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Q: Who should attend AWS Summits?
Whether you are new to the cloud or an experienced user of the AWS platform there will be something for you at 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. The 2-day agenda and ancillary activities offered at AWS Summit will suit and cater to technical and management-level roles involved in the planning, strategy, delivery and implementation of their organisation’s cloud computing from businesses of all sizes.

Q: How can I justify my attendance to AWS Summit to my manager?
There are many great reasons for attending AWS Summit. We have made it easy for you to convince your boss with our Justify Your Trip template.

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Dear [your manager’s name],

I’d like your permission to attend one of the largest and most influential cloud computing conferences taking place in Sydney, AWS Summit. Taking place on 5th and 6th April, AWS Summit is free to attend and will allow me access to the latest cloud services and technologies, which will be beneficial for both my personal growth and our company’s cloud knowledge in the following areas:

  • Learn more about core AWS services like Amazon EC2, S3, RDS, and Redshift
  • Be the first to hear about new AWS products and features
  • Get educated on technical best practices with over 80 breakout sessions on topics such as cloud architecture, continuous deployment, monitoring and management, performance, security, migration and more
  • Find answers to our development questions and learn technical tips and tricks from AWS architects, engineers, product leads, and expert users
  • Discover proven cost optimization methodologies and new ways to reduce our company’s AWS bill

A day before the conference on 4th of April (at ICC Sydney), AWS training bootcamps are being held, which will allow me to take my cloud skills to the next level. Five training sessions are being held for the full-day (pricing as per below), of which I believe [insert bootcamp session] will greatly help my knowledge and help move forward with current key projects.

Here’s an estimated breakdown of costs:

AWS Bootcamp training: $850 (ex GST) or $750 if booked prior to March 24, 2017
(Outside of Sydney)
Domestic airfare estimate: [Example: $400]
Hotel (2 nights in Sydney’s Sofitel Wentworth) $299 p/night using code AMAZON030417 (subject to availability)
Total: $2,000 approx.

AWS Bootcamp Training options:

  1. AWS Technical Essentials
  2. Secrets to Successful Cloud Transformations
  3. Building a Serverless Data Lake
  4. Processing IoT Sensor Data Using Serverless Architectures
  5. Running Container-enabled Microservices on AWS

After the conference, I’ll circulate a report that will include a summary of what I learned plus a set of recommendations to increase our team’s productivity and maximise our cloud investment.

Thank you for considering my request to attend this event.

Looking forward to your reply,
[your name]
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Q: What is the price of registration?
Attendance is complimentary on 5 and 6 April. AWS training and certification activities on 4 April (at the ICC) are payable with tiered pricing available. Visit the Bootcamps section from the navigation above for further details.

Q: What is included in Summit registration?
Access to keynotes, breakout sessions and the Expo Hall, as well as activities held within the Expo. Meals offered include light breakfast, lunch, and afternoon refreshments for all registered delegates.

Q: Can I get a confirmation of my Summit registration?
Upon completing the online registration, you will be emailed a confirmation email with details of the conference from Amazon Web Services. Please check your junk mail folder if you do not receive this within 24 hours of regisgtering online. You will be provided a “Know Before You Go” email in the lead up to the conference with a barcode, which you will require to present on the day to access your conference name badge. Walk-ins will not be permitted as we expect to reach full capacity.

Q: Can I sign up for sessions I want to attend?
During registration, it is recommended that you select the sessions you are interested in attending. You are free to change your mind and attend alternative sessions on the day depending on room capacity. Session rooms will be filled on a first-come first-seated basis – there is no pre-booking of session.

Q: Will I need to register myself for each breakout session? 
While access to sessions cannot be guaranteed, it is recommended that you select the sessions you wish to attend as part of your registration process. This helps event organisers anticipate capacities for sessions.

Q: Are you streaming the keynotes or any sessions? 
No streaming of keynote or sessions will be made available outside of the Summit event. The keynote will be streamed into the Expo Hall for Partners.

Q: Will the slides be shared after the event?
The keynote videos and content will be available on the ‘AWS On Demand’ site after Summit.

Q: What is the AWS Summit Code of Conduct? 
AWS expects all conference participants (attendees, staff, speakers, sponsors, etc.) to behave in such a way as to create a safe, supportive learning environment while at the conference and any conference-related events. AWS will not tolerate any form of harassment or offensive speech or behaviour, including relating to race, gender, sexual orientation, religion or disability. Participants engaging in behavior deemed by AWS as discriminatory or offensive will be asked to leave the conference or related event immediately. Anyone witnessing such behaviour is encouraged to contact an AWS staff member so direct action can be taken.

Q: How do I get to the venue?
COACHES
Complimentary coach transfers to Summit will be provided from Central Station.

Pickup Location: Bays 12 & 13, Eddy Avenue Lower Level near the corner of Pitt Street. Click here for coach departure map.

Returning to Central Station
Departures: Every 20 minutes from 6:10pm-7:10pm on 5th April and between 5:30pm-6:30pm on 6th April.

Please note capacity is limited, arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Venue Parking
On-site parking is available at Wilsons Parking - Lang road, Moore Park 2021(directly opposite event venue). A one day parking ticket is available for all AWS Summit attendees at a discounted price of $15. To receive the discount please present your AWS lanyard to the ticket attendant upon departure.

Q: How can I contact the conference organisers?
If you have any further questions, please contact aws-anz-marketing@amazon.com

Q: Are there any accommodation discounts available as part of Summit?
A conference discount is available at the Sofitel Wentworth Hotel. Please organise your accommodation with the hotel directly quoting Booking Code: AMAZON030417. You will receive a 10% discount off the best available rate. All accommodation costs are at delegates own expense and the bookings must be made by the 31st March 2017 to qualify for the discount.