Macworld 2010 Announces Special iPad Event

FRAMINGHAM, MA. – January 27, 2010 – Macworld 2010 will offer a preview of the new iPad, providing attendees with in-depth analysis and commentary on Apple’s latest revolutionary product, IDG World Expo, owner of Macworld 2010, announced today. Jason Snell, vice president and editorial director at Macworld, the preeminent news and information source for professional and enthusiast users of Apple products, and a panel of industry insiders will explore the features, functionality and provide insight into the iPad.

The event will be held on Saturday, February 13, from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Macworld 2010, and will delve into what iPad means for users, developers, the tech industry and the ancillary industries it affects. The iPad Special Event will be followed by a Q&A session and an opportunity for a Macworld 2010 attendee to win an iPad after the product begins shipping.

“Apple’s new iPad represents another watershed event for the tech marketplace and Macworld 2010 will be the first and best place where end users can learn how the product works and whether it’s a buy now or wait decision,” said Paul Kent, vice president and general manager for Macworld 2010. “Our special event will help demystify the just-announced iPad and give users an in-depth look into the future of this product and what it might mean to them on a personal and practical level.”

The iPad Special Event is part of a stellar list of feature presentations at Macworld 2010 that will be open to all attendees. That list currently includes: filmmaker Kevin Smith; New York Times’ columnist David Pogue; this Week in TECH’s Leo Laporte; Alltop.com co-founder Guy Kawasaki; DEMO executive producer Matt Marshall; multimedia expert David Biedny; and “Daring Fireball” publisher John Gruber.

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.

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About Macworld 2010

Macworld 2010 (www.macworldexpo.com [http://www.macworldexpo.com]) 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 2010 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 2010 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 [http://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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