Summit agenda and session guides

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AWS Summit Washington, DC is a no cost event that brings the public sector cloud computing community together to connect, collaborate, and learn more about AWS. This event is designed to educate you about AWS products and services and help you develop the skills needed to build, deploy, and operate your infrastructure and applications. Sessions are led by AWS experts and customers who have successfully built solutions on AWS.

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    Dive into 200+ sessions covering technical and non-technical topics catered to attendees at all stages of their cloud journey. Discover content to accelerate your public sector mission, and hear from government, nonprofit, healthcare, education, and aerospace and satellite customers. Grow your existing cloud skills to learn how to build, deploy, and operate your infrastructure and applications learning from lecture-style and interactive sessions. Check out the session level and type guides to create your agenda.

    Expo hall

    See cutting-edge products and the latest solutions from our sponsoring partners and learn how they can help you transform your organization. 


    Join Max Peterson, vice president of AWS worldwide public sector (WWPS), to learn how customers are using the power of AWS to accelerate their digital transformations and deliver mission-critical outcomes. Hear about how organizations are unlocking new opportunities with the cloud and discover the latest advancements that can help you move faster, increase security, and keep costs low. Featured customers speakers will share how they’re leveraging AWS to get the agility and resilience needed to keep pushing boundaries and drive further innovation.


    Agenda is subject to change. 

    Wednesday, June 7

    8:00AM–6:00PM ET: Badge pick up
    8:00AM–6:00PM ET: Expo open
    8:00AM–9:30AM ET: Coffee in expo
    8:30AM–5:15PM ET: Sessions
    11:00AM–12:15PM ET: Keynote
    12:30PM–2:00PM ET: Lunch
    5:00PM–6:00PM ET: Networking reception

    Thursday, June 8

    8:00AM–5:00PM ET: Badge pick up
    8:00AM–3:00PM ET: Expo open
    8:00AM–9:30AM ET: Coffee in expo
    9:00AM–5:15PM ET: Sessions
    12:00PM–2:00PM ET: Lunch

    AWS Training and Certification

    AWS Certified? Claim your Summit benefits!

    AWS Certified attendees receive AWS Certification gifts and get access to the AWS Certification Lounge. To claim your benefits, simply stop by the AWS Certification Verification Desk located near the Help Desk. 

    Featured sessions: Get started with AWS Cloud, Secure your AWS Cloud, Increase efficiency and reduce risks with storage on AWS, Are you Well-Architected?

    AWS DeepRacer League

    Race for prizes, glory, and a chance to advance to the AWS DeepRacer Grand Finale to compete for the coveted AWS DeepRacer Championship Cup. Build and train a reinforcement learning model at a workshop, or bring one you have trained at home. You can then put your model to the test and compete on the track in the AWS Summit expo hall. Start your engines, the race is on!

    Networking reception

    Join the conversation at our reception at the end of the day. Mingle and connect with your peers to discuss topics that interest you after a day of learning.

Level guide

100: Foundational

Level 100 sessions are designed to give an overview or introduction to AWS services. These sessions focus on features, functions, and benefits, with content that highlights basic use cases and showcases how a service or feature can be used in your applications and how it can be integrated with other services.

200: Intermediate

Level 200 sessions assume a general knowledge of the topic and provide a technical deeper dive into a service or use case. This content typically includes architecture, integration, and configuration of common use cases. Level 200 content provides tips and tricks, best practices, or high-level troubleshooting guidance.

300: Advanced

Level 300 sessions assume proficiency of the topic and typically cover in-depth architecture, development, deployment and migration examples. Level 300 content drills into how a service can be used and dives deep into customer use cases. Level 300 content covers complex design, development, and deployment best practices that address the needs of experienced AWS users.

400: Expert

Level 400 sessions are for advanced or expert AWS customers. These sessions are geared toward super-skilled users who want to learn the deep inner workings of AWS services. Level 400 content demonstrates complex design, development, and deployment strategies and offers Q&A for the audience to dive deep into the topic.

Session type

Breakout Session

Lecture-style presentations covering a broad range of topics for various skill levels delivered by AWS experts, builders, customers, sponsors, and partners. Breakout sessions typically include a Q&A session at the end of the presentation.

Customer Lightning Talk

Short  presentations where attendees hear directly from AWS customers about their  cloud journeys. Attendees can discover how customers are innovating,  expediting, and scaling real-world solutions.

Chalk Talk

A highly  interactive experience intended to foster a technical discussion about real-world  architecture challenges. Chalk talks begin with a short lecture delivered by  an AWS expert, followed by whiteboarding and a Q&A session.

Builders' Session

Interactive sessions where attendees work in small groups to build a solution to a problem using AWS products and services. Each workshop starts with a short lecture by the speaker, and there are additional AWS experts in the room to make sure every group gets the assistance they need. Attendees must bring their laptops to participate.


An interactive, small-group session led by an AWS expert who guides attendees as they learn how to build with a product or service on AWS. The session begins with a short explanation of the intended task, and then attendees experiment and build. Attendees must bring their laptops to participate.

Start building on AWS today

Whether you re looking for compute power, database storage, content delivery, or other functionality, AWS has the services to help you build sophisticated applications with increased flexibility, scalability, and reliability.