Meet the Speakers at Macworld Conference & Expo in Boston

FRAMINGHAM, MA – JUNE 30, 2005 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for technology markets, today announced a new feature where several popular speakers will be available for meet and greet sessions with attendees in the exhibit hall at Macworld Conference & Expo(R) in Boston, taking place July 11-14, 2005 at the Hynes Convention Center.

David Pogue, the weekly personal-technology columnist for The New York Times and an Emmy award-winning tech correspondent for CBS News, will be in booth #423 on Wednesday, July 13 and Thursday, July 14. With 3 million books in print, he is also one of the world's bestselling how-to authors. Titles include: "Macworld Mac Secrets," "Macs for Dummies" and "The Great Macintosh Easter Egg Hunt."

A wide variety of speakers will be in booth #433 in the exhibit hall during the week, including:

Tuesday, July 12

11:00 AM – Andy Ihnatko, columnist, The Chicago Sun-Times and Macworld Magazine

2:00 PM – David Swain, president, Polymath Business Systems

3:00 PM – Ben Waldie, president, Automated Workflows

4:00 PM – Chuck Joiner, editor-in-chief, The MUG Center

Wednesday, July 13

11:00 AM – Ted Landau, author, columnist (Macworld, MacFixIt)

12:00 PM – Rich Shupe, president, FMA

1:00 PM – Hanaan Rosenthal, author/consultant, Custom Flow Solutions

2:00 PM – Jason Cranford Teague, senior UI designer, AOL

3:00 PM – Peter Sichel, chief engineer, Sustainable Softworks

4:00 PM – Adam Engst, publisher, TidBITS

5:00 PM – Jason Snell, editor-in-chief, Macworld Magazine

Thursday, July 14

10:00 AM – Derrick Story, Mac DevCenter editor; Coauthor of iPhoto 5: The Missing Manual

11:00 AM – Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus, author and consultant

1:00 PM – Gordon Meyer, author/software engineer

"This is a great opportunity to meet face-to-face with some of the speakers who make the Macworld Conference program one of the best in the world for Mac education," said Richard Feldman, group vice president, IDG World Expo. "Attendees can bring books and articles from their favorite speakers and get them autographed, or they can take a moment to ask the speakers a question."

For more information or to register for Macworld Boston 2005, visit www.macworldexpo.com .

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 at (508) 424-4839 or annie_rice@idg.com or Ron Moreau at (508) 424-4804 or ron_moreau@idg.com.

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo ( www.idgworldexpo.com ) produces technology-focused tradeshows, conferences and events for professionals seeking world-class education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. As the leading technology event management company, IDG World Expo leverages its experience and knowledge of technology-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(R), LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R), Bio–IT World Conference + Expo(R), Wireless Sensing Solutions(R), Syndicate(TM), GridWorld(TM), RoboBusiness and RoboNexus. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

About IDG

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, research, and event company. A privately-held company, IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers including Bio-IT World, CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Network World, and PC World. The company features the largest network of technology-specific Web sites with more than 400 around the world. IDG is also a leading producer of more than 170 computer-related events worldwide including LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R), Macworld Conference & Expo(R), DEMO(R), and IDC Directions. IDC provides global market research and advice through offices in 50 countries. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com .

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