I saw this confirmed on twitter, it won't let me post the link to the tweet here as it says it is spam. If you look at the @Teched_NA twitter feed scroll to May 14th you will see the following tweet,
@rodtrent Hey Rod, have you heard if they are or aren't including a Technet Subscription with this year's @teched_NA conference admission?
TechEd NorthAmerica TechEd NorthAmerica @TechEd_NA 14 May
@kgraham648 Hey Kyle, we won't be providing TechNet subscriptions this year.
(Not sure if that counts as confirmed, nevertheless it is the official North America twitter feed from what I understand)