DEMO Conference Announces DEMO Spring 2011 Programming Highlights

FRAMINGHAM, MA – January 28, 2011 – The DEMO Conference, the world-renowned launchpad for emerging technology, is gearing up to head back to Palm Desert for DEMO Spring 2011. DEMO, one of the only launch conferences that has demonstrated proven impact on technology market trends, will take place February 27 – March 1, 2011 at the JW Marriott Resort and Spa in Palm Desert, Calif. Companies looking to get maximum exposure for emerging technology products have until February 1, 2011 to apply to launch or pitch their products at the semi-annual conference. Application forms can be found at http://www.demo.com [http://www.demo.com].

As DEMO's credentials show, many of the products launched over DEMO's twenty-year history are technologies that have streamlined the way we conduct business, enhanced day-to-day efficiencies and ultimately change the world. Organizations developing advancements in all aspects of the technology spectrum — from social media and clean tech to cloud computing and consumer electronics — can expect to be seen on the famous DEMO stage.

"DEMO is the place where innovation thrives," said DEMO executive producer Matt Marshall. "This conference is truly the place where the industry converges to see the next big thing. But DEMO also doubles as a community of industry peers. We are happy to support and look forward to publicly introducing the class of DEMO Spring 2011 this February."

Launch companies are evaluated closely by the DEMO team and executive producer Matt Marshall and must remain in stealth mode until their DEMO debut. Once selected, DEMO works hand-in-hand with each company to prepare them for their public launch on the DEMO stage. This includes access to one-on-one presentation coaching, a talented audio/visual and stage production team, and additional exposure via traditional press and social media channels — all things which set DEMO apart as the market leader for emerging technology launch conferences.

Additional programming expected for DEMO Spring 2011 includes:

AlphaPitch Program — Featuring 90-second presentations from early stage companies that are still in the prototype or development stage of their product lifecycle;

Angels@DEMO — Special networking reception and one-on-one meeting opportunities with members of the Tech Coast Angels, Angel Capital Association and Seraph Group;

CIO Dealmakers Dinner — An exclusive invitation-only dinner for DEMO-company CEOs to network with CIOs from major corporations such as Sony, NBC Universal and CBS Capital;

Qualcomm QPrize™ Program — QPrize™ is an international competition designed to launch great ideas from entrepreneurs who strive to bring technology innovation to market. Qualcomm Ventures will award $750,000 in seed capital via a series of six regional business plan competitions and one grand-final competition. Winners of the competition will be announced from the DEMO stage;

DEMO app — In the continued effort to go green, DEMO is pleased to announce a new mobile app featuring the real-time conference agenda, demonstrator launch videos, and networking tools;

DEMOgod and People's Choice Award Ceremonies — The exciting closing event where DEMOgod winners are announced and one company will receive a total of $1 million dollars worth of media exposure from IDG.

Visit www.demo.com [http://www.demo.com] to reserve your spot today to get a sneak peak at the headline makers of tomorrow.

Stay connected with DEMO through the communities on the following sites:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DEMOconference [http://www.facebook.com/DEMOconference] LinkedIn: http://www.demo.com/linkedin [http://www.demo.com/linkedin] Twitter:http://twitter.com/demo [http://twitter.com/demo]

About the DEMO Conferences

Produced by the IDG Enterprise events group in conjunction with VentureBeat, the DEMO conferences in the United States and China focus on emerging technologies and new product innovations, which are hand selected from across the spectrum of the technology marketplace. The DEMO conferences have earned their reputation for consistently identifying tomorrow's cutting-edge technologies, and have served as launchpad events for companies such as Palm, E*Trade, Handspring, and U.S. Robotics, helping them to secure venture funding, establish critical business relationships, and influence early adopters. For more information on the DEMO conferences, visit http://www.demo.com/ [http://www.demo.com/].

The DEMO community also benefits from the award winning DEMOletter. A weekly e-newsletter designed to reach the people who are creating companies, building products and launching new ideas, DEMOletter provides smart insight and analysis of entrepreneurial business issues. To subscribe, go to: http://www.demo.com [http://www.demo.com]

About IDG Enterprise

IDG Enterprise, an International Data Group (IDG) company, brings together unique editorial brands (CIO, CIO Executive Council, Computerworld, CSO, DEMO, InfoWorld, ITworld and Network World) to serve the information needs of our technology and security-focused audiences. As a digital-centric media company we serve our reader and advertiser audiences with award-winning content and community, driving conversation and conversion, across our entire portfolio of awarding-winning websites, events, magazines, products and services. In addition, the CIO Executive Council, a peer advisory service, brings together the nation's top CIOs, as well as provides community and leadership development tools for their staffs.

Company information is available at www.idgenterprise.com [http://www.idgenterprise.com].

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