The Tech Ecosystem Unites at DEMO Fall 2010; DEMO Conference Celebrates 20th Anniversary in Silicon Valley; Application Deadline for 20th Anniversary DEMO Fall 2010 Ends on July 16

FRAMINGHAM, MA ­­– June 30, 2010 — The DEMO Conference, the world-renowned "launchpad for emerging technology," will celebrate its 20th anniversary during the September 13-15, 2010 conference in Silicon Valley, marking the first time the event will be held in the heart of tech innovation. Due to overwhelming response, the DEMO team has extended the launch application deadline to July 16, 2010. Applications can be found on [].

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In celebration of the 20th anniversary, DEMO has extended special invitations to select CIOs, and senior IT executives to an exclusive, invitation-only dinner, where demonstrating company CEO's will have the opportunity to connect directly with this audience of senior-level decision-makers. This event provides IT buyers with an immediate opportunity to discover the latest and greatest ground-breaking technology products from DEMO innovators, facilitating business-to-business relationships for maximum impact.

In addition, demonstrating companies will once again have an opportunity to win the $1 million People's Choice Award that includes an extensive multimedia advertising campaign with IDG media publications. This campaign will significantly increase the visibility of the winner to more than 270 million technology buyers through the powerful brands under the IDG umbrella, including CIO, Computerworld, CSO, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World and PC World. Past winners of the DEMO People's Choice Award who received substantial post-launch promotion and visibility include eXaudios Technologies, Emo Labs, Inc. and Liaise.

"For the past several months, we have been traveling the nation, bringing together the best and brightest entrepreneurs and investors, establishing programs that allow earlier stage companies to take advantage of the DEMO experience. We are utilizing the vast network within IDG to partner key audiences with our demonstrators, helping facilitate relationships that continue well beyond the event itself," said Matt Marshall, co-executive producer and editor of DEMO partner VentureBeat. "We're excited DEMO Fall 2010 will be taking the Valley by storm for 48 hours where we will unite the tech ecosystem in celebration of the most promising technology products of the future."

With more than 20,000 technologies reviewed and 1,500 companies selected to launch on the DEMO stage over the past 20 years, DEMO provides the essential ecosystem for emerging technologies. For complete information on DEMO successes, including the top 10 reasons to launch at DEMO go to []

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DEMO is offering a special early registration discounted rate of $995 which will expire on July 1, 2010. Visit [] to register.

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About the DEMO Conferences

Produced by the IDG Enterprise events group in conjunction with VentureBeat, the DEMO conferences in the United States and China focus on emerging technologies and new products innovations, which are hand selected from across the spectrum of the technology marketplace. The DEMO conferences have earned their reputation for consistently identifying tomorrow's cutting-edge technologies, and have served as launch pad events for companies such as Palm, E*Trade, Handspring, and U.S. Robotics, helping them to secure venture funding, establish critical business relationships, and influence early adopters. For more information on the DEMO conferences, visit [].

The DEMO community also benefits from the award winning DEMOletter. A weekly e-newsletter designed to reach the people who are creating companies, building products and launching new ideas, DEMOletter provides smart insight and analysis of entrepreneurial business issues. To subscribe, go to: []

About IDG Enterprise

IDG Enterprise, an International Data Group (IDG) company, brings together unique editorial brands (CIO, Computerworld, CSO, DEMO, InfoWorld, ITworld and Network World) to serve the information needs of our technology and security-focused audiences. As a digital-centric media company we serve our reader and advertiser audiences with award-winning content and community, driving conversation and conversion, across our entire portfolio of awarding-winning, websites, events, magazines, products and services. In addition, the CIO Executive Council, a peer advisory service, brings together the nation's top CIOs, as well as provides community and leadership development tools for their staffs.

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