Industry Pundits To Shed Light On The Mac’s Future At Macworld Conference & Expo Feature Presentation

FRAMINGHAM, MA – NOVEMBER 27, 2001 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for IT markets, announced today that the upcoming Macworld Conference & Expo will include the feature presentation, "This ain't your parents' Mac: The Present and Future of the Mac Platform." This feature presentation, scheduled for Wednesday, January 9, 2002 at 9:30 a.m., will include a panel of industry experts sharing their views on the direction of the Mac platform.


Macworld Conference & Expo will take place at San Francisco's Moscone Center, January 7-11, 2002. Conferences begin on January 7, with the expo floor opening on January 8.

Moderated by Rick LePage, editor-in-chief of Macworld magazine, this panel discussion will offer an overview of the state of the Mac platform and where it's heading. The discussion will examine Apple's wide range of products, which incorporate innovative and functional design with remarkable applications, high-speed processors and the new OS X. Attendees will learn why the Mac platform will continue to drive innovation and remain the platform of choice for creative professionals, Web professionals, educators and consumers.

LePage will be joined by a panel of industry experts, who will share their opinions on the future of the Mac. Panelists include Tim Bajarin, president of Creative Strategies, Inc.; Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus, consultant and author of 37 best-selling computer books; and David Pogue, a best-selling how-to author and "State of the Art" columnist for The New York Times.

"In this feature presentation, Macworld attendees will have the chance to hear about the Mac's future directly from the mouths of today's leading industry experts," said Darrell Baker, vice president of event services, IDG World Expo. "As the largest and most comprehensive gathering of the Mac community, Macworld Conference & Expo is an obvious forum for the exchange of knowledge and ideas about anything and everything Macintosh. Mac enthusiasts at this year's event will be able to mingle with fellow users as well as respected industry leaders to learn what's ahead for the Mac."

The feature presentation is open to all Platinum Pass, Super Pass, Pro Conference, Users Conference, Power Tools Conference, Workshop and Media badge holders. To register for Macworld Conference & Expo, go to

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 and COMNET Conference & Expo, which features Enterprise Application Summit and ESPWorld. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

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