AWS Summit Washington DC agenda and session guides

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    What to expect

    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.

    • Join Dave Levy, Vice President of AWS Worldwide Public Sector (WWPS), to explore how AWS is driving digital transformation for public sector customers. Discover how companies are leveraging generative AI and advanced technologies to accelerate their missions, deliver enhanced outcomes, and unlock new opportunities in the cloud. Learn from featured customer speakers about their experiences, agility, and resilience with AWS, and gain insights into moving faster, increasing security, and reducing costs.

    • See cutting-edge products and the latest solutions from our sponsoring partners and learn how they can help you transform your organization. Attend an array of sessions crafted to showcase the latest trends, technologies, and ideas shaping our industry. 

    • Learn from AWS experts about how AWS Training and Certification can help you gain practical experience with real-world cloud scenarios, validate your cloud expertise, and much more. 

    • Dive into 300 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.

    • 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.


Schedule is subject to change.

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

12:00PM - 6:00PM Pre-day badge pick up

Wednesday, June 26th

8:00AM - 6:00PM Badge pick up
8:00AM - 6:00PM Expo open
9:00AM - 5:30PM Breakout sessions
11:00AM - 12:15PM Keynote
12:30PM - 2:30PM Lunch in Expo
5:00PM - 6:00PM Networking reception

Thursday, June 27th

8:00AM - 5:00PM Badge pick up
8:00AM - 3:00PM Expo open
9:00AM - 4:15PM Breakout sessions
12:00PM - 2:00PM Lunch in Expo
4:15PM  End of Summit

Session catalog

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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.

Session type

Breakout Session

Lecture-style sessions that feature one or more speakers presenting on an educational topic. Breakout sessions include an optional group Q&A at the end as time allows.

Builders' Session

Small-group sessions led by one AWS expert providing interactive learning on how to build on AWS. Each builders’ session begins with a short explanation or demonstration of what attendees are building. There is no formal presentation; once the demonstration is complete, attendees use their own laptops to experiment and build with guidance from the AWS expert.

Chalk Talk

A highly interactive content format. Chalk talks begin with a short lecture delivered by an AWS expert, followed by an open-format Q&A session using a whiteboard to encourage discussion from attendees. Chalk talks foster technical discussions about real-world architecture challenges.

Code Talk

Engaging, code-focused sessions with a small audience. AWS experts lead an interactive discussion featuring live coding and/or code samples as they explain the “why” behind AWS solutions. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions and follow along.

Dev Chat

Community-led sessions where attendees hear directly from AWS customers and AWS Heroes about how they are innovating, expediting, and scaling real-world solutions.


A talk given by high-level AWS leadership and/or AWS Partners and customers that establishes an underlying theme.

Lightning Talk

Short and focused theater presentations that are dedicated to a specific customer story, service demo, or AWS Partner offering (if sponsored). Lightning talks are typically set up on a stage located in an Expo booth theater or other public space. As such, audience interaction such as Q&A may be limited.

Self-paced Labs

Your event registration gives you access to unlimited self-paced labs with support from AWS experts. These labs are available on a first-come, first-served basis, range in level from introductory to expert, and take approximately 40 to 120 minutes to complete.

Spotlight Labs

An expert AWS instructor guides you step by step through a real-world scenario, teaching as you go.


Interactive sessions where attendees work in small groups to build a solution to a problem using AWS. Workshops encourage interaction and provide attendees with opportunities to learn from and teach each other. Each workshop starts with a short lecture by the speaker, followed by solution-focused building. Additional AWS experts in the room make sure every group gets the assistance they need. Attendees must bring their laptops to participate.

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