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Event Details

When is External Development Summit (XDS) 2017?

XDS 2017 will take place September 6 – 8.

Where does External Development Summit (XDS) 2017 take place?

XDS 2017 takes place in Vancouver, British Columbia at the Westin Bayshore hotel (1601 Bayshore Dr, Vancouver, BC V6G 2V4). Book your hotel stay here.


What is the cost for registration?

The early bird rate for a full summit pass is $749, compared to the regular rate of $899. Early bird registration opens in May!

When do I receive my badge?

You may pick up your badge at registration desks onsite – full details of when and where you can pick up your badge will be provided to attendees closer to the event.

I’m having trouble with my registration process. Can someone help me?

If you’re having trouble with your registration, please contact the XDS hotline at 1-800-979-3596.

Travel and Accommodations

Do XDS 2017 attendees receive preferred rates at the conference hotel?

Yes, we’ve secured preferred rates at the Westin Bayshore hotel on a first come, first serve basis. To ensure you secure your accommodations, please visit our Hotel & Venue page.

Do I need a travel visa to enter Canada?

Depending on your citizenship, you may! Please visit http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/index.asp for more information.

Can XDS provide me with an invitation letter for my visa application?

Yes, XDS can provide you with an invitation letter for your visa application – please email info@xdsummit.com.

XDS Program & Proceedings

I’m interested in presenting at XDS – how do I do this?

To submit a presentation, please visit Presentation Submissions.

What is the XDS Advisory Committee?

The XDS Advisory Committee is made up of industry leaders who are interested in supporting cooperative advancement of external development within the games (and entertainment) industry. These professionals volunteer their time to ensure the program is excellent in content and educational value.

Who attends XDS?

Attendees include a concentrated group of game developers, vendors, middleware providers and trade organizations representing over 36 countries. Find out more about who attends here.

General Questions

How can I promote my company at XDS?

XDS has a host of great sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities that will allow for optimal exposure and engagement with your target market. Visit our ‘Become a Sponsor’ page for more information.

Does XDS have any B2B matchmaking system?

Yes! XDS has a system for connecting with attending buyers with sellers called XDS Connect. You can read more about it here.

Does XDS have a mobile application?

Yes, XDS has a mobile application that allows you to view detailed event program with session descriptions, view attendee lists, get location information, and much more! Read more about it here.

Are there volunteer opportunities for XDS 2017?

Yes, if you are based in the Vancouver area and are interested in volunteering, please provide your resume to info@xdsummit.com.

Do you have a question that you think should be on our FAQ page? Please contact info@xdsummit.com and let us know!