DEMO Hits the Road In Search of Most Innovative Products for DEMOfall 08; Applications Open for Meetings with Chris Shipley During Six City Tour

SOUTHBOROUGH, MA – April 29, 2008 – The DEMO conferences, known for launching the technology industry's most impressive products and services, announced today the beginning of the DEMO Roadshow, a six city tour in search of the next generation of leading technology products. On the tour Chris Shipley will cross the country hosting meetings with the most promising companies and innovative products in order to select demonstrators for DEMOfall 08 on September 7 – 9 in San Diego, CA. Along with these meetings, DEMO will also be hosting a series of cocktail parties in Austin, Boston and Seattle, bringing together the best and brightest of tech veterans, entrepreneurs and DEMO alumni. Applications for one-on-one meetings during the DEMO Roadshow, as well as information on the cocktail parties, can be found at

Private meetings will be held to evaluate potential demonstrators for the upcoming DEMOfall 08 conference. Meetings will be held in the following six cities:

— Seattle – Thursday, May 1st

— Boston – Tuesday, May 6th

— Providence – Wednesday, May 7th

— New York City – Thursday, May 8th

— Denver – Monday, May 12th

— Austin – Tuesday, May 13th

To request a meeting, companies can complete the Demonstrator application. Once applications have been assessed, meeting times and locations will be distributed to the most innovative, compelling startups.

Additionally, during three of the scheduled stops, DEMO will be hosting drinks and conversations with DEMO veterans and newcomers. Technology industry leaders and executives are invited to attend and experience the networking power and intelligent conversation surrounding the DEMO community. The cocktail gatherings will be held in conjunction with the stops in the following cities:

— Seattle – Thursday, May 1st

— Boston – Tuesday, May 6th

— Austin – Tuesday, May 13th

This tour marks just the beginning of DEMO's search for the world's most innovative startups. In the weeks and months following the US tour Chris Shipley, DEMO's executive producer, will continue her search by visiting Israel, Taiwan and other international technology hot-spots to track down the most promising, high-flying startups from around the globe.

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About the DEMO

DEMO, a unit of IDG, is the launchpad for emerging technologies both as conferences in the U.S., Europe, and China and as a news and information Web site Emerging technologies and new products introduced at DEMO conferences are hand-selected from the spectrum of the global technology marketplace. DEMO conferences have earned a reputation for consistently identifying technologies that will disrupt current markets and change how people use digital technologies. New technologies are introduced at DEMO conferences by start-ups and established companies such as Google, VMWare,, Palm, Yahoo!, Leapfrog, Apple, IronPort, HP and thousands of others. More than 2,065 breakthrough products – from consumer favorites like Skype, Slingbox, and TiVo to top development platforms such as Sun's Java, Qualcomm's Brew, and IBM's Pervasive – have debuted at DEMO during the past 18 years. DEMO conferences and news coverage are where digital entrepreneurs and investors change the game and stay ahead of the curve.

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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