Google has officially opened registration for the 2013 event. The tickets are available at this very moment, however that is likely to change rather quick. The Google I/O events have been selling out quicker and quicker each and every year and with some of the excitement already in place — we expect this to be a similar situation this year. Those looking to purchase a ticket will need to be quick, and also be willing to part with a fairly decent amount of money.
The general attendee tickets are listed for $900 and the academic (student and faculty) tickets are listed for $300. The catch with the latter, you will need to provide proof that you are either enrolled or employed at a school. Google has also said that you will need to have a Google+ account and also use your Google Wallet account for payment.
We cannot say as much for the Google+ portion, however using Wallet should just make it easier. Plus, those already rocking an Android device likely have an up to date Wallet account which just seems to make sense. Those quick (and possibly lucky) enough to get a ticket will then have 5 minutes to complete the purchase. You will need to get your ticket, complete the payment portion and then fill out the registration form. The good part here, the 5 minute time ends when you complete the payment portion.
Those ready to attend and feeling lucky should follow this link at the bottom of this post and get to buying. You will sign in with your Google+ account and will have to click the “allow access” button on the Google Developers pop-up. Once here you pick your ticket type, click that you agree with the terms and begin the wait to see if there are any tickets left.
For those seeing things crawling to a halt when you get to the “waiting for an available ticket” page, rest assured in knowing that this can take some time. Google has said this could take upwards of six minutes, which basically means you should do everything in your power to sit back with patience and not hit the refresh button. Finally, those who miss out on the ticket, while that means you will not be getting the freebies that usual arrive for I/O attendees — rest assured in knowing that Google streams the events so you can still attend virtually.[via Google I/O]