Event Details

XDS will take place virtually on September 14-17, 2021.
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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XDS believes our community should be truly open for everyone. We are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity or religion. This code of conduct outlines our expectations for attendee behavior as well as consequences for unacceptable behavior. Review our Code of Conduct HERE.


The cost for an all-access pass is will be announced in the New Year. A single-cost pass gives equal access to all attendees, and there are no confusing pricing tiers. Visit our Registration Page for information as it becomes available, and ensure you have subscribed to receive regular XDS newsletters.
If you’re having trouble with your registration, please contact us at
At XDS we aim to strike a balanced ratio of buyers (developers/publishers) and sellers (service providers). As there is typically far more interest from a high numbers of sellers, we limit capacity in order to provide a positive B2B experience for buyers. Once passes have sold out, Service Providers may add their name to the wait list on the registration page in the hopes of additional spots opening prior to the event.

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 for XDS21 Adapt are open till Friday, May 28,2021. 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 partner showcase opportunities that will allow for optimal exposure and engagement with your target market. If you are interested in XDS Sponsorship/Partner Showcase 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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