Report: Google I/O 2017 Returning to Moscone West

December 23, 2016 - Written By Dominik Bosnjak

Google I/O, Google’s annual developer conference was held in Moscone Center, San Francisco on eight occasions. From 2008 to 2015, the Mountain View-based tech giant opted to hold this conference in the largest convention complex in San Francisco. However, this year’s iteration of the said event took place at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, immediately next to Google’s campus. That change of scenery resulted in somewhat shorter talks, and Google‘s representatives were even handing out sunscreen and sunglasses to attendees, many of whom were burnt from sun exposure. Well, if latest reports are to be believed, Google won’t repeat this outdoor experiment in 2017.

Namely, Google is allegedly planning to return to San Francisco next year, as TechCrunch reports that the upcoming Google I/O 2017 will once again take place at the Moscone Center. Despite being the largest exhibition complex in San Francisco, Moscone Center is still somewhat smaller than the Mountain View venue Google used this year. In other words, the tenth iteration of Google’s annual developer conference certainly won’t be the largest one yet. Of course, despite the fact that not everyone who attended Google I/O 2016 in person will be able to do the same next year, Google will likely be broadcasting the entire conference online.

While no official details have yet been given, it’s expected Google will announce Google I/O 2017 next month. The company traditionally held its annual developer conference in late May, though the said event was also pushed to June on two occasions. Regardless of when the event actually takes place, registrations should be live by March. With Google returning to San Francisco next year, it’s expected that the next iteration of this conference will only last two days, like it did in 2015. Prices of regular tickets will probably be in the $900 ballpark, though students are likely to get a discount if they register quickly enough. In any case, we should know more about the upcoming Google I/O 2017 come January. It remains to be seen whether Google will debut any new hardware during the tenth iteration of its developer conference seeing how the company only put an end to that tradition this year.