After 13 years in San Francisco, Apple’s annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) will return to San Jose this June, moving it closer to the company’s corporate campus in Cupertino. Apple’s 28th annual WWDC will be held at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose. The conference, kicking off June 5.
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.
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.
Liccardo, San Jose’s mayor, said the city is “ecstatic” that Apple is returning to the site of the very first WWDC, held in May of 1990.
“We look forward to working with Apple to create a special experience for the thousands of attendees who will visit San Jose for this marquee event,” Liccardo said.
“And on behalf of our entire city, I’d like to extend a warm invitation to Apple developers, partners and enthusiasts from around the world to join us in Downtown San Jose as Apple unveils its latest innovations.”
Registration will once again be a lottery system and developers will have the opportunity to apply for tickets this spring. The conference will be live-streamed through the Apple Developer website and on the WWDC app for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV.