Registration for Macworld Conference & Expo 2009 Now Open ; 2009 event website launched with more features and functionality designed to enhance user experience

FRAMINGHAM, MA – SEPTEMBER 15, 2008 – IDG World Expo today announced that attendee registration is now open for Macworld Conference & Expo®, taking place January 5-9, 2009, at San Francisco’s Moscone Center. Attendees who register before December 1, 2008 at will receive early bird pricing rates. IDG also announced the launch of a new event website with improved navigation and a host of Web 2.0 features that will further engage the Mac community before, during and after the event.

“We’re excited about the new website because it takes the interactivity of Macworld to another level, offering the Mac community more content in a layout that’s much easier to navigate," said Paul Kent, vice president and general manager, Macworld Conference & Expo. “This year’s conference will also have several new and enhanced show floor attractions which will make the 2009 Macworld conference the best one yet.”

New attractions scheduled to debut at this year’s event include: the Macworld Music Studio, an expanded show floor attraction including demonstrations, and training on how to use the Mac to bring your musical visions to life; and the Macworld Learning Center, a show floor stage hosting free educational presentations for new Mac users, a schedule of popular podcasts creating their shows live from Macworld Conference & Expo, and a series of product spotlights where attendees can see demonstrations of innovative products making their debut at the show.

New website features include several Web 2.0 elements that allow users to interact with other Macworld attendees and other Mac users through Facebook, MySpace, and the Macworld Expo social network. Through these social networks, the Mac community can hear and discuss breaking event news. Additionally, the website features improved navigation, search and registration to help attendees better view the numerous educational sessions, exhibiting companies, and products available to them at Macworld Conference & Expo.

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 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 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 website at, or call (800) 645-EXPO. For exhibiting opportunities, please contact Annie Rice McKnight at (508) 424-4839 or Ron Moreau at (508) 424-4804 or For sponsorship opportunities contact Ellen Boland at (508) 988-7830, or

About IDG World Expo

IDG World is a leading producer of tradeshows and events for professionals and consumers seeking world-class education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. IDG World Expo’s portfolio of conferences and events includes Entertainment For All® (E For All®), E3 Media & Business Summit, GreenXchange Xpo™, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo®, Macworld Conference & Expo®, Next Generation Data Center™ (NGDC™) and REVEAL Los Angeles…The Fashion & Design Event™. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world’s leading technology media, research and event company.