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The All Builders Welcome Grant Program (“ABW Grant Program”) is open to individuals (1) who are older than 18 years of age or the legal age of majority in their applicable jurisdiction; (2) who are not employees, independent contractors, officers, directors, legal or financial advisors of AWS or any of its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advisors, or advertising/promotion agencies; (3) whose spouses, domestic partners, parents, grandparents, siblings, children, or grandchildren are not employees, independent contractors, officers, directors, legal or financial advisors of AWS or any of its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advisors, or advertising/promotion agencies; and (4) who (I )identify as being part of a group, which has been historically underrepresented in technology fields, and (ii) has worked professionally in a technology-related field for fewer than five years by November 29, 2021.
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If your application is selected, AWS will cover, through the ABW Grant Program, the following expenses for you to attend AWS re:Invent 2021 in-person: a round trip coach class flight from the nearest international airport to your primary residence to the nearest international airport to AWS re:Invent 2021, up to five nights hotel accommodations during AWS re:Invent 2021, one AWS re:Invent 2021 ticket, and certain conference meals. You will be responsible for all other expenses relating to travel and attendance at AWS re:Invent 2021.
If the in-person portion of AWS re:Invent 2021 is cancelled or if you are unable to travel to Las Vegas, NV, for AWS re:Invent 2021 due to travel restrictions or pandemic-related restrictions, you have the option of deferring this ABW Grant to AWS re:Invent 2022.
If you are not able to attend AWS re:Invent 2021 for a reason other than the cancellation of AWS re:Invent 2021, travel restrictions, or pandemic-related restrictions, you must notify AWS immediately, and you may forfeit the ABW Grant (at AWS’s sole discretion).
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