If you’re a first-time attendee at re:Invent, you might be very tempted to fill your calendar with numerous sessions. I made the same mistake and realized I was burned out by day three. AWS re:Invent is not just another tech conference; it’s better to pace yourself and limit your schedule to two or three sessions a day for the first day or two. You can gradually increase the number of sessions on subsequent days. Trust me; you’ll never run out of sessions to attend!
Regarding session types, I would recommend giving priority to chalk talks, workshops, or labs over breakout sessions. You can watch most breakout sessions on demand later, but the experience of collaborating and discussing with fellow attendees in the other sessions is invaluable.
I also suggest watching the keynotes on topics that interest you. The lines for keynote viewing can be quite long, so it’s best to catch them in the comfort of your hotel room or in the content hub rooms if you have a session scheduled immediately after the keynotes. Additionally, keep in mind that AWS may launch new services during re:Invent week, and some of those services might address long-standing problems. So, make sure to leave room in your schedule for a session or two about the newly launched services.