Event Details

Where is the conference agenda?

You can review the event agenda here.

Will you be providing translation services?

On-site translation services in Chinese, Korean, and Japanese will be provided for the keynotes. Translation services will not be provided for other sessions and activities.

Can I bring a guest to the after-hours activities?

We have a limited number of passes available for the re:Play Party only, which takes place November 30, from 8:00pm to 12:00am. They are available for purchase for $300 each during the registration process. You must hold a full conference pass in order to purchase a guest pass for the re:Play Party. Full conference pass holders are able to purchase one guest pass only.

What is the AWS re:Invent code of conduct?

AWS expects all re:Invent 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 behavior, including any 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 behavior is encouraged to contact an AWS staff member so direct action can be taken.

Are you live streaming the keynotes or any sessions?

Join us from the comfort of your home or office. Register for the AWS re:Invent live streams.

Tuesday Night Live | Tuesday, Nov. 28 |8:00 PM – 9:30 PM PT
Peter DeSantis, VP, AWS Global Infrastructure

Keynote | Wednesday, Nov. 29 | 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM PT
Andy Jassy, CEO, Amazon Web Services

Keynote | Thursday, Nov. 30 | 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM PT
Werner Vogels, Chief Technology Officer, Amazon.com

Where can I find a Mothers’ Room?

Location at each venue:

  • Aria: Level 2, Registration Desk 2A
  • Encore: Level 1, Registration Desk 6
  • Mirage: Level 1, Registration 3B
  • MGM: Level 2, South Concourse 201 | key available at Level 1 Info Desk
  • Venetian: Level 1, Galileo 1001
Where can I find Registration and the Help Desk?

Location at each venue:

  • Aria: Level 3, Ironwood 2
  • Mirage: Level 1, Rotunda, Registration Desk 5
  • MGM: Level 1, Grand Ballroom Foyer
  • Venetian: Level 2, Halls B/C

Campus Shuttle

Will transportation be offered?

Yes! We will be providing a shuttle that will easily transport you around the re:Invent campus. Shuttles will begin running on Sunday, November 26th and will continue through Friday, December 1. Please see the re:Invent website for shuttle agenda, campus details, and more. We are not able to provide ground transportation to or from the airport.

Are your offering shuttles to and from the airport?

No, we will not. You will need to arrange your own transportation to and from the airport. Follow this link for details!

Where do the shuttles go?

We have three different routes for you to use, allowing you to travel easily across our larger, re:Invent campus. The North Campus Shuttle will serve programming at the Venetian, the Encore and the Mirage. The South Campus Shuttle will serve programming at the Venetian, the MGM, and the Aria. You can transfer between the North and South Campus shuttles at the Venetian. If you are staying at the Bellagio, there will be a shuttle running in the morning and afternoon that will take you either to the Venetian or the MGM. Please refer to our shuttle agenda for start and stop times. Please refer to our shuttle agenda for start and stop times.

Why are there different routes?

We want to make sure you spend as much time in sessions (and as little time as possible on a shuttle!) as possible. Different routes allow us to expedite transportation across campus.

Will the shuttles run from the hotel I am staying in?

The majority of hotels in our room blocks are within walking distance of one of the shuttle stops – this will allow you to stay at the property you want to – and easily access the shuttle to get to your workshops and sessions! Please refer to our route map for our campus shuttle stops.

How often do the shuttles run?

The shuttles will run continuously throughout the day, during re:Invent programming. Please refer to the agenda for daily campus shuttle hours.

How long will I be on a shuttle?

Please allow at least 30 minutes to travel between campus shuttle stops. This timing is approximate and can be impacted by campus shuttle demand, traffic, etc.

Where do I go to pick up the shuttle?

Locations vary slightly from venue to venue, but for the most part – you will head to the Tour Bus or Bus Lobby at each location. But wait! At the MGM, you will head out to the TOP GOLF parking lot, connected to the MGM Convention Center.

Will shuttles run for the 4k? the keynotes? the re:Play Party?

Yes! We want you to get to any of these special events, and we have extra campus shuttles scheduled just to make sure you can. These shuttles will drive you directly from your route stop to the venue hosting the special event.

What if I have more shuttle questions?

We have a Transportation Information desk at each shuttle venue adjacent to the route stop. Our ambassadors will happily answer any additional questions you have.

What if I left something on a shuttle bus?

Items will remain at the shuttle desk (at the pickup/drop off location) until the end of the day’s shuttle operating hours. After the shuttle service ends, all remaining lost and found items will be transferred to hotel security.

Is there paratransit shuttle service?

Yes there is! Paratransit service will be provided for persons whose disabilities prevent them from using re:Invent’s fixed route shuttle service. Paratransit service is intended to offer a comparable level of service to that provided by regular shuttle service. Check back here for instructions for booking paratransit service.

Are there Rideshare companies operating in Las Vegas?

There are – UBER and Lyft are both available in Las Vegas. Each hotel will have its own designated drop-off and pick-up locations. Check their websites, or connect with the hotel concierge for more information.

Safety and Security

What are you doing to keep us safe?

The safety and security of attendees joining us for re:Invent is always a top priority. We have a substantial security team that partners with local, state, and federal agencies on the ground ‎in Las Vegas – as well as with security from our conference venues. We continually re-evaluate our security posture and response plans in light of emerging threats.

Why are we going through additional security measures?

The additional security measures are a reasonable precautionary measure for the safety and security of all re:Invent attendees. These measures allow security personnel to quickly identify potential safety concerns in the least intrusive manner while maintaining an enjoyable conference.

Please note that while on re:Invent campus grounds you and your belongings may be subject to random search.

Will backpacks and other bags be allowed at re:Invent?

Yes, with the exception of the re:Play Party – see below.

Can I bring a backpack or bag into the re:Play Party?

No backpacks or large bags will be allowed at the re:Play Party. Only one small bag, or wallet per person is allowed. The bag or wallet cannot exceed 4.5” by 6.5” with or without a handle/strap.

How can I contact the AWS re:Invent security team?

In the event of an emergency call 9-1-1. For non-emergency questions or concerns the AWS re:Invent 2017 Security Hotline, powered by Amazon Connect, will be accessible to re:Invent attendees by phone at the following US toll-free number: 1- 866-944-4144. The hotline will be staffed starting at 1:00pm PT on Sunday, November 26 through 3:00pm PT on Friday, December 1, 2017.

What items can I not bring to re:Invent and any sponsored activities?

 

  • Functional firearms (including, but not limited to, airsoft guns, BB guns, cap guns, paintball guns and pellet guns)
  • Realistic replica firearms (including reproduction, fake or toy guns)
  • Functional projectile weapons (even toys)
  • Sharpened metal-bladed weapons including knives of any type (including pocket or utility knives of any size)
  • Explosives (including firecrackers and fireworks)
  • Chemical weapons (including mace and pepper spray)
  • Blunt weapons (including brass knuckles, clubs and nunchaku)
  • Instruments that cause excessive noise levels like air horns
  • Banners, pamphlets or material deemed disruptive to the conference
  • Personal drones or UAVs
  • Anything deemed inappropriate or unsafe for the venue by AWS in its sole discretion
What are general safety tips I should keep in mind throughout re:Invent?

 

  • Keep personal property with you at all times, and do not leave any items unattended.
  • Report anything that looks unusual, suspicious, or just out of place to a member of event staff.
  • Remain patient and courteous with conference staff undertaking security checks.
  • Follow the instructions of conference staff at all times.
  • If you lose your conference credentials report it immediately to event staff at the onsite Help Desks located at Aria, Mirage, MGM and the Venetian.
  • Carry a recognized form of government issued photo ID with you at all times.

Other

Why do I need to provide my photo?

Your re:Invent badge will have your photo printed on it. We are adding this as an additional security measure to prevent unauthorized badge usage.

How do I upload my photo?

Complete your registration, then click the “Upload Badge Photo” button on the confirmation page. Select the option to upload a file from your computer. Click “Upload File” to save the photo that you have taken or imported, making sure there are no spaces in the file name. Your photo will appear in the preview area. From there, you can retake the photo or upload the photo. Finally, click the “Verify” button to return to the My Account page.

How do I add a photo to my account if I have already registered?

Log in to your account through My Portal. Select “Registration” to enter the registration portal (this will happen after Connect launch). On the My Account page in the registration portal, select “Upload Badge Photo.” You will then be prompted to upload a file from your computer. Click “Upload File” to save the photo that you have taken or imported, making sure there are no spaces in the file name. Your photo will appear in the preview area. From there, you can retake the photo or upload the photo. Finally, click the “Verify” button to return to the My Account page.

How can I contact the conference organizers?

If you have a question that was not addressed above, please contact us at:

Registration questions: awsreinvent-support@amazon.com
Sponsors questions: reinvent-sponsorship@amazon.com

What if I require special accommodation?

Seats are reserved in our keynotes and sessions to accommodate for ADA requirements. ADA transportation will be available at shuttle stops during hours of operation, however, please contact us at awsreinvent-support@amazon.com, prior to the event to arrange this. Please reach out to us if you have any other need and we will do our best to accommodate.

Will you offer child care?

While we do not offer on-site childcare, you may inquire with the Concierge at your hotel to obtain possible resources.

DISCLAIMER: Please note, no providers recommended to you are operated by or affiliated with AWS. AWS has not conducted any security screenings on these providers or their employees. AWS makes no warranty or guarantee as to the quality of the services offered by such providers and all service terms, conditions, warranties, and liability will be between such service provider and such customer.

Do you offer special meals that will meet my dietary restrictions?

Our menus do manage to food allergies and aversions that impact a great portion of the population. Should your diet be more restricted, such as Halal or Kosher, or if you are looking for a wider variety of gluten-free, vegetarian, or vegan offerings, we would like to recommend you consider dining in these establishments.

Gluten Free Options:

Mon Ami Gabi | Paris Hotel & Casino
http://www.monamigabi.com/home/?loc=vegas

Margaritaville Las Vegas | Flamingo Hotel & Casino
http://www.margaritavillelasvegas.com/

Hecho en Vegas | MGM Grand Hotel
http://www.mgmgrand.com/restaurants/hecho-en-vegas.aspx

Rice & Company | Luxor Hotel & Casino
https://www.luxor.com/en/restaurants/rice-and-company.html

Maggiano’s Little Italy | Fashion Show Mall
http://locations.maggianos.com/us/nevada/las-vegas/las-vegas

PF Chang’s China Bistro | Planet Hollywood Casino
http://www.pfchangs.com/

Gilley’s Las Vegas | Treasure Island
http://www.gilleyslasvegas.com/bbq

The Buffet at Aria | City Center
http://www.arialasvegas.com/dining/restaurants/buffet

Halal Options:

The Halal Guys
https://springmountainrdlasvegasnv.thehalalguys.com/

Kabob ‘N More
http://www.kabobnmore.com/

Curry Pot | Venetian Food Court
http://www.currypotlv.com/

Kosher Options:

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf | Venetian & Palazzo Hotels

Panini Café (Cholov Yisroel)
http://paninicafelv.com/

Sababa Mediterranean Grill (Glatt Kosher)
http://www.sababavegas.com/

Haifa Restaurant (Glatt Kosher)
http://www.haifarestaurant.com/

Jerusalem Grill & Bar
https://www.jerusalemgrillvegas.com/

Vegetarian / Vegan Options:

Wynn Las Vegas | All restaurants at the Wynn Las Vegas feature vegetarian and vegan options.
wynnlasvegas.com

Cleo | SLS Vegas
slslasvegas.com

Giada | Caesars Palace
caesars.com

Julian Serrano | Aria
aria.com

Slice of Vegas | Mandalay Bay
sliceofvegaspizza.com

Hussongs Las Vegas | Mandalay Bay
hussongslasvegas.com

Crush | MGM Grand Resorts
crushmgm.com

Yard House | Town Square & The Linq
yardhouse.com

Sage | Aria
aria.com

Red Velvet Café | Fashion Show Mal

General

What is AWS re:Invent?

AWS re:Invent is a learning conference hosted by Amazon Web Services for the global cloud computing community. The event features keynote announcements, training and certification opportunities. At the conference, you’ll have access to more than 1,000 technical sessions, a partner expo, after-hours events, and so much more.

Who should attend AWS re:Invent?

The event is ideal for developers and engineers, system administrators, systems architects, and technical decision makers.

How can I convince my boss to let me attend?

There are many great reasons for attending AWS re:Invent. We have made it easy for you to convince your boss with our Justify Your Trip template.

What is included in the full conference pass?

The full conference pass gives you access to all keynotes and sessions, hands-on labs, re:Invent Expo, and the Developer Lounge. Plus, the Welcome Reception, Pub Crawl and re:Play Party, as well as breakfast, lunch, and snacks on main conference days.

How do I register?

Registration for AWS re:Invent is now sold out. If you have received a reg code to register, click “Register With a Code” to start the registration process. A valid credit card is required to purchase a conference pass or you can choose to pay with Amazon Payment. Please note, you must be 21 years or older to register for the AWS re:Invent conference.

I received a discount promotion code. How do I apply it to my registration?

If you have a registration code, please log in here to enter it and register for re:Invent.

How do I purchase multiple group passes?

You can purchase up to 75 group passes at a time by selecting the group ticket option during registration.

How do I redeem my group passes?

After purchasing a group pass, you will receive a confirmation email that includes a unique registration code. This code will be valid for all group passes purchased and may be used multiple times until all your passes have been redeemed. For example, if you purchased 10 passes, the registration code will be valid for 10 uses. Share this unique registration code with your colleagues and ask them to register here. They should click “Yes” when asked if they have a code and enter the registration code at that time. This will remove any costs associated with the purchase of a full conference pass. You are not registered to attend AWS re:Invent until you have redeemed your registration code.

Can I purchase multiple conference passes and have them invoiced to my AWS account?

Yes. Please email awsreinvent-support@amazon.com with your AWS account ID and the number of passes you wish to purchase. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.

How can I sign up for a training bootcamp if I am already registered for the conference?

Log in tto your AWS re:Invent account with the credentials you created during registration and click on “Purchase Additional Registration Items” or stop by the Help Desk at Aria, MGM Grand, Mirage or Venetian to add this onsite. You will need a valid credit card to add a bootcamp to your registration. Seats in training bootcamps are limited, however, there are still a few bootcamps with seats available.

How do I update my registration information?

To view or make changes to your registration details log in to your account on this page. Click on the “Account Settings” section to edit your personal information.

Can I get a receipt for my registration?

Upon completing the online registration process, you will be sent a confirmation email with payment receipt details from noreply@awsevents.com. Be sure to check your junk mail folder if you don’t see an email in your inbox. Charges will appear on your credit card statement as “ACT*AWS re:Invent 2017.”

If you do not receive the confirmation email, you can print your invoice by logging in to your account here. Click ‘Registration’ then scroll down and click the printer icon next to the item for which you need the invoice.

What is your cancellation policy?

You may cancel your Event registration by sending written notice to AWS by email to awsreinvent-support@amazon.com. If AWS receives your cancellation notice by 12:00 noon (PT), September 1, 2017, AWS will issue you a full refund of registration fees, minus a cancellation fee, via the original payment method. The cancellation fee for a full conference pass is $100, and the cancellation fee for certifications or bootcamps is $50. If AWS receives your cancellation notice by 12:00 noon (PT), between September 1, 2017 and November 1, 2017, AWS will issue you a 50% refund of registration fees, via the original payment method. If AWS receives your cancellation notice after 12:00 noon (PT), November 1, 2017, you will not be eligible for a refund. Event registrations may be transferred to another participant upon approval by AWS in its sole discretion. To request a transfer of your event registrations, contact us at awsreinvent-support@amazon.com.

Why is there a bar code on the email confirming my registration?

A bar code has been placed on your registration confirmation email to help simplify and expedite your check-in when you arrive at re:Invent.