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Conference Information

What is Samsung Developer Conference?

SDC brings together thousands of developers, creators, and technologists to explore the newest tech and imagine what’s possible in the future. The two-day conference features exciting keynote announcements from Samsung leaders, technical sessions by industry leaders, and fun networking activities. Plus, attendees will enjoy 1:1 time with Samsung product teams and partners, showcasing the latest tech advances and tools.

Who should attend?

SDC is designed for developers, designers, creators, and technologists – anyone who is passionate about technology.

What will I find at SDC?

The latest technologies from Samsung, compelling keynotes by tech leaders, technical sessions on 5G, security, gaming, IoT, and more, 1:1 training with Samsung experts, and valuable networking opportunities.

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We put together a sample email to help you position the ask to your manger. Just copy, paste, personalize, and share.

Hi [NAME],

Samsung Developer Conference 2019 is happening at the San Jose Convention Center on October 29–30, 2019, and I’d like your approval to attend. SDC19 is a valuable opportunity to gain practical knowledge directly from tech experts (check out a recap of SDC18 here). This is especially applicable to my work on [PROJECT X], [PROJECT Y] and [PROJECT Z].

There are many opportunities to meet one-on-one with Samsung engineers, attend hands-on technical sessions, test out the latest Samsung technology, and learn from peers. I’m most looking forward to hearing about the future of 5G, security, gaming, IoT, One UI and other tech trends, [OR INSERT TOPICS OF INTEREST HERE] and sharing insights with our team.

I estimate my attendance will cost [$], including travel, accommodations, and registration. Let me know if this works and we can work together to create a plan.

Thank you,


Is a visa required to attend?

If you require a visa letter, please send a request email to support@samsungdeveloperconference.com and include “Visa Letter” in the subject line. Please include the following information within the body of the email:

  • Full legal name
  • Registration ID (included in your registration confirmation email)
  • Country of citizenship
  • Country of residence
  • Dates of travel to the U.S.

To receive a visa letter, you must be a registered attendee of SDC19. If you are unable to obtain the appropriate documentation prior to the conference, you may reach out to SDC Support at support@samsungdeveloperconference.com for a full refund.

What personal considerations do you accommodate?

Please list all personal considerations when you register. We will do our best to accommodate all ADA requests, dietary restrictions, and any other requests. In addition, we will have a parents room and prayer room on site for attendees to use. The parents room will have electrical outlets and refrigerators.

What steps are being taken to make SDC19 sustainable?

We’ve taken many steps to ensure SDC19 is sustainable — like using digital signage/the mobile app instead of printed programs, providing reusable water bottles, sourcing local and sustainable food, recycling, and composting. Thanks for helping us make a positive impact!

What are the requirements to receive a pair of Galaxy Buds?

All paid registrants will receive a complimentary pair of Galaxy Buds when they check in at SDC.

How do I donate my hotel toiletries at SDC?

We are collecting unused hotel toiletries to donate to local organizations combating homelessness. You can drop off these toiletries at either the Registration or Information Desks at the conference.

Are there other ways to give back at SDC?

This October, for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Samsung is offering exclusive themes in the Galaxy Store. Samsung will donate 100% of the proceeds to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation — up to $100,000. Once $100,000 is reached, the themes will be free for everyone to download and show their support for the cause.

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Registration & Payment

How do I register for the event?

Click ‘Register Now’ from the main navigation and select from the following attendee categories: Attendee (Single Registration), Nonprofit, Academia, Group Registration (3 or More Attendees). If you are registering three or more people, you are eligible for a group discount of 10% off the conference price.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept these credit cards: American Express, Visa, MasterCard and Discover.

I can’t remember my username and/or password for my registration account. How can I retrieve this information?

We can help with that! On the login page, please select “Click here to be emailed a reminder.” We will send you an email with your reference number, which serves as your password. If you have any trouble, let us know by emailing support@samsungdeveloperconference.com.

I registered for the event and submitted my payment, but it’s not showing up on my bank statement.

The payment will show on your credit card statement as “Samsung Developer Conf,” — if you don’t see the transaction, please contact support@samsungdeveloperconference.com.

Can I cancel my registration?

We hope you’re able to attend SDC19, but if something comes up, you can transfer your registration to someone else who may be able to attend by emailing support@samsungdeveloperconference.com. Unfortunately, we will not be offering refunds.

What costs are associated with attending the event?

For Attendees, the full conference price is $399. Nonprofits and Student/Academia can register at a discounted rate using valid credentials. Please note, a 3% transaction fee will be applied to the ticket price. If you’ve been given a special promo code, you can enter it when registering.

I am a member of the Press. How do I register?

We have a special form for members of the Press. Please click here to submit for a Press pass. Our team will review submissions, and notify you once your request has been approved or declined.

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Could a photo of me at the event be used in promotional materials?

Yes, your smiling face might show up on promotional materials or the website following the event. Please review our notice of filming and photography below:

Filming/taping and photography will take place throughout the duration of the event. If you enter San Jose Convention Center, you may appear in footage from SDC19. By attending the conference, you hereby irrevocably consent to and authorize Samsung, its licensees, successors and assigns, the right to film, photograph and record you, to make sound recordings of you and to use such photographs, film and recordings worldwide, for any purpose whatsoever in perpetuity; all such photographs, film and recordings are Samsung’s sole property.

You release Samsung from any liability in connection with the above and understand that Samsung will proceed in reliance of the above. Samsung does not assume responsibility for any injury to your person or damage or loss to your property.

Will my information be collected when my badge is scanned?

Your badge may be scanned throughout the event by various Exhibitors you will be visiting/interacting with. You may also have your badge scanned as you enter breakout sessions or other areas of the event. We do NOT market or sell any of our Visitor data to anyone. The Exhibitors will use the information they gather from scanning your badge to follow up with you as a result of your interaction. The scans that occur at the session rooms or other areas are only used to confirm that access is approved and also to help us know what sessions you attended. This helps us better understand your event experience and to build on and improve it for next year. If you prefer not to share your information, you can decline badge scanning.

Does the conference have a Code of Conduct?

Yes, you can find the Code of Conduct here.

Are children allowed to attend SDC19?

Yes, in special cases. Any attendee under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

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