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How to Get Tickets to Google I/O

March 13, 2013

By Gilbert Falso :: 8:50 AM

How to get tickets for Google I/O.So you want to get into the highly sought-after Google technology conference for developers, Google I/O? You’ll need to be up early today if you’re on the west coast, and have your Google Wallet ready to go.

The conference is planned for May 15 – 17 in San Francisco’s Moscone Center. Tickets go on sale at 7:00 AM Pacific Time this morning, 10:00 AM on the east coast. You must have a Google+ account and a Google Wallet account to purchase admission tickets.

Because tickets sell out fast – last year in just 30 minutes – make sure your payment information in Google Wallet is updated and accurate. Don’t know if you have a Google Wallet account? If you’ve bought something out of the Google Play marketplace, then you already do.

When you begin the registation process, Google will put you in an electronic queue for a ticket. You could be on that page for up to six minutes. Google advises not to open multiple browser tabs to the registration page, as that will reset your wait time, and you will lose your place in line.

The cost to attend Google I/O is $900, or $300 if you belong to Google’s academic community. To qualify for academic community registration, you must be able to provide proof of enrollment or employment at an academic institution , and Google is limiting the sale of academic tickets.