DEMO 2004: The Thrill is Back Escape Winter’s Chill and Experience the Ideas, Innovation and Excitement of Emerging Technology’s Most Elite Conference

SOUTHBOROUGH, MA – OCTOBER 29 – The elite DEMO conference is set to dazzle the tech world once again in Scottsdale, AZ, February 15-17, 2004. Now entering its 14th year, DEMO has long been recognized as the launchpad for the world's most promising emerging technologies. Leave the winter doldrums behind and head to the Westin Kierland resort for 65 of the best new consumer and enterprise technology products in development today.

Executive producer Chris Shipley has rigorously screened hundreds of visionary companies to choose the most exceptional, innovative new products and services the tech industry has to offer. In addition to the cream-of-the- crop in innovation, DEMO attracts top-tier media, savvy venture capitalists and high-level execs — truly the elite of the business world who know there is nothing like the networking, discovery, and ideation of DEMO.

"While economies may slump and markets may falter, innovation never stop," said Shipley. "In just over 100 days, the tech elite from around the world will gather in Scottsdale to experience the excitement, power and pure adrenaline rush of witnessing the future of technology unfold in two days."

"DEMO is arguably the most successful venue for positioning new products and establishing strategic relationships. Accordingly, companies vie to launch their products at DEMO to an audience of thought-leading early adopters," continued Shipley. "Many of the products you'll see presented at DEMO are still in development. This sneak-peek at next-generation technology puts you ahead of the pack, so you're able to move on new market potential before everyone else does."

Those interested may register for DEMO 2004 online at

DEMO 2004 Sponsors

DEMO 2004 partners include The Arizona Internet Professionals Association, The Arizona Technology Council, Business 2.0, Catchpole Technology, The Forum for Women Engineers (FWE), Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs (SVASE), and Women in Technology International (WITI).

About the DEMO Conferences

The annual DEMO and DEMOmobile conferences focus on emerging technologies and new products, which are hand-selected by executive producer Chris Shipley from across the spectrum of the personal technology marketplace. The DEMO conference has earned its reputation as the singular event that consistently identifies tomorrow's cutting-edge technologies. DEMO has served as a launch pad 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. DEMO is held in February each year and features approximately 60 new companies, products and technologies. DEMOmobile, named "2002 Best Conference" by Conferenza, is held each fall and features approximately 30 new mobile 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.

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