Digital Lifestyle Expo 2004 (DLExpo) will debut Aug. 14 in Long Beach, Calif., as a two-day event designed to introduce the public to digital video editing, digital audio production, digital photography, Web design and the planned migration to High Definition TV (HDTV). The organizers expect it to be a “convergence program” featuring symposium presentations, workshops and an expo floor full of such companies as Apple, Adobe, Panasonic, Nikon and others offering hands-on opportunities to try out their latest hardware and software. New York Times technology columnist David Pogue and Mac pundit Andy Ihnatko are among the professionals who will lead various workshop sessions during the expo.
Online registration for the Long Beach event goes live July 21, with registration for the DLExpos happening in New York City Sept. 25-26 and in Atlanta Nov. 13-14 beginning 30 days prior to the start of each. Pricing for a two-day symposium pass is US$100, which includes an expo floor pass, automatic entry into the raffle drawings happening during the show and a 30-day trial membership into DLExpo’s online community. The $25 workshops pass gets you into any of the workshops being held on Saturday and Sunday while the $10 expo floor pass allows you to peruse the exhibits both days. Finally, the $59 Friday workshops pass gains you entry to the digital video workshop happening the day before DLExpo starts and $250 gets you into the Nikon digital camera workshop being held on Sunday, during which you get to learn about digital photography with a Nikon Coolpix 3200 camera that you can take home when you’re done.
The online registration form, as well as a complete show schedule, is available on the DLExpo Web site. The show’s organizers expect to expand it to five cities in 2005; you can vote online for your favorite from a list of choices.