What should Macworld Expo do next?

As we reported last week, Macworld Conference & Expo is holding a “town hall meeting” this Wednesday in San Francisco to discuss the future of Macworld Expo in a world where Apple isn’t an Expo exhibitor.

Our own Jim Dalrymple will attend the event and report on what happens, and we’ll also be in touch with Macworld Expo general manager Paul Kent this week to get more from him on the future of the biggest Apple-related trade show in existence.

In the meantime, since we’re all just waiting around for Phil Schiller’s keynote tomorrow morning—and yes, Macworld will once again be covering the event live, thanks for asking—I thought I’d ask the members of the Macworld.com community the big question:

How can Macworld Expo change in 2010 in order to remain viable and interesting without Apple as a participant? What does the Expo need to do to survive and thrive in its Apple-less future?

I can assure you that the powers that be at Macworld Expo are listening.

Please post your constructive responses in the comments thread below.

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