WWDC 2017 Registration and Attendance Policy

Registration and Tickets
Each ticket to attend WWDC costs 1599 United States dollars (“USD”) and includes access to five days of sessions, hands-on labs, and special events. Tickets are non-refundable.

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 WWDC, you must:

  • Be a member of the Apple Developer Program or the Apple Developer Enterprise Program as of February 16, 2017 at 5:30 a.m. PST;
  • 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 WWDC ticket or Apple Online 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 WWDC.

If there is a problem with the payment transaction, Apple reserves the right to randomly select another registrant for the ticket.

By submitting your registration form and should you be randomly selected for a WWDC ticket, you authorize Apple to complete a charge of 1599 USD by April 3, 5:00 p.m. PDT, and you understand and agree that your credit/debit card will automatically be charged and the ticket will be deposited into your Apple developer account.

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 WWDC registration page. You may withdraw your registration until March 31, 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 WWDC 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.

You understand and agree that tickets are non-refundable. 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 members of the same 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 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 these Terms and Conditions.

WWDC will take place at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California, USA. The WWDC 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 WWDC and obtaining a WWDC 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 WWDC. If you are between the ages of 13 and 17, you may present a valid passport or educationally-issued photo identification. WWDC 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 WWDC badge at all times to receive admittance to WWDC and during the sessions, labs, and WWDC Bash. If requested by security, attendees may be required to provide additional identification.

WWDC 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 WWDC. 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.

Attendance at sessions and labs for WWDC is on a first-come, first-served basis and space is limited to attendees only. All presentations at WWDC 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 WWDC. Apple will not be liable for loss of enjoyment or wasted expenditures. You voluntarily assume all risk and danger incidental to attending WWDC, whether occurring prior to, during or subsequent to WWDC, 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 WWDC. Admission to WWDC may also be subject to additional conditions of admission to the McEnery Convention Center.

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 WWDC (including from any WWDC 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 these terms and conditions. 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 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.

Pre-release Information
Apple agrees that you may discuss technical information about pre-release Apple software or services disclosed by Apple at WWDC, 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 WWDC 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 WWDC 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 WWDC at the McEnery Convention Center, Apple is legally required to collect some information about where WWDC 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 WWDC 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 WWDC. Any attendee conducting these activities may be removed from WWDC. 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 WWDC. All attendees between the ages of 13 and 17 must have their parent or guardian complete and sign the WWDC 2017 Permission Statement, which will be provided to you after ticket assignment. Parents or guardians who are accompanying a minor who is attending WWDC 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 apply for a WWDC Scholarship to attend WWDC. For more information, view the scholarship page at developer.apple.com/wwdc/scholarships/. You may attend WWDC if you are selected by Apple as a scholarship recipient and have agreed to the WWDC 2017 Scholarship Terms and Conditions as well as these terms and conditions.

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.

Non-emergency Medical Assistance
A medical technician is on call throughout the conference for non-emergency medical assistance only. Visit Attendee Services 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 the McEnery Convention Center and at associated WWDC activities.

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