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Macworld Conference & Expo Intros New Format for Users Conference

(December 26, 2003)
IDG World Expo announced that the Users Conference at Macworld Conference & Expo(R) has been reformatted into five separate conference tracks addressing the hottest technology on the Mac platform. The Users Conference will introduce Mac users of all backgrounds to a wide variety of tools and techniques, covering topics from iPods to Panther to desktop movie making.

Now in its 20th year, Macworld Conference & Expo will take place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, January 5-9, 2004. The Users Conference runs January 7-8 at Macworld.

Users Conference tracks include:

  • Introducing Panther, an opportunity to explore the latest version of the Mac operating system from the inside out. Sessions in this track include, "Getting Comfortable with Mac OS X Panther," "Internet Power with Panther," and "Integrate Your Business Communications with Mac OS X Panther."

  • Cool Tools, which provides an in-depth first look at new software and tutorials on key applications for the Mac. Sessions in this track include, "Secrets of iLife Revealed," "Movie Making with Apple iSight," and "Music for Non-Musicians with Apple's SoundTrack."

  • Creative Juice Factory, featuring creative luminaries to inspire Mac users with new ideas to create stunning visual and graphic masterpieces. Sessions in this track include, "Creative Thinking in Photoshop," "Unleashing the Magic of Painter," and "It's the Fonts."

  • Digital Video, which examines the tools and applications available to help Mac users tackle the most ambitious video projects. Sessions in this track include, "Shooting Great DV," "An Intro to Visual Effects for Films on a Mac," and "Making iMovies with David Pogue."

  • Tech Tips, providing insights and advice to troubleshoot, tune and debug Macs and related applications. Sessions in this track include, "The Ultimate Mac OS X Installation," "How the Pros Troubleshoot," and "How to Survive the Internet on 2,000 Emails a Day."

    Users Conference participants can also attend the Macworld Conference & Expo keynote presentation, delivered by Apple CEO Steve Jobs on Tuesday, January 6 at 9:00 a.m. They will also have access to the feature presentation by Rick Smolan, the visionary behind the America 24-7 project, which takes place Wednesday, January 7 at 9:30 a.m. The Users Conference package costs $245 if purchased online before January 5.

    For more information or to register for the event, please visit

    About Macworld Conference & Expo

    Owned and produced by Framingham Mass.-based IDG World Expo, Macworld Conference & Expo is the world's most comprehensive Macintosh OS event. Macworld Conference & Expo showcases products and services for professionals involved in media and creative content development for corporate and home applications, as well as consumers using the Mac at home. Macworld Conference & Expo brings together the loyal base of Mac OS audiences in creative services, education, application development, entertainment, small office/home office and Internet-based environments. Macworld Conference & Expo offers professionals and consumers alike the opportunity to discover the latest developments and hottest products these markets offer. For more information, please visit the Web site at

    About IDG World Expo

    IDG World Expo ( produces technology-focused tradeshows, conferences and events for professionals seeking world-class education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. As the leading technology event management company, IDG World Expo leverages its experience and knowledge of technology-focused events and conferences, enabling technology companies to capture the attention and loyalty of influential buyers. IDG World Expo's portfolio of conferences and events includes Macworld Conference & Expo(R), LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R), Bio-IT World Conference + Expo(TM), Health-IT World Conference + Expo(TM), COMNET(R) Conference & Expo, BiometricsWorld Global Series(TM), Portable Power Conference & Expo(TM) and Wireless Sensing Solutions. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

    About IDG

    IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers and offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through (, which comprises more than 330 targeted Web sites in 80 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related events worldwide, and IDG's research company, IDC, provides global market intelligence and advice through 51 offices in 43 countries. Company information is available at

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