main stage in Las Vegas, Adam will share his insights and the latest news about AWS customers, products, and services.

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

8:30 – 10:30 a.m. PST, Swami Sivasubramanian, Vice President of Amazon Machine Learning

Join Swami on an exploration of what it takes to put data in action with an end-to-end data strategy, including the latest news on databases, analytics, and machine learning.

3:00 – 4:30 p.m. PST, Peter DeSantis, Senior Vice President of Utility Computing and Apps

Peter will highlight how AWS has optimized its cloud infrastructure to run some of the world’s most demanding workloads and give your business a competitive edge.

Thursday, December 2, 2021

8:30 – 10:30 a.m. PST, Dr. Werner Vogels, Chief Technology Officer of

Dr. Vogels will take you behind the scenes to show how Amazon is solving today’s hardest technology problems. Based on his experience working with some of the largest and most successful applications in the world, Dr. Vogels shares his insights on building truly resilient architectures and what that means for the future of software development.

Can’t make it to Las Vegas? Join us virtually for free.

If you can’t make it to Las Vegas this year, you can register to virtually attend our live keynotes and leadership sessions for free. You’ll also have the opportunity to view breakout sessions on demand. And AWS Training and Certification is offering digital training, exam readiness, and many more resources virtually. Virtual registration is included for all in-person attendees. Register now.