AltConf Returns and Relocates for 2017!

AltConf, the Alternative Apple Developer Conference, returns for its seventh year and, following Apple’s surprise relocation of WWDC, is also moving to San Jose, CA, 5–8 June.

We’re extremely excited to announce that AltConf 2017 will be held in the San Jose Marriott — not only is this next door to WWDC, but it also has a direct connection to and from WWDC! With almost double the capacity of previous years, our theatre space alone is able to host 900, and new for 2017, we’re introducing a Community space which will be available to you to book out for your community group event or to host your own lab. Your community conference just got bigger and better! Sign up here!

In keeping with tradition, we’ll be screening Apple’s Keynote and State of the Union on Monday 5th. Tuesday — Thursday, we’ll be running two speaker tracks. These days will be packed with a diverse range of talks presented to you by and for the community.

Free tickets for AltConf 2017 are now available. As in previous years, we’ll have a limited number of Scholarship tickets available, or, if you want to support AltConf, we’ve got a number of Hero Supporter tickets available — these come with guaranteed access to all talks and an AltConf swag bag! Get your tickets here.

We’ve got a couple of other surprises up our sleeves for this year’s schedule, so if you want to be the first in the know, follow us on Twitter (@AltConference), or sign up here to receive our bi-weekly updates.

Want to be involved in this year’s event? Here’s how…


Our Call for Speakers is now open! Complete your application here. All submissions will be anonymised before being reviewed by a panel made up of members of the iOS community. Submissions close on 04/24/17 Midnight PDT.


As an event run by and for the community, we rely on the support of wonderful sponsors to make AltConf happen and ensure we can come back again next year. If you’re interested in supporting, get in touch at

Thanks to IBM, iMazing, PSPDFKit for already showing their support in this year’s AltConf.


Attending this year’s event and able to help us out? The AltConf team would love your support! Let us know here if you’re able to volunteer.


We’re offering our Community space to you to host your community event. Have a meetup or lab you’d like to host at AltConf? Register your interest here.

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