Google I/O 2014 scheduled with new registration procedure in the works

Registration for Google I/O isn't open yet, but there is at least one big change to know now.
Written by Rachel King, Contributor

Following news from the Google Maps, Fiber, and new Capital teams, here's just one more thing.

The Internet giant's annual developer conference, Google I/O, is back on -- albeit a tad later than last year.

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, June 25 to Thursday, June 26.

Set to be held at San Francisco's Moscone West conference hall once again, the dates were announced by Sundar Pichai, Google's senior vice president of Android, Chrome and Apps, via Google+ on Wednesday afternoon.

Last year's conference was held in early May, but the expo has been held in June in years prior too.

Registration dates haven't been revealed yet. Last year ticketing launched (and promptly sold out) in early March, but with the calendar shift, it is a difficult prediction to make.

Regardless, Pichai did point out this one important change:

Also, quick note for those who want to join in person: this year we’re making some changes to registration, so you won’t need to scramble the second registration opens. We'll be implementing a new system, where you can submit your interest to attend Google I/O 2014. Successful applicants will then be randomly selected and notified shortly thereafter.

For those who can't attend in person, Pichai added that the event will be live-streamed.

The opening keynote is usually the one part of the two-day event worth tuning in most.

Along with scores of software and services upgrades announced throughout the program, highlights have included Sergey Brin's over-the-top unveiling of Google Glass in 2012 and a surprise appearance by CEO Larry Page in 2013 following months of speculation about his health.

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