Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference will take place June 2-6 at Moscone West in San Francisco. The Cupertino-based company promises to give attendees a look at the future of iOS and OS X – or in other words, not much out of the ordinary.

This year’s WWDC will offer developers more than 100 technical sessions with more than 1,000 Apple engineers on hand to answer questions and hands-on labs to help devs integrate new technologies and fine tune their apps.

WWDC is also home to the Apple Design Awards in which Apple recognizes developers whose apps raise the bar in design, technology and innovation.

If you’ve ever been to a trade show or convention like CES, Computex or the like, you already know that the actual show is only half of the story. The other huge benefit is networking – being in the same place with so many like-minded people is gold if you know how to socialize. An event like WWDC is no different as Apple notes that developers from more than 60 countries were represented last year alone.

Instead of doling out tickets on a first-come, first-serve basis, Apple is inviting interested developers to apply for tickets starting now through April 7. Once all of the applications have been received, Apple will issue tickets through random selection with the status of a registration being known by 5:00 p.m. PDT on the deadline.