Flashforward Joins A Powerful Line-up of Topics for the Power Tools Conferences at Macworld 2007

FRAMINGHAM, MA – NOVEMBER 16, 2006 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for technology markets, today announced the schedule for the Power Tools Conferences at Macworld Conference & Expo(R), taking place January 8-12, 2007 at San Francisco's Moscone Center. It was also announced that Lynda.com will be presenting their Flashforward Conference as part of the Power Tools Conference agenda at Macworld. The highly regarded Flashforward event is the world's premier conference focusing on Adobe's Flash(R) technology. Mac users can also choose from 19 other topics on the Power Tools Conference schedule, each providing two full days of in-depth training on the latest innovations, tips and tricks for Mac applications and tools.

"The Power Tools Conferences are a vital part of Macworld because they provide attendees with the most detailed training on the applications or tools that they rely on every day," said Paul Kent, vice president, Macworld Conference & Expo. "Each session is taught by the industry's top consultants, authors, product engineers and power users and Mac enthusiasts will have the opportunity to roll up their sleeves and receive advanced product training in a fun and interactive setting."

The Power Tools Conferences are one of the most popular programs at Macworld because they offer a unique immersion experience to help attendees take their skills to a new level, provide participants with ample Q&A opportunities with product experts, and offer an environment to network with peers on various topics and solutions. In addition to "Flashforward@Macworld," other new topics featured in the Power Tools Conference at Macworld include:

— "Mac OS X Server Fundamentals," guides participants through the proper techniques for installing and configuring Mac OS X Server GUI applications, as well as employing a few command line tools.

— "Graphic Secrets For Business," explores how to conquer the mysteries of resolution and resizing, enabling the addition of graphics to any document you may encounter.

— "HD Production and Workflow," reviews specific workflows in detail based on their final delivery scenarios, whether it's film, digital projection, broadcast, Web or DVD. In depth shooting methods using the latest cameras available will also be reviewed.

— "Introduction To Final Cut Studio," provides a solid grounding for leveraging the full suite of applications in Final Cut Studio. Learn how to use Final Cut Studio for your specific needs.

— "Logic Demystified," explains the Logic 7 family of applications from beginning and setup, through recording to a finished mix. Discussion on distribution options (CD, MP3, etc.) will also be covered.

— "Publishing Workflow Automation," teaches how best to transform the software you already use into an automation powerhouse featuring real-world automation scenarios.

— "Video Compression Secrets and Techniques," explores how to make great-looking video for the Web and iPod with QuickTime, Windows Media, Flash and MPEG. This session also features numerous live demos and frequent Q&A opportunities.

For the complete Power Tools Conferences program and schedule, please visit the following url: http://www.macworldexpo.com/live/20/events/20SFO07A/conference .

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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.

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