Registration Soars for LinuxWorld Conference & Expo

FRAMINGHAM, MA – JUNE 27, 2001 – IDG World Expo announced today that it expects to see attendance records shattered at the upcoming LinuxWorld Conference & Expo. With registration soaring for the event, LinuxWorld is expected to attract more than 20,000 attendees. LinuxWorld will be held for the first time at San Francisco's Moscone Center and the San Francisco Marriott, venues better able to accommodate its growing popularity, August 26 – 30, 2001.


With 9 weeks remaining until the event, LinuxWorld has seen the number of pre-registered exhibits-only attendees double compared last year's West Coast event. Conference registration is also up, with 57% more conference attendees registered so far this year.

More than one-third of the pre-registered conference attendees have selected passes that allow them entrance to the first ever Worldwide Developer Conference at LinuxWorld. The Worldwide Developer Conference will focus specifically on the needs of application and technical developers, providing the open source community with the opportunity to participate in technical training and educational forums on application design and development.

"LinuxWorld Conference & Expo just keeps on getting bigger and bigger," said Charlie Greco, president and CEO of IDG World Expo. "When we launched this event three years ago, we had only 400 attendees. Now we're expecting to see more than 20,000 Linux and open source enthusiasts on the show floor and in our conference sessions. Our next show in New York is likely to be even bigger. Open source is certainly coming of age, and this event is a reflection of its exploding popularity."

LinuxWorld Conference & Expo will also return to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City January 29 – February 1, 2002.

For More Information

For more LinuxWorld Conference & Expo information, or to register for the event, visit the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo Web site at, or call (800) 657-1474. For exhibiting opportunities, please contact Aramis Jordan (A-K) at (508) 424-4809 or or Beverly Griffith (L-Z) at (508) 424-4852 or

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo ( 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 Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, COMNET Conference & Expo, COMNET Wireless Conference & Expo, Federal Open Source Conference, ESPWorld Conference & Expo, Enterprise Application Summit, BioITWorld Conference & Expo and Internet Entertainment Expo (IEX). IDG World Expo is a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the leading global provider of IT media, research, conferences, and expositions.

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