Copied from official swtor.com forums.
"Next, our biggest event of the year, the December 20th launch of Star Wars: The Old Republic. This is inarguably the most anticipated game of the year, an epic MMO that makes each player the hero of their own Star Wars saga. The Old Republic is in Beta right now and players are blown away by the immersive story, dynamic combat and authentic Star Wars feel. In the coming weeks we'll invite hundreds of thousands of players into our biggest Beta test to date."
Quote from Peter Moore (Chief operative for EA)
You can find the the full transcript here (under Prepared comments)
We can only hope that it will be a super massive invite - so some of us might get lucky.