New Assistive Technology District Highlights Macworld Educational Offerings

FRAMINGHAM, MA – JUNE 21, 2000 – Macworld Conference & Expo has expanded its educational offerings with a New Assistive Technology Area, continued enhancement to the Education District, and new comprehensive conference sessions focusing on the needs of today’s educators.

 

Designed to provide a broad cross section of education professionals with the latest tools and technologies specifically designed for administrators, teachers and students, these education-specific areas will showcase new products from more than two-dozen leading suppliers.

Assistive Technology District

The first area of its kind at any computer trade show, the new Assistive Technology District will showcase the latest applications, technologies and innovations designed to meet the needs of individuals with learning challenges and disabilities. Featuring such leading companies as Curriculum Resource Solutions, Inc., EDMARK, and Learnout & Hauspie, the Assistive Technology District allows district school level buyers, teachers, principals, parents, students and technology coordinators to compare solutions and designs for the special needs market in one consolidated area.

"Macintosh computers have a strong legacy in the education market,"said Rob Scheschareg, Vice President, IDG World Expo. "Together with the established Education District, the Assistive Technology District provides unparalleled opportunities for educators to come up-to-speed on all the latest education products and techniques for students of all levels."

Educational District

A must see for educators and administrators, the Education District highlights new software, Internet tools and curriculum-building solutions and multimedia for schools and training facilities. Some of the companies currently exhibiting in the Educational District include:

¨ AverMedia Microsystems

¨ Chancery Software

¨ CompassLearning

¨ EDMARK

¨ Elo TouchSystems

¨ Focus Enhancements

¨ Gvox Interactive Music

¨ Horizonlive.com

¨ Knowledge Adventure

¨ Lexia Learning Systems

¨ Meeting Maker

¨ Metrowerks

¨ PowerSchool

¨ Schepp Turner Productions

¨ Super School Software

¨ Vernier Software & Technology

Conference Program Features Education Focused Seminars

Presented by renowned industry experts, Macworld’s comprehensive four-day conference program will feature the most complete conference program available to professionals working in the educational arts. These sessions include:

¨ Apple Works 6 in Education

¨ Internet and iTools for Educators

¨ Desktop Movies in the Classroom

¨ Learning Unplugged: The Wireless Classroom is a Reality

¨ OS X For Educators

¨ Apple Staff Development On-line

¨ Integrating Technology into K-12 Classrooms in Exciting New Ways

¨ Apple Learning Interchange

Macworld Conference & Expo takes place July 18-21, 2000 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. Macworld features hundreds of new software, hardware, peripherals and services that will be showcased by more than 400 leading Mac developers and suppliers for the first time to tens-of-thousands of Mac enthusiasts.

For a complete description of Macworld Conference & Expo/New York 2000 along with show highlights, updates and continuous announcements and an exhibitor list, go to www.macworldexpo.com.

About Macworld Conference & Expo

Macworld Conference & Expo is the world's most comprehensive Macintosh OS event. Macworld Conference & Expo is the showcase for products and

services geared to professionals involved in media and creative content development for corporate and home applications, and 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. Multiple conference programs cover beginning and advanced uses of the Mac. Macworld/Pro Conference sessions offer a technology-intensive professional development series for Macintosh design, management and networking professionals. The Users Conference program covers beginning and advanced uses and techniques in areas such as Internet, design, integration with NT systems, education, content asset management, entertainment, and more. Macworld Conference & Expo is sponsored by Mac Publishing, LLC, a joint venture between International Data Group and Ziff Davis, and publishers of Macworld Magazine, MacWorld.com, MacBuy.com, iMacworld.com, MacCentral.com, MacWEEK.com, and MacGaming.com. For more information on Macworld Conference & Expo visit the Web site at www.macworldexpo.com.

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo (www.idgworldexpo.com) produces world-class tradeshows, conferences, and events for emerging IT markets around the globe. As the leading IT event management company, IDG World Expo leverages its unsurpassed 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 ASPWorld Conference & Expo, ComNet, Internet Commerce Expo (ICe), LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, and Macworld Conference & Expo. IDG World Expo is a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the leading global provider of IT media, research, conferences, and expositions.

IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading IT media, research and exposition company. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers and 4,000 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 270 targeted Web sites in 70 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related expositions worldwide, and provides IT market analysis through 50 offices in 43 countries worldwide. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com.