How to get ready for Amazon Web Services Summit Washington, DC 2023

by Amazon Web Services Public Sector Blog Team | on

AWS Summit Washington, DC

On June 7-8, 2023, Amazon Web Services (Amazon Web Services) will again host the Amazon Web Services Summit Washington, DC at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. This no cost, two-day event brings the public sector cloud computing community together to connect, collaborate, and learn more about Amazon Web Services.

Are you ready to join your public sector peers to find out how you can use cloud technology to drive culture change, digital transformation, infrastructure modernization, and more? If you’re planning on attending, here’s how you can make the most of the event:

Download the mobile app

Download the Amazon Web Services Events mobile app to have everything you need to know about the Amazon Web Services Summit Washington, DC with you on the go. Build your own agenda with the sessions and experiences that are tailored to your cloud journey. The event mobile app also includes other important event information, such as an Expo and building map, safety and security information, and answers to frequently asked questions.

Visit this link on your iOS device or this link on your Android device , or use your mobile device to scan the appropriate QR code below:

QR codes for the AWS Events app. The iOS QR code is on the left, and the Android QR code is on the right.

Build your agenda ahead of the event

The Amazon Web Services Summit Washington, DC offers more than 240 breakout sessions, builders’ sessions, chalk talks, customer lightning talks, workshops, and more catered to attendees at all stages of their cloud journey.

Use the Amazon Web Services Events mobile app to favorite (by selecting the Star icon) the breakout sessions, chalk talks, labs, and more that will support your cloud journey. This will populate a personalized event calendar that can guide you to the appropriate session location at the right time.

Across the two-day event, attendees can learn more about popular topics like generative artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), digital twins, edge computing, and more—as well as how to consider data and security strategies with the cloud, plus many more areas of interest. On Thursday, June 8, you can dive deep into industry-specific use cases with Public Sector Industry Days. Browse pre-curated agenda guides for industry and level of technicality to help identify which sessions best support your learning and networking goals. Download the session guides for technical builder or business leader , federal government , nonprofit , state and local government , healthcare , education , or aerospace and satellite .

Be sure to bring your laptop to participate in some of the interactive sessions. Check out the full session catalog .

Get inspired by public sector leaders

Join us for the keynote on Wednesday, June 7 starting at 11:00 AM in Ballroom ABC on Level 3 of the South Building. Max Peterson, vice president of worldwide public sector at Amazon Web Services, will share the latest Amazon Web Services announcements for public sector customers, as well as powerful success stories of organizations using the cloud to deliver mission-critical outcomes.

The keynote will also feature two special guests who will share how their organizations use Amazon Web Services to build a better world. Nand Mulchandani, chief technology officer (CTO) of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), serves as the CIA’s senior advisor on technology issues and plays a strategic role in whole-of-agency approach to review and advise on emerging technology trends. Ed Lein, Ph.D, is a senior investigator for the Allen Institute for Brain Science. He leads the Human Cell Types Department, which aims to create comprehensive cell atlases of the human and non-human primate brain, understand what is disrupted in Alzheimer’s disease, and create tools for precision genetic targeting of brain cell types as transformative tools for basic neuroscience and gene therapy.

On Thursday, June 8, starting at 10:00 AM, Jeff Kratz, vice president of Amazon Web Services worldwide public sector channels and alliances, will host the Amazon Web Services Partner Forum in Salon C. Attendees can discover how Amazon Web Services Partners are delivering the Power of Precision with the latest Amazon Web Services innovations. Hear inspiring stories from partner and customer speakers, as well as Amazon Web Services sales leaders, on the real-world impact they are driving for public sector customers. Register for this session .

Dive into interactive experiences

In addition to the hundreds of lecture-style breakout sessions and hands-on chalk talks, attendees can participate in other interactive experiences throughout the event.

Attendees can compete in the Amazon Web Services DeepRacer League , the fastest way to get rolling with ML. Developers of all skill levels can get hands-on with ML through a cloud-based three-dimensional (3D) racing simulator, and then race for prizes, glory, and a chance to advance to the Amazon Web Services DeepRacer Grand Finale to compete for the coveted Amazon Web Services DeepRacer Championship Cup.

See Amazon Web Services edge infrastructure up close at the Amazon Web Services Hybrid and Edge Zone in the Expo Hall. Learn how you can empower global operations and tactical edge deployments with Amazon Web Services to improve quality of service and mission outcomes.

Don’t miss the fully upfitted Amazon Web Services Disaster Response “rolling lab”—a purpose-built Jeep 4xe Wrangler parked at the L Street Bridge. Amazon Web Services customized this vehicle to integrate Amazon Web Services Snow Family devices, networking, communications, and internet of things (IoT) gear into a rolling collaboration lab that supports humanitarian assistance and disaster response (HADR) use cases.

Check out onsite opportunities to connect with the Amazon Web Services Training and Certification team to learn how to uplevel your cloud skills and modernize your organization with technical trainings, certifications, and more.

Network with public sector peers and Amazon Web Services experts

Make connections across the public sector by networking with peers and Amazon Web Services experts in your field or industry at the networking reception on June 7 at 5:00 PM.

Visit the Amazon Web Services Village at the Expo in Hall E to get your questions answered related to topics specific to public sector customers and use cases. Plus, Amazon Web Services Partners will be onsite in the Expo Hall to connect with you to provide information about offerings and more that can accelerate time to service delivery.

Follow the event on social media

Get even more announcements, customer and expert interviews, and behind-the-scenes content by following the #Amazon Web ServicesSummit hashtag on Twitter and by following @Amazon Web Services_Gov , @Amazon Web Services_Edu , and @Amazon Web Services_Nonprofits on Twitter.

For more, follow Jeff Kratz for new announcements, shout-outs, and behind-the-scenes from the Amazon Web Services Summit Washington, DC. Check out the latest updates from the #Amazon Web ServicesSummit Washington, DC, via Jeff’s LinkedIn or Twitter .

Registration is still open

Registration is still open for the no-cost Amazon Web Services Summit Washington, DC. Secure your spot now .

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