Macworld 2010 Announces First Feature Presentations: David Pogue and Leo Laporte

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. – September 22 2009 – Macworld 2010 will feature presentations by David Pogue, author and personal technology columnist for The New York Times, and Leo Laporte, host of “MacBreak Weekly,” “The Tech Guy,” and the TWiT netcast network, that offer insight, performances and conversation about the issues of the day for Mac and technology enthusiasts, IDG World Expo, owner of Macworld 2010, announced today. Macworld 2010, the world’s premier event singularly focused on the Apple products platform, is scheduled to take place February 9 – 13, 2010, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

David Pogue, one of the most influential journalists in the technology space, takes center stage to open Macworld 2010 with a Feature Presentation entitled “Late Night with David Pogue” on Thursday, February 11, at 10:30 am PT. A Macworld favorite for many years known for combining insightful humor and creativity, Pogue will inform, entertain and generally geek out with the Mac masses in his irreverent style in this “midmorning late-night talk show” that will combine song parodies, surprise guests and jokes.

In addition, tech industry legend Leo Laporte will be the new host of Macworld Live!, Macworld’s annual onsite talk show, on Friday, February 12, at 2:00 pm PT. Macworld Live! will feature news of the day, exciting guests and plenty of surprises as it returns to San Francisco. As a host of some of the most popular podcasts in the world and an Emmy award winner for his work on The Site, there is no one better suited to fill the Macworld Live! host chair than Leo Laporte.

“I am thrilled to be part of Macworld 2010 as the event embarks on a new era,” said Leo Laporte. “Macworld has always been an important meeting place for the Apple community to gather each year, not only to see and try the coolest new technologies, but also to make connections, discuss the state of the industry and learn from each other. Macworld attendees are some of the smartest, most passionate and creative people in the world and I look forward to joining them in tackling current events in a fun, funny and no-holds-barred venue. I can’t wait to see what happens.”

Additional feature presentations, speakers and conference content will be announced in the coming weeks.

To register for Macworld 2010, please visit https://register.rcsreg.com/regos-1.0/macsf2010/ga/index2.htmll. For more details on the event and conference content, please visit http://www.macworldexpo.com/home. To exhibit, please contact Ron Moreau, rmoreau@idgworldexpo.com.

Macworld 2010 is now fully interactive on a variety of social networking tools where you can stay current on all event happenings and news. Connect with us on the Macworld Community site at http://macworldexpo.ning.com, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/MACWORLD/58481436623?reff, or follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/MacworldExpo.

About David Pogue

David Pogue is the personal-technology columnist for the New York Times. Each week, he contributes a print column, an online column, an online video and a popular daily blog, "Pogue’s Posts." Pogue is also an Emmy award-winning tech correspondent for CBS News and appears each week on CNBC with his trademark comic tech videos.

With more than 3 million books in print, Pogue is one of the world’s bestselling how-to authors. He wrote or co-wrote seven books in the "for Dummies" series (including Macs, Magic, Opera, and Classical Music); in 1999, he launched his own series of complete, funny computer books called the Missing Manual series, which now includes more than 100 titles.

Pogue graduated summa cum laude from Yale in 1985, with distinction in Music, and spent ten years conducting and arranging Broadway musicals in New York. In 2007, he was awarded an honorary doctorate in music from Shenandoah Conservatory.

He’s been profiled on both "48 Hours" and "60 Minutes." He lives with his wife and three young children in Connecticut.

About Leo Laporte

Leo Laporte is Chief TWiT of the TWiT netcast network and host of “This Week in Tech” (the world’s most popular technology podcast) and the nationally syndicated “Tech Guy” radio show. Each week, alongside co-hosts Andy Ihnatko and Alex Lindsay, Laporte hosts “MacBreak Weekly,” the world’s most popular podcast about all things Apple.

Laporte is the former host of “Call For Help” and “The Screensavers” on TechTV. Laporte and other hosts on his network create more than 40 hours of live technology programming each week, streamed live at http://live.twit.tv. Laporte himself usually broadcasts without interruption from 11 am to 5 pm PT five days a week.

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”.

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 Macworld®, Electronic Entertainment Expo® (E3 Expo®), Next Generation Data Center™ (NGDC™), OpenSource World™ and CloudWorld™. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

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