Google I/O conference planned for May 18, registration starts March 8

Google will show its plan for the future on May 18. Tickets are in short supply.
Written by Jake Smith, Contributor

Google will show its latest services and products to developers at its Google I/O conference on May 18 - May 20.

The company announced on Tuesday developers can register online for the chance to buy tickets to Google I/O between March 8 and March 10.

The keynote address draws the most interest from the public, as Google will make its biggest announcements for the year.

Google charges $900 for a ticket to the event -- which are short in supply. Students can get in for $300.

Registration begins at 9 am PST on March 8 and require a Google account. Unlike previous years, ticket sales will be through a raffle, rather than first come first serve.

Beyond the keynote address, developers get access to the latest technology and resources to help them develop around Google's platforms.

As 9to5Google notes, the location of the conference is at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, rather than Moscone West like years past. The Shoreline Amphitheater has a capacity of 22,500, while the keynote spot at Moscone West can only seat 6,075 people.

Google is expected to fold Chrome OS into Android, according to the Wall Street Journal, as the result of a two year project from the Alphabet company. It's also likely we will see the next version of Android.

Like in past years, Google will stream the event on YouTube. ZDNet will be in attendance to bring our readers the latest.

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