IDG World Expo on Thursday offered a “preview” of next week’s Macworld Conference & Expo in Boston, Mass. The event takes place July 11 – 14, 2005 at the Hynes Convention Center.
Macworld Expo features an exhibit hall and four days of conference sessions and educational content. Highlights of the exhibit hall include the Apple Specialists Pavilion, sponsored by Apple Specialists Dealers; a free music festival from Macworld and the Berklee College of Music; new products from Quark, Xerox, Software Mackiev, Guitar Center, Harman Multimedia and others.
Feature presentations include an address from Andy Ihnatko, the MacBrainiac Challenge and the Macworld Town Hall. “David Pogue’s Genius Minibar” is where the New York Times columnist and Mac help book author will sign books, take questions and offer advice. A “Geeks and Gadgets Stage” will feature free education for attendees in areas like Mac music production and iPod use.
Mac OS X “Tiger” education takes center-stage as well, with conference sessions dedicated to getting the most out of Mac OS X v10.4. The Power Tools Conference track features nine conferences and two days of in-depth training on specific tools and applications like Adobe’s Creative Suite 2, Macromedia Flash MX 2004, FileMaker Pro, Final Cut Pro and more. The MacIT Conference includes more than 20 sessions for information technology professionals interested in getting the most out of Macs in their environment. The conference is split into four tracks: Servers and Services, Advanced User Topics, Mac OS X Troubleshooting and Mac OS X Management and Administration.
Other events include the Berklee Dream Studio, “Geek My Ride” video editing suite in a Lexus sedan from Tech Superpowers, “Meet the Speakers” meet and greet sessions and more.
IDG World Expo and Mac Publishing LLC are business units of International Data Group (IDG).