DEMO Conferences Announce Call for Demonstrators for DEMO Spring2010; DEMO Announces New Themes and Mentor Program

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., – November 19, 2009 – The DEMO conference, the world-renowned launch platform for some of the most notable emerging technologies introduced over the past two decades, is beginning preparations for an exciting DEMO Spring2010, March 21-23, 2010, in Palm Desert, Calif. DEMO Spring2010 organizers are scouring the globe for the latest and greatest technology innovations to launch on the global DEMO stage, and are currently accepting applications at www.DEMO.com[http://www.DEMO.com].

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090218/DEMOLOGO[http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090218/DEMOLOGO])

DEMO conferences are a platform by which companies introduce their products to the market with the goal of meeting relevant prospective customers and partners, as well as notable media and venture capitalists that will help those products be most successful. The DEMO organizers are building a conference that embraces the full span of the technology product life cycle – from concept to product launch. DEMO boasts repeat alumni that have trusted the conference time and time again to introduce new products to the world, including Salesforce.com, Adobe Systems, Google and VMWare.

DEMO has identified seven sectors in the technology industry that will serve as the primary themes for AlphaPitch and demonstrator companies at DEMO Spring2010. These segments include:

— Social and Media

— Health and Life Science

— Clean and Sustaining

— Cloud

— Enterprise

— Mobile

— Consumer

DEMO is also excited to announce the DEMO Mentor Program that will connect six winning teams of students with members of the DEMO Alumni community. Teams will be chosen based on the quality of their business plan and character of the team. The winning team will be invited to the DEMO conference and provided the opportunity to showcase their plan in the DEMO Pavilion and participate in the conference at no charge. The conference producers will also facilitate official introductions to DEMO Alumni who will be available to advise each team as they evolve their plans into real business. This competition officially kicks off December 1, 2009.

DEMO is making the rounds across the nation and invites anyone interested to join the DEMO organizers, DEMO Alumni attendees and demonstrators along with local entrepreneurs and venture capitalists for a casual evening of cocktails and conversation in one of the following four meet-ups scheduled for December. For complete information and/or to sign-up, please visit the city link most convenient below:

— San Francisco, CA, December 2 – The Mighty Bar,

http://demoinnovationseattle.eventbrite.com/[http://demoinnovationseattle.eventbrite.com/]

— Seattle, WA, December 3 – Barca,

http://demoinnovationseattle.eventbrite.com/[http://demoinnovationseattle.eventbrite.com/]

— New York City, NY, December 10 – 3 Ten Lounge,

http://demoinnovationnyc.eventbrite.com/[http://demoinnovationnyc.eventbrite.com/]

— Austin, TX, December 14 – J Black's Lounge,

http://demoinnovatoinaustin.eventbrite.com/[http://demoinnovatoinaustin.eventbrite.com/]

— Atlanta, GA, December 16 – The Palomar Hotel,

http://demoinnovationatlanta.eventbrite.com/[http://demoinnovationatlanta.eventbrite.com/]

Stay tuned to additional DEMO news at:

— Facebook: http://www.demo.com/fbdemo[http://www.demo.com/fbdemo]

— LinkedIn: http://www.demo.com/linkedin[http://www.demo.com/linkedin]

— Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/demotweets[http://www.twitter.com/demotweets];

http://www.twitter.com/mmarshall[http://www.twitter.com/mmarshall]

About the DEMO Conferences

Produced by the IDG Enterprise events group, the DEMO conferences in the United States and China focus on emerging technologies and new products 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 launch pad 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. Each DEMO conference features approximately 70 new companies, products and 30 Alpha stage pitches. 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 International Data Group (IDG)

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG's online network includes more than 450 web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment and video games worldwide. IDG also publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers. Media brands are in more than 90 countries and include CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld/TechWorld/TecChannel, ITworld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. The company's lead-generation service, IDG Connect, matches technology companies with an audience of engaged, high-quality IT professionals, influencers, and decision makers.

IDG is a leading producer of more than 750 technology-related events including Macworld Conference & Expo, OpenSource World, E3 Expo, DEMO, Storage Networking World, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 1000 IDC analysts in more than 100 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends.

Additional information about IDG, a privately held company, is available at http://www.idg.com[http://www.idg.com]

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