Event Details

XDS traditionally takes place in the first week of September in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Please for XDS 2021 will be announced in the New Year.
Our usual in-person XDS event takes place in Vancouver, BC, Canada at the Parq Vancouver (39 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC). Visit our Venue + Hotel Page for more information.
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Ticket price along with other event details will be announced in the New Year. Please visit our Registration Page for information as it becomes available, and ensure you have subscribed to receive regular XDS newsletters.
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XDS Program & Proceedings

The XDS Advisory Committee is made up of industry leaders who champion for the cooperative advancement of external development within the games industry. These professionals volunteer their time to ensure the program is excellent in content and educational value.
Presentation submissions are open from January till June. Visit our Submit a Session Proposal page for more information. Don’t wait to submit your idea for a talk!
Attendees include a concentrated group of game developers, vendors, middleware providers and trade organizations representing over 44 countries. Find out more about who attends here.

General Questions

Yes! XDS has an elegant platform called XDS Connect used to connect attending buyers with sellers. The platform includes social features, gamification and allows for the virtual delivery of content. You can learn more about it here.
XDS has a host of valuable 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 visit our Become a Sponsor page.

XDS Connect

XDS Connect is a platform allowing the facilitation of meetings between buyers (developers) and sellers (service providers). XDS Connect provides an effective approach to B2B networking before, and during the event. In addition it provides social features, gamification and event content. Find out more about XDS Connect here.
XDS Connect is generally available 2-3 weeks in advance of XDS for all registered attendees and sponsors.
Information on how to access your XDS Connect account will be emailed to all registered attendees closer to the event date.

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