IDG World Expo today made official what many Mac fans take for granted: the company indicated that Apple CEO Steve Jobs will once again host the keynote address to attendees at next month’s Macworld Conference & Expo. The keynote event takes place on Wednesday, July 18 at 9:00 am ET at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.
IDG World Expo CEO and president Charlie Greco said that interest in Macworld Conference & Expo continues to explode.
“Steve Jobs’ keynote is a must-see for all Mac enthusiasts,” said Greco.
Jobs’ keynote addresses usually fall someplace between a sales pitch and a religious revival meeting. The events are always punctuated by new product announcements and the latest news about what’s happening at Apple.
The specific subject matter of Jobs’ keynote is always a closely guarded secret, but this year many Mac enthusiasts are speculating that keynote attendees may hear news about the iMac, which some say is long overdue for a major redesign. Others think that they may hear more info about Apple’s plans for retail stores. No one except Steve Jobs is certain about what the keynote will contain until it actually happens, however.
Macworld Conference & Expo conference and workshop attendees with appropriate badges are welcome to attend the keynote. Be warned, though, seating is available on a first come, first served basis, and it’s always a packed house. So if you plan to go to the keynote, make sure to get there early.
IDG World Expo said last week that pre-registration for Macworld Conference & Expo has broken records. The company expects more than 60,000 attendees to visit the event next month. Macworld Conference & Expo combines professional and consumer conferences together with an exhibit hall populated by hundreds of vendors — both large and small — showing off their latest Mac-compatible hardware and software.
Macworld Conference & Expo is managed by IDG World Expo. The event is sponsored by Mac Publishing, LLC, publishers of Macworld Magazine, Macworld.com, and MacCentral.com.