AWS re:Invent 2022: Everything You Need to Know

AWS re:Invent 2022: Everything You Need to Know

AWS re:Invent 2022 is upon us and – here at Cloud Academy – we can’t wait for it to begin. Just as in years past, Amazon Web Services will come up with new fantastic announcements and initiatives.
Since there are many things to keep in mind for this year’s event, in this blog post we’ll go through each of them with the aim of providing you with all the helpful information to get the most out of it.

But let’s start from the beginning: Are there any of you who still don’t know what AWS re:Invent is? Don’t worry, we’ll help with that, too!

Here are all the AWS re:Invent 2022 topics we’ll cover:

What is AWS re:Invent?

As mentioned on the official website:

AWS re:Invent is a learning conference hosted by AWS for the global cloud computing community.

The event is focused on developers and engineers, system administrators, systems architects, IT executives, and technical decision-makers.

When is AWS re:Invent?

re:Invent 2022 will take place from November 28 to December 2, 2022. It will be a 5-day full immersion in which you’ll have the opportunity to attend technical sessions, keynotes, and more.

How to register for AWS re:Invent 2022?

AWS re:Invent 2022 will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada across multiple venues. But, like the previous years, it will adopt a hybrid mode. So – if you’re wondering what you should do to register for re:Invent 2022 – you need to know three important things:

Here’s where you’ll find us >>>

Cloud Academy at re:Invent 2022
Cloud Academy at AWS re:Invent 2022

Where to stay during the AWS re:Invent 2022?

Which hotels are dedicated to AWS re:Invent? This is a topic that all in-person attendees should be interested in. Las Vegas is great to explore, but there will be so much to see at re:Invent too with people to meet.

Renamed “re:Invent campus“, AWS is promoting an immersive learning experience through an agreement with some of the most known hotels in the city.

AWS re:Invent 2022 hotels
AWS re:Invent 2022 hotels

The yellow properties are the AWS re:Invent venues. These are the places where AWS is hosting the event. Staying here would mean living and breathing AWS re:Invent and experiencing it from every angle.

Here are the six venues for this year’s event:

The light blue properties are hotels with which AWS has entered into an agreement. The convention has arranged for room blocks and dedicated event discounts.

Here are the 10 sleeping-only hotels (i.e. no events happen here):

All the listed options provide transportation solutions between the various locations of the event.

Please note: To get the discounted rates, you need to book your room through the AWS re:Invent registration process (or afterward through the event site).

Are there any health measures to follow?

AWS wants to protect the health of the event’s attendees, partners, and employees. That’s why AWS has published the safety measures on its official event site in accordance with guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and federal, state, and local requirements.

General AWS re:Invent 2022 health measures:

  • Attendees are not required to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19;
  • Attendees are not required to provide a record of a negative COVID-19 test result;
  • Masks and social distance from the other attendees are not required;
  • If an attendee tests positive for COVID-19, he needs to follow the guidance provided by the CDC.

Are there other things to be aware of?

Probably the most important: the AWS Code of Conduct. This list of principles explains the behavior AWS expects from its community members on the occasion of AWS events, blogs, online forums, and social media platforms. If a user breaches the code, AWS may prohibit him from attending future AWS events and interacting across blogs, online forums, and social media platforms. We recommend you read it before attending re:Invent.

What’s the AWS re:Invent agenda for this year?

The AWS re:Invent agenda is full of interesting initiatives. You can check the full program on the official site, but here are the highlights day by day (PST time zone):

  • Sunday, November 27th – Badge pickup and swag before the great start, AWS Certification verification;
  • Monday, November 28th – Leadership sessions and bootcamps in the morning, Peter DeSantis’ keynote in the evening;
  • Tuesday, November 29th – Adam Selipsky’s keynote, expo and labs in the morning, leadership sessions at the Venetian in the afternoon;
  • Wednesday, November 30th – Swami Sivasubramanian’s keynote and content hubs in the morning, AWS Partner keynote with Ruba Borno in the afternoon;
  • Thursday, December 1st – Dr. Werner Vogels’ keynote in the morning;
  • Friday, December 2nd – breakout content, content hubs, and PeerTalk lounge.

What are the AWS re:Invent 2022 keynotes?

Hey wait, what are these “keynotes”? The AWS re:Invent 2022 keynotes are in-person talks where industry leaders from the world of cloud computing make important announcements, tell the latest product launches, and share inspiring customer stories.

The planned keynotes for this event’s year will be delivered by:

  • Adam Selipsky – CEO of AWS: Keynote on Tuesday, November 29th, 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM (PST) at The Venetian and Online;
  • Peter DeSantis – Senior Vice President of AWS Utility Computing: Keynote on Monday, November 28th, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM (PST) at The Venetian and Online;
  • Swami Sivasubramanian – Vice President of AWS Data and Machine Learning: Keynote on Wednesday, November 30th, 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM (PST) at The Venetian and Online;
  • Ruba Borno – Vice President of AWS Worldwide Channels and Alliances: Keynote on Wednesday, November 30th, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM (PST) at The Venetian and Online;
  • Dr. Werner Vogels – Amazon.com Vice President and Chief Technology Officer: Keynote on Thursday, December 1st, 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM (PST) at The Venetian and Online.

What Leadership Sessions are planned for this year?

And what about the AWS re:Invent Leadership Sessions? This format is a 1-hour talk in which AWS leaders will explore key topics in Cloud Computing.

This year, more than 20 AWS leaders will take the stage and talk about various topics: serverless, cloud operations, AWS storage, IoT, and much more. If you want to discover them all, you should check the full list on the official site.

What is “PeerTalk”?

A new format for this AWS re:Invent 2022 is PeerTalk. Yeah, but what is it? PeerTalk is an onsite networking program for the event’s attendees. The goal of this initiative is to “expand your mind and your network”. We still don’t know too much about this format, but the sure thing is that it will take place at dedicated lounges in which you’ll have the opportunity to connect with other AWS community members and enrich your experience.

Conclusion

Well, we’ve come to the end of this post but this is just a starting point. Yeah because in the next weeks -before and during re:Invent 2022 – new exciting announcements will come up. As said we can’t wait to see what AWS has in store for us this year. To stay up to date, we recommend that you keep an eye on Cloud Academy channels and social media.

See you there in-person and online!

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