About re:Inforce

What is AWS re:Inforce?

AWS re:Inforce is a learning conference focused on security, identity, and compliance and hosted by AWS. The event features access to hundreds of technical sessions, a partner expo called the Security Learning Hub, a keynote, evening reception, and more.

What AWS subjects and services will be covered at re:Inforce?

You can view the re:Inforce track overviews on this website, but in general we will cover topics such as:

  1. Identity and Access Management: Define, enforce, and audit user permissions across AWS services, actions and resources. Services include AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), AWS Organizations, Amazon Cognito, AWS Directory Service, AWS Secrets Manager, AWS Single Sign-On.
  2. Detective Controls: how to gain the visibility you need to spot issues before they impact the business, improve your security posture, and reduce the risk profile of your environment. Services include AWS CloudTrail, AWS Config, Amazon CloudWatch, Amazon GuardDuty, VPC Flow Logs, CloudWatch Logs.
  3. Infrastructure Security: reducing surface area to manage and increase privacy for and control of your overall infrastructure on AWS. Services include AWS Systems Manager, AWS Shield, AWS Web Application Firewall (WAF), AWS Firewall Manager, Amazon Inspector, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC).
  4. Data Protection: In addition to our automatic data encryption and management services, how to employ more features for data protection including data management, data security, and encryption key storage. Services include AWS Key Management Service (KMS), AWS CloudHSM, Amazon Macie, AWS Certificate Manager, Server-Side Encryption, AWS managed keys via AWS KMS.
  5. Incident Response: techniques for containing an incident during the event and returning to a known good state, including runbooks and IR automation. Services include AWS Config Rules and AWS Lambda.
  6. Governance, Risk, Compliance: establishing a foundation for meeting security and compliance objectives, and developing proactive approaches to cybersecurity that, if done well, minimizes reactive incident response. Services such as AWS Artifact, AWS Compliance Center.

What is the difference between re:Inforce and re:Invent?

AWS re:Invent is an education-focused conference featuring best practices on cloud computing and building with AWS services, features, and tools. Topics include compute, storage, databases, analytics, AI/ML, networking, security, and more. At re:Invent, customers can learn and get hands on with the tools and content they need to develop cloud solutions and architectures. re:Invent is for anyone who is using or interested in using AWS services and solutions.

AWS re:Inforce is our inaugural cloud security conference. re:Inforce offers a deep dive into the latest security best practices and risk management approaches that utilize AWS services, features, and tools. From foundational cloud security practices to thought leadership, auditing, and compliance, attendees can experience the depth of AWS security solutions. re:Inforce is for anyone who is using or interested in using AWS security services and solutions.

Who should attend AWS re:Inforce?

The event is ideal for technical professionals working in cloud security, including developers, engineers, system administrators, systems architects, and technical decision makers. Our business enablement track is appropriate for C-Suite decision makers.

How can I convince my boss to let me attend?

There are many great reasons to attend AWS re:Inforce. We have made it easy for you to convince your boss with our Justification Letter template.

How can I contact the conference organizers?

If you have a question that is not addressed here, please contact us:
General questions: awsreinforce-support@amazon.com
Sponsors questions: AWSsponsors@amazon.com


What is included in the full conference pass?

The full conference pass gives you access to the keynote and all sessions, the Security Learning Hub, Security Jam, Capture the Flag, other activities to come, and the evening reception, as well as breakfast, lunch, and snacks on conference days.

How do I register?

Registration for AWS re:Inforce opens in March. A valid credit card will be required to purchase a conference pass. Please note, you must be 18 years or older to register for the AWS re:Inforce conference.

What is your cancellation policy?

You may cancel your event registration by sending a written notice to AWS by email to awsreinforce-support@amazon.com. If AWS receives your cancellation notice by 12 noon (PT), April 5, 2019, you will be issued a full refund of registration fees minus a cancellation fee via the original payment method. The cancellation fee for a full conference pass is $100, and the cancellation fee for bootcamps is $50. If AWS receives your cancellation notice by 12 noon (PT), between April 5, 2019 and May 31, 2019, AWS will issue you a 50% refund of registration fees via the original payment method. If AWS receives your cancellation notice after 12 noon (PT), May 31, 2019, you will not be eligible for a refund. Event registrations may be transferred to another participant upon approval by AWS by its sole discretion. To request a transfer of your event registrations, contact us at awsreinforce-support@amazon.com.

I can no longer attend, how do I transfer my event registration to someone else?

To request a transfer of your event registration, contact us at awsreinforce-support@amazon.com.

Are there day or expo passes available?

No, you must be registered with a full conference pass to attend any re:Inforce sessions or activities.

Is there an age requirement to attend AWS re:Inforce?

Yes. You must be at least 18 years of age as of June 25, 2019.

Reserved Seating

I reserved a seat in a breakout, or for the Security Jam, am I all set?

Yes, please be sure to arrive to your session at least 10 minutes before it starts. Your seat will be opened up to walk up attendees if you are not scanned into the session at least 10 minutes before the session start time.

Do I need to reserve a seat for the keynote?

No, Keynotes are available to anyone with a full conference ticket. Please plan to arrive early for the best seat.

What if I couldn’t reserve a seat in all of the breakouts I want to attend?

The most popular sessions are repeated throughout the conference so please be sure to check to see if the session you are looking for is offered at another time. Also, we suggest adding yourself to the waitlist. If spots open up you will be automatically added. We also reserve a certain amount of seats in each breakout for walk-up attendees so if you don't get off the waitlist and still want to attend, get to the session early and you may be able to get in as a walk-up.

Event Details

Where is the conference agenda?

You can review the event agenda here. The session catalog will also be released before the conference so that you can plan your time at AWS re:Inforce.

Will you offer shuttles to and from the venue?

Yes. We will run shuttles to and from our sleeping room hotels and the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Schedules and route information will be announced prior to the conference. Shuttles are available only to registered attendees.

Will you offer shuttles to and from the airport?

No, we will not. You need to arrange your own transportation to and from the airport. Follow this link for ground transportation details at Boston Logan Airport.

What if I require special accommodation?

Please contact the re:Inforce Customer Support Team. For frequently asked questions, please visit our Accessibility page. Onsite, visit the Help Desk for assistance.

Do you offer special meals that will meet my dietary restrictions?

Our menus cater to food allergies and aversions that impact a great portion of the population. Should your diet be more restricted, or if you are looking for a wider variety of kosher, halal, gluten-free, vegetarian, or vegan offerings, we recommend you consider dining at the following establishments:

Kosher restaurants

Halal restaurants

Vegetarian/Vegan restaurants

Gluten-free restaurants

Do you offer child care?

While we do not offer onsite childcare, you can inquire with the concierge at your hotel to obtain possible resources.

DISCLAIMER: Please note that, no child care providers that may be recommended to you are operated by or affiliated with AWS. AWS has not conducted any security screenings on these providers or their employees. AWS makes no warranty or guarantee as to the quality of the services offered by such providers, and all service terms, conditions, warranties, and liability will be between such service provider and such customer.

Will there be Wi-Fi available?

Yes, Wi-Fi powered by Verizon will be available throughout the re:Inforce event space at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. The Wi-Fi network and password info is prominently displayed throughout the event. In order to maintain high performance in all conference areas, re:Inforce Wi-Fi operates exclusively on the 5GHz Wi-Fi band and supports applications including email, web browsing, social media, messaging, and VPN access. Please contact the nearest Help Desk for assistance with any network questions.

Can I bring a guest to after-hours activities?

No, you must be registered with a full conference pass to attend any re:Inforce session or activities.

Are you live streaming the keynote or any sessions?

Join us from the comfort of your home or office. Check back here in the spring to learn how to register for the AWS re:Inforce livestreams.

Will you be providing translation services?

Translation will not be provided onsite at AWS re:Inforce. Translated captioning will be posted 24–48 hours following the keynote in English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, French, and AWS International Spanish.

Will there be a Mother’s Rooms at the event?

Yes. A Mother’s Room is available on Level 1 of the venue. To gain access, please visit the Help Desk in venue. A key is required for entry.

The Mother’s Room is designed and used only for the purpose of providing a lactating mother with a private, secure space to breastfeed or express breast milk for her nursing child. The room is to be used solely by female customers who are in their breastfeeding stage. The room is equipped with a private area, power strip, comfortable chair, counter space, sterile wipes, and cold packs. Refrigerators and other means for storing milk are not provided.

Safety and Security

What are you doing to keep us safe?

The safety and security of attendees joining us for re:Inforce is always a top priority. We have a substantial security team that partners with local, state, and federal agencies—as well as with security from our conference venue. We continually re-evaluate our security posture and response plans in light of emerging threats.

Why are we going through additional security measures?

The additional security measures are a reasonable precautionary measure for the safety and security of all re:Inforce attendees. These measures allow security personnel to quickly identify potential safety concerns in the least intrusive manner while maintaining an enjoyable conference.

Please note that while at the re:Inforce venue, you and your belongings will be subject to search. We may ask you to leave the re:Inforce venue if your behavior causes us concern for the safety or security of other attendees.

Will backpacks and other bags be allowed at re:Inforce?

Yes. Please note that while at the re:Inforce venue, you and your belongings will be subject to search. We may ask you to leave the re:Inforce venue if your behavior causes us concern for the safety or security of other attendees.

For questions or issues, contact us at awsreinforce-support@amazon.com.

What is the AWS re:Inforce code of conduct?

AWS firmly believes in the value and importance of an environment where all event participants feel welcome and safe. The AWS Events Code of Conduct explains what type of behavior we expect from event participants. The terms of this Code of Conduct are non-negotiable. We will not tolerate behavior that runs counter to this Code of Conduct.

AWS expects all re:Inforce participants (including AWS employees, attendees, vendors, sponsors, speakers, volunteers, and guests) to uphold the principles of the AWS Events Code of Conduct. This Code of Conduct covers the main event and all related events, social or otherwise. In addition, Amazon employees attending events must continue to abide by all company policies at all times.

If we believe that you are not complying with this Code of Conduct, we may deny you entry or require you to leave all event venue(s). All determinations are at our sole discretion. We will involve local law enforcement if we deem appropriate.

If you witness or are subjected to inappropriate behavior, or if you have concerns related to the Code of Conduct, please promptly contact Amazon Security at aws-events-security-concerns@amazon.com.