”Creative Corner” Introduced as New Macworld Exhibit Hall Feature

FRAMINGHAM, MA – December 20, 2005 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for technology markets, today introduced the "Creative Corner," a new Exhibit Hall feature at Macworld Conference & Expo(R), taking place January 9-13, 2006 at San Francisco's Moscone Center. The Creative Corner is a dedicated area on the Exhibit Hall floor that is open to all attendees. The Creative Corner will highlight music and audio in the Berklee Dream Studio; digital photography with the "Dr. Is In" digital photography help area; and creative products and services on the Creative Professional Stage and Special Interest Pavilions.

Creative Professional Stage

Several industry-leading organizations that provide solutions for utilizing the Mac for creative purposes will be giving commercial demonstrations at regularly scheduled times throughout the week. Organizations including FileMaker, HP, Fujitsu, Academy of Art University, Filmloop, Exabyte, TOLIS Group, Extensis and AIGA, the professional association for design, will be on hand to discuss and demonstrate their creative products and services.

Berklee College of Music Dream Studio

In a new Exhibit Hall feature at Macworld San Francisco, the Berklee College of Music will present the Dream Studio, a state-of-the-art music studio filled with Mac hardware and software ready to bring your musical visions to life. This attraction will also feature a self-guided tour, music production demonstrations and daily lectures by Berklee faculty.

The Dr. Is In – Digital Photography Help

This new Exhibit Hall feature is a complimentary service where attendees can bring prints, camera (bring cables for download) or images on flash storage to the digital photography doctors in the Creative Corner of the Macworld Exhibit Hall and let members of the American Society of Media Photographers give pointers. The Doctors will be in all week.

Special Interest Pavilions

The Special Interest Pavilions have long featured up-and-coming companies and showcased technologies. Attendees with particular interests can experience first-hand the very latest Mac technology for specific market segments in a cohesive setting. Segments include:

— Digital Media, Multimedia & Publishing Solutions

— Enterprise & Business Solutions

— Developer Tools, Networking & Server Solutions

— Education, SciTech & Assistive Technology

For more information or to register for the event, please visit http://www.macworldexpo.com.

About Macworld Conference & Expo

Owned and produced by Framingham Mass.-based IDG World Expo, Macworld Conference & Expo is the world's most comprehensive Macintosh OS event. Macworld Conference & Expo showcases products and services for professionals involved in media and creative content development for corporate and home applications, as well as prosumers using the Mac at home. Macworld Conference & Expo brings together the loyal base of Mac OS audiences in creative services, education, application development, entertainment, small office/home office and Internet-based environments. Macworld Conference & Expo offers professionals and prosumers alike the opportunity to discover the latest developments and hottest products these markets offer. For more information or to register for the event, please visit the Web site at http://www.macworldexpo.com, or call (800) 645-EXPO. For exhibiting opportunities, please contact Annie Rice at (508) 424-4839 or annie_rice@idg.com or Ron Moreau at (508) 424-4804 or ron_moreau@idg.com.

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo (http://www.idgworldexpo.com) produces technology-focused tradeshows, conferences and events for professionals seeking world-class education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. IDG World Expo's portfolio of conferences and events includes Macworld Conference & Expo(R), LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R), Wireless Sensing Solutions(R), Syndicate(TM), GridWorld(TM), OSBC(R), Digital ID World(R), RoboBusiness and RoboNexus. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

About IDG

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, research, and event company. A privately-held company, IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers including Bio-IT World, CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Network World, and PC World. The company features the largest network of technology-specific Web sites with more than 400 around the world. IDG is also a leading producer of more than 170 computer-related events worldwide including LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R), Macworld Conference & Expo(R), DEMO(R), and IDC Directions. IDC provides global market research and advice through offices in 50 countries. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com.

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