WWDC18 Registration and Attendance Policy

To register and attend WWDC18, you must agree to all terms and conditions in this WWDC18 Registration and Attendance Policy. If you do not agree, you may not register or attend.

Registration and Tickets
Each ticket to attend WWDC18 costs 1599 United States dollars (“USD”) and offers access to five days of sessions, hands-on labs, and special events on a first-come, first-served basis and in accordance with these terms.

Due to limited availability, tickets are allocated through a random selection process. In order to be included in the random selection process to buy a ticket to attend WWDC18, you must:

  • Be a member of the Apple Developer Program or the Apple Developer Enterprise Program as of March 13, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. PDT;
  • Submit your registration form with accurate information;
  • Verify the payment credentials associated with your Apple ID or submit a payment processing form with your credit/debit card information if the WWDC18 ticket or Apple Store is not available in your country; and
  • Authorize Apple to automatically charge your credit/debit card 1599 USD, if you are assigned a ticket to WWDC18.

By submitting your registration form, and, only if you are selected for a ticket, you understand and agree that the default credit/debit card associated with your Apple ID will be charged 1599 USD for the price of the ticket. If you would like to change the credit/debit card that will be used to purchase your ticket, you can do so by visiting your account settings on the Apple Store.

If you are randomly selected for a WWDC18 ticket, you authorize Apple to complete a charge of 1599 USD on your default credit/debit card by March 23, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. PDT, and you understand and agree that your default credit/debit card will automatically be charged and the ticket will be assigned to your Apple developer account. As an exception to the foregoing, with your permission, Apple reserves the right to charge your credit/debit card after this date, e.g., to resolve a billing issue. If WWDC18 tickets are not available for purchase in your country using the default credit/debit card associated with your Apple ID, you may be asked upon registering to enter billing information for a credit/debit card that can be charged in USD.

Your credit/debit card will not be charged at the time of registration and will only be charged if you are assigned a ticket. If you are not assigned a ticket, there will be no charge. If you need to withdraw your registration, you may do so on the WWDC18 registration page. You may withdraw your registration until March 22, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. PDT.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you have sufficient funds in your account for the ticket purchase. You may want to notify your bank or credit card company in advance that you may be charged for a WWDC18 ticket by Apple for the amount of 1599 USD. This will help ensure your payment is processed. You are responsible for choosing to submit a registration form and Apple will not be liable for any errors in submission, payment, or ticket processing. Apple reserves the right to reallocate your ticket if there is an error or Apple is otherwise unable to complete your payment transaction.

Limit one (1) ticket per person. You understand and agree that tickets are non-refundable. Tickets may not be sold, resold, bartered, auctioned, or transferred in any way. Also as an exception to the foregoing, requests to transfer tickets among eligible members of the same development team 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 Store Sales & Refund Terms and Conditions. Apple reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel tickets, registrations, or orders and to limit order quantity (for example, if a buyer does not adhere to the Apple Store Sales & Refund Terms and Conditions or this registration and attendance policy).

You understand and agree that your Apple Developer Program membership must be current, valid, and in good standing through the end of WWDC18 to attend the conference.

WWDC18 will take place at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California, USA. The WWDC18 bash will take place at Discovery Meadow. You are responsible for transportation to the conference and related events. Apple reserves the right to change venues due to weather, capacity, or any other issues without notice and without liability.

Before being admitted to WWDC18 and obtaining a WWDC18 badge, all attendees will be required to present a valid passport or other government-issued identification (copies will not be accepted) that matches the name on the ticket in order to receive admission to WWDC18. If you are between the ages of 13 and 17, you may present a valid passport or educationally-issued photo identification. WWDC18 badges may contain NFC or other RFID technologies to help us serve attendees and determine participation in various sessions and activities.

You must wear your WWDC18 badge at all times to receive admittance to WWDC18 and during the sessions, labs, and WWDC18 Bash. If requested by security, attendees may be required to provide additional identification.

WWDC18 badges (or any part thereof) are not replaceable or transferable. 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.

Apple is not responsible for any badges or property that is lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed at WWDC18. Your badge may be invalidated by Apple if any portion has been removed, altered or defaced or Apple suspects that you have altered your badge in any way.

Sessions and Labs
Attendance at sessions and labs for WWDC18 is on a first-come, first-served basis and space is limited to attendees only. All presentations at WWDC18 will be in English.

Apple may add, substitute, or cancel sessions and/or vary advertised programs or event times without prior notice. Apple does not guarantee that you will be informed of such changes before the date of WWDC18. Apple will not be liable for loss of enjoyment or wasted expenditures. You voluntarily assume all risk and danger incidental to attending WWDC18, whether occurring prior to, during or subsequent to WWDC18, and Apple will not be liable for any resulting harm, including death, personal injury, loss, damage or any other liability. Apple will have no liability to attendees and hereby disclaims any and all warranties of any kind, express or implied for WWDC18. Admission to WWDC18 may also be subject to additional conditions of admission to the McEnery Convention Center and other venues used for conference events.

Code of Conduct
Apple is committed to diversity and to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone. All attendees have the right to a safe and welcoming environment regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, or any other attributes. In addition to treating others respectfully, please do not bring items with disrespectful, malicious, or sexually-oriented writing, images, or audio to the conference.

Apple reserves the right to refuse admittance to, or remove any person from WWDC18 (including from any WWDC18 events) at any time in its sole discretion with no refund, including but not limited to attendees behaving in an inappropriate, disorderly, disrespectful, or dangerous manner or failing to comply with this registration and attendance policy. All attendees must follow safety signage, instructions, and rules. If you have an experience that violates this code of conduct, visit Attendee Services and ask for a manager.

Film and Video Consent
Photographs, audio and/or video taken at WWDC18 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.

Pre-release Information
Apple agrees that you may discuss technical information about pre-release Apple software or services disclosed by Apple at WWDC18, except that you may not post screen shots, write public reviews, or redistribute any pre-release Apple software or services. As a reminder, any sample code or pre-release Apple software provided to you by Apple during WWDC18 is subject to the Apple Developer Agreement. Pre-release Apple software is Apple Confidential Information.

Registration and Attendee Information
All registration and attendee information you provide for WWDC18 will be treated in accordance with our Privacy Policy, which can be found at www.apple.com/privacy/privacy-policy/. Please note that in order to hold WWDC18 at the McEnery Convention Center, Apple is legally required to collect some information about where WWDC18 attendees choose to stay during the conference. This information may be shared with the City of San Jose in anonymous aggregate form.

No Photography, Smoking, or Soliciting
You are not permitted to make audio or audiovisual recordings of WWDC18 or take professional photographic or video equipment, or wearable recording devices into the McEnery Convention Center and Discovery Meadow. In addition, you may not use selfie sticks or similar monopods within the McEnery Convention Center and Discovery Meadow. Solicitation or selling of items or services is not allowed at WWDC18. Any attendee conducting these activities may be removed from WWDC18. Smoking (including e-cigarettes) is not permitted anywhere inside the McEnery Convention Center. Please refrain from smoking within 25 feet (7.6 meters) from the building and designated conference outdoor areas.

Unless otherwise permitted by Apple in writing, you must be 13 years of age or older to attend WWDC18. All attendees between the ages of 13 and 17 must have their parent or guardian complete and sign the WWDC18 Permission Statement, which will be provided after ticket assignment. Parents or guardians who are accompanying a minor who is attending WWDC18 may use the Scholarship Lounge at the McEnery Convention Center, but may not attend sessions or labs, and do not need to purchase a ticket.

You may be eligible to apply for a WWDC18 Scholarship to attend WWDC18. For more information, view the scholarship page at developer.apple.com/wwdc/scholarships/. You may attend WWDC18 if you are selected by Apple as a scholarship recipient, accept your scholarship, and have agreed to the WWDC18 Scholarship Terms and Conditions as well as this registration and attendance policy.

In Case of Emergency
For emergency services (fire, medical, police), find a uniformed security guard, call 1-408-277-3500, or access the nearest house phone. These phones will automatically connect you to the in-house security team.

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 the McEnery Convention Center, 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.

Medical Assistance
A medical technician is on call throughout the conference for non-emergency medical assistance only. Visit Attendee Services on the first floor. By attending, you give your consent to receive emergency medical care, if needed, should you sustain any injury or become ill while attending the event. You agree that you are responsible for the cost of any emergency medical care provided.

Emergency Contact Information
If there is someone you'd like us to reach on your behalf in case of an emergency during WWDC18, you will be able to provide an emergency contact if you are assigned a ticket.

Every precaution is taken to ensure that WWDC18 is a safe and secure learning environment for attendees. Security guards are present at all times inside the McEnery Convention Center and at associated WWDC18 activities.