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With over 50 tracks and over 1,200 sessions, re:Invent 2021 is the perfect opportunity to catch up on the latest in cloud computing. Choose the learning methods that work for you, from interactive, small-group chalk talks to lecture-style breakout sessions. Sessions are available from intermediate (200) through expert levels (400), so you can grow your skills, no matter where you are in your career. Attending in-person offers interactive sessions to dive deep on your favorite topics, and all breakout sessions will be made available for virtual attendees.Explore 2020 breakout content
AWS re:Invent breakout sessions are lecture-style and one hour long. These sessions take place across the re:Invent campus and cover all topics at all levels (200–400). Sessions are delivered by AWS experts, customers, and partners, and they typically include 10–15 minutes at the end for Q&A.
Silent breakout sessions follow the same format as above except that headsets are provided so that multiple sessions can happen in the same room and you can switch audio between sessions in that room. The Q&A section is not included in silent sessions so the presentation content goes for the full hour.
For our virtual attendees, breakout sessions will be made available on demand in the week after re:Invent. Access to on-demand breakout sessions is included for in-person attendees.
Workshops are two-hour hands-on sessions where you work in teams to solve problems using AWS services. Workshops organize attendees into small groups and provide scenarios to encourage interaction, giving you the opportunity to learn from and teach each other. Each workshop starts with a short lecture (10–15 minutes) by the main speaker, and the rest of the time is spent working as a group. There are additional AWS experts in the room to make sure every group has the assistance they need. Come prepared with your laptop and a willingness to learn! We will provide any AWS credits you may need.
Chalk talks are a highly interactive content format with a small audience. Each begins with a short lecture (10–15 minutes) delivered by an AWS expert, followed by a 45- or 50-minute Q&A session with the audience. The goal is to foster a technical discussion around real-world architecture challenges. Chalk talks are one hour long and contain expert-level content presented by AWS experts.
Chalk talks have one main speaker and one or two additional AWS experts who work through problems and solutions on a whiteboard as the discussion unfolds. There will be hundreds of chalk talks at re:Invent 2021, so be sure to carefully choose the ones that are most interesting to you and come with questions!
These are 60-minute small group sessions with up to six attendees per table, and one AWS expert, who is there to answer questions and provide guidance. It’s just you, your laptop, and the AWS expert.
Each builders’ session begins with a short explanation or demonstration of what you are going to build. There won’t be any formal presentation. Once the demonstration is complete, use your laptop to experiment and build with the AWS expert.
Check out our Session preview page for a sample of the learning opportunities at re:Invent 2021.Session preview