Syndicate Conference Kicks Off on Tuesday, May 17 in New York City – Focuses on the Business of RSS and Blogging

FRAMINGHAM, MA – MAY 12, 2005 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for technology markets, and FuelDog Events, a developer of tradeshow concepts and technology, announced that Syndicate(TM), a new B2B conference focused on emerging trends and technologies in content syndication, will take place May 17-18, 2005 at New York City's Marriott Marquis.

With two comprehensive tracks, designed for publishers and corporate marketers, comprised of leading industry experts in panel discussions and case studies, Syndicate is the premier venue to learn about the new tools of syndication– RSS, Atom, OPML, Media RSS, blogs and other emerging technologies that are changing a marketplace with billions of advertising dollars at stake.


Keynote speeches will be given by Martin Nisenholtz, senior VP, digital operations for The New York Times Company; Alexander Hungate, chief marketing officer for Reuters; Bob Carrigan president, publisher & CEO of Computerworld; Susan Butler, senior writer and legal analyst at Billboard Magazine; Robert Scoble, technical evangelist and Microsoft Geek Blogger; Phil Holden, director of global business and product management, MSN; Doc Searls, senior editor, Linux Journal and co-author of "The Cluetrain Manifesto."

Conference Track Topics

— New Syndication Technologies & Publishing: sessions will explore how the new tools of syndication present a broad array of challenges and opportunities for traditional publishers, news organizations and other content owners.

— New Syndication Technologies & Corporate Marketing: sessions will explore how RSS and other syndication tools, along with weblogs, add a dynamic new dimension to the corporate marketer's toolbox, with the ability to create one-to-one relationships that circumvent spam filters and create relationships built on trust.


Speakers at Syndicate include the who's who of the publishing and corporate marketing industries. Among the 72 speakers participating in the keynotes, feature presentations and conference sessions, there are C-level's, president's, senior VP's and founders from organizations such as Google, Reuters, Yahoo!, MSN, Bloglines by Ask Jeeves,, Burson-Marsteller, Hearst Interactive Media, Associate Press,, Edelman,'s,, Washingtonpost Newsweek Interactive, Microsoft, Billboard Magazine, Interactive Advertising Bureau, Sun Microsystems, PR Newswire, CNET, the John Kerry campaign and many others.

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Gold sponsor Pheedo is joined by Silver sponsors Yahoo! and Nooked as lead underwriters for the event. Bronze sponsors include Google, NewsGator, Pluck, PubSub, Socialtext and Associate sponsors include Feedster, Five Across, KnowNow, SimpleFeed and Technorati. Media sponsors include B2B Magazine, B2B Media Business, BusinessWire, EContent, and Silicon Valley Watcher. Association sponsors include American Business Media and the American Advertising Foundation.

Networking Opportunities

An "Opening Night Networking Reception" will be held Tuesday, May 17, 2005 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. In addition, Birds-of-a-Feather Meetings will take place Tuesday, May 17, following the Networking Reception. These meetings are casual, informal discussions where attendees can meet like-minded professionals, discuss resources for achieving goals, get answers to questions and hear about the latest developments in content syndication.

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About Syndicate

As the premier event for content syndication trends, Syndicate(TM) ( ) is a B2B Conference providing awareness, clarity, education, deal making and strategic business opportunities surrounding the emergence of online media syndication. This program will focus on emerging technologies such as RSS (Really Simple Syndication), for content owners and producers, new media executives, marketers, advertisers and public relations professionals.

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo ( ) 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), RoboBusiness and RoboNexus. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

About FuelDog Events

Part of the FuelDog family of media solutions and services, FuelDog Events works with tradeshow industry partners and clients to develop new event concepts and solutions. FDE has worked with major business media companies across the industry, and has helped bring to market a range of innovative event concepts and technology solutions.

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), MacworldConference & Expo(R), DEMO(R), and IDC Directions. IDC provides global market research and advice through offices in 50 countries. Company information is available at .