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


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.
See Keynote speakers here >

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!
See Workshops here >

Akamai’s 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 in advance with the Akamai Experts or belly-on-up to the bar onsite! We’re happy to find time for you.

Our expanded menu of suggested topics include:

  • Getting Started with Streaming Media
  • Self-service Troubleshooting with Luna
  • Configuring and Tuning Security Settings
  • Website Assessments in under 30
  • Instant Media Assessments
  • Security WAF False Positive Review
  • KRS Update Review
  • Bot Manager Standard or Premier Solution Fit Review
  • Open API for Configuration Management
  • Luna/Property Manager Walkthrough
  • Cloudtest Scripting & Analysis
  • Kona Site Defender Features
  • Real-time mPulse Analysis

Panel: Accelerating Innovation through Inclusion sponsored by Telstra

Wednesday, Oct 11 | Reception begins 5:00 pm | Panel: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm: Open to all Edge attendees! Come learn from an internationally diverse panel of industry executive leaders on how their organizations use a Diversity & Inclusion strategy to accelerate growth and innovation. The panelists will share their insights on why inclusion and diversity of thought drives stronger results and products and how to create high performing diverse teams.

Moderator: Jess McPeake, Vice President of Technical Enablement, Akamai Technologies
Mehmet Akcin, Director Infrastructure Planning and Acquisitions, Oath
Anna Lockwood, Head of Media Market Development, Telstra
Angela Peacock, Chair, PDT Global
Diana Silva, Global Ecommerce Marketing Leader, Cisco
Tyler Woods, Associate Manager, Oath a new division of Yahoo

See more information here >

Edge Expo/Partner Pavilion

Wednesday – Friday, October 11-13. Home to the Akamai Expert Bar, Social Lounge, and Akamai Solutions Kiosks & Experience, 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. 3X Bigger and 3X More Awesome. A must-attend destination for developers and admins in particular, who want to get their hands dirty with Akamai APIs and SDKs. The DevZone is a highly specialized conference-within-a-conference that’s triple the size, triple the content and triple the fun.

Our main goal with the Developer Zone is to give you deep interactions to learn about our latest technologies. These are opportunities you will not find anywhere else, including:


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.

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 in on hand on-site at Edge, so talk to your Akamai rep early to ensure a spot is kept for your team during Edge.