Users Conference at Macworld Features Training on Tiger and Digital Video and Photography

FRAMINGHAM, MA – November 29, 2005 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for technology markets, today announced the schedule for the Users Conference and the Hands-on MacLabs at Macworld Conference & Expo(R), taking place January 9-13, 2006 at San Francisco's Moscone Center. The Users Conference is designed for Mac users of all skill levels. The Hands-on MacLabs are half-day sessions that provide hands-on computer training.

The Users Conference continues its long-standing tradition as one of the best Mac education values, presenting a broad array of training opportunities for Mac users of all skill levels. Attendees can improve their mastery of Mac OS X, learn to master the new features of their favorite productivity tools, and expand their creative horizons in the fields of digital photography and digital video production.

Users Conference attendees can choose from nearly 30 conference sessions over two days. The sessions are 75 minutes each and cover a wide variety of topics. The five tracks in the Users Conference are titled: "Mac Power User," "Creative Tools," "Digital Photography," "Digital Video" and "Productivity." Featured sessions include:

— "Tiger Secrets," Join this highly entertaining session as popular New York Times columnist, David Pogue, makes Mac OS X Tiger, sing, dance, and walk on its head.

— "Digital Storytelling with Your iLife Media," iLife allows nonprofessionals to achieve amazingly professional results with your digital media: photos, movies, music.

— "Getting Better Pictures from Your Digital Camera," photo expert, Ben Long, covers all of the fundamental photographic concepts that a good photographer needs to know, whether they're shooting digital or film.

— "Essentials of Digital Cinematography," This seminar will condense 2 years of film school into 75 minutes — how to get stunningly beautiful, Hollywood quality results from any DV camcorder.

— "Mac OS X Tiger for Windows Users," Tiger provides a variety of features and technologies that enable Macs and PCs running Windows to work seamlessly together.

The Hands-on MacLabs are half-day sessions on Friday, January 13 that provide hands-on computer training. Class size is limited to ensure that each student receives the expert instructor's full attention. Topics include:

— Mastering the Adobe Creative Suite

— Building Your Own Packages

— QuickTime Media Creation and Online Delivery: A 4-Hour Tour

— Get "Authorized' with DVD Studio Pro

— Final Cut Studio Integration

— Unleash your Creativity with Corel Painter IX

For more information or to register for the event, please visit

About Macworld Conference & Expo

Owned and produced by Framingham Mass.-based IDG World Expo, Macworld Conference & Expo is the world's most comprehensive Macintosh OS event. 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 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 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 Web site at, or call (800) 645-EXPO. For exhibiting opportunities, please contact Annie Rice at (508) 424-4839 or or Ron Moreau at (508) 424-4804 or

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. IDG World Expo's portfolio of conferences and events includes Macworld Conference & Expo(R), LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R), Wireless Sensing Solutions(R), Syndicate(TM), GridWorld(TM), OSBC(R), Digital ID World(R), RoboBusiness and RoboNexus. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

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

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