The Professional Developers Conference (PDC) is Microsoft’s premier gathering of leading-edge developers and architects to share information about cutting-edge technologies. http://microsoftpdc.com/
The full conference Pass is $2,095 and is being discounted to an Academic price of $595 (~70% discount) for Students and faculty. To avail the Academic discount email PDC09@ustechs.com to get an RSVP code, that then can be used during the registration at http://microsoftpdc.com/Registration
The academic rate is for students and faculty of the academic community with valid identification such as a student or faculty id. The cost to attend with a code is $595 and covers the regular conference only, pre-conference workshops and hotel accommodations are additional.