By: Mary Smith - Staff Writer
Feb 7, 2021
Google I/O sells out for event. Google I/O conference sells out in just 59 minutes, to be held in San Francisco on May 10-11. The big event expects about 5,500 people at the Moscone Center.
The I/O event will open at around 1 PM EST, and it has already reached its maximum capacity to get in. Google does plan to stream keynote sessions to those who cannot be there in person. Links for the live feeds will be posted within 48 hours of the event.
The company’s VP of Engineering Vic Gundotra tweeted about an hour after registration opened: “Google I/O 2011 sold out in 59 minutes! Holy Moly.” Earlier, he tweeted that last year’s event took 50 days to sellout and that the 2009 edition took 90 days to reach capacity. A note on the corporate website also confirmed that no tickets are available.
Early bird pricing was $450, or $150 for students/faculty. Google charges an extra $100 for a bootcamp program. In recent years when popular tech conferences have ran out of seats, tickets have then surfaced on sites such as Craigslist and eBay. This was also the case with Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) last spring.Business News Join The Conversation
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