Experience Amazon’s unique, quirky culture at re:Invent

Whether it’s board games, bingo, arts & crafts or ‘80s sing-alongs, we’ve got something for everyone. Sign up today and join in the fun! In addition to the activities below, look out for our Mechanical Bull at Venetian, Game Room at ARIA, Doodle Wall at Venetian, Photo Booth at Sands Foyer, Typewriter Challenge at the Quad, and lots more Campus-wide fun!

Sunday, Dec. 1

Midnight Madness

10:15PM – 12:15AM

Once again this year, we will be hosting an AWS-style pep rally to kick off the week and welcome our most dedicated fans. Midnight Madness provides a sneak peek into re:Invent, complete with fun, drinks, and snacks. There will be a chicken wing eating contest, marching bands, conga lines, street performers, and much, much more—don’t miss it! Queuing for Midnight Madness begins at 9:00PM. Please see our Midnight Madness Bag Policy here.

Air Band

At Midnight Madness

Make sure you pack your air guitar, air drum, or air whatever-instrument-you-like. This year at re:Invent will be our first full air band performance! The song that will be performed is still a secret, even though we are under pressure… all will be revealed at Midnight Madness!

Scavenger Hunt

At Midnight Madness

Join our exclusive re:Invent Amazing Race-style Scavenger Hunt and pit your wits against fellow re:Invent attendees – we have space for ten teams of three, and each member of the winning team will receive a complimentary ticket to AWS re:Invent 2020!

For more information on how to sign up, please visit our Scavenger Hunt page


At Midnight Madness

How many people does it take to break a world record for eating chicken wings? And who will be crowned the individual champion of chicken wing eating? Join us at Midnight Madness to find out and witness re:Invent’s famous chicken wing eating extravaganza—Tatonka. Reserved seating for Tatonka will launch in the fall.

Monday, Dec. 2

Welcome Reception

4:00PM – 7:00PM
Venetian, ARIA

We’ll start the week off right with our Welcome Reception, providing you with help and assistance on how to get oriented and covering what’s in store for the week ahead. This is definitely the best way to arrive in style.

Tuesday, Dec. 3

Restaurant Receptions

Mix business with pleasure at our vibrant Restaurant Receptions. Meet people from across the tech world, connect on topics of interest to you and spark the conversation you want to be part of at a range of wonderful venues.

'80s Night with Red Hat

6:00PM – 8:00PM
Canaletto at Venetian

Calling all developers, gamers, and ’80's lovers. Join Red Hat as we celebrate the rise of the open-source era and 8-bit gaming with food, drinks, games, and prizes. Jump back in time with us as we celebrate the brightest decade with special appearances from your favorite 8-bit characters.

Atlassian at Lagasse Stadium

6:00PM – 8:00PM
Lagasse Stadium at Venetian

Join Atlassian at the Lagasse Stadium in the Venetian.

AWS DeepRacer Celebration

6:00PM – 8:00PM
TAP Sports Bar at MGM

Calling all aspiring Machine Learning developers! Join the AWS DeepRacer Champions and Pit Crew at TAP Sports Bar to celebrate the 2019 season and learn more about how you can get started with Machine Learning and participate in the AWS DeepRacer League in 2020.

Celebrate Customer Success with AWS Support

6:00PM – 8:00PM
Chica at Venetian

Join us at the AWS Support celebration to network with the customer-obsessed team of experts who provide you with guidance, assistance, and technology for achieving success.

Education & Government Focused Networking Reception

6:00PM – 8:00PM
Sage at Aria

Carahsoft is pleased to host a networking reception for all federal, state, local government and public education professionals participating in AWS re:Invent 2019. Join us Tuesday, December 3rd for an evening of drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and networking with peers at ARIA's Sage.

Retro Gaming with Dell Technologies

6:00PM – 8:00PM
Mercato at Venetian/Palazzo

Life is a game, kid. It all depends on how you play! Harness your inner kid, and join Dell Technologies for a fun-filled evening of food, drinks, and some retro gaming action that will take you back to your childhood.

Mixology Night at Crush

6:00PM – 8:00PM
Crush at the MGM

Join AWS and your fellow re:Invent friends for a night of conversation and innovative libations. We will have a mixologist on hand shaking up creative cocktails. Don't miss this fun night of networking!

Join the Nutanix Rebel Alliance

6:00PM – 8:00PM
Yardbird at Venetian

Looking to deploy applications in a hybrid cloud? Join Nutanix, Splunk, and Veeam at Yardbird for some cantina cocktails and to learn more. Do or do not; there is no try. (Nutanix is not affiliated with Lucasfilm or Disney.)

Elevating Tech Stack Efficiencies Reception

6:00PM – 8:00PM
SUGARCANE at Venetian

Datadog, MongoDB, and Gremlin elevate efficiency in monitoring, databases, and failure mode testing to maintain high application and infrastructure uptime. Join us to learn more over drinks!

NetApp at TAO Nightclub

6:00PM – 8:00PM
TAO Nightclub at Venetian

Join NetApp at TAO Nightclub. We have arcade games, specialty cocktails, and passed hors d'oeuvres from TAO Asian Bistro with unlimited beer, wine, and soft drinks.

Rapid7 at Herringbone

6:00PM – 8:00PM
Herringbone at ARIA

Join Rapid7 and our security team to enjoy a fun happy hour with delicious food, a live DJ, and four chances for you to win your own Segway electric scooter! The raffle will be done throughout the evening.

Taco Tuesday with AWS Heroes

6:00PM – 8:00PM
Hecho en Vegas at MGM

Join us for Taco Tuesday, meet AWS heroes (who are leaders in local technical communities around the world), and discuss the various ways to build AWS skills both in person and online through community-led content and events.


The Harness Out-of-This-World AWS Party

6:00PM – 8:00PM
Cañonita at Venetian

Sometimes you just need to get away from it all—preferably to another galaxy. That’s why Harness is hosting a special space-themed party, featuring exclusive invitations to a free screening of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker on opening night in eight different cities. Join us! Get food, free drinks, and swag, and find out how to be a part of a theater full of screaming, happy DevOps and engineering folks on opening night.

Three Square BackPack for Kids

Tue 11:00AM – 1:00PM
Venetian, Hall B

Wed 5:00PM – 7:00PM
Venetian, Hall B

Join AWS in supporting Three Square Food Bank’s BackPack for Kids program. Each bag contains ready-to-eat meals that help sustain these kids over the weekend or during breaks from school. Get involved by putting together a backpack or two at re:Invent!

TIBCO at Lavo

6:00PM – 8:00PM
Lavo at Venetian

Join TIBCO at LAVO Nightclub and come meet the team. The DJ will be spinning the latest tunes while you enjoy unlimited beer, wine, soft drinks, and passed hors d'oeuvres. We will also be serving our specialty cocktail.

We Power Tech Happy Hour

6:00PM – 8:00PM
Julian Serrano at ARIA

Join us at the We Power Tech Happy Hour to network with this community of underrepresented technologists, allies, and leaders who are powering the future. Get engaged with the community and inspire the next generation of diverse tech talent.

Sip and Savor with AWS Well-Architected

6:00PM – 8:00PM
Bardot Brasserie at ARIA

Be sure to stop by Bardot at the ARIA to enjoy awesome food, drinks, and chill entertainment. Don’t miss your chance for swag giveaways and great conversations with the experts behind the AWS Well-Architected Framework. We look forward to seeing you!

Healthcare, Life Sciences, and Genomics Reception

6:00PM – 8:00PM
Otoro at the Mirage

Are you in the Healthcare, Life Sciences, or Genomics industries? Join us for a networking reception with industry peers and AWS experts to further explore how AWS powers new innovations in precision medicine and health. Mix and mingle with AWS leadership and colleagues from the Healthcare, Pharma, Genomics, Biotech, and Medtech industries, all in one place!

Mix and Mingle with AWS AgTech

6:00PM – 8:00PM
STACK at the Mirage

Are you part of the Agriculture industry or interested in learning more? Join us for a networking reception with industry peers, AWS experts, and Pariveda Solutions, event sponsor, to further explore how AWS powers new innovations in AgTech. Meet colleagues who are also passionate about the intersection of technology and agriculture.

AWS Game Tech at The Still

6:00PM – 8:00PM
The Still at the Mirage

Are you a Game Developer? Meet with fellow collaborators and experts from AWS Game Tech and learn more about everything you need to build, operate, and differentiate amazing games. Join us for food, drinks, and conversation. Behind every great game there’s game tech.

Wednesday, Dec. 4

After Hours at re:Invent

Experience Amazon’s unique culture at one (or more!) of our quirky events. Whether it’s board games, bingo, arts & crafts or ‘80s sing-alongs, we’ve got something for everyone. Sign up today and join in the fun!

4K/8K Run

5:00AM Registration/Coat Check

6:30AM Race Starts

Whether you choose a 4K or an 8K, walking or running, Wednesday is the perfect day to join fellow attendees, release a few endorphins, and see some of the sights of Las Vegas. Sports drinks, bananas, and other refreshments will be provided to fuel the exercise. Sign up to participate when you purchase your re:Invent ticket, or log back in to your profile and add it later. Proceeds benefit Black Girls Code, Deaf Kids Code, Out in Tech, and i.c.stars.

Arts & Crafts


Looking for something a little more creative and relaxing to do to unwind? Grab your favorite beverage to sip on while painting your own masterpiece.

AWS Certification Appreciation Reception

6:00PM – 8:00PM
Brooklyn Bowl at the LINQ Promenade

Are you AWS Certified? Join us on Wednesday evening for a special event to recognize you! Network with other AWS Certified professionals while enjoying great food, music, bowling, and games! Your re:Invent conference badge and active AWS Certification status is required for entry.


Bingo Night

6:30PM – 8:00PM
Venetian, ARIA

Back by popular demand across two venues, Bingo returns to re:Invent.

Board Game Night

6:15PM – 9:15PM

We’re excited about this one! This is a chance to relax with fellow attendees over snacks, refreshments, and a game or two of whatever you’re into. We’ll have all the classics, some new games that have caught our eye this year, and much, much more.

The Cyber Cantina by Armor

6:00pM – 8:00PM
Cañonita at Venetian

Join us at The Cyber Cantina at Cañonita where there will be plenty of tacos, tequila & tech, plus waterfront views of The Grand Canal, and great networking opportunities with your peers, Armor and more.


Epic '80s Sing-Along with Choir!Choir!Choir


Sing your heart out to some of your favorite 80's hits alongside your fellow attendees! Join Choir!Choir!Choir! for a night of fun as they guide you through an epic sing-a-long where anyone who attends can be participate and be part of the choir.

Expanse Sneak Peek

6:30PM – 7:30PM

Come watch an exclusive sneak peek of the epic new season of The Expanse. We are bringing you the first episode of Season 4 before it comes out on Prime Video on Dec. 13. There will also be Expanse-themed cocktails, drinks, snacks, and giveaways.

MongoDB and Confluent present Pop-Up Playground Party with The Hood Internet

9:00PM – 1:00AM
The Industrial

Create unforgettable memories, or at least killer Instagram photos, with a glowing ball pit, DIY graffiti walls, and other immersive activities. Enjoy delicious drinks while The Hood Internet keeps the soundtrack fresh.


Movie Night

Venetian, ARIA

Grab some popcorn and get ready to watch cult classics and some of the best-loved films of the '80s: Back to the Future, Pretty in Pink, The Goonies, Stand by Me, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Gremlins, and Wayne's World will all be back on the big screen!

Ping Pong Tournament

Wed 11:00AM – 5:00PM
Final Round 5:00PM

Thu 11:00AM – 3:00PM
Final Round 3:00PM

Back by popular demand! The AWS Ping Pong Tournament returns to re:Invent, with games on Wednesday and Thursday. We welcome players of all abilities, and if the quality of our players here at AWS is anything to go by, the final rounds will be an incredible spectacle that is not to be missed!

Women in Identity, Security and Privacy Gathering

4:00PM – 6:00PM
Encore 2

Join us to spend a few hours connecting with women in identity, security, and privacy. We will have a brief introduction from female leaders in AWS Identity along with lightning talks from women in the identity and security industry. You will have the opportunity to connect with other women and allies while sampling wine and chocolates from around the world. You can also make your own security-themed craft project to bring back home with you! Most of all, take this time to enjoy a relaxed environment, expand your connections, and learn something new. Healthy appetizers will be served. Allies are welcome.

Thursday, Dec. 5


8:00PM – Midnight
Las Vegas Festival Grounds

Join us for the biggest party in tech – this year we welcome Anderson .Paak, as well as A-Trak, Jamestown Revival, Jen Lasher, Miya Folick, and STS9! Please see our re:Play Bag Policy here.


At re:PLAY

For those of you who always wanted to play Quidditch in school, Broomball is for you. We’ll explain everything—just bring yourself, some sports clothes, and a glossary of Harry Potter spells, and we’ll take care of the rest.


At re:PLAY

Remember the 5 Ds of dodgeball: “Dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge.” If you can live by those wise words from Patches O’Houlihan, you’ll fit right in at our annual dodgeball showdown!

Experience Structure

At re:PLAY

Check out the Experience Structure! Go play, go lounge, go watch. We have the biggest ball pit you've ever seen, along with an audiovisual art experience, Broomball, and a retro arcade.

re:Play Courtyard

At re:PLAY

The courtyard will feature a tech-driven art activation, as well as 60-foot tall monolith with visuals from innovative artists. Battleball will also take place in the courtyard. It's dodgeball but with war-drums and fire!

The Intel Dome

At re:PLAY

Dance, dance, dance with lasers in The Intel Dome! You can't miss the Intel Drone Show in collaboration with Kacey Musgraves. It's putting fireworks to shame with a show made with hundreds(!) of networked drones.
Midnight Madness Bag Policy
No backpacks or large bags are allowed. 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.

re:Play Bag Policy
Doors open at 8:00 PM. Transportation will be provided from all Meeting Space and Sleeping Room Hotels. Badge required for re:Play entrance. No backpacks or large bags are allowed. 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.

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