Attending the Summit

Q: Who should attend AWS Summits?
Whether you are new to the cloud or an experienced user, you will learn something new at an AWS Summit. These events, held around the world, are designed to educate new customers about the AWS platform and offer existing customers deep technical content to be more successful with AWS.

All AWS Summits feature a keynote address highlighting the latest announcements and customer testimonials, technical sessions led by AWS engineers, and hands-on technical training. You will learn best practices for deploying applications on AWS, optimizing performance, monitoring cloud resources, managing security, cutting costs, and more. You will also have opportunities to meet AWS staff and partners to get your technical questions answered.

Q. Where should I stay?
We are able to offer a discounted rate of $179 plus tax per night at the Hilton Chicago. Space and rates are subject to the hotel’s availability. If you are unable to book in the block, there are numerous hotels to choose from near the venue.

Q: What information will be shared with sponsors?
If you offer to have your badge scanned by a sponsor or at a sponsor-branded session, you are requesting AWS share your name, contact information, title, and company with that sponsor so it may contact you by email, phone, and post for marketing purposes. This is optional - you may choose not to offer your badge. For questions, please refer to the AWS Privacy Notice.

Contact the sponsor to unsubscribe from the sponsor’s marketing communications. Providing the sponsor with your information may involve transferring it to another country. For questions about how the sponsor will handle your information, please contact the sponsor directly or refer to its privacy policy.


Q: How do I register?
Click "Register Now" above to start the registration process. Space is limited, so reserve your free seat today.

Q: What is included in the summit registration?
Summit registration gives you access to the keynote, over 80 presentations, demos, Expo, and the networking reception. Meals offered include continental breakfast and boxed lunch.

Q: What is the price of registration?
Attending the AWS Summit Chicago is free. Bootcamps held on May 29th are offered for a fee. 

Q: How do I update my registration information?
To view or make changes to your registration details, return to your summit account, select “Already Registered?” and enter your account information created during registration. On the following page select “Modify.”

Q: Will I need to register myself for each breakout session?
Onsite at the summit, sessions will be filled on a first-come, first-seated basis. As seats are not guaranteed, there is no need to pre-register. However, we recommend taking advantage of the scheduling tools on the AWS Summit mobile app to help organize your day. The app will be available approximately two weeks prior to the summit.

Q: What is your cancellation policy?
You may cancel your summit registration at any time by logging into your summit account.

You may also cancel your bootcamp reservation by logging into your summit account. If AWS receives your cancellation notice before 12 noon (PT) on May 16, 2019, AWS will issue you a full refund of your bootcamp fees via the original payment method. If AWS receives your cancellation notice after 12 noon (PT) on May 16, 2019, AWS will issue you a refund of your bootcamp fees less a $50 cancellation fee via the original payment method.


Q: What is the conference agenda?
You can review the summit agenda here.


Q: What accessibility accommodations are available?
The AWS Summit Chicago venue, McCormick Place, has been designed to make everyone’s visit as productive and comfortable as possible. If you need additional assistance or have accommodation requests, please email at least one week prior to the event. Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations.

Q: What special dietary requirements are accommodated?
Vegetarian and limited gluten free options are available and labelled at breakfast and lunch. 


Q: Do you accept submissions for speakers/session ideas?
At this time, we do not accept submissions for summit speakers or session content although we always appreciate customer feedback.

Q: How can I contact the Press team?

Q: How can I contact the Analyst team?
AWS Analyst Relations Inquiries

Q: How can I contact the summit organizers?
If you have questions that have not been answered in the FAQ above, please contact us at:

• Registration & General Summit Inquiries:
• Sponsorships & Contracts:

AWS Summit Code of Conduct

Q: What is the AWS Summit Code of Conduct?

Click here to view the Code of Conduct.