Feature Presentations Announced for Macworld Conference and Expo San Francisco

FRAMINGHAM, MA – OCTOBER 19, 2006 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for technology markets, today announced the Feature Presentations lineup for Macworld Conference & Expo(R), scheduled to take place January 8-12, 2007 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Acclaimed actor, writer and film producer Kevin Smith; world-renowned photographer and digital photography pioneer Joel Meyerowitz; and New York Times technology columnist and Mac luminary David Pogue, will all be participating in this year's event as feature presenters.

Feature Presentations are open to all registered Macworld Conference & Expo attendees.

Feature Presentations include:

— "Q&A With Kevin Smith," January 9, 2007, at 2:00 p.m. In the few years since his entry into the indie film community – starting with the surprise critical and commercial success he received for his debut film Clerks – Kevin Smith has seen it all. Now, several films later, Kevin comes to Macworld Conference & Expo to share his wry perspective on the film business, its quirks, and what it takes to stick with it. Hear Kevin's story, get a few tips along with some sage advice and a few good laughs out of what promises to be an entertaining and witty session.

— "Photography And The Digital Experience," January 11, 2007, at 2:45 p.m. presented by world-renowned color photography and digital printing pioneer, Joel Meyerowitz. Join Joel as he shares the images and experiences of his amazing 40-year career. Joel has works in the Museum of Modern Art and has been featured on Nightline, CBS and MSNBC. He has published 15 books, including AFTERMATH: World Trade Center Archive (Phaidon), the only existing photographic record of the Ground Zero recovery effort.

— "Macworld Live! with David Pogue," January 10, 2007, at 9:00 a.m. Move over Letterman, Leno and Conan – New York Times technology columnist and Mac industry luminary David Pogue returns to Macworld to host this entertaining and informative talk show. Always a crowd favorite, "Macworld Live! With David Pogue" includes the news of the day, exciting guests, David's famous song parodies and plenty of surprises.

— "Macworld Best Of Show 2007," January 10, 2007, at 2:45 p.m. Live for the very first time on the Macworld Feature Presentation stage. Come and see the very best products that Macworld Conference & Expo has to offer, all in one place. Macworld's team of Mac experts will present and demonstrate the most exciting and innovative products at Macworld Expo.

— "MacBrainiac Challenge," January 11, 2007, at 9:00 a.m. Come see the Macworld Conference & Expo's MacBrainiac Challenge for an entertaining presentation of OS X, Mac and other geek trivia. After two years of consecutive wins, Jason Snell's Macworld Magazine team may be on their way to a dynasty. Be in the audience as industry luminary and Macworld senior editor Chris Breen hosts this zany, live quiz show.

For more information or to register for the event, please visit www.macworldexpo.com .

About Macworld Conference & Expo

Owned and produced by Framingham Mass.-based IDG World Expo, Macworld Conference & Expo is the world's most comprehensive Macintosh OS event. Macworld Conference & Expo showcases products and services for professionals involved in media and creative content development for corporate and home applications, as well as prosumers using the Mac at home. Macworld Conference & Expo brings together the loyal base of Mac OS audiences in creative services, education, application development, entertainment, small office/home office and Internet-based environments. Macworld Conference & Expo offers professionals and prosumers alike the opportunity to discover the latest developments and hottest products these markets offer. For more information or to register for the event, please visit the Web site at www.macworldexpo.com , or call (800) 645-EXPO. For exhibiting opportunities, please contact Annie Rice McKnight at (508) 424-4839 or annie_rice@idg.com or Ron Moreau at (508) 424-4804 or ron_moreau@idg.com.

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo ( www.idgworldexpo.com ) produces technology-focused tradeshows, conferences and events for professionals seeking world-class education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. IDG World Expo's portfolio of conferences and events includes Macworld Conference & Expo(R), LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R), LinuxWorld(R) OpenSolutions Summit(TM), SaaScon(TM), GridWorld(TM), OSBC(R), Digital ID World(R), RoboBusiness, RoboNexus, and RoboDevelopment Conference & Expo. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

About International Data Group (IDG)

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. 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 online network includes more than 400 Web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment, and gaming worldwide. IDG is a leading producer of more than 170 technology-related events including LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Macworld Conference & Expo, DEMO, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 850 IDC analysts in 50 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 .

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