AWS re:Invent 2017 is bringing you MORE. Fresh topics, new ways to learn, more sessions than ever and opportunities to take part in your favorite breakout sessions all week long, across all venues.


Interested in highly technical, developing services pioneered by AWS? The tracks in the Aria will focus on these technologies and the ways in which they are revolutionizing cloud computing. At the Aria, you will have the opportunity to build Alexa skills with the experts, fly drones powered by IoT, build robots with our AI & Machine Learning teams, and attend technical breakout sessions and workshops on these topics and more. To learn more about the tracks and sessions you can attend at the Aria, click here.


Attend in-depth sessions on AWS Mobile and connect in smaller group settings with AWS Security experts in the sessions at the MGM Grand. At the MGM Grand you learn about the latest AWS business apps, running Windows workloads on AWS, and many other topics. Content will be presented in 60-minute breakout sessions, hands-on workshops, and deep dive chalk talks so you can become an expert on these AWS services, too. To learn more about the tracks and sessions you can attend at MGM, click here.


You can start your learning at The Venetian off by attending Industry Day there on Monday, November 27. At Industry Day, you will be able to dive deep into various industry tracks to learn the latest on what AWS is doing in each vertical. Starting Tuesday, we will be serving up all of your favorite sessions on repeat all week long. Want to spend all day Tuesday at Aria learning about the latest in AWS IoT, but don’t want to miss the Deep Dive on DynamoDB or How to Build SaaS Applications in the Cloud? No need to worry because those sessions and more of your favorites will be on repeat each day all week in The Venetian. To learn more about the tracks and sessions you can attend at The Venetian, click here.

Breakout Content Types


Breakout sessions are the traditional, 60 minute, lecture-style content format. Sessions are delivered by both AWS experts and customers and span all content levels.


Breakout workshops are long-format, small-scale content. Instead of the lecture-style format of traditional breakout sessions, workshops organize our attendees into small groups and provide scenarios to encourage interaction, the idea being that our attendees can learn from and teach each other. Attendees will work in teams to build projects and solve problems on AWS. Workshops are 2.5 hours long, presented mainly by AWS experts and are advanced and expert level content.


New this year, chalk talks are a highly interactive content format with a smaller audience. They begin with a short lecture delivered by an AWS expert, followed by a Q&A session with the audience. The goal is to foster a technical discussion around real world architecture challenges. Chalk talks are one hour in length, presented by AWS experts, and are expert level content.

Breakout Content Levels


Sessions are focused on providing an overview of AWS services and features, with the assumption that attendees are new to the topic. These sessions highlight basic use cases, features, functions and benefits.


Sessions dive deeper into the selected topic. Presenters assume the audience has some familiarity with the topic, but may or may not have direct experience implementing a similar solution. Code may be shared, but will not be the primary focus of the session.


Sessions are for attendees who are deeply familiar with the topic, have implemented a solution on their own already and are comfortable with how the technology works across multiple services, architectures, and implementations. Presenters will dive into code, cover advanced tricks and explore future developments in the technology.