The Entertainment Software Association has announced the dates for the famous E3 Gaming Expo, which will be hosted in person for the first time in three years. E3 will be held from June 13 to June 16 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, and the return of one major in-person event means that additional in-person events, such as Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, may be held in 2023.
Because of the COVID-19 epidemic and continued travel restrictions, WWDC 2020 and WWDC 2021 were both digital-only events.
WWDC 2023 might see a full return to the in-person WWDC style of previous years, and Apple has already indicated that it is ready to return to in-person events now that constraints have been lifted. The “Far Out” event in September was held in the Steve Jobs Theater, and while it was pre-recorded, there was a large media crowd in attendance.
Apple’s online WWDC has worked effectively in offering access to sessions and laboratories to a larger number of developers, but it’s unclear what next year’s event will look like.
Apple will almost certainly hold an in-person WWDC event, but we may see a more complete online component that delivers crucial information to all developers, even those who are unable to attend in person.
Apple will not reveal WWDC 2023 plans until next year. WWDC 2022 was announced in late May, but if there is an in-person component, Apple might make an earlier announcement in 2023 to provide developers time to purchase tickets and travel accommodations.
WWDC is often hosted in the first week of June, so if Apple opts for an early June schedule again, the event may be held from June 5 to June 9.