Google’s annual I/O developer conference is right around the corner and tomorrow officially kicks off registration for a limited number of tickets that typically sellout within minutes of the site opening for registration. We told you previously that Google has now launched its Google I/O website with details about the travel, events, and FAQs, as well as the tips below for those planning to register.
You’ll need a Google+ account, a Google Wallet account, and $900 ($300 for Academic) to get yourself a ticket when registration opens at 7 a.m. PST tomorrow morning:
Before registration opens:
- Make sure you have set up both a Google+ account and a Google Wallet account. If you’ve ever bought anything on Google Play, you already have Google Wallet.
- Check your Google Wallet settings to make sure your postal address is complete and accurate, and your payment method is correct and up to date.
- If this will be the first time you’re making a large payment with Google Wallet, you may want to notify your bank or credit card company in advance that you plan to make a $900 (general ticket) or $300 (academic ticket) charge that will appear as GOOGLE*IORegistration. This will help ensure your payment is processed.
- Be on the site before registration opens on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 7:00 AM PDT (GMT-7) so you can sign in to your Google+ account.
Once registration opens on March 13, 2013 at 7:00 AM PDT (GMT-7):
- When you’re placed on the waiting page, don’t refresh your browser or your ticket search will restart.
- Please don’t open multiple tabs or use multiple browsers. Each time you open a new connection, your ticket search will restart.
Details for academic attendees
To qualify as an academic attendee (and receive the $300 ticket price) you need to be an active full-time student, professor, faculty or staff at a high school or higher education institution. The academic rate is also available to anyone who graduated in 2013 prior to the event.
To verify that you are qualified to receive the special rate, we will require a current school ID, transcripts, credentials, or other forms of documentation when you check in at the conference. A couple of other important things to note:
Once purchased, general admission tickets can’t be converted to academic tickets, and vice versa. If you buy an academic ticket and can’t provide academic documentation when you arrive at Google I/O, you won’t be admitted or offered a refund, nor will you be able to convert your ticket to general admission.