Steve Jobs is set to give the keynote speech at the Apple WorldWide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Jose in May.

Apple has posted the details of the conference on the developer area of its Web site. The conference runs Monday, May 15 to Thursday, May 19, with "Earlybird Sessions" on Sunday, May 14.

The WWDC gives the "latest, in-depth scoop on everything from Mac OS X", as well as keynote speeches from the management team, including Steve Jobs himself.

This year, Apple is offering a special package deal to visitors from outside the US, which includes a WWDC ticket, hotel and travel. UK developers can travel from London Gatwick - prices start at $2,040 for ADC (Apple Developer Connection) Online Members.

The conference also incorporates the Annual Apple Design Awards, which recognize innovation, advanced Mac OS "look and feel", and new products in the Mac OS market. Details of how to enter will be posted on the Web site nearer the time.