CreativePro Conference & Expo Lines up Feature Presentations; New Conference Track on Pro Audio Also Added To Program Business Editors/High-Tech Writers

FRAMINGHAM, MA – MAY 8, 2003 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for technology markets, today announced that Apple and Macromedia will each deliver a feature presentation at Macworld CreativePro Conference & Expo(TM). Taking place July 14-18, 2003 at New York City's Javits Center, Macworld CreativePro Conference & Expo will address the unique needs of creative professionals in design and publishing, video and music.

 

Filmmakers, directors, graphic designers, photographers, broadcast journalists, publishers, musicians, music executives, producers and others in creative roles will benefit from Macworld CreativePro Conference & Expo's lineup of feature presentations and conference sessions. Attendees can choose from one- and two-day tutorials, two levels of conference sessions for beginner/intermediate and expert users, labs and various feature presentations — each with a different focus.

An Apple executive will take the stage on Wednesday, July 16 at 9:30 a.m. to deliver a feature presentation. Then, Macworld CreativePro attendees will hear from Norm Meyrowitz, president of Macromedia Products on Wednesday, July 16 at 3:00 p.m. Meyrowitz is known for overseeing the teams that created Director, Shockwave, Dreamweaver, and Macromedia Flash.

Macworld CreativePro Conference & Expo feature presentations are open to all registered attendees.

The Macworld CreativePro Conference & Expo educational roster continues to grow with the addition of new sessions and tracks. Apple has developed a new conference track on Pro Audio, featuring the following topics:

The Vision of Audio in Mac OS X

ProTools 6 for Mac OS X – The Latest Features and Performance Benefits

Advanced Editing with Emagic Logic for Mac OS X

High Level Functions of DJ/Remix Applications within Mac OS X

The Guitar in the World of Mac OS X

Surround Production with MOTU DP4 for Mac OS X

Utilizing Mac OS X Audio Units in Recording and Live Performance

Audio Restoration and Enhancement of Existing Content

Conference sessions will be taught by creative experts, including book authors and artists willing to share their secrets. Companies sending talent to share insights on the latest tools and technologies include Adobe, Apple, Avid, Corel, eMagic, Macromedia, MOTU and Quark, among others. "Presenting at Macworld CreativePro gives Corel an opportunity to interact with the creative design community on the East Coast. The event is a unique occasion for attendees to learn more about the full spectrum of creative products and opportunities available to them today," said Brett Denly, vice president, global marketing at Corel Corporation. "We're pleased with the new focus for Macworld CreativePro, particularly as we see this event as a targeted way to further engage the creative community with the power of Corel's applications."

One-day Macworld CreativePro Conference & Expo tutorials will focus on troubleshooting, digital photography, desktop publishing and more. Two-day tutorials will feature Dreamweaver, DVD Studio Pro, Final Cut Pro, QuarkXPress and more. Half-day labs will help users brush up skills in PDF production, Final Cut Pro, Flash ActionScript and Mac OS X administration.

Level 1 conference tracks, in addition to Pro Audio, include Design and Publishing, Mac Skills, Music, Photography, Prosumer Video and Web Design. Level 2 conference tracks focus on Professional Video and Design and Publishing.

Some of the sessions and tutorials expected to attract considerable interest include:

Avid Xpress Pro: On the Mac and PC!, presented by Avid Technology's Steve Chazin and Glen Seaman

Moving to Adobe InDesign, presented by Christopher Smith and Larry Happy of American Graphics Institute

Getting the Most Out of iMovie: Tips and Tricks for Advanced Movie Making, presented by Apple's Michael Uy

AppleScript Basics, presented by Apple's Sal Soghoain

Printing Management with Mac OS X: Maximize Printing Efficiency Using CUPS Printing, presented by James Dempsey of Apple Technical Training

Mac OS X Server Management Principles for Creative Agencies, also presented by Dempsey

Guide to MPEG-4 & QuickTime Streaming, presented by Apple's Victor Alexander

Portable Canvas – Creativity Unleashed, presented by Corel Corporation's Tanya Staples

Color Consistent Graphics Workflow, presented by Adobe, Apple, Gretag-Macbeth and HP

How to Set Up a Home Recording Studio, presented by MOTU's Dave Roberts

Beginners Workshop: What if Beethoven had a Mac?, presented by composer and musician David Kirn

Case Study: A Newspaper Advertising Perspective of Implementing Mac OS X and Adobe InDesign, presented by Iris Sneath and Christine Delano of The Palm Beach Post Newspapers, Inc.

Mac OS X for Design & Publishing Professionals – Is It Soup Yet?, presented by Elara Systems' Chuck Weger

Making iMovies with David Pogue, presented by best-selling Mac author David Pogue Macworld CreativePro Conference & Expo is presented by IDG World Expo and Apple. Additional information about Macworld CreativePro Conference & Expo is available at www.macworldexpo.com.

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo (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. As the leading technology event management company, IDG World Expo leverages its experience and knowledge of technology-focused events and conferences, enabling technology companies to capture the attention and loyalty of influential buyers. IDG World Expo's portfolio of conferences and events includes Macworld Conference & Expo(R), LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R), Bio-ITWorld Conference & Expo(TM), COMNET Conference & Expo(R), Integrated Security Conference & Expo(TM), BiometricsWorld Series and Portable Power Conference & Expo(TM). IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

About IDG

IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers and offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through IDG.net (www.idg.net), which comprises more than 330 targeted Web sites in 80 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related events worldwide, and IDG's research company, IDC, provides global market intelligence and advice through 51 offices in 43 countries. Company information is available at www.idg.com.