Program will provide training on key tools and applications for the Mac

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., November 19, 2002 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer
of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for IT markets around the
globe, today announced enhancements to the Macworld Conference & Expo
conference program for the upcoming event, to be held January 6-10, 2003 at
San Francisco’s Moscone Center. The conference program will feature
brand-new Power Tools Conferences, as well as the San Francisco debut of
the Hands-on MacLabs.

Macworld Conference & Expo offers the nation’s largest technology
conference program, providing in-depth, unbiased Macintosh education and
training for thousands of Mac professionals and enthusiasts. The upcoming
program will feature the industry’s most respected experts sharing their
knowledge on today’s hottest topics.

IDG World Expo has added six new topics to the popular Power Tools
Conferences, which debuted to sold-out audiences at last year’s event in
San Francisco. These conferences provide two days of intense training on
the most popular Mac tools and applications. This year, attendees can
choose to attend Power Tools Conferences on Advanced OS X Concepts &
Administration, Dreamweaver, DVD Studio Pro, FileMaker Pro, Final Cut Pro,
Interactive Solutions, Mac OS X 10.2 (Jaguar), Professional Photoshop and

The upcoming event will also feature the San Francisco debut of the
Hands-on MacLabs, introduced for the first time at Macworld Conference &
Expo/New York 2002. These labs provide hands-on computer training for Mac
users on topics ranging from PDF production to Flash 5 ActionScript to
wireless networks. MacLab attendees are required to bring their laptops to
these sessions, taught by trainers who are experts in their fields.

In addition to the Power Tools Conferences and MacLabs, the Macworld
conference program will also feature one-day Workshops – intensive,
full-day sessions that provide training on the products and technologies
showcased on the exhibit floor. Attendees can also choose to attend a
variety of Macworld/Pro Conference sessions for the professional Macintosh
user or manager, or one of 60 Macworld/Users Conference sessions on topics
such as Mac OS X, making desktop movies, music, photography and more.

Macworld conference sessions will be taught by the industry’s most
respected experts, including author Bob “Dr. Mac” Levitus, author and New
York Times columnist David Pogue, R/Com Networks’ David Barrett, Apple’s
Sal Soghoian, Berklee College of Music’s David Mash, author and Macworld
contributing editor Jim Heid, Against All Odds Productions’ Rick Smolan and
author Bert Monroy.

Some of the top conference sessions offered at Macworld Conference &
Expo/San Francisco 2003 will be:

– Best of Mac Secrets, a Users Conference session presented by David
– Hands-on OS X for Administrators, a MacLab presented by Schoun Regan
– Switching to X – Experience from the Field, a Pro Conference session
presented by Mark Jeffries
– Chris Breen’s Massive Mac Brain Dump from Punk to Power User in One
Day, a Workshop presented by Chris Breen
– The iPod Super Session, a Users Conference session presented by Chris
– Inside Jaguar – iCal on Mac OS X, a Users Conference session
presented by Dave Hamilton
– Writing Jaguar Programs in Java, a Pro Conference session presented
by Daniel Steinberg
– From 0 to 360 in QuickTime VR, a Users Conference session presented
by Jon Alper
– From Music to Movies: Secrets of the Macintosh Digital Hub, a Users
Conference session presented by Jim Heid
– Wireless Networking Essentials, a Users Conference session presented
by Bill Wiecking
– Mac OS X for Musicians, a Users Conference session presented by David
– Your First DVD, a Users Conference session presented by Nick Floro

For more information or to register for Macworld Conference & Expo, please

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 IT-focused tradeshows,
conferences and events for professionals seeking world-class education,
peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. 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, BioITWorld Conference &
Expo, COMNET Conference & Expo, Integrated Security Conference & Expo and
BiometricsWorld Conference & Expo. 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 330 targeted Web
sites in 80 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168
computer-related events worldwide, and IDG’s research company, IDC,
provides global market intelligence and advice through 51 offices in 43
countries. Company information is available at