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re:Invent 2018

November 26, 2018 - November 30, 2018

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The Venetian

At re:Invent 2018, you can expect deeper technical content, more hands-on learning opportunities, and more access to AWS experts than ever. The return of our two-hour workshops and our hackathon program means that you can dive into solving challenges and working on a team. The chalk talks and builders sessions give you the opportunity to interact in a small group setting with AWS experts as they whiteboard through problems and solutions. We have many more opportunities this year for you to interact, build, and learn, so you can get the most out of re:Invent.


This year, we will be repeating our most popular sessions in every venue all across the campus, giving you the opportunity to attend the sessions that are most important to you. In addition, topics are no longer organized by venue, and you will find all types of breakout content in all five venues: ARIA, Bellagio, MGM, Mirage, and The Venetian. The most popular sessions will be repeated in every venue regardless of topic, giving you more flexibility to plan your daily schedule.

We are also expanding our session overflow program. All of the most popular sessions will be shown in overflow rooms both in the venue where they take place and in other venues across the re:Invent campus. These overflow sessions will be available early, so you can plan your day accordingly.

We will also offer late night sessions, chalk talks, and workshops, so you can maximize the breakout sessions you attend. For your convenience, these late night sessions will be offered across all topics in select venues of the re:Invent campus.


Each year at re:Invent, we bring you over a thousand sessions, chalk talks, workshops, builders sessions, and hackathons that cover AWS core topics and embrace the emerging technologies we are developing. re:Invent 2018 will be no different. You will find sessions that cover topics that you have seen in past years: databases, analytics & big data, security & compliance, enterprise, machine learning, and compute, to name a few. This year, you will be able to cross-search these topics in the session catalog, so you can really drill down and find the sessions most pertinent to you.

After Parties and re:Invent Events

Harley Ride

The 2018 AWS Harley Ride will take place on Sunday, November 25 and is the perfect way to kick off your AWS re:Invent experience. Attendees will meet at the Venetian Tour Lobby on Sunday at 12 Noon to board a bus that will transfer them to the Las Vegas Eagle Rider.

Upon check in, each rider will be provided a light lunch to help you fuel up before the afternoon ride. After check in, riders will gather their helmets and prep their bikes to get ready to hit the Las Vegas roads.

This year there are two incredible scenic route options:

  • Ride #1 – Explores a 145-mile loop circling the historic Valley of Fire State Park. Once the group arrives at the Valley of Fire, riders can choose whether to return to Eagle Rider via the scenic route or expedite the trip back via the freeway. Both options will be escorted by an Eagle Rider representative. Please note, this ride will return to Eagle Rider after sunset. This trip includes riding in the dark. Should you be uncomfortable riding in the dark, select Ride #2.
  • Ride #2 – This is a great option for those looking for a shorter riding experience. This route is 54 miles total and takes you around stunning Red Rock Canyon.

Midnight Madness

Once again this year, to welcome our most dedicated fans, we will be hosting an AWS style pep rally to kick off the week. Midnight Madness provides a sneak peek into re:Invent, complete with fun, drinks, and snacks. Come hear AWS executives give a behind-the-scenes take on AWS, discover the first launch of the week, see a marching band, and dance until 1AM!

We will also host our Tatonka Challenge at Midnight Madness. In fact, this year we’ll be attempting to break three different Guinness World Records during Midnight Madness – Largest Air Drum Ensemble; Most People Lighting Glow Sticks Simultaneously; and Largest Chicken Wing Eating Competition.

This is your chance to kick off re:Invent with your fellow AWS fans and participate in the breaking of Guinness World Records. Midnight Madness is open only to the first 8,000 fans.

Welcome Reception

The Welcome Reception at the AWS re:Invent Expo at the Venetian and at The Quad, where attendees and partners come together to connect and learn. While you are there, speak with leading cloud technology consultants and providers, get answers from our expert AWS engineers, and hear from product leaders.

Pub Crawl

The Pub Crawl provides you with the opportunity to network and connect with fellow re:Invent attendees and AWS sponsors. This year, each Pub Crawl location highlights a specific topic, giving you the chance to meet peers in your specific fields of interest and talk with sponsors and AWS experts on those topics. Check out the list of venues below for the available topics and their locations.

Full List of Parties & Networking Events

Tuesday – November 27, 2018

6:00AM–8:00AM AWS 4K & 8K RUN MIRAGE, LEVEL 1,
7:00AM–9:00AM AWS & Novetta Breakfast Keynote featuring Teresa Carlson, VP, Worldwide Public Sector for AWS
Note: The keynote is open to all conference pass holders
Venetian, Palazzo Ballroom O, Level 5
4:00PM–7:00PM Serverless.com Serverless Happy Hour at re:Invent 2018 Gilley’s Saloon 
Treasure Island
5:00PM–7:00PM Splunk Women in Tech Sales Happy Hour
All Full. Sorry!
The Venetian
6:00PM–8:00PM AWS Pub Crawl The Venetian
6:00PM–8:00PM Datadog Pub Crawl at Sage Sage
6:00PM–8:00PM Datadog, MongoDB, and PagerDuty Pub Crawl at AquaKnox Aquaknox
The Venetian
6:00PM–8:00PM Datrium PARTY LIKE A VIP! Cañonita
The Venetian
6:00PM–8:00PM Dome9 Refuel and Recharge with Dome9 CHICA Restaurant
The Venetian
6:00PM–10:00PM Splunk Splunk Developer Workshop and Networking The Mirage
6:30PM–8:30PM LinkedIn & G2 Crowd Join LinkedIn & G2 Crowd at Jardin Jardin
The Wynn
6:30PM–9:30PM Fastly Fastly AWS Reception – Encore Tower Suites Encore Tower Suites
7:00PM-9:00PM Turbonomic AWS re:Invent 2018 VIP Event The High Roller
at the Linq
7:00PM-10:00PM Armory Annual Spinnaker Community Open Forum Dinner Grand Lux Café
The Palazzo
8:00PM-11:00PM datree.io Secret Pub Crawl After Party at re:Invent 2018 It’s a Secret

Exact location – 11/27/18

8:00PM-11:00PM SumoLogic Modern App Ecosystem Jam 2018: Sumo Slam Jam Señor Frogs

Treasure Island

8:00PM-11:00PM @inQdo
Benelux Drinks The Rockhouse

The Venetian

8:00PM-11:00PM Ron Jennings Geeks & Cigars with a Whisky Chaser during re:Invent 2018

NOTE: This is not free. Not a vendor party. Limited to 10 attendees. $100/person. See link for details

The Clubhouse at Montecristo

Caesars Palace

9:00PM-11:00PM Mission

Afterhours Topgolf with Mission
Sold Out ?
MGM Grand
9:00PM-12:00AM T-Mobile Magenta Mix & Mingle

Use Promotional CODE: 
5G150 for TMo IoT

T-Mobile T-Mobile Signature Store

3791 Las Vegas Blvd S, Ste 1300

9:00PM-??:00PM Rubrik

Rubrik’s re:Invent Party Hakkasan Las Vegas Nightclub

The MGM Grand

Wednesday – November 28, 2018

4:00PM-’til Corey is done CloudCheckr This Morning in AWS! 
with Corey Quinn
Venetian Expo Hall
Booth #1440

AWS & 47Lining Industrial IoT Happy Hour at AWS re:Invent 2018! Mont Royal
The Cosmopolitan
5:30PM-7:30PM Periscope Data The Stacked Bar Happy Hour
(Event name changed)
Foundation Room
5:30PM-7:30PM CloudBolt Software CloudBolt Happy Hour Royal Britannia Gastropub
The Venetian

6:00PM-8:00PM AWS WE POWER TECH HAPPY HOUR Ari – Primrose 4
6:00PM-8:00PM Bitmovin VIDEO EVOLVED: Bitmovin Happy Hour Aquaknox
The Venetian
6:00PM-8:00PM Deloitte Life Sciences Reception
email for info
Mercato della Pescheria
The Venetian
6:00PM-8:00PM Deloitte Financial Services Reception
email for info
The Venetian
6:00PM-11:00PM Anitian Compliance Automation Social at re:Invent Public House
7:00PM-8:30PM AWS Camp re:Invent Trivia Challenge with Jeff Barr Venetian Theatre
The Venetian, Level 2
7:00PM-9:00PM Linux Academy Linux Academy Happy Hour O’Sheas Casino & Pub
LINQ Hotel & Casino
7:00PM-9:00PM Dynatrace & Red Hat Join Dynatrace & Red Hat at TAO Asian Bistro and Nightclub TAO Asian Bistro and Nightclub
The Venetian
The Venetian
7:00PM-10:00PM LogicMonitor AWS re:Invent TopGolf
Sold Out. Sorry!
MGM Grand
7:00PM-10:00PM Sirius Join Sirius at TopGolf Las Vegas TopGolf
MGM Grand
7:30PM-10:30PM Splunk, Puppet,
Pure Storage &
AWS Marketplace
Customer Appreciation Party TopGolf
MGM Grand
8:00PM-10:00PM Zenlayer Zenlayer Ultra-Exclusive After Party Marquee Dayclub & Nightclub
The Cosmopolitan
8:00PM-10:00PM Trend Micro The Trend Micro AWS re:Invent Reception TAO Bistro and Nightclub
8:00PM-11:00PM NewRelic & Cloud Technology Partners (CTP) 3rd Annual Client Appreciation Evening 1 OAK
The Mirage
8:00PM-11:00PM AWS & Novetta AWS Worldwide Public Sector Evening Reception
Note: The reception is open to all conference passholders who are at least 21 years old.
Drai’s Night Club
The Cromwell Hotel
8:30PM-10:30PM NVIDIA NVIDIA’s Better Together & to Gather with AWS SUSHISAMBA
9:00PM-11:00PM DellEMC, VMware & AWS ‘Back to the 80s’ Party Yardbird Southern Table & Bar
The Venetian
9:00PM-12:00AM Slalom, Tableau & Boomi Connect over Cocktails Margaritaville
The Flamingo
9:00PM-?:00PM 2nd Watch 2nd Watch AWS re:Invent After Party
Guest List Full
Omnia Nightclub Terrace
Caesars Palace

Thursday – November 29, 2018

2:15PM–Who really knows? StackeryIO ICYMI: Corey Quinn From Last Week In AWS Expo Booth #2032 
The Venetian
5:00PM–8:00PM Cobalt AWS Cyber Escape MGM Grand
5:15PM–7:00PM AppDynamics & AWS The pre:Play Party co-hosted by AppDynamics & AWS Yardbird Southern Table & Bar
The Venetian
7:30PM–12:00AM AWS re:Play Las Vegas Festival Grounds
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November 26, 2018
November 30, 2018
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