Akamai Edge Conference Event Highlights

Event Highlights

EDGE is where we celebrate the online accomplishments of our amazing customers and push the boundaries for what’s next! With more programs and event highlights than ever before to help you connect with best-in-brand online game changers, EDGE 2017 is your one-stop-shop this October.

EDGE highlights are being developed every day – keep checking back for final details

Keynotes

Wednesday – Friday, October 11-13. Akamai keynotes don’t disappoint. Keynotes are at the heart of Edge and provide customers and partners with a deeper understanding of who we are, where we’re going and everything we can do together! In addition to Akamai senior executives, prominent customers, partners and thought leaders will take the stage throughout the week. Keynote announcements to come.

Conference & Education

Wednesday – Friday, October 11-13. Edge Conference breakout sessions, Industry forums, meet-ups and deep dive boot camps…so many ways to hear from peers and experts on how to advance your business, and do your job better, while at Edge. We’ve tweaked the program so there are even more opportunities to learn best practices from your peers and how to maximize your Akamai investment. Learn more >

Akamai University@Edge

Taking place the Monday and Tuesday before Edge begins, Akamai University offers hands-on, 2-day workshops in beginning and advanced levels for deep-diving in Akamai Solutions. Seats in Akamai University are limited so please reserve your spot early to guarantee your spot!

Expert Bar

Wednesday – Friday, October 11-13. Akamai’s Expert bar is once again open for business and serving up answers to all your Akamai and IT questions! Not sure what to ask but want to leave Edge smarter than when you arrived? Schedule some time with the Akamai Experts! An expanded menu of suggested topics will be announced this summer. Book in advance via registration or belly-on-up to the bar during the event. We’re happy to find time for you.

Product Roadmaps

Thursday, October 12. Come hear what’s in store for the Akamai solutions you currently use, and the ones you are currently contemplating to make sure you fully understand Akamai’s product roadmaps and how to best work together for future success. Extended roadmaps for 2017!

Partner Pavilion

Wednesday – Friday, October 11-13. Home to the Akamai Expert Bar, Social Lounge, and Akamai Solutions Kiosks & Experts, Media Innovation Showcase, Food Functions, and more… the Edge Partner Pavilion is also where you can meet up with 30+ exhibiting partners from the Akamai Internet Ecosystem. From Media and Mobile integrators to hosting and analytics providers, Akamai partners are some of the world’s largest and most respected technology providers. This is your opportunity to see live demonstrations and speak directly with the solution experts that can help you improve the way you do business today.

Developer Zone

Wednesday – Friday, October 11-13. A must-attend destination for developers and other attendees who want to get their hands dirty with Akamai APIs and SDKs. In the DevZone you’ll find test-drive opportunities, hands on labs, experts across all functions, our Developer Library, lightening sessions and more - plus comfortable seating and snacks.

Networking

Akamai Edge 2017 hosts multiple ways to connect with peers and industry trendsetters. From organized roundtables on business topics to specialty groups like Women in Tech and organic networking events like functions and parties, you have the opportunity to meet hundreds of online innovators who do what you do willing to share best practices. You'll hear success stories and understand lessons learned, all while becoming more efficient with your Akamai solutions.

The Annual Partner Summit & Dedicated Partner Program

Tuesday, October 10. Join the 2017 gathering (the 6th annual) of NetAlliance Partners from around the globe for this one day, invitation-only event. Akamai executives and NetAlliance Partners will gather for collaboration on joint success sales strategies for the coming year. Partners will learn about the most recent product developments and roadmaps, NetAlliance Partner Program enhancements and participate in partner strategy discussion.

Edge After Hours

From Monday’s Akamai University reception to Tuesday's Happy Hour for early-birds, to Wednesday night's Partner Pavilion Reception and Thursday night's global receptions and Customer Appreciation Party, Edge events are fun, feel-good events that bring attendees together for some fun and help balance out the long productive days learning and connecting!

Executive Briefing Center at Edge

Tuesday – Friday, October 11-13. Make plans in advance to meet with Akamai executives and experts on the topic of your choice, a QBR or a solution you’re considering. Our Executive Briefing Center moves to San Francisco this October – talk to your Akamai rep early to ensure a spot is kept for your team during Edge.