DEMO Partners With FORA.tv to Offer Live Broadcast and On-demand Viewing; DEMO Fall 2010 conference to expand reach and showcase the first-time launch of 66 new technology products and prototypes to a worldwide audience
FRAMINGHAM, MA – September 13, 2010 – DEMO, the world's top conference for emerging technologies, today announced that it has partnered with FORA.tv, the Web's leading site for videos about the people, issues, and ideas changing the world, to offer an online subscription to its upcoming DEMO Fall 2010. This conference will be broadcast live on FORA.tv September 14-15, 2010, from 9 am – 5 pm (PDT), and available for on-demand viewing for 60 days following the event. Event Passes are available now for $249 for those who pre-register, and for $299 starting September 14.
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"We are delighted to expand the audience for this important event by making it available to the emerging technology community around the world," said Neal Silverman, Senior Vice President, DEMO. "By working with FORA.tv, we'll be able to connect entrepreneurs, investors, media and buyers who otherwise would not be able to participate in DEMO."
"The DEMO conference provides a window into technology's future and introduces to the world the people and companies who are paving the way," said Blaise Zerega, CEO and President of FORA.tv. "It's appropriate and fitting that DEMO is at the forefront of online subscription and distribution methods."
DEMO Fall 2010 will take place in Silicon Valley from Sep 13-15. 66 hand selected, carefully-vetted innovations poised to define new markets and shake up existing ones in the areas of consumer, enterprise, cloud social and media will launch from the DEMO stage. The event will also feature Matt Marshall, Executive Producer, DEMO, in one-on-one conversations with the following tech pioneers about trends in their specific industries:
* Jack Dorsey, Creator, Co-founder, and Chairman, Twitter, Inc.; CEO & Co-founder, Square
* Bill McDermott, co-CEO, SAP
* Andrew Mason, Founder/CEO, Groupon
* Jeff Weiner, CEO, LinkedIn
* Matt Thompson, General Manager, Developer and Platform Evangelism, Microsoft
* Sean Finnegan, President/Chief Digital Officer, Sarcom MediaVest Group
* Lisa Gansky, co-founder, oFoto (now Kodak Gallery) and GNN (now part of AOL)
For more information on attending DEMO 2010 on Sep 13-15 at the Hyatt Regency Silicon Valley, visit http://www.demo.com [http://www.demo.com].
For more information on viewing DEMO 2010 on Sep 14-15 on FORA.tv, visit http://fora.tv/conference/demo_2010 [http://fora.tv/conference/demo_2010].
About the DEMO Conferences
Produced by the IDG Enterprise events group in conjunction with VentureBeat, the DEMO conferences in the United States and China focus on emerging technologies and new products innovations, 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. For more information on the DEMO conferences, visit: http://www.demo.com [http://www.demo.com].
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. To subscribe, go to: http://www.demo.com [http://www.demo.com].
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 also publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers. Media brands are in more than 90 countries and include CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld/TechWorld/TecChannel, ITworld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. The company'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, OpenSource World, E3 Expo, DEMO, Storage Networking World, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 1000 IDC analysts in more than 100 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends.
Additional information about IDG, a privately held company, is available at http://www.idg.com [http://www.idg.com]
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FORA.tv is the leading site for intelligent video programs on the people, issues, and ideas changing the world. The company is a pioneer in paid membership services and pay-per-view programming from top conferences, universities, and public forums. FORA.tv has partnered with more than 160 organizations from the Aspen Institute to Georgetown University to Wired to the Economist, helping these organizations reach passionate, engaged audiences. Named a Top 50 Web Site by TIME, a Top Education Site by The Telegraph, the company has also been covered by Fast Company, The Boston Globe, and many others. FORA.tv is funded by a select group of investors led by William R. Hearst III and is based in San Francisco. FORA.tv can be found at http://fora.tv [http://fora.tv] or on Facebook and Twitter.
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