Apple has today announced the dates for its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in 2014.

The event will take place June 2-6 at the Moscone West convention center in San Francisco.

It was also announced that tickets will be issued to those wishing to attend via a random lottery, for the first time.

The move is in response to the overwhelming demand for tickets, which usually sell out within minutes.

Registered applicants will be picked at random to receive tickets and will know if they’re successful by April 7 at 5pm PDT.

Scholarships

Students also have the chance to attend WWDC for free via 200 available scholarships.

To attend, developers need to be members of one of Apple’s paid developer programs. These could include the iOS Developer Program, iOS Developer Enterprise Program, or Mac Developer Program.

However, those wishing to sign up to these last minute will be out of luck – to be put into the ticket lottery, developers have to have been a member because today’s announcement.

Youth developers between the ages of 13 and 17 require a parent or guardian (who is also eligible) to purchase their tickets.

Tickets are also limited to one applicant and can’t be resold or transferred.

If you wish to be in with a chance to go to WWDC – start the registration process here.