New Year Brings New Content, Entertainment and Innovative Programs for Macworld/iWorld 2013

    New Year Brings New Content, Entertainment and Innovative Programs for
                             Macworld/iWorld 2013

Distinguished Educator Showcase, New Tech Talks, Art and Music Events Round
Out Agenda Bursting with Innovation and Creativity and Set the Stage for the
Most Dynamic iFan Event Yet

PR Newswire

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Jan. 10, 2013

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Macworld/iWorld 2013
(Twitter: @MacworldExpo; Event hashtag: #iFan13), the Ultimate iFan Event,
kicks off in just three weeks and IDG World Expo today announced additional
new content and highlights that complement an already full agenda of
education, innovation and experiential elements. These include: the Apple
Distinguished Educator Showcase, additional Tech Talks, Digital Art Gallery,
iPad Sketch Station, China Innovation Forum, finalists for the Indie
Innovation contest and Macworld LIVE. Macworld/iWorld will take place January
31-February 2, 2013, at the Moscone Center West in San Francisco. Register


New content and highlights include:

Distinguished Educator Showcase
The extraordinary community of Apple Distinguished Educators will come
together to give attendees the opportunity to hear from inspiring teachers and
administrators about how they are transforming the classroom through the use
of Apple technologies. The event, produced by Computer-Using-Educators (CUE),
will take place Saturday, February 2, and include sessions such as: The Future
of Learning: Tech That! Extending Student's Digital Environment into the
Classroom, Accessing Abilities, and Closing the Loop, Transformation Solutions
with EdTech Vision, Professional Development and the Apple Ecosystem. Check
out the full schedule here.

Additional Tech Talks
The Macworld/iWorld 2013 agenda boasts more than 60 new educational sessions,
interactive panel discussions, practical "how-to" presentations and "tips and
tricks" learning opportunities open to all iFan Pass attendees. Several new
Talks covering a wide range of issues and questions were recently added,

  o"iPhoneography - Meet the Mobile Masters," taking place on the Main Stage,
    is a rapid fire session during which attendees will hear the condensed
    essence of what makes iPhoneography unique and why it's bending
    photography in a dramatic new direction. The viewpoints will be from a
    diverse, experienced group of leading iPhoneographers—including Jack
    Hollingsworth, Russell Brown, Richard Gray, Karen Divine, Dan Marcolina,
    Glyn Evans, Knox Bronson and Jessica Zollman—and will frame the movement
    where it is today and where it is headed in 2013 and beyond.
  o"Tech vs. Wild: Surviving Your Next Campout (and Other Natural Disasters)
    with High Tech Gear," with Chuck La Tournous of RandomMaccess who will
    take attendees through a fun, fast-paced look at the gadgets that can turn
    you into a cross between Bear Grylls and MacGyver.
  o"iCloud, App Stores and other Things to Fear: Has Apple Forgotten Power
    Users?" Lex Friedman of Macworld headlines a panel of experts who will
    explore whether Apple is phasing out its support for power users. The
    panelists will discuss these serious issues facing Mac users today, and
    attempt to decide whether we should worry about our future as power users
    on the Mac.
  o"Art Goes Digital," a special session with Alan Oppenheimer of Art
    Authority who will review some of the major developments in the digital
    art revolution and seek to answer questions such as: are we moving towards
    an iTunes of art? And what issues will we encounter along the way?
  o"Software, Hardware and Flying to Mars. How We Built, Programmed and
    Operate NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover," with Ben Cichy, James Kurien and
    David Oh of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, who will share their
    first-hand stories about how they built and operate the Mars Curiosity
  o"Getting Cozy with Siri" with Joe Kissell of TidBITS will demonstrate many
    of Siri's clever and less-than obvious effort-saving capabilities, and
    show attendees how to make the most of this impressive technology. Joe
    will also talk to some of Siri's competitors and demonstrate a few ways in
    which they go beyond Siri's current capabilities.
  o"Future Tech: Amazing Student Tech Projects," with Bill Wiecking of Hawaii
    Prep Academy who will talk about how a select group of international
    students is creating the future of tech with OSX and iOS.
  o"iPad Integration for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)," a
    special session with Mark Mautone of the Hoboken School District who will
    provide a comprehensive insight into how the iPad is used to educate
    individuals with ASD's. 
  o"Troubleshooting iCloud" with Tom Negrino of Backup Brain, who will
    demonstrate how to tame iCloud on your Mac and iOS devices. Learn tips and
    tricks about Documents in the Cloud, synchronizing data across all
    devices, working with iTunes Match and troubleshooting sharing media.

Rapid Fire
Come be dazzled in 5 minutes – over and over again! Macworld/iWorld's
RapidFire is all about getting "to-the-point" and teaching our audience one
cool thing, really quickly and really effectively. Join Dan Moren of Macworld
as he introduces each presenter to tackle one little known or little
understood feature, one confusing concept, or one new approach and see if they
can beat the clock to get you the data that matters. Open to all iFan Pass

Digital Art Gallery
Part of this year's LIVE Zone, the Digital Art Gallery will feature
digitally-created artwork from artists hand selected during a competitive
online submission process, as well as from the winners of an iPhoneography
social media contest. The 2013 Gallery will highlight the work of Craig
Abaya, a San Francisco artist and concert photographer who also films musical
artists in performance and conversation. While his roots are in the analog
realm, today he photographs, films and records digitally every step of the way
and uses tools of the trade ranging from MacBook Pro and Mac Mini to Aperture,
Adobe Photoshop, Logic Pro and Garageband. Open to all Macworld/iWorld

iPad Sketch Station
Part of this year's LIVE Zone, the iPad Sketch Station gives attendees the
chance to watch talented and experienced artists draw and design art on their
iPads in front of a live audience. Sponsored by KiwiPixel and Procreate, the
iPad Sketch Station will feature the work of amazing iPad artists
including:Thierry Schiel,a professional digital artist, animator and
international award-winning film maker from Luxembourg; Luis Peso,a
professional digital artist, musician and goldsmith from Spain; and Jonathan
Gesinski, a professional storyboard artist working primarily in the film
industry, advertising, video games and illustration. Open to all
Macworld/iWorld attendees.

China Innovation Forum
Debuting at Macworld/iWorld 2013, the China Innovation Forum, co-hosted by IDG
World Expo China and TechNode will bring together more than 100 entrepreneurs,
executives, developers, investors, thought leaders and industry experts from
China and Silicon Valley to explore and define opportunities and challenges
within the tech industry. Open to all iFan Pass attendees.

iNDIE iNNOVATION: The Search for Tomorrow's Music Stars
Macworld/iWorld teamed up with Sonicbids to find the hottest up-and-coming
bands in the country innovating with Apple technologies. After several rounds
of fan voting, the two iNDIE iNNOVATION finalists have just been
announced—Mister Loveless and Exist Elsewhere—who best embody the use of Apple
products in the creative process. The finalists will square off live on the
Main Stage at Macworld/iWorld on Thursday, January 31 from 4:00pm – 5:00pm,
with the winner performing as the opening act 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 attendees will have the first option to purchase tickets for
just $40. Space is limited.

Macworld LIVE
Hosted by the editors of Macworld and, the Macworld LIVE stage,
located in the LIVE Zone, will feature exclusive coverage, interviews, demos
and commentary from the world's largest Apple-related extravaganza. Attendees
can stop by and participate as the live audience for segments that will be
viewed by Mac fans the world over on covered will include
everything from gaming and art to publishing and the state of Apple. Check out
the full lineup and schedule here. Open to all Macworld/iWorld attendees.

Attendee registration, along with information about event passes and pricing,
can be found at:

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

For current happenings, news, chatter and to be part of the conversation, join
Macworld/iWorld on:

  oEvent hashtag: #iFan13

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 toexperience all that the amazing
world of Apple-related tools can offer. Macworld/iWorldwill take place
January 31 – February 2, 2013 at the Moscone Center West in San Francisco. For
more information, please visit

About IDG World Expo
IDG World Expo ( 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.


Contact: Marisa Borgasano, Schwartz MSL for IDG World Expo, +1-781-684-0770,
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