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Google I/O 2014 Registration Happening April 8-10

It’s official – registration for Google I/O 2014 is open from April 8 to 10. As was announced previously, Google is doing a random, almost lottery system this year to see who gets in. In other words, there is no rush to get in the minute tickets go live before they sell out. Google is trying to make it as fair as possible this time around. 

Here is the full breakdown of the application and registration process from Google during the application period (April 8-10):

  • You will need to sign into Google+ to begin the registration application.
  • You will then complete the required registration fields and continue on to authorize the purchase of your ticket via Google Wallet. At this time, Google Wallet will not complete the charge, but a pre-authorization will be placed to ensure the funds are available.
  • Your credit card will only be charged if you are assigned a ticket. By completing the registration application, you are authorizing Google Wallet to complete the charge at the conclusion of the application window, should you be randomly selected to receive a ticket.
  • Tickets can only be used by the original registrant and cannot be transferred or resold.
  • Ticket holders have until June 1, 2014 to request a full refund.
  • In order to obtain your Google I/O badge at check-in, a photo ID is mandatory.

General admission tickets are $900; academic tickets are $300.

The conference will take place on June 25 and 26.

Make sense?

Via:  Google I/O [FAQ]
  • Antonio Joaristi

    What exactly is an academic ticket? Anyone explain please ?

  • thePromoter

    Haha registration open 8 to 10… that’s funny… Google wants to mean 8 to 8 on noon

  • cwillen

    Just because Glass and the Moto 360 are getting released this year, doesn’t mean that it will be swag. Last year in the lines waiting to get into the conference we all found out that Google was announcing the “Play Edition” phones and Google Music All Access. Well guess what, neither of those were swag. instead everyone got a Pixel. Don’t get me wrong, I love my Pixel, but no one was even considering the Pixel to be swag before the keynote.

    I guess my point is, while the moto 360 DOES seem like a good bet for the giveaway, never assuming anything.

    • needa

      i did not know that google normally gives away non google products at i/o.

      • cwillen

        That’s not entirely the case. In ’09, they gave away a myTouch 3G, in ’10 they gave away a HTC Evo 4G, a Motorola Droid, and a Nexus One, in ’11, they gave away a Samsung Tab 10.1 and a Samsung Chromebook. In ’12 they kind of went “pure Google” with the giveaways; Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7, Nexus Q, and another Chromebook. And in ’13 it was just the Pixel. So yes, in the last two years they’ve kept it to specifically Google branded products, but that’s by no means the norm. Given that there’s been no news of the “nexus watch,” I wouldn’t be surprised if Google makes an exception to help get the wearable market a push by the development community.

        Generally the swag is surrounding the focus of Google for the next 365. Last year they really pushed a lot of web based apps and used a sweet Chromebook Pixel to instigate web developers to create them. They don’t just give things away for no reason.

        This year will be much more focused on Android and specifically wearables and the Chromecast communication. That being the case, my guess would be a giveaway of the moto360 (and/or the LG smartwatch) and possibly a Chromecast 2.0 (or just another Chromecast). They could throw in a Nexus 5, but i doubt it. The only other piece of hardware we may see is a new Nexus 10.

        • needa

          i never looked at or knew what they did in 09 and 10. but i totally forgot about the samsung products in 11. thanks for spelling it out without getting cranky. it goes a long way.

          • cwillen

            No worries. I get tired of people getting overly aggressive in these threads as well.

            Regardless of what they give away, I just hope I get a ticket. I went last year and it was a great time. You get introduced to a lot of up and coming companies and actually get to talk to some of the developers at Google who program the things you use. I got to have a 30 minute conversation, one on one, with the lead developer of the Google+ SSO authentication system. While that may sound boring, I was in the middle of developing an management system for a client who we just moved over to Google Apps, so his insight was uncanny.

            So yea, the swag is nice, but it’s really about the wealth of knowledge you gain from going. You just feel smarter and more motivated by the end of the conference.

          • needa

            yah you know one of these days i am going to sit down and learn how to dev. i often think about finding a kid that can use some cash to just show me what to download and how to work it. i am a ‘show me how its done so i can mimic and improve’ type. then i can read or watch vids without getting fed up and annoyed.
            i say that because i think i/o would be an awesome experience, along with being able to add app coding to my list of abilities. but i would not want to go and be a fish out of water so to speak. one day…

          • Davidw

            You forgot the samsung Mifi that year as well… I think it was a samsung year. My chromebook is samsung as well. And the Nexus was too.

  • dannyWHITE

    $900 for Google Glass and possibly a moto 360….seems legit

  • Guy Pierce

    Looks like they will be demoing Android Wear. Based on the image above. Maybe some nexus Wear.

  • Geekdad

    Whoever attends will be getting a Motorola 360.

  • Droid Ronin

    I tried to get the tickets last year, hitting the refresh button on my browser at 7 AM. When I finally tried to purchase a ticket, the web site locked up on Google Wallet. When my 5 minute purchase window timed out, the tickets were sold out. Epic Fail.

    • The Narrator

      Good ol Google services, never work

  • AbbyZFresh

    i hope Google has more to reveal than just for developers. What about the future of Google Fiber and Glass?

    Or how about finally opening up your own physical store for once? You can’t stay shut off from the real word forever Google.

    • ticker47

      What do you mean, more than just for developers? It’s a developers conference, that’s what it exists for…

      • Chris


      • MH

        There were rumors they were making it about the code vs debuting new devices. Not sure how true they are though.

    • Chris

      for some physical stores are a very scary place… no wonder why america is so fat and lazy…

      I’m all for physical stores though. Being able to see and touch the products rather then relay on a stupid youtube video or see simulated images. Even if its just a store where you look and you buy it on line would be ok, but I think a buy it now and take it home with you would be more ideal.

      Plus if it provides jobs that would be a huge plus. Everything from cashiering, to support, to one on one sales to backroom/inventory……

      • Ian

        The cost of those (minimum wage) jobs get passed on to the consumer. I’d personally prefer to pay less and simply send something back if I didn’t like it opposed to all of us paying more so you can go fondle a phone.

        I don’t have time to visit brick and mortar stores because I am too busy….errr I mean busy being fat and lazy.

    • Orion

      Or how about doing some research being talking crap. Google is planning on opening physical stores starting with Manhattan.

  • Ian

    If it were fair, they’d have an application/interview process to gate the swag trolls.

    • The Narrator

      No.i want goodies

    • michael arazan

      Or have two different venues, One in a super stadium for sports for keynotes and goodies and can house tens of thousands of people , and the other for the classes for the actual Developers to attend with goodies as well since they are the ones who use them for what is intended.

  • Alex Boro

    $900 only? Cool, I’ll take 5

    • TheDrizzle

      I bet you will get that much or more in free swag if you go. Seems worth it to me.

      • MistaButters

        2012 was definitely the best year for hardware gifts. Last year was just a pixel wasn’t it? (yes I know a pixel is still more than $900)

      • hfoster52

        I think last year there wasn’t as much as the year before

    • The Narrator

      $300 students 😉

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    So, what’s the Price?

    • John

      And people wonder why they implemented a different process this time around

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        Not sure what you’re implying, but they did because it’s a cluster when everyone is trying to grab tickets at the same time bringing the site to its knees. Bad user experience

        • John

          That and they knew many useless people went for the free shi t.

          • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

            What does that have to do with anything? Anyone media wise who matters get invites. And you’re paying to go, it’s not exactly free. Don’t over think something Google couldn’t care less about.

          • John
          • Good_Ole_Pinocchio


          • Ian

            I/O is first and foremost a developer conference not a press conference. To say that Google couldn’t care less about I/O shows the level of ignorance we are dealing with.

          • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

            Did you read what I said? I said Google couldn’t care less about giving away free stuff. I’m not talking about anything else.

  • tyguy829

    Not sure how competitive the lottery will be, but there’s a chance DL won’t be going this year?

    • GDBob

      Press passes, my friend.

      • tyguy829

        right, but with google wanting to return the focus of i/o to developers, I’m under the impression that everyone will have to use the same lottery system. Or am i missing something

        • Zander

          They probably allot certain spots for press and certain spots for the lottery system.. I would guess.