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05/11/2006

Syndicate Conference Kicks Off On Tuesday, May 16 in New York City

FRAMINGHAM, MA – MAY 11, 2006 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for technology markets, today provided a preview of Syndicate(TM), a B2B conference focused on emerging trends and technologies in content syndication, taking place next week, May 16-17, 2006 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City.

With comprehensive sessions comprised of leading industry experts in keynote speeches, panel discussions and case studies, Syndicate is the premier venue to learn about the tools of syndication– RSS, blogs, podcasts — and other emerging technologies that are changing the content syndication marketplace.

Keynotes

Keynote speeches will be given by Jeff Jarvis, Founder and Blogger, Buzzmachine.com; Richard Edelman, President & CEO, Edelman; Robert Scoble, Technical Evangelist, Microsoft Research; Amanda Congdon, Host, Co-writer and Co-owner, Rocketboom; Gretchen Vogelzang and Paige Heninger, Co-hosts, Mommycast.com; Doc Searls, Senior Editor, Linux Journal; Andrea Reed-Granger, Director of Public Relations, Whirlpool; Scott Sigler, Director of Marketing, SNP Communications; Chase Norlin, Founder, Pixsy; Eric Elia, VP, Content & Online Services, Brightcove; Mike Davidson, CEO, Newsvine; Nick Pahade, President, Denuo; Steve Gillmor, Gillmor Gang; and Steven Schwartz, Senior VP & General Manager, Reuters Consumer Media.

Conference Track Topics

— Strategic Breakout Topics: Strategic sessions will provide overviews, perspective and insight about syndication trends and technologies and how to apply them to individual circumstances.

— Implementation Breakout Topics: Implementation sessions are focused on real-world deployments being talked about by real customers. These sessions will focus on the successes and failures experienced by peers.

— Emerging Technology Breakout Topics: The emerging technology sessions focus on the syndication trends and technologies everyone will be talking about in the years to come.

Speakers

Speakers at Syndicate include the who's who of the publishing and corporate marketing industries. Among the 52 speakers participating in the keynotes, feature presentations and conference sessions, there are president's, senior VP's and founders from organizations such as Google, Reuters, Yahoo!, Ask.com, BBC News, American Business Media, AOL, Forbes.com, Edelman, Whirlpool, San Francisco Chronicle, About Inc., Washingtonpost.com, New York Public Radio, BusinessWeek, Verisign, Golf Digest Publications, Mediatronica, PubSub, Microsoft, iPressroom, Pluck, Inc., Newsweek Interactive, and several others.

Sponsors and Exhibitors

The companies spearheading the syndication industry are sponsoring and exhibiting at Syndicate. Platinum sponsor Yahoo! joins Gold sponsors Attensa and Ask.com, and Silver sponsors KnowNow, Marqui, Pluck, PR Web and What Counts, as our premier sponsors. Associate sponsors include Google, silverPOP, moreover, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, Nielsen BuzzMetrics, AllBusiness.com, Voxant and Windows Live. Media sponsors include Web Pro News, Blogher and Corante.

For complete conference details about Syndicate or to register for the event, please visit www.syndicateconference.com .

Syndicate's RSS Feed

To subscribe to the event feed, visit http://subscriber.simplefeed.com/syndicateconference .

Syndicator Blog

To read the Syndicator blog, visit http://www.syndicatorblog.com .

About Syndicate

As the premier event for content syndication trends, Syndicate(TM) ( www.syndicateconference.com ) is a B2B Conference providing awareness, clarity, education, deal making and strategic business opportunities surrounding the emergence of online media syndication. This program will focus on emerging technologies such as RSS (Really Simple Syndication), for content owners and producers, new media executives, marketers, advertisers and public relations professionals.

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. IDG World Expo's portfolio of conferences and events includes Macworld Conference & Expo(R), LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R), Wireless Sensing Solutions(R), Syndicate(TM), GridWorld(TM), SaaScon(TM), OSBC(R), Digital ID World(R), RoboBusiness and RoboNexus. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

About International Data Group (IDG)

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries including CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. IDG's online network includes more than 400 Web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment, and gaming worldwide. IDG is a leading producer of more than 170 technology-related events including LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Macworld Conference & Expo, DEMO, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 850 IDC analysts in 50 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 .

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