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06/23/2003

Multimedia Artists Fischerspooner and Broadcast Designer Harry Marks Added To Feature To FeaturePresentation Lineup At Macworld CreativePro Conference & Expo

FRAMINGHAM, MA – JUNE 23, 2003 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for technology markets, today announced two additions to the feature presentation lineup at Macworld CreativePro Conference & Expo™. Electronic music group and filmmakers Fischerspooner and award-winning broadcast designer Harry Marks will take the stage at the upcoming event, taking place at New York City's Javits Center July 14-18, 2003. Macworld CreativePro's six feature presentations are open to all registered attendees.


Described by Vanity Fair magazine as "probably the strangest band ever,” Fischerspooner have become known for their electronically driven pop music, star-studded, elaborately choreographed performances and innovative film work. Group members Warren Fischer, Casey Spooner and their collaborators will entertain the Macworld CreativePro audience while describing how the use of technology has enhanced the group's music and video creation. Fischerspooner's feature presentation will take place on Thursday, July 17 at 12:30 p.m.

Macworld CreativePro attendees will also hear from Harry Marks, the award-winning broadcast designer with thirty years of experience in the broadcast industry, where he worked as a graphic designer and creative director in on-air advertising. Marks will host artists working in the trenches of broadcast, music and DVD menu design to reveal how they use Apple technology to create cutting edge work. His guests will include Rick Morris of BangBang Studios, John Gold from the Saturday Music Group and M. Frank Emanuel from K1 Studios. This feature presentation will take place on Wednesday, July 16 at 12:30 p.m.

Macworld CreativePro Conference & Expo will attract filmmakers, directors, graphic designers, photographers, broadcast journalists, publishers, musicians, music executives, producers and others driven by a desire to learn the latest creative techniques and to exchange new ideas with their peers.

Previously announced feature presentations at Macworld CreativePro Conference & Expo include:

Greg Joswiak, vice president of hardware product marketing at Apple®, July 16 at 9:30 a.m.

Norm Meyrowitz, president of Macromedia Products, July 16 at 3:00 p.m.

Jürgen Kurz, vice president of product management at Quark, Inc., July 17 at 10:45 a.m.

Peter Max, multi-dimensional creative artist, July 17 at 3:00 p.m.

In addition to its lineup of feature presentations, Macworld CreativePro Conference & Expo roster of conference sessions continues to grow. Recently added is a new track for design professionals, entitled "Designers on Design.” Sessions in this track will be taught by award winning designers such as Roger Black, Dorothy Simpson Krause, Bert Monroy, Frank Picini, Cynthia Beth Rubin and Bob Slote. These creative visionaries will share their expertise on a variety of design topics and provide a glimpse into the creative process behind their work.

"I'm excited to be a part of this new program at Macworld CreativePro Conference & Expo," said Black, who is chairman of Danilo Black, Inc. "Our profession is increasingly linked to technology, and this is a great opportunity for design professionals to find out about new techniques and learn best practices from other designers. For example, in my session on 'Bringing Content to the Surface,' we'll dive into several case studies to show how design can attract interest, build excitement and create understanding."

Macworld CreativePro Conference & Expo is presented by IDG World Expo and Apple. Additional information about Macworld CreativePro Conference & Expo is available at www.macworldexpo.com.

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo (www.idgworldexpo.com) produces technology-focused tradeshows, conferences and events for professionals seeking world-class education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. As the leading technology event management company, IDG World Expo leverages its experience and knowledge of technology-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, Bio-ITWorld Conference & Expo, COMNET Conference & Expo, Integrated Security Conference & Expo, BiometricsWorld Global SeriesTM and Portable Power Conference & Expo. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

About IDG

IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers and offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through IDG.net (www.idg.net), which comprises more than 330 targeted Web sites in 80 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related events worldwide, and IDG's research company, IDC, provides global market intelligence and advice through 51 offices in 43 countries. Company information is available at www.idg.com.

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