Users Conference at Macworld Gets A Facelift

FRAMINGHAM, MA – NOVEMBER 29, 2006 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for technology markets, today announced that this year's Users Conference at Macworld Conference & Expo will feature new tracks designed to further enhance this highly acclaimed source of inspiration and new computing ideas for new and skilled Mac users. Two new tracks of note include the Inspire and Vision tracks. The Users Conference takes place on Wednesday, January 10th and Thursday, January 11th, 2007 at San Francisco's Moscone Center.

The Inspire track presents Macworld's technical and creative experts demonstrating state of the art products and techniques and explaining how they can be used to create masterpieces. The new Vision track introduces a collection of sessions that allows attendees to sit back and absorb the perspective of technical visionaries and cutting edge practitioners as they share their views on how technology will evolve and effect the workplace, home life and culture. Additional new tracks for the Users Conference include Magic, Work and Create.

"Macworld's User Conference continues to be one of the most popular events at Macworld, training over 3000 attendees," said Paul Kent, vice president, Macworld Conference & Expo. "We're excited to add a visionary component to our already successful tactical agenda. The opportunity to hear from technology luminaries as to how markets and tools are advancing provides a powerful and useful added value to their conference experience."

Users Conference attendees can choose from 30 new conference sessions over two days. The sessions are 75 minutes each and cover a wide variety of topics. Highlights include:

— "TikiBar TV Serves Podcasting Secrets." Sorry, no Mai Tai's or Pina Colada's here, but attendees won't want to miss Dr. Tiki and Johnny Johnny from TikiBarTV.com as they reveal the ingredients that helped them concoct one of the most popular video podcasts since the launch of the video iPod.

— "iPod: Fully Loaded." Even Neo would be blown away by this session! Ever thought about ripping a DVD onto your iPod or recording TV Shows? How about running an entire keynote presentation or PowerPoint presentation straight from an iPod? Why lug a notebook around when you have an iPod? Join Andy Ihnatko, America's 42nd Most Beloved Columnist as he talks about tricks and techniques from his new book and find ways to ensure that every last megabyte of your iPod is crammed with more than just Abba's Greatest Hits!

— "Enhance Your Business Image Through iWork and iWeb." Why not give your business image a makeover? Join Alan Eyzaguirre from Apple as he illustrates techniques, as well as teaching attendees how to use iWork and iWeb's vast range of templates and features, to help personalize your business.

— "Give Your Mac A Tune-Up!" You take your car into the repair shop regularly to have it "tuned up" and have other preventative maintenance performed-even if your car is running smoothly at the time. You should do the same with your Mac. This session covers all you need to know to keep your Mac in tip-top condition. Learn what you really should be doing vs. what is really a waste of time (despite what the conventional wisdom might say).

— "The Digital Camera Of 2015." Go beyond "how many megapixels" with David Pogue, tech columnist for The New York Times and hear about the liquid lenses, touch screens, hydrogen batteries, massive storage devices, and smile-recognition software of the next decade's digital camera, including which current annoyances will go away and which will only get worse.

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 for deploying a host of creative tools.

For the complete Users Conferences program and schedule, please visit the following url: http://www.macworldexpo.com/live/20/events/20SFO07A/conference/tracks .

For more information or to register for the event, please visit www.macworldexpo.com .

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 www.macworldexpo.com , or call (800) 645-EXPO. For exhibiting opportunities, please contact Annie Rice McKnight at (508) 424-4839 or annie_rice@idg.com or Ron Moreau at (508) 424-4804 or ron_moreau@idg.com.

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo ( www.idgworldexpo.com ) 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), LinuxWorld(R) OpenSolutions Summit(TM), SaaScon(TM), GridWorld(TM), OSBC(R), Digital ID World(R), RoboBusiness, RoboNexus, and RoboDevelopment Conference & Expo. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

About International Data Group (IDG)

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries including CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. IDG's online network includes more than 400 Web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment, and gaming worldwide. IDG is a leading producer of more than 170 technology-related events including LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Macworld Conference & Expo, DEMO, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 850 IDC analysts in 50 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends. Additional information about IDG, a privately-held company, is available at http://www.idg.com .

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