Google will open the registration process for this year’s I/O conference next month, according to a post on the official Google+ page for developers earlier today. The annual event is scheduled to run from May 15 through May 17 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco and if last year’s event is any indication, tickets are expected to go quick.
The search giant will open registration on Wednesday, March 13 at 7:00 AM PDT and will keep it open until all of the tickets are spoken for. Academic attendees can pick up tickets for $300 each while everyone else will need to fork over $900 for the opportunity. Buyers will be required to have a Google+ account as well as a Google Wallet buyer account to register.
The Google Wallet requirement is new this year and we have to assume it is being implemented to help cut down on the number of tickets being sold by scalpers. Last year, the event sold out in just 20 minutes with some tickets selling for as much as $4,500 on eBay.
Last year’s event saw Google unveil the Nexus 7 tablet, the ill-fated Nexus Q social streaming media player and their Compute Engine. The search giant also demonstrated Project Glass as employees performed a real-time parachute jump while wearing the augmented reality visor.
Google said they will be sharing more information about registration and travel planning before registration opens on the 13th.