AWS Summit Washington, DC FAQs

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Q: How can I contact the event organizers?

A: If you have a question that was not addressed here, changes to your registration or general feedback, please contact us at

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Q: Who should attend AWS Summit Washington, DC?

A: AWS Summit Washington, DC is tailored for the public sector community interested in advancing their mission through technology. Session content is set between 100 foundational and 400 expert level to accommodate all levels of familiarity. Attendees can choose between lecture-style presentations, interactive learning guided by AWS experts, customer keynotes, white-boarding sessions, an expo hall, and much more. 

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Q: Is there a fee to attend this event?

A: No, the AWS Summit Washington, DC is open to the public and free of charge to all attendees, including government employees. We recommend that government employees always check with their ethics or compliance officer to ensure their attendance at our events is compliant with relevant laws, statutes, or rules. If you have any questions about this event, you may reach out to

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Q: When and where is AWS Summit Washington, DC?

A: The event will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC on June 7-8, 2023. The agenda will be released on the website prior to the event.

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Q: Is there a virtual component, and is the keynote livestreamed? 

A: Yes, the keynote session on June 7 at 11:00AM - 12:15PM ET will be livestreamed. Please note, only the keynote will be livestreamed. All other sessions are only available in-person.

Register here for the keynote livestream »

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Q: How can I get to AWS Summit Washington, DC?

A: The Walter E. Washington Convention Center is centrally located in downtown Washington, DC. Locally, you can use metro, walk, or travel by car to the event.

Metro: The Convention Center sits atop the Mt. Vernon Square/7th Street-Convention Center station served by Metro's Green and Yellow lines. Alternatively, take the Red Line to the Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro station which is a 5 minute walk from the Convention Center.  

Visit or call (202) 637-7000 for maps, schedules and more information on traveling by metro or bus.

If you are not local to DC, you can travel to Washington, DC via plane, train, or car.

Plane: Washington, DC is served by three major airports (DCA, IAD and BWI), easily accessible to the city.

Train: Amtrak serves Washington, DC's Union Station and is connected to the DC Metro on the Red Line. 

Driving directions: Follow the Google maps directions.

Parking: Multiple parking garages are located around the Convention Center with hourly and daily rates. To see a list of convenient parking garages visit the Events DC tourism website and click the map filter 'Parking' to find nearby parking.

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Q: Can I get reimbursed by AWS for parking or travel costs?

A: No, AWS does not reimburse or validate for parking or other travel associated costs.

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Q: Is there a hotel to reserve for AWS Summits?

A: We don't have a dedicated block for this event, but we do have a list of locally curated lodging, travel, and food options from Destination DC

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Q: What is the dress code for attendees?

A: There is no dress code for attendees. Attendee attire varies from business casual, suits, hoodies and jeans. Please wear what you are comfortable in.

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Q: Is there an age requirement to attend AWS Summit Washington, DC?

A: Yes. All attendees must be at least 18 years of age on the day they pick up their conference badge.

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Q: Do you offer continuing education credits to attendees or a certificate of attendance?

A: AWS Summit Washington, DC does not offer continuing or professional education credits nor does AWS offer a certificate of attendance. Attendees can participate in Training & Certification sessions onsite, but please note credits will not be awarded.

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Q: What is the AWS Code of Conduct?

A: All attendees must comply with the AWS Code of Conduct.

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Q: Are lactation rooms available?

A: Yes. Lactation rooms are designed to provide a private, secure space for lactating attendees to express milk. The spaces are equipped with lockers, cold packs, wipes, and comfy chairs.

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Q: What accessible services will be available?

A: We'll have many services available at the Summit, including: 

  • ASL (American Sign Language) 
  • CART (Communication Access Real-time Translation) 
  • VI (Visual Interpretation) 
  • Mobility device rental 
  • Assistive listening 
  • Translations for keynote and leadership sessions  
  • Dispersed and designated seating 

To inquire about any of these services or to request a service you don't see listed, please reach out to customer support at

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Q: Do you allow service animals?

A: Service animals are welcome at AWS Summit, Washington DC. There are designated relief areas for service and support animals on the property. 

For guest hotel rooms, there are specific guidelines around service and support animals at each hotel property. Please connect directly with your hotel’s reservation desk or concierge prior to arriving for more information.

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