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Macworld/iWorld 2013 Registration NOW Open

Dynamic New Content and Innovative Attendee Attractions include 60+ Tech Talks, iNDIE iNNOVATION Band Competition, Exhibit Hall Boasting Hundreds of New Products

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- IDG World Expo today announced a dynamic lineup of content, speakers and special attractions for Macworld/iWorld 2013 (Twitter: @MacworldExpo; Event hashtag: #iFan), the Ultimate iFan Event. Registration opened today for the event, which will bring together Apple-inspired technology with education, art and entertainment. Macworld/iWorld 2013 will be a fully immersive experience featuring: a full slate of new Tech Talks and full-day, intensive workshops providing tips and techniques on Apple's latest releases presented by the leading minds in the industry; iNDIE iNNOVATION, a social media and performance competition to uncover up-and-coming bands innovating with Apple technologies; an Expo Hall full of the latest products for the Mac, iPad, iPhone, and iPod; and the LIVE Zone!, an area where attendees can explore the myriad ways that Apple-related technology and creativity come together.

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Early Bird registration with special pricing is now open. The all-inclusive iFan Pass, available now for $75, gives attendees access to more than 60 hours of educational content, live showcases and on-site art, music, film and photography exhibits, presentations and performances, and the plethora of shopping opportunities offered in the exhibit hall featuring hundreds of new products. Macworld/iWorld, owned by IDG World Expo, takes place January 31-February 2, 2013, at the Moscone Center West in San Francisco. Many more events, performances, featured speakers, shopping opportunities and educational programming are still to be announced.

"Macworld/iWorld is a showcase for the best and most important innovations taking place in the Apple products marketplace. If you're an iFan, Macworld/iWorld is your destination," said Paul Kent, vice president and general manager of Macworld/iWorld. "On the heels of a year full of new releases from Apple—from OS X Mountain Lion and iOS 6 to the new iMacs, iPhone 5 and iPad Mini—and with supporting products from third-party companies coming fast and furious, we are presenting an event jam packed with some of the most creative and exciting software and hardware solutions the market has ever seen. Whether you're a Mac power user, someone who just bought their first iPhone, or a fan of Indie rock, digital art, or a film aficionado, Macworld/iWorld offers you unparalleled educational opportunities and unique entertainment and pop culture experiences that play to all of the senses."

Macworld/iWorld 2013 highlights unveiled today include:

All New Tech Talk Series

More than 60 new educational sessions, interactive panel discussions, practical "how-to" presentations and "tips and tricks" learning opportunities will cover topics such as iPhone photography, OS X, iOS 6, Mobile Apps for Musicians, AppleTV and the Adobe Creative Suite.

The roster of 2013 speakers features leading experts, innovative thinkers and creative geniuses, including: Michael Koerbel, Jacqui Cheng, Russell Brown, Jason Snell, Allison Sheridan, Chuck Joiner, Serenity Caldwell, Dan Moren, Dave Hamilton, Joe Kissell, Jonathan Marks, Chris Breen, Shellie Hall and Ted Landau.

In-depth workshops offer attendees a full-day of immersive learning on some of today's hottest Apple technology applications and software, including: eBook Production with Adobe InDesign; iOS Development for Beginners; The Studio in Your Pocket; and Multipurposing Design – Dreamweaver, InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop: Web and Print for Mobile and eReader.

A Main Stage with Macworld magazine editors covering topics that all Apple product users need to know, including a look at the year ahead for OS X and iOS. The discussions will be brought to life with additional, live commentary from Mac Gems and Mac 911.                                                                                            

iPhoneography: The Mobile Masters Sessions

This day-long workshop will unveil and celebrate all aspects of the rapidly growing mobile photography art form and feature the largest assemblage of iPhoneography talent and inspiration to date, including notables such as: Dan Marcolina, Karen Devine, Jack Hollingsworth, Russell Brown, Nate Park and more!

Attendees will learn why iPhoneography is different from traditional photography, explore relevant emerging gadgets and services, and hear from top bloggers, authors and educators to get the complete perspective of what is happening now and what the possibilities are for the future. Check out the full agenda and speaker line up.

iNDIE iNNOVATION: The Search for Tomorrow's Music Stars

This year, Macworld/iWorld is teaming up with Sonicbids, an organization that helps fund, promote and sustain emerging music of all kinds through its social music marketing platform, to find the hottest up-and-coming bands in the country innovating with Apple technologies and products. In November, eligible bands will be added to the Macworld/iWorld Social Music Hub where they'll get their music in front of millions of site visitors. Fan voting and a panel of esteemed judges will determine two finalists that best embody the use of Apple products in the creative process. The finalists will "battle" live at Macworld/iWorld with the winner opening for one of the best live rock n' roll bands ever, Little Feat, at the Macworld/iWorld BLAST party on Thursday, January 31 at Mezzanine SF.

Tickets for BLAST are now available. Macworld/iWorld iFan pass holders will have the first option to purchase tickets for just $40. Space is limited.

LIVE Zone! Where Technology Comes to Life

The second level of Moscone West will once again be transformed into an interactive and dynamic area where attendees can explore the myriad ways that Apple-related technology and creativity come together to create genius. Open to ALL attendees, the 2013 LIVE Zone! features: the Music Studio featuring demos and performances from top music professionals; the Digital Art Gallery featuring illustration- and photoshop-authored works of art; the Macworld LIVE Stage with coverage, interviews, demos and commentary from Macworld editors on the hottest topics; an iPad Sketch Station sponsored by KiwiPixel and procreate where digital artists will create works of art on their iPads using their imagination and the latest tools and apps; and the Apple Consultants Network Help Desk where Apple-certified professionals can help provide answers to all your pressing questions.

Expo Hall: A Universe of Products in One Place

The Macworld/iWorld 2013 expo hall will feature hundreds of exhibitors and developers—more than 40 percent of which are first-time exhibitors—showcasing the latest hardware, software, apps and accessories for the Mac, iPhone, iPod and iPad. Check out video footage from the 2012 show floor and join us in 2013 to be on the bleeding edge of what's new.

Register

Attendee registration, along with information about event passes and pricing, can be found at: http://www.macworldiworld.com/register/.

For complete details on media qualification guidelines, please visit: http://macworldiworld.com/credentials/. Please note that all media are required to submit media credentials for Macworld/iWorld.

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About Macworld/iWorld

Macworld/iWorld is the world's Ultimate iFan Event for those who use, create and love Apple products. Attendees will encounter a unique celebration of Apple technology-infused art, music, and film, as well as learning opportunities, and a shopping mecca in our expo hall filled with products and services for Apple users of all skill levels and interests. Whether a home user, an artistic hobbyist, a professional or a true Technorati, Macworld/iWorld gives attendees the chance to experience all that the amazing world of Apple-related tools can offer. Macworld/iWorld will take place January 31February 2, 2013 at the Moscone Center West in San Francisco. For more information, please visit http://www.macworldiworld.com.

About IDG World Expo
IDG World Expo (www.idgworldexpo.com) is a leading producer of tradeshows and events for professionals and consumers seeking world-class education, strategic business relationships, and access to industry-leading products and services. IDG World Expo's portfolio of conferences and events includes Macworld / iWorld, the MacIT® Conference, the Electronic Entertainment Expo® (E3®), Anime Expo®, The Game Marketing Summit, Enterprise MobileNext (mNext), and Macworld Mobile. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

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