Event Details

XDS 2018 will take place September 5 – 7, 2018.

XDS 2018 takes place in Vancouver, British Columbia at the Parq Vancouver (39 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3).

We secured preferred rates of only $229CAD/night at the Parq Vancouver hotel on a first come, first serve basis.

Visit our Venue + Hotel Page for more information.


Visit our Registration Page for information about prices.

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.

If you’re having trouble with your registration, please contact us at info@xdsummit.com

Travel and Accommodations

We secured preferred rates of only $229CAD/night at the Parq Vancouver hotel on a first come, first serve basis.

Visit our Venue + Hotel Page for more information.

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

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

XDS Program & Proceedings

Presentation submissions are open until June 14. Visit our Presentation Submission Page for more information.

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.

Attendees include a concentrated group of game developers, vendors, middleware providers and trade organizations representing over 38 countries. Find out more about who attends here.

General Questions

XDS has a host of great sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities that will allow for optimal exposure and engagement with your target market. If you are interested in XDS Sponsorship/Exhibitor opportunities, please email us at info@xdsummit.com

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

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! Login instructions will be made available to registered attendees closer to the event date.

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

XDS Connect

XDS Connect is a meeting application for attendees that provides an effective approach to B2B networking before, and during the event.  Find out more about XDS Connect here.

XDS Connect is will be available to all registered attendees closer to the event date.

Information on how to access your XDS Connect account will be emailed to you closer to the event date.

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