Macworld Announces Call For Papers; Submissions now being accepted for the January 2007 event

FRAMINGHAM, MA – JUNE 12, 2006 – IDG World Expo today announced that the call for papers has been issued for the Macworld Conference & Expo(R) January 8-12, 2007 at San Francisco's Moscone Center. The deadline for submissions is August 11, 2006 and accepted applicants will be notified in early Fall, 2006.

For over 20 years, Macworld Conference & Expo has been the leading destination for Mac computing professionals and enthusiasts alike. The event combines world-class educational opportunities with professional and social networking opportunities and exposure to thought leadership that Mac platform customers from around the world depend on to get the most from their technology investment.

Industry professionals are invited to submit abstracts related to the following topics, online at :

— Mac OS Skills Enhancement

— System Troubleshooting

— Graphic Design

— Web Design

— New Media Tool Deployment

— Publishing Workflow

— Digital Photography

— Digital Video (including broadcast & motion graphics)

— Enterprise Computing

— K-12 Education

— Higher Education

— Scientific & High Performance Computing

— Small Business

— Networking

— Gaming

— Music and Audio Production

— Software Application Training

Abstracts are being accepted for the following conference programs:

User and MacIT Conference Sessions

Conference sessions present topics of interest in the Mac market and explore how Mac OS-related tools are used to enhance productivity, or shed light on how to resolve a particular problem or issue. Conference sessions can be either single leader, co-presenters, or panel formats with the goal of presenters sharing their insights and expertise on a particular instance of industry knowledge. Sessions are approximately 60 or 75-minutes in length.

Power Tools Conferences

Power Tools Conferences are 2-day programs that provide attendees in depth training on popular Mac software tools. Power Tools are comprised of a series of 8-12 instructional segments (4-6 per day) taught by either a single subject matter expert or a faculty of experts that are invited by the lead instructor/Power Tool creator. Instructors prepare a workbook for attendees. Attendees must pre-register to reserve a spot.

Market Symposiums

Market Symposiums are 1-day programs that focus on providing technical training and business technology expertise in key vertical markets. The day is comprised of a series of discrete sessions that are led by a single industry expert or are taught by a faculty of experts that are invited by the lead instructor. Instructors prepare a workbook for attendees. Attendees must pre-register to reserve a spot.

Hands-on MacLabs

These are 3-hour hands-on lab learning sessions focusing on popular Mac software tools. Attendance is limited to 30 attendees who are required to bring their laptops with software pre-installed in accordance with a listing of pre-requisites set by the instructor. Instructors team-up with a Teachers Assistant and walk attendees through each exercise.

Birds-of-a-Feather Meetings

BOFs are casual, informal discussions where attendees can meet like-minded people. They are open to all Macworld Conference & Expo attendees and usually feature about 8-10 people. Meeting topics may focus on getting resources for doing your job, getting answers to tough questions or the latest developments in the community. AV equipment is not applicable.

All speaker applications should be submitted online at

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, or call (800) 645-EXPO. For exhibiting opportunities, please contact Annie Rice at (508) 424-4839 or or Ron Moreau at (508) 424-4804 or

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo ( 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(TM) Summit, Wireless Sensing Solutions(R), Syndicate(TM), SaaScon(TM), GridWorld(TM), OSBC(R), Digital ID World(R), RoboBusiness and RoboNexus. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

About International Data Group (IDG)

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