DEMO Returns to Phoenix, Arizona to Spotlight Innovation

SOUTHBOROUGH, MA – November 30, 2005 – This February, DEMO returns to Arizona to honor a new crop of exciting companies launching their never-before-seen innovations. For more than 15 years, the DEMO conferences and the year-round DEMO community have been connecting emerging technology start-ups with VCs, business development executives and the nation's top press — in other words, all the actors necessary to fuel the growth of early-stage companies and spur on technology progress and adoption.

"Technology's market momentum and innovation are on the rise, making DEMO a must-attend event for savvy business leaders," said Chris Shipley, executive producer of the DEMO conferences. "Though I cannot yet reveal the products that will launch at DEMO 2006, some of the themes include enterprise security, data management, consumer communications services, executive mobility tools, and wireless access stability."

At the center of each DEMO conference is a class of carefully vetted products and companies, each making its market debut. Executive Producer Chris Shipley is responsible for these selections, and makes them with DEMO's highly critical, very well informed, and the post-bubble, somewhat jaded audience in mind. "The technology industry is constantly re-inventing itself. Despite bubbles and busts, technology is still a hotbed of innovation and a mainstay of business need and investment," continued Shipley.

At DEMO, the industry's elite will gather for two days of ground-breaking launch presentations that showcase approximately 70 of the most exciting innovations in the world of technology. These insiders attend DEMO to garner a highly-filtered look at the products destined to change the marketplace in the coming year and exchange ideas with the industry's leading thinkers and decision-makers in a relaxed atmosphere intended to inspire, inform, and engage.

Over its 15-year history, DEMO has become known as the premier event for revealing the products and services poised to have the greatest impact on the technology landscape, allowing leading executives to test out new innovations and understand their impact within the context of a broad range of technology introductions.

"DEMO is as much about ideas as it is products and technologies; ideas that help to further the industry, sparking innovation and healthy competition. It's becoming clear to me that we're about to encounter a major inflection point in information technology, the details of which I'm saving for the DEMO 2006 keynote," said Shipley. "There will be plenty of fresh ideas, smart entrepreneurs, and exciting products worthy of investment debuting at DEMO 2006."

Online registration for DEMO 2006 is available here: http://www.demo.com/D6PR1. Today, November 30, is the last day to sign up at the Early Bird rate of $2,395, $600 off the cost of regular admission.

DEMO 2006 Partners

DEMO 2006's strategic partner is the Guidewire Group. Marketing partners are the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), PRSA Silicon Valley, Tech Coast Angels, The Tech Museum of Innovation, and VC Experts.

About the DEMO Conferences

Produced by Network World Events and Executive Forums, the semi-annual DEMO conferences 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 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.

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 community, Network World Fusion (http://www.nwfusion.com/), 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.

About IDG

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, research, and event company. A privately-held company, IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers including Bio-IT World, CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Network World, and PC World. The company features the largest network of technology-specific Web sites with more than 400 around the world. IDG is also a leading producer of more than 170 computer-related events worldwide including LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, MacWorld Conference & Expo, DEMO, and IDC Directions. IDC provides global market research and advice through offices in 50 countries. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com/.

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