Apple’s 2021 event will be held entirely online June 7–11. WWDC 2020 was the first WWDC event to be held digitally, and the 2021 conference will be modeled after the 2020 version.
Streamed directly from Apple Park, the keynote address will be available via apple.com, the Apple Developer app, the Apple TV app, and YouTube, with on-demand playback available after the conclusion of the stream.
New this year are Pavilions, which Apple says:
provide an easy way for developers to explore relevant sessions, labs, and special activities for a given topic. Conference attendees can customize their WWDC experience and check out content organized around specific areas like SwiftUI, Developer Tools, Accessibility & Inclusion, and more — exclusively within the Apple Developer app.
Apple revamped its Developer app for iPhone, iPad, and Mac for the 2021 event in March to improve navigation and make it easier to access new content. The Developer app will be updated with more information on specific sessions and labs as WWDC 2021 approaches. For students, Apple is running a Swift Student Challenge that asks them to create an interactive scene in the Swift Playgrounds app. Over the past few years, winning this challenge has earned students a scholarship to participate in WWDC, but this year winners will receive exclusive WWDC 2021 clothing, a personalized pin set, and a free membership to the WWDC. ‘one year in the Apple Developer Program. Students have until April 18 to submit a submission.