Special Events

Gain valuable insights as you explore a variety of viewpoints through compelling presentations, and take time to relax throughout the week.

Out of this world...on to Mars

Fascinated by aerospace engineering and fighter jets from the age of 11, MIT graduate Tiera Fletcher followed her passion. At 22, she landed her dream job working on NASA’s Space Launch System, the most powerful rocket created in history. Learn what it’s like to design components of a 322-foot-tall, 8.8-million-pounds-of-thrust-producing rocket intended to journey humans into deep space — including the moon, Mars, and beyond.

June 8, 11 a.m. PDT

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Mindful cooldown for coding

Wind down from the day’s events with a short series of stretches followed by a meditation led by an Apple Fitness+ trainer.

June 8 – 11, 4 p.m. PDT

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Accessibility by design: An Apple Watch for everyone

Learn from engineers and designers who helped build Apple Watch as they share stories that highlight Apple’s approach to accessible design, constant iteration, and community engagement.

June 9, 11 a.m. PDT

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Meditation for fidgety skeptics

Dan Harris is an Emmy Award-winning journalist and the co-anchor of ABC's weekend editions of Good Morning America. After having a nationally-televised panic attack in 2004, he found himself on a long and often bizarre journey that ended with him discovering mindfulness meditation. Dan will share his story, which has led to his authoring two books and creating a popular podcast and app that have helped many (including previous non-believers like himself) improve their lives. He will be joined by Jeff Warren, renowned meditation teacher and Dan's co-author of the bestselling book Meditation For Fidgety Skeptics, to offer practical steps that anyone can take to manage the wide-ranging stresses and anxieties of today's world to become 10% happier.

June 10, 11 a.m. PDT

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Apple Design Awards

The Apple Design Awards honor excellence in innovation, ingenuity, and technical achievement in app and game design. We’re thrilled to announce this year’s finalists — an impressive collection of apps and games produced by some of the most talented developers in the world.

June 10, 2 p.m. PDT

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Developer spotlight: Accessibility

Learn from developers who are blind or deaf as they discuss the process of making technology accessible. Discover how their unique perspectives sparked innovation at their companies and helped make their apps even more inclusive.

June 11, 11 a.m. PDT

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