Sunday, January 11, 2009

Have we got a Macworld deal for you!

In my e-mail inbox Friday was the following email. As noted earlier, IDG is either in denial or thinks it can actually do something to forestall the expected death of Macworld Expo.

Date: Fri, 09 Jan 2009 17:04:22 -0800
From: "Macworld Conference & Expo" <>
Subject: Free Registration for Macworld 2010

Thank you for attending Macworld 2009! Macworld 2009 was a huge success, due to you, the amazing members of the Mac community!

Macworld Conference & Expo has thrived for 25 years due to the strong support of tens of thousands of members of the Mac community worldwide, like yourself, who use Macworld as a way to find great products, partake in professional development training and cultivate their personal and professional networks.

IDG World Expo is committed to continuing to serve your interests at Macworld 2010 and for many years to follow. Macworld 2010 will take place in San Francisco, January 4-8, 2010, where it will continue to provide quality education and dynamic product viewing, while adding additional focus on the amazing ways in which people are putting Apple products to work across all endeavors, from desktops to iPhones to games to music.

While there is no question that Macworld is going to evolve and change in 2010 and beyond, we will continue to build great shows that are worth everyone's time and money. As part of this commitment to the Mac community, we held a standing-room only Town Hall Meeting at the show earlier this week where hundreds of members of the Mac community had the opportunity to ask questions about the 2010 event and make suggestions about how they want Macworld to evolve.

Now we are asking you. We want to know your thoughts and ideas for future Macworld events.

Please take our Macworld 2010 Survey at and submit any ideas and suggestions at

As a thank-you for your continued support of Macworld, we are offering FREE exhibits hall registration for Macworld 2010. Registration is open today. Go to to lock in your registration for Macworld 2010.

We look forward to seeing you next January 4-8, 2010, at San Francisco's Moscone Center.

-The Macworld Conference & Expo Team
Of the questions on the survey, the most amusing quesitons were #1 (“For Macworld 2010, who would you like to see deliver the Keynotes?”) and the questions about when and where to hold the 2011 conference. Since the sampling frame is those who attended a San Francisco conference, I presume SF is still going to win out over LA, NYC and Vegas.

I don’t know if last week’s Macworld Expo was my last. I assumed it was, but as Sean Connery said, never say never!

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