Registration has opened for Macworld/iworld 2013, IDG World Expo announced. The event joins Apple-inspired technology with the worlds of art, education and entertainment Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2013, at the Moscone Center West in San Francisco.
Macworld/iWorld 2013 is billed as a "fully immersive experience" that will feature Tech Talks, workshops on the latest Apple releases, and an exposition hall displaying the latest products for Mac, iPad, iPhone and iPod.
A performance competition called iNDIE iNNOVATION will showcase bands using Apple technology. Attendees will also be able to do some hands-on experimenting in the LiVE Zone!.
The all-inclusive iFan Pass is available now for $75.
"If you're an iFan, Macworld/iWorld is your destination," said Paul Kent, vice president and general manager of Macworld/iWorld. "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."
All New Tech Talk Series
New educational sessions, interactive panel discussions, how-to presentations and "tips and tricks" sessions 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 innovative thinkers such as Michael Koerbel, Jacqui Cheng and Russell Brown.
In-depth workshops offer immersive learning in 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.
iPhoneography: The Mobile Masters Sessions
The daylong iPhoneography workshop will feature the largest assemblage of iPhoneography talent and inspiration to date, including notables such as Dan Marcolina, Karen Devine, and Nate Park.
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.
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. 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 will "battle" live at Macworld/iWorld, with the winner opening for Little Feat at the Macworld/iWorld BLAST party on Jan. 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 be transformed into an interactive
area open to all attendees. It features music demos and performances from industry professionals; Illustrator and Photoshop art; the Macworld LIVE Stage with coverage, interviews, demos and commentary from Macworld editors; and an iPad Sketch Station.
Attendee registration, along with information about event passes and pricing, can be found at: http://www.macworldiworld.com/register/.
SOURCE: IDG World Expo
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