DEMO 09 Conference Seeks Innovative Entrepreneurs; Top Technology Conference Accepting Applications for Demonstrators

FRAMINGHAM, MA – OCTOBER 8, 2008 — Last month's DEMOfall 08 conference saw the launch of 72 new tech products and services delivered to the U.S. marketplace. Building on the momentum of the event, the producers of the DEMO conferences are already screening products and selecting the most significant to launch at DEMO 09, which will take place March 1-3 in Palm Desert, California. Potential demonstrators with eligible products can apply to participate in DEMO 09 here: The deadline for applications is December 1, 2008.

Products debuting at DEMO conferences represent every market segment — everything from more efficient air conditioner technology; to a smart phone application that helps dieters count calories; to a thin, flexible and lightweight electronic reader device. DEMO takes a global view of the tech industry and features technologies from around the world. Attendees never know exactly what they are going to see at DEMO, but they attend knowing that the debuting products have been carefully vetted for industry-impact.

Known for encouraging business acceleration, DEMO attracts companies ready to jump into the next phase of company growth: acquiring customers and partners, garnering international press coverage, and obtaining funding. DEMO conferences showcase innovations from new and established companies with working technologies for measurable market spaces. It's the event series that launched technologies such as VMware, the Palm Pilot, Java 1.0, TiVo, IronPort Systems, WebEx,,, Ugobe's Pleo, Six Apart's Moveable Type and many more.

Executive Producer Chris Shipley and analyst Carla Thompson are busy screening product prototypes and considering them for DEMO 09. In this process, they ask, "Is it a standout product? Does it represent an industry first or the best of a category? Will it drive further progress in technology?" To be considered for DEMO, a product must:

* make its public debut at the DEMO conference

* make a significant contribution to the state of the art in its target


* change the dynamics of the marketplace into which it is introduced

* be backed by a management team capable of delivering the product to


Companies and entrepreneurs with products that might qualify are encouraged to read up on eligibility requirements and complete the simple, 10- minute application today!

To learn about the benefits of demonstrating at DEMO, visit:

About the DEMO Conferences

Produced by Network World Events and Executive Forums, the DEMO conferences in the United States, China, and Europe focus on emerging technologies and new products, which are hand-selected from across the spectrum of the technology marketplace. The DEMO conferences have earned their reputation for consistently identifying tomorrow's cutting — edge technologies, and have served as launch pad events for companies such as Palm, E*Trade, Handspring, and U.S. Robotics, helping them to secure venture funding, establish critical business relationships, and influence early adopters. Each DEMO conference features approximately 70 new companies, products and technologies. For more information on the DEMO conferences, visit

The DEMO community also benefits from the award winning DEMOletter. A weekly e-newsletter designed to reach the people who are creating companies, building products and launching new ideas, DEMOletter provides smart insight and analysis of entrepreneurial business issues.

About Network World

Network World, Inc., the Leader in Network Knowledge, empowers network IT executives through education, information and community. Network World, an IDG company, is the leading provider of news, analysis, reviews, events and education on information technology. Network World publishes the leading newsweekly, Network World, hosts the most active online communities (,,, and, and produces educational seminars and events worldwide. Network World's portfolio of strategic marketing programs provides marketing and agency professionals with the tools to generate high-quality leads, optimize marketing campaigns, and create new revenue opportunities. Additionally, Network World is the event organizer of DEMO and DEMOfall, the leading events for new technology innovation.

About International Data Group (IDG)

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG's online network includes more than 450 Web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment and video games worldwide. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries including CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. IDG's lead-generation service, IDG Connect, matches technology companies with an audience of engaged, high-quality IT professionals, influencers, and decision makers.

IDG is a leading producer of more than 750 technology-related events including Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Entertainment for All Expo (E for All), DEMO, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 900 IDC analysts in more than 90 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends.

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