Chalk talks are a highly interactive content format with a smaller audience. They begin with a 10–15-minute lecture delivered by an AWS expert, followed by a 45–50-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 and are presented by AWS experts. They have expert level content.

Chalk talks have one main speaker and one to two additional AWS experts who whiteboard problems and solutions as the discussion unfolds. There will be hundreds of chalk talks at re:Invent 2018, so be sure to carefully choose the ones most interesting to you, and come with questions!

Read what 2017 re:Invent attendees had to say about chalk talks:

  • "Superb talent from AWS on show ... Great ambassadors for the company."
  • “Presenter’s domain knowledge was excellent.”
  • “Unique approach to infrastructure as code. Informative at a high level.”
  • “Great presenter. Very entertaining and informative.”