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)