IDG World Expo Announces Venue Change And New Show Dates For Year 2000 Linuxworld Conference & Expo

FRAMINGHAM, MA – June 16, 1999 – Building on the overwhelming Linux community support and enthusiasm for the premier Linux-only event, IDG World Expo today announced changes to the venue and new show dates for the third LinuxWorld Conference & Expo. The first of the two Year 2000 events will now be held in New York City at the Jacob Javits Center from February 1 – 4, 2000 – the first time LinuxWorld Conference & Expo will be held on the East Coast.

Originally scheduled to occur January 10 – 13, 2000 in Washington, D.C., IDG World Expo has changed the venue and dates to accommodate the rapidly expanding number of exhibitors and anticipated attendance levels for the Year 2000 event.

"The level of success and excitement surrounding the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo events delivers on IDG World Expo's goal to provide a premier forum for the Linux community to share ideas," stated Charlie Greco, President and CEO of IDG World Expo. "We've changed the venue to New York City – a true technology center – where we will have additional floor space to meet the expanding needs of Linux devotees and to accommodate the rapidly expanding number of exhibitors."

LinuxWorld Conference & Expo February will offer the Linux-focused conference programs, keynote speakers, feature presentations and exhibit floor attractions the Linux community has come to expect from its premier Linux-only event.

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading IT media, research and exposition company. IDG publishes more than 290 computer magazines and newspapers and 700 book titles and offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through IDG.net (http://www.idg.net), which comprises more than 240 targeted Web sites in 55 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related expositions worldwide, and provides IT market analysis through 49 offices in 42 countries worldwide. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com.