Apple WWDC 2014

WWDC in detail.
General Information

About WWDC

The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) gives developers an in-depth look at the latest in iOS and OS X. You can learn from and be inspired by more than 100 sessions led by Apple engineers, get help from Apple experts through an extensive set of hands-on labs, and connect with fellow developers from around the world, giving you the opportunity to create your best apps ever. WWDC 2014 takes place June 2 – 6, 2014 at Moscone West in San Francisco, California.

Attending Sessions

Content presented at WWDC is subject to your applicable Apple Developer Program agreements. Taking photographs, recording video, and engaging in any form of live blogging during WWDC sessions is expressly prohibited. All WWDC 2014 presentations are given in English only. Moscone West is handicap-accessible and ADA certified.

Attending Special Events

You must be a WWDC ticket holder to attend the conference and special events — guests are not permitted. Please make sure to bring government-issued photo identification to events where alcohol will be served. California law prohibits the sale or distribution of alcoholic beverages to persons under 21. Attendees 18 years or older can attend the WWDC Bash at Yerba Buena Gardens. Attendees ages 13-17 are invited to enjoy the Bash from the special viewing area at the Metreon overlooking Yerba Buena Gardens.

Presentation Videos

Can’t make it to WWDC? We'll be posting videos of all our sessions daily during the conference, so you can take advantage of great WWDC content.

Student Scholarships

We award a limited number of student developers with the opportunity to attend this year’s conference on a WWDC 2014 Student Scholarship. Submissions will be accepted April 11 at 10:00 a.m. PDT until April 14 at 5:00 p.m. PDT. Learn more.

Press

For all press related inquiries, please contact the Apple Media Relations team at media.help@apple.com.

Support

If you have any questions about WWDC 2014 that are not answered here, contact us.

Transportation, Lodging, and Visitor Info

Airports

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is closest to Moscone West. While further away, Oakland International Airport (OAK) and San Jose International Airport (SJC) provide alternatives for attendees flying to the Bay Area.

International Travel

If you're not a U.S. resident, we recommend that you check with your local government for information on required documents and arrangements you'll need for travel to the United States. If you need a letter to accompany your visa application that confirms your attendance at WWDC, contact us.

Lodging

For your convenience, discounted rates have been negotiated at select hotels in San Francisco for WWDC. If you have been randomly selected to attend the conference, you can make reservations through the Convention Housing Management page.

San Francisco Visitor Info

Visit the San Francisco Travel Association website to learn about the many sights, shops, and restaurants you can discover while you’re in the city.

Public Transportation and Parking

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) and MUNI provide light rail service throughout San Francisco and neighboring cities, with stations two blocks from Moscone West. If you’re staying south of San Francisco, Caltrain offers frequent stops at the 4th & King Station (approximately one mile from Moscone West).

Moscone West

826 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 974-1699

Attendance Policy

Tickets and Attendance

To buy a ticket to WWDC and to attend WWDC, you must:

  • Be a member of a paid Apple Developer Program as of the announcement of WWDC (April 3, 2014 at 5:30 a.m. PDT), at the time of your ticket purchase, and for the duration of WWDC
  • Submit your information to be included in the random selection process for the opportunity to buy a ticket
  • Be randomly selected by Apple

You may also attend if you were selected by Apple to receive a WWDC 2014 Student Scholarship.

Each ticket costs 1599 USD and includes access to five days of sessions, hands-on labs, and special events. You must purchase your ticket by 5:00 p.m. PDT on April 14, 2014 or it will no longer be available. Attendees 18 years or older can attend the WWDC Bash at Yerba Buena Gardens. Attendees ages 13-17 are invited to enjoy the Bash from the special viewing area at the Metreon overlooking Yerba Buena Gardens. Attendance at sessions and labs for WWDC is on a first-come, first-served basis.

WWDC tickets are non-transferable. Tickets may not be sold, resold, bartered, auctioned, or transferred in any way. As an exception to the foregoing, requests to transfer tickets among eligible team members may be submitted to Apple for consideration at wwdc@apple.com. Apple reserves the right to reject any transfer requests. Any other transfers will render the ticket null and void without any responsibility to Apple.

Tickets are also subject to the Apple Online Store Policy. Apple reserves the right to cancel tickets or ticket orders if a buyer does not adhere to the Apple Online Store Policy or this policy.

All ticket holders must bring original, valid photo identification (copies will not be accepted) matching the identity of the attendee for whom the ticket was bought.

WWDC will take place at Moscone West in San Francisco, California, USA. The WWDC Bash will take place at Yerba Buena Gardens. No transportation will be provided to WWDC or between WWDC and the WWDC Bash.

Apple may add, substitute, change, or cancel sessions, and/or vary programs, venues or event times, without notice or liability. You voluntarily assume all risk incidental to attending WWDC, whether occurring prior to, during or subsequent to WWDC, and Apple will not be liable for any resulting harm, including personal injury, loss, damage or any other liability.

Attendees must obey all safety signage, instructions and rules. Apple reserves the right to refuse admittance to, or remove any person from, WWDC (including from any WWDC events) at any time in its sole discretion, including but not limited to attendees behaving in an inappropriate, disorderly, or dangerous manner or failing to comply with these terms and conditions.

Apple is not responsible for any property that is lost, stolen, damaged, or destroyed at WWDC.

Any pre-release software, documentation, or information provided to you by Apple during WWDC is subject to your applicable Apple Developer Program agreements. With the exception of the Keynote address, all such software and information is Apple Confidential Information.

All presentations at WWDC will be in English.

Admission to WWDC may also be subject to additional conditions of admission to Moscone West or Yerba Buena Gardens.

Film and Video Consent

Photographs, audio and/or video taken at WWDC by Apple, or others on behalf of Apple, may include your voice, image or likeness. You agree that Apple may use such photographs, audio and/or video, including those that may contain your voice, image or likeness, for any purpose on a worldwide basis in perpetuity, without any compensation to you, and you release Apple from all liability related thereto. You are not permitted to make audio or audiovisual recordings of WWDC or take professional photographic or video equipment into Moscone West or Yerba Buena Gardens.

No Soliciting

Solicitation or selling of items or services is not allowed at WWDC. Any attendee conducting these activities may be removed from WWDC.

No Smoking

Smoking (including e-cigarettes) is not permitted anywhere inside Moscone West. Please refrain from smoking within 20 feet (6 meters) of the lobby doors.

Badges

Before being admitted to WWDC and obtaining a WWDC badge, attendees 18 years of age or older will be required to present a passport or other government-issued photo identification matching the identity of the attendee for whom the ticket was bought.

You must wear your WWDC badge at all times to receive admittance to WWDC. If requested by security, please display or provide additional identification if required.

WWDC badges are not replaceable. Unless otherwise agreed by Apple, the full conference fee will be charged to replace a lost badge. You agree not to share, transfer, give, or otherwise provide your badge to anyone.

Minors

Unless otherwise permitted by Apple in writing, you must be 13 years of age or older to attend WWDC. You must also provide identification to Apple, such as a passport or a current school ID, before you will be admitted to WWDC and can obtain your WWDC badge.

In Case of Emergency

Medical and Other Emergencies

For emergency services (Fire, Medical, Police), please dial extension 511 from any conference/internal telephone or find any uniformed security guard.

Fire

In case of fire, leave the building immediately by walking to the nearest safe exit. Leave all belongings. Do not use the elevators. Do not return to the building until authorities indicate that it is safe to do so.

Earthquakes

Should an earthquake occur, remain calm and take cover under a stable object. Face away from glass, unstable objects, and tall structures. Remain where you are until the shaking stops and wait for further instructions, from authorities. If directed to evacuate Moscone West, walk to the nearest exit. Do not use the elevators and do not return to the building until authorities indicate that it is safe to do so.

Non-emergency Medical Assistance

A medical technician is on call throughout the conference for non-emergency medical assistance only. Please go to the Information Desk on the first floor.

Security

Every precaution is taken to ensure that WWDC is a safe and secure learning environment for attendees. Security guards are present at all times inside Moscone West. Please report concerns about suspicious or disruptive activity to the nearest uniformed security guard.

Emergency Contact Information

If there is someone you'd like us to contact on your behalf in case of an emergency during WWDC, update your emergency contact.