WWDC 2017 returns to its roots in San Jose


— 4:30 PM on February 16, 2017

After 14 years at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Apple is taking its Worldwide Developers Conference much closer to home. The company revealed today that WWDC 2017 will be held at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center, a return to a venue that hosted the event from 1988 to 2002. The event itself will be held June 5 through June 9.


The San Jose Convention Center

Prominent Apple blogger John Gruber spoke with the company's senior vice president of marketing, Phil Schiller, regarding the change. According to Gruber, the company expects that more of its engineers will be able to attend the event thanks to the 10-minute drive to downtown San Jose from its headquarters in Cupertino. In fact, Apple says attendees will be able to rub shoulders with over 1,000 of its engineers at the conference.

For those hoping for a ticket to WWDC 2017, Schiller told Gruber that the event will not be significantly larger as a result of the venue change. Registration for the conference will continue to be a lottery-style system, as well. Registration for that lottery will open March 27 at 10:00 AM PDT through Apple's developer portal.

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