Macworld 2010 will feature two full days of technical conference
content dedicated to Apple’s newest operating system, Mac OS X Snow
Leopard, IDG World Expo (, owner of
Macworld 2010, announced today. Macworld 2010, taking place February
9 – 13, 2010, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, is the world’s
premier event singularly focused on the Apple products platform.
Apple released Snow Leopard on Friday, August 28. In anticipation of
the release, IDG World Expo has built a comprehensive program of
conference content and training opportunities led by world-class
faculty and aimed at helping new and experienced users unlock the
full potential of Snow Leopard.
“When Apple releases a new OS, Macworld is the first and best place
to learn how to use and maximize its capabilities,” said Paul Kent,
Macworld general manager and vice president at IDG World Expo.
“Macworld provides the community with the education, hands-on
training and support needed to get more than they ever thought
possible out of these new tools. The Macworld 2010 sessions on Snow
Leopard and Final Cut Pro 7 are just the beginning of our
cutting-edge conference agenda.”
Snow Leopard Session Highlights Include:
* “Upgrading to Snow Leopard” details the installation
process itself and how users can prepare to upgrade, avoid
installation problems and proactively troubleshoot.

* “Working with Services in Snow Leopard” focuses on the
services that Snow Leopard makes downright convenient to use,
including managing the Services menu, adding and removing services,
identifying cool things you can do with services and situations where
services don’t work.

* “Text Magic in Snow Leopard” highlights all the new text
magic tools, including bidirectional language support, a revamped
user interface for the Keyboard Viewer and Character palette,
on-the-fly text substitutions, and interesting new capabilities in

* Finder Power User Techniques (“Don’t enter data twice!”)
emphasizes how to speed up workflow in the Finder by customizing
windows and using Smart folders and Spotlight to quickly find
information, as well as how to use tagging to better organize your

* “Working Between Multiple Apps” shows users how to better
exchange information among the various applications on their Mac, as
some of the Apple apps are very well integrated, but the ways in
which they can interact is not always obvious to the user.

* “Video with Snow Leopard: Putting QuickTime X to Work”
demonstrates how to navigate the new user interface; use the features
of the new QuickTime to capture audio and video; prepare media for
use with your iPhone, iPod or Apple TV; push video to You Tube and
Mobile Me; and use H.264, AAC, streaming and performance technologies
to improve your media experience. * “Taking Accessibility to
the Next Level in Snow Leopard” teaches users with disabilities how
to increase and enhance their accessibility with new and innovative
technologies designed to get the most out of their Mac. Sessions will
be taught by leading technology consultants, educators and
practitioners from the Mac marketplace, including: Joe Kissell,
senior editor, TidBITS Publishing Inc.; J.F. Brissette, trainer and
producer, and owner, JFB Media Solutions; Nick Floro,
CEO, Sealworks Interactive Studios; and Don McAllister, host and
producer, ScreenCastsONLINE.
In addition to Snow Leopard specific content, the Macworld 2010
conference boasts numerous sessions focused on educating users on all
aspects of the newest version of Final Cut Pro 7, released in March.
Session highlights include:

* “Introduction to Final Cut Pro” is an introductory-level class
taught by Mark Spencer, president of Day Street Productions, that
focuses on expanding your skills beyond Final Cut Pro to harness the
power of the full Final Cut Studio. Deliver a rich, guided and
interactive experience to your viewers with DVD Studio Pro. Discover
how to prepare your work for delivery with Compressor. Learn how each
of these applications fits into an overall post-production workflow.

* “Final Cut Studio In-depth” is a more advanced class taught by
Steve Martin, president of Ripple Training, covering all the core
Studio Apps, including Final Cut Pro, Motion, Soundtrack Pro, Color,
DVD Studio Pro and Compressor, as well as how they all work together
to create the ultimate “post production studio in a box.” The
Macworld 2010 conference program will deliver a comprehensive
technology agenda covering everything from Mac power user skills,
introductory training and creative music, video and design content to
small business productivity and education. Additional conference
sessions will be announced in the coming weeks.

About Macworld
Macworld 2010 is a five-day event that educates, entertains and
immerses attendees in the Apple products community. A comprehensive
expo hall offers access to hundreds of Mac products and services,
paired with expert advice, demonstrations and instruction. Macworld
conference programs feature industry leading minds, presenting
cutting edge product training on the topics attendees most want to
see. From Mac Power Users to creative professionals to first-time
users to Enterprise computing professionals, Macworld has the
conference content, special presentations and exhibit hall
attractions that create what has been called “Mecca for Mac Users”.