Macworld Conference Program to Offer Expanded Power Tools Conferences, MacLabs

FRAMINGHAM, MA – NOVEMBER 19, 2002 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for IT markets around the globe, today announced enhancements to the Macworld Conference & Expo conference program for the upcoming event, to be held January 6-10, 2003 at San Francisco's Moscone Center. The conference program will feature brand-new Power Tools Conferences, as well as the San Francisco debut of the Hands-on MacLabs.


Macworld Conference & Expo offers the nation's largest technology conference program, providing in-depth, unbiased Macintosh education and training for thousands of Mac professionals and enthusiasts. The upcoming program will feature the industry's most respected experts sharing their knowledge on today's hottest topics.

IDG World Expo has added six new topics to the popular Power Tools Conferences, which debuted to sold-out audiences at last year's event in San Francisco. These conferences provide two days of intense training on the most popular Mac tools and applications. This year, attendees can choose to attend Power Tools Conferences on Advanced OS X Concepts & Administration, Dreamweaver, DVD Studio Pro, FileMaker Pro, Final Cut Pro, Interactive Solutions, Mac OS X 10.2 (Jaguar), Professional Photoshop and QuarkXPress.

The upcoming event will also feature the San Francisco debut of the Hands-on MacLabs, introduced for the first time at Macworld Conference & Expo/New York 2002. These labs provide hands-on computer training for Mac users on topics ranging from PDF production to Flash 5 ActionScript to wireless networks. MacLab attendees are required to bring their laptops to these sessions, taught by trainers who are experts in their fields.

In addition to the Power Tools Conferences and MacLabs, the Macworld conference program will also feature one-day Workshops – intensive, full-day sessions that provide training on the products and technologies showcased on the exhibit floor. Attendees can also choose to attend a variety of Macworld/Pro Conference sessions for the professional Macintosh user or manager, or one of 60 Macworld/Users Conference sessions on topics such as Mac OS X, making desktop movies, music, photography and more.

Macworld conference sessions will be taught by the industry's most respected experts, including author Bob "Dr. Mac" Levitus, author and New York Times columnist David Pogue, R/Com Networks' David Barrett, Apple's Sal Soghoian, Berklee College of Music's David Mash, author and Macworld contributing editor Jim Heid, Against All Odds Productions' Rick Smolan and author Bert Monroy.

Some of the top conference sessions offered at Macworld Conference & Expo/San Francisco 2003 will be:

Best of Mac Secrets, a Users Conference session presented by David Pogue

Hands-on OS X for Administrators, a MacLab presented by Schoun Regan

Switching to X – Experience from the Field, a Pro Conference session presented by Mark Jeffries

Chris Breen's Massive Mac Brain Dump from Punk to Power User in One Day, a Workshop presented by Chris Breen

The iPod Super Session, a Users Conference session presented by Chris Breen

Inside Jaguar – iCal on Mac OS X, a Users Conference session presented by Dave Hamilton

Writing Jaguar Programs in Java, a Pro Conference session presented by Daniel Steinberg

From 0 to 360 in QuickTime VR, a Users Conference session presented by Jon Alper

From Music to Movies: Secrets of the Macintosh Digital Hub, a Users Conference session presented by Jim Heid

Wireless Networking Essentials, a Users Conference session presented by Bill Wiecking

Mac OS X for Musicians, a Users Conference session presented by David Mash

Your First DVD, a Users Conference session presented by Nick Floro

For more information or to register for Macworld Conference & Expo, please visit

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 consumers 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 consumers alike the opportunity to discover the latest developments and hottest products these markets offer. For more information, please visit the Web site at

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo ( produces IT-focused tradeshows, conferences and events for professionals seeking world-class education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. As the leading IT event management company, IDG World Expo leverages its experience and knowledge of IT-focused events and conferences, enabling technology companies to capture the attention and loyalty of influential buyers. IDG World Expo's portfolio of conferences and events includes Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, BioITWorld Conference & Expo, COMNET Conference & Expo, Integrated Security Conference & Expo and BiometricsWorld Conference & Expo. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

About IDG

IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers and offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through (, which comprises more than 330 targeted Web sites in 80 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related events worldwide, and IDG's research company, IDC, provides global market intelligence and advice through 51 offices in 43 countries. Company information is available at