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WWDC 2018 Returns to San Jose on June 4th through 8th

Apple has announced dates for the 2018 installment of its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), which will be held from June 4th through 8th. The conference will once again take place at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California.

As in recent years, Apple will distribute tickets by random lottery, and you can apply now through 22 March 2018 at 10 AM PDT at the WWDC Web site. Tickets cost $1599 each and include daily lunch, beverages, and snacks. Up to 350 student scholarships are available, enabling chosen students to attend for free, lodging included. Students must submit a unique Swift playground when applying for a scholarship. In an unusual, but welcome, move for a conference, Apple will also offer free childcare for children 8 and under, though space is limited.

Unlike last year, Apple didn’t mention any adjacent events, but AltConf will once again be held nearby from June 4th through 7th. As always, tickets are free, but attendees are encouraged to donate and donating $300 guarantees a seat if the space fills up.

We’ve updated our list of Apple-related conferences with these details. If you’re looking for other events throughout the year, check it out at “22 Conferences for Mac and iOS Professionals in 2018” (26 January 2018).

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