Apple on Thursday announced its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC 2017) will be held June 5 through June 9 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. Registration begins March 27, at 10:00 AM Pacific time. (1 PM Eastern)
Located just minutes from Apple’s new headquarters in Cupertino, WWDC 2017 will give developers access to more than 1,000 Apple engineers with opportunities to meet and engage with them throughout the conference.
The McEnery Convention Center will be the hub for thousands of attendees with great hotel, restaurant and entertainment options, all within walking distance. In addition to the keynote address, get-togethers, sessions and labs for developers, Apple is working with the city of San Jose and local businesses to celebrate the return of WWDC with very special experiences around San Jose throughout the week.
WWDC Returns to San Jose
WWDC is making a return to San Jose for the first time since 2002. The conference made the move to San Francisco in 2003.
Each year during WWDC, millions of talented developers around the world learn about Apple’s breakthrough platform technologies ranging from programming languages like Swift™ to breakthrough developer APIs like SiriKit™, HomeKit™, HealthKit™ and CarPlay®. These Apple technologies inspire developers to continue creating incredible experiences for every aspect of customers’ lives and improve the way they manage their smart homes, cars, health and more for over one billion active Apple devices.
Tickets will be offered via a random lottery. Those chosen will have the opportunity to pay $1,599 for admission to the conference. Ticket lottery registration opens Monday, March 27 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time. Registrants must be a member of the Apple Developer Program or Apple Developer Enterprise Program as of February 16 at 5:30 AM Pacific Time.
Apple also traditionally offers a number of “scholarships” to young developers, and developers who face financial hardships. Last year, the Cupertino firm awarded 350 WWDC 2016 scholarships to students and members of participating STEM organizations. An additional 125 scholarships went to developers facing financial limitations.
Live-Stream to be Available
The conference will also be live-streamed via the Apple Developer website (developer.apple.com/wwdc) and on the WWDC app for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV devices.
Apple is expected to unveil the latest versions of its software platforms at WWDC 2017. Unveilings should include iOS 11, macOS 10.13, watchOS 4, and tvOS 11. There will also likely be other announcements, possibly for new hardware, and iCloud-related services.