New Conferences Will Provide Two-Day Training in Key Mac Applications

Framingham, Mass. – October 16, 2001 – IDG World Expo, the leading produce=
of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for IT markets, announced
today the new Macworld/Power Tools Conferences, to be featured at the
upcoming Macworld Conference & Expo. Macworld is scheduled for January
7-11, 2002 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

The Macworld/Power Tools Conferences offer attendees the opportunity to
spend two full days immersed in training on key Mac products and

Industry experts, consultants, authors, product engineers and power users
will teach the conference sessions, providing valuable education for
attendees who want to take their skill set with the Mac industry’s most
popular productivity tools to a new level. Topics include:

=B7 Professional PhotoShop: History of Photoshop; Digital Imaging Essentials=
Layer Secrets; The Power of Vector Shapes & Styles; Real World Masking and
Compositing; Professional Retouching Techniques; All About Type; Special
Effects; Color Management; Taking It to the Web; and Actions & Droplets:
Photoshop for Lazy People.

=B7 FileMaker Pro: The Future of FileMaker; Relational Database Design;
Intermediate Scripting and Calculations; Emerging Technologies; FileMaker
and Web Technologies; Advanced Scripting and Calculations; The Power of
Plug-ins; Effective FileMaker Development Process; Security; and FileMaker
as a Business Tool.

=B7 Final Cut Pro: The History of Final Cut Pro; Building the Ultimate
Desktop Movie Studio; Editing Essentials; Basic Title Techniques – Art and
Function; Transitions, Filters and Keyframing; Compositing and Motion
Graphics; Audio Post Production; Editing Aesthetics and Storytelling;
Tricks, Tips and Timesavers: PowerUser Session; Software Integration;
Hollywood Special Effects; and Final Mastering and Output.

“IDG World Expo developed the Macworld/Power Tools Conferences in direct
response to feedback from Macworld Conference & Expo attendees looking for
in-depth training on specific applications,” said Darrell Baker, vice
president, event services, IDG World Expo. “We believe our attendees will
find the educational content both valuable and focused.”

The Macworld/Power Tools Conferences will take place January 7 – 8, 2002 at
the Moscone Center in San Francisco. These will be followed by the
Macworld/Pro and Macworld/Users Conference programs, offering attendees the
opportunity to participate in five full days of valuable educational
training at Macworld. Macworld will also offer twelve full-day workshops on
January 8, 2002.

For the first time at Macworld, conference attendees can also mix and matc=
conference packages for a more customized Macworld experience. Attendees
will have the opportunity to attend sessions across conference programs,
including both Macworld/Pro and Macworld/Users Conference program sessions.
In addition, the new Platinum Pass offers unlimited access to
Macworld/Power Tools Conferences, Macworld/Pro and Macworld/Users
Conference programs. Attendees can also purchase a Macworld/Pro Day Pass to
attend just one or two days of the Macworld/Pro Conference program.

To register for Macworld Conference & Expo, 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 consumers 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 consumers alike the
opportunity to discover the latest developments and hottest products these
markets offer. For more information, please visit the Web site at

About IDG World Expo
IDG World Expo ( produces world-class tradeshows,
conferences, and events for emerging IT markets. As the leading IT event
management company, IDG World Expo leverages its 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 and BioITWorld Conference & Expo, as well as
COMNET Conference & Expo and COMNET Wireless Conference & Expo – both of
which feature Enterprise Application Summit and ESPWorld. IDG World Expo is
a business unit of IDG, the world’s leading technology media, research and
event company.

About IDG
IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers and offers online
users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world
through (, which comprises more than 300 targeted Web
sites in 70 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168
computer-related events worldwide, and provides IT market analysis through
51 offices in 43 countries worldwide. Company information is available at