A conference guide to AWS re:Invent 2021

Last updated:November 2021

Editor's note

One of the biggest conferences in the IT world has resumed a sense of normalcy this year, offering attendees both a virtual and in-person option.

AWS re:Invent 2021 attendees can once again network face-to-face with their peers and participate in hands-on learning opportunities, such as labs and boot camps. Between keynotes and breakout sessions, conferencegoers can enjoy the social aspects of re:Invent -- from a pingpong tournament to a chicken wing-eating contest.

For the Nov. 29-Dec. 3 conference in Las Vegas, AWS will implement health measures intended to keep everyone safe. For those unable to attend in person, limited virtual options are available, such as keynotes and leadership sessions. Breakout session recordings will be available on demand after the event.

Whether you plan to attend the show in person or virtually, use this guide to stay on top of the latest news, analysis and expert advice to come out of AWS re:Invent 2021.

1AWS re:Invent news for IT admins and developers

AWS is firmly established as a major force in IT, and the cloud market leader typically reserves its biggest updates of the year for re:Invent. Administrators and developers need to stay on top of the news so they can remain in touch with continuously changing cloud technologies for enterprise security, DevOps, DR and more.

2AWS re:Invent news for AI and data management teams

AWS continues to explore the capabilities of artificial intelligence and machine learning. Learn about the latest features within the cloud provider’s machine learning platform, Amazon SageMaker, as well as other evolving AI offerings. In addition, keep up with breaking news related to AWS’ data management and analytics services, including those geared toward its partner community.

3Prep for the conference

Amazon uses AWS re:Invent to roll out a host of features and products. Before you jump into the conference, read up on recent updates to the AWS portfolio and executive team, review predictions from cloud experts and explore re:Invent 2021 session options.