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 2013 takes place June 10-14, 2013 at Moscone West in San Francisco, California.
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 2013 presentations are given in English only. Moscone West is handicap-accessible and ADA certified.
We awarded a limited number of scholarships to student developers. The deadline to apply for a WWDC 2013 Student Scholarship was May 2, 2013 at 5 p.m. PDT.
Can’t make it to WWDC? We'll be posting videos of all our sessions during the conference, so Registered Apple Developers can take advantage of great WWDC content.
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 under 18 years of age cannot attend the WWDC Bash.
Registration and Building Hours
To view WWDC hours, visit the news page.
Apple Company Store
The Company Store at Apple headquarters in Cupertino is open to the public.
June 9: 12:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
June 10–14: 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
June 15: Closed
For all press related inquiries, please contact the Apple Media Relations team at email@example.com.
If you have any questions about WWDC 2013 that are not addressed here, contact us.
Transportation, Lodging, and Visitor Info
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.
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.
For your convenience, discounted rates have been negotiated at select hotels in San Francisco for WWDC. You can make your reservations by visiting the Convention Housing Management website.
San Francisco Visitor Info
Visit the San Francisco Convention and Visitors Bureau to learn about the many sights, shops, and restaurants you can discover while you’re in the city.
Public Transportation and Parking
The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) and MUNI provide light rail service throughout San Francisco and neighboring cities, with stations 2 blocks from Moscone West. If you’re staying south of San Francisco, Caltrain offers frequent stops at the 4th & King Station (approximately 1 mile from Moscone West).
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To attend WWDC, you must be a member of a paid Apple Developer Program or a WWDC Student Scholarship winner, and 13 years of age or older.
WWDC will take place at Moscone West in San Francisco, California. The WWDC Bash will take place at Yerba Buena Gardens. No transportation will be provided to WWDC or between WWDC and the WWDC Bash. No one under 18 years of age will be admitted to the WWDC Bash.
Photographs and/or video taken at WWDC by Apple, or others on behalf of Apple, may include your image or likeness. You agree that Apple may use such photographs and/or video for any purpose without compensation to you.
Any pre-release software provided to you by Apple during WWDC is subject to your applicable Apple Developer Program agreements.
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 a disorderly manner or failing to comply with these terms and conditions.
All presentations at WWDC will be in English. Attendance at sessions and labs for WWDC is on a first-come, first-served basis.
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.
Solicitation or selling of items or services is not allowed at WWDC. Any attendee conducting these activities may be removed from WWDC.
Smoking is not permitted anywhere inside Moscone West. Please refrain from smoking within 20 feet (6 meters) of the lobby doors.
To buy a ticket, you must be a member of the iOS Developer Program, iOS Developer Enterprise Program, or the Mac Developer Program as of the announcement of WWDC (5:30 a.m. PDT, April 24, 2013) and at the time of your ticket purchase. Ticket purchases are limited to one (1) per person and five (5) per organization.
Each ticket costs US $1,599 and includes access to five full days of sessions, hands-on labs, and special events. However, please note that no one under 18 years of age will be admitted to the WWDC Bash. You must activate your ticket to receive a conference badge and other conference materials, which will be available on-site during check in.
WWDC tickets are non-transferable. Tickets (including activation codes) may not be sold, resold, bartered, auctioned, or transferred in any way. Apple reserves the right to cancel your ticket or deactivate your activation code. As an exception to the foregoing, requests to transfer tickets (including activation codes) among team members may be submitted to Apple for consideration at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 ticket orders if a buyer does not adhere to this policy or the WWDC 2013 Attendance Policy.
Attendees 18 years of age or older will be required to present a passport or other government-issued photo identification before being admitted to WWDC and obtaining a WWDC badge.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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