IDG World Expo today announced that Macworld Expo New York will have an expanded conference program this summer. This year’s Expo will take place July 15-19, 2002 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
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The Hands-on MacLabs will provide training on a variety of applications and tools for the Mac, including Flash 5 ActionScript, DVD StudioPro, Mac OS X, PDF and Final Cut Pro. Attendees are required to bring their own laptops for hands-on training during the half-day session. IDG also indicates that class size is limited to maximize interaction between participants and instructors.
The Power Tools Conference provides two full days of training on a specific application. In addition to Power Tools Conferences on Photoshop, FileMaker Pro and Final Cut Pro — which debuted in San Francisco — attendees at the New York event can also choose to attend new conferences focusing on DVD Studio Pro or AppleScript.
“We are constantly re-working our conference offerings based on feedback we receive from attendees,” said Darrell Baker, vice president of event services, IDG World Expo. “In addition to more flexible pricing, we’ve also added sessions that offer intensive education on key Mac applications and hands-on training. Both Hands-on MacLabs and Power Tools Conferences were created in direct response to attendee feedback.”
Pricing packages have also been revised to offer more flexibility to attendees who have limited time to spend at the event. Macworld/Pro Conference attendees unable to attend all three days of the conference can choose to purchase a one- or two-day pass to participate on selected days. Though the Pro Conference pass will no longer include admission to the Users Conference, separate passes for the Macworld/Users Conference, Power Tools Conferences and MacLabs allow attendees to select those conferences that best fit their individual needs and schedules, according to IDG. A new Platinum pass has also been added for those attendees interested in attending a Power Tools Conference in addition to both Pro Conference and Users Conference sessions.