Macworld Conference & Expo Expands Power Tools Conferences for San Francisco

FRAMINGHAM, MA – OCTOBER 28, 2003 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for technology markets around the globe, today announced the launch of an expanded Power Tools Conference program at the upcoming Macworld Conference & Expo® in San Francisco, taking place January 5-9, 2004 at the Moscone Center. Mac users can choose from 15 separate Power Tools Conferences, each providing two days of intensive training on a specific application or tool.

For the first time in San Francisco, Power Tools Conferences have been expanded into two series spanning four days. Mac users can now choose to attend two different conferences: one taking place on Monday and Tuesday and another on Wednesday and Thursday.

Power Tools Conference attendees will learn from consultants, authors, product engineers and power users who have proven expertise in the applications and tools under discussion. Topics include:

Web Design and Delivery, chaired by author Dori Smith

Final Cut Pro, chaired by Josh Mellicker and Guy Cochran of

Mac OS X – Advanced Concepts & Administration, chaired by Schoun P. Regan and Kevin White of The Mac Trainers

QuarkXPress, chaired by Jay Nelson, editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly

DVD Studio Pro, chaired by Bruce Nazarian of Gnome Digital Media

Dreamweaver, chaired by Dave McFarland of Sawyer McFarland Media

Professional Photoshop, chaired by Michael Ninness of Microsoft

FileMaker, chaired by John Mark Osborne of Database Pros

Color Management, chaired by Kevin O’Connor, publishing workflow consultant

Final Cut Pro 4 – Masters Workshop, chaired by Steve Martin, Apple certified trainer with Ripple Training

Video Compression, chaired by Ben Waggoner of Ben Waggoner Digital

The Macintosh Home Recording Studio for Musicians, chaired by David Mash of Berklee College of Music

How to Produce, Create & Deliver Interactive Solutions, chaired by Nick Floro of Seal Works

AppleScript, chaired by Sal Soghoian of Apple

Game Development, chaired by Jeannie Novack of Indiespace

“Since its inception two years ago, the Power Tools Conference has become one of the most popular elements of the Macworld conference program,” said Warwick Davies, group vice president of IDG World Expo. “Mac users are demanding in-depth training on a wide variety of topics, so we have expanded the Power Tools Conference program to meet that growing need.”

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About Macworld Conference & Expo

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