Update: Google leaked its registration page for Google I/O early on Friday, as 9to5Google first reported, and then abruptly removed the sign up information, but now the page is officially live again with details about when and how to register for the upcoming conference.
Two separate tipsters sent 9to5Google screenshots of the Developers I/O page—and they definitely looked legit—when the registration page originally leaked earlier today. Registration for Google I/O 2013 will open March 13 at 10 a.m. EST, according to those screen grabs and the current live page.
A collection of tweets below show quite a few people were able to access the page before Google removed and then reinstated the registration details. Among the particulars, Google recommended folks set up their Google+ and Google Wallet accounts prior to registering on March 13.
Google also confirmed via the Google Developers Google+ page that tickets will cost $900 USD for general attendees and $300 USD for academic attendees, and it expects tickets to sell out quickly.
Google I/O 2013 will kick off May 15 and go until May 17 in San Francisco. The Internet Giant held its annual event in June of last year, instead of May, but it opened registration in March, as well, and took less than an hour to sell out.
Registration is typically hectic for Google I/O events, with many potential attendees finding themselves locked out or unable to access the registration servers. Also, with Google launching Pixel and Glass, this year’s ticket will be the hottest on record.
Perhaps Google should rent Candlestick instead of Moscone.
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Registration for IO is March 13th at 7am PDT. Site was reverted before I could take a screen shot @9to5google—
Mike Lamb (@optimusdad) February 22, 2013
Sam Decrock (@DecrockSam) February 22, 2013
Florian Fauvarque (@notflorian) February 22, 2013