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 now!
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, including:
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 holders.
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 attendees.
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.
Hosted by the editors of Macworld and Macworld.com, 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 Macworld.com. Topics 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.
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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 31 – February 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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