Event Details

XDS 2017 will take place September 6 – 8, 2017.

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.


The early bird rate for a full summit pass is $749, compared to the regular rate of $899. Registration is now SOLD-OUT.

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 at the Westin Bayshore hotel on a first come, first serve basis.

Update: Accommodation at our preferred rate are now SOLD-OUT.

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 – please email info@xdsummit.com.

XDS Program & Proceedings

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 36 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.

Update: Sponsorship/Exhibitor Opportunities, are now SOLD-OUT.

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. We’ve designed a new XDS Connect Meeting Application with increased capabilities and features for XDS 2017!  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!