AWS Get IT Summit 2019


All you need to know…

We can’t wait to welcome you to the AWS Get IT student track at the AWS London Summit! Please see below for all the details you need to know, including downloadable safeguarding and health and safety documents that you might need for your trip.

AWS Global Summits are free yearly events that bring the cloud computing community together to connect, collaborate, and learn about AWS. Click here to find out more. The Get IT programme is lucky enough to make up the student track of this event. The event as a whole is huge – 12,000 people so please do stay vigilant and with your students at all times.

Summit Registration

Click on the link below to register your students to attend AWS Get IT Summit. All participating schools are invited to send 7 students and 2 teachers to the Summit. If you are bringing students representing multiple teams, please select students who will be able to effectively feedback the learning from the Summit to the rest of their team.

Summit Registration


Location and Getting There…

The London Excel Centre:

Royal Victoria Dock,
1 Western Gateway,
E16 1XL

Getting there:

Nearest tube: Custom House DLR (for the Excel Centre)
Buses: 147, 241, 325, 678

Please contact Lucy if they are any financial issues with getting your students to the Summit.

We don’t want this to be barrier. However as we have 36 schools on the programme, please only be in contact if you feel it’s absolutely necessary and we will see what we can do to help.

On the day…


This re-directed to Lucy’s (Programme Manager) mobile, then if unanswered, to Michelle’s (Head of Programmes for FF who will be onsite). Please only use this number in an emergency.

  • DATE: Wednesday the 8th May
  • TIME: 10am – 4pm

There will be two parts to the student track:

The 10 teams in the final:

  • Prep time for the presentations
  • Two groups of five teams present to two panels
  • Winning team from each group of five then presents in a Grand Final, so there will be two teams in the final
  • Winner of the competition announced!

The remaining school teams:

  • AWS Summit Student track – a series of workshops and sessions (this is run by AWS and we will have more information about this nearer the event)
  • Audience for the Grand Final
  • Winner of the competition announced!

We hope to have more detailed information nearer the time of the event.


  • Fire procedure please see emergency procedures
  • Risk assessment for site and/or for the event – the events team specialist H&S, manager for the event, will be preparing this and it is expected by the end of March, which I will then share.
  • Details of the bathrooms – toilets are available on each floor of the venue and clearly signed. Unfortunately as they are shared for the whole event, they will not be allocated just for students, so please make sure you always accompany your students.
  • Security at the event – security is being covered by the US Amazon Protective Services with subcontractors onsite, who cover each entry and exit point. Each attendee will go through a screening when they arrive and have to register with a badge in order to gain access. There are appropriate security arrangements to prevent unauthorised persons entering the event.
  • First aid provision – this is covered by security personnel, but there will also be FF staff present who are first aid trained.

Please email with any questions.

What to bring…

  • Lunch will be provided by Excel and as long as we have the information in advance, your dietary requirements can be accommodated e.g. gluten free, diary free, vegetarian etc. However, if your young person has a severe allergy, please provide a packed lunch to take away any risk.
  • Feel free to pack snacks as it will be a jammed packed day, so lots of energy will be needed!
  • A water bottle
  • Notebook and pen
  • The students should wear their school uniform.

Finalist teams:

  • If one of your teams is in the final, please make sure they bring their presentation on a USB stick.

I along with my colleagues from Amazon Web Services want to visit your school, meet your students and inspire and educate them about their future career pathways. We are passionate about filling the digital skills gap in the UK and improving communication and education around diversity within the technology industry.

Sonia OuartiHead of Marketing Northern Europe | AWS

This is going to be a fantastic programme - we can't wait to meet lots of inspirational young people and help them break down the gender stereotypes within the IT industry as well as gain digital skills for the future

Lucy MosesProject Manager | Future Foundations

I'm very proud of the work that we do up and down the country, and look forward to partnering with AWS to transform the lives of young people in new and exciting ways

Jonathan HarperChief Executive Officer | Future Foundations