Google has published its 2013 I/O conference schedule, and it seems it is shaking things up a bit. Shirking the usual two-day keynote speeches, which are more or less split halfsies down the middle between Android and Chrome, this time around the conference will be featuring a single keynote event on May 15.
What’s more, the event is slated to be a long one, scheduled to last three hours. The conference kicks off on May 15 with the keynote speeches, followed by a break and then heading into six hours worth of sessions and Developers Sandbox. The next two days look more or less the same, according to the I/O agenda Google just published, save for the longer sessions and lack of keynote speeches.
Tickets for the developer event went on sale back on March 13, and they were gobbled up in a single hour, with tickets being priced at $900 for the average attendee and a steeply-discounted $300 for students and faculty. Previous I/O conferences have likewise sold out quickly, with the 2012 event selling out in less than 15 minutes, and again selling out in under an hour in 2011.
Of course, we’ll be attending, and will update you on the latest and greatest news. We’re geared up for discussion topics including Google TV, Google+, Android, and, of course, Project Glass, which has been in the news quite a bit as of late. With a little over two weeks to go, you’ve enough time to check out our last I/O pieces, then get caught up on Google Glass, Chrome, and Android.