2009 Macworld Conference Program Offers Attendees Exclusive New Content ; Conference faculty includes the Mac industry’s most respected and influential speakers

FRAMINGHAM, MA – NOVEMBER 24, 2008 – Macworld Conference & Expo® today announced that the 2009 conference will offer a comprehensive and innovative agenda designed to help attendees improve their Mac skills over a variety of subject matter, providing a wide array of professional development opportunities. The 2009 program is led by a world-class faculty that includes Jim Heid, Deke Mclelland, David Pogue, Ted Landau, Bert Monroy, Chris Breen, Andy Ihnatko, and David Blatner, as well as new sessions geared toward Mac users of all levels and an enhanced focus on new users. Macworld Conference & Expo is scheduled to take place January 5-9, 2009, at San Francisco’s Moscone Center.

“The goal of the conference program is to help all attendees, beginning or advanced, increase their skill set and get more than they ever thought possible out of their Macs,” said Paul Kent, vice president and general manager, Macworld Conference & Expo. ”This year’s conference provides attendees with an opportunity to learn from some of the most respected people in the Mac community.”

The 2009 Macworld conference program delivers a comprehensive agenda covering everything from Mac power user skills, introductory training, creative photo, music, video, and design, to small business productivity and education. Featuring six unique programs––Users Conference, MacIT Conference, Power Tools, Hands-on MacLabs, Market Symposiums and Creative Safari––and more than 200 sessions led by 225 presenters, the 2009 Macworld conference program will attract and educate more than 5,000 attendees.

Some of this year’s top sessions include:

* Power Tool Session: Teleworking 2009: A Technical Guide to Being & Managing a Remote Workstaff, presented by Bill Wiecking, MIS, Hawaii Preparatory Academy. You've seen the trends: iPhone 3G, iPhone 2.0, web apps, and expensive travel. What does this mean for you? Teleworking is even more important to making your work "distance independent.” Learn how to implement the best wireless, LAN and WAN solutions for speed, reliability and ease of use and how to safely host visitors on your network. If you roam, or support those who do, this workshop is for you.

* Users Conference Session: The Designers Role in Sustainable Practice, presented by Nathan Shedroff, Program Chair, MBA in Design Strategy, California College of the Arts, Traditional design often creates sustainability problems, contributes to "ugly," and needlessly damages users lives. Sustainable design offers designers a way of successfully increasing environmental, social, and financial capital while improving the world. This session will cover several, integral frameworks, metrics, and approaches to sustainability for designers to use to create better solutions. Attendees will get practical strategies to use immediately in their work.

* MacLab: Hands-on iWork, presented by Richard Harrington, Author of Photoshop for Nonlinear Editors, Rhed Pixel, iWork represents a new standard of streamlined efficiency and power for business communications. Attend this two hour hands on class and receive a plethora of tips and advanced tricks for getting the most out of Pages, Numbers and Keynote.

For a complete schedule of Macworld conference sessions, 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 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 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 website at www.macworldexpo.com, or call (800) 645-EXPO. For exhibiting opportunities, please contact Annie Rice McKnight at (508) 424-4839 annie_rice@idg.com or Ron Moreau at (508) 424-4804 or ron_moreau@idg.com. For sponsorship opportunities contact Ellen Boland at (508) 988-7830, or ellen_boland@idg.com.

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo (www.idgworldexpo.com) is a leading producer of tradeshows and events for professionals and consumers seeking world-class education, strategic business relationships, and access to industry-leading products and services. IDG World Expo's portfolio of conferences and events includes Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), OpenSource World™, Macworld Conference & Expo®, Next Generation Data Center™ (NGDC™) and REVEAL Los Angeles…The Fashion & Design Event™. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.