Seybold Seminars and Wired Digital Joining Forces to Launch Seybold/Wired Web Publisher Conference

Conference to Debut at Seybold Seminars New York/Publishing 98 Event

FOSTER CITY, Calif., Feb. 9, 1998 -- When Wired launched HotWired ( three years ago, it launched a Web publishing revolution. Today, HotWired, and other leading content sites like it, are proving that the Web is no longer a cottage industry, but a powerful global publishing medium with a reach and immediacy that goes far beyond traditional print and television.

To provide Web professionals with the business, design, and technology skills necessary to succeed in the new online publishing industry, Wired Digital Inc., the creator of HotWired, Wired News and HotBot, has joined forces with Seybold Seminars to co-host the new Seybold/Wired Web Publisher Conference to be held at Seybold Seminars New York/Publishing 98. The conference will be held March 16-17, 1998 at New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Seybold Seminars is produced by ZD COMDEX & FORUMS.

The Seybold/Wired Web Publisher Conference is the first Seybold Seminars conference program solely dedicated to the latest advancements in Web/Internet publishing technologies. It is designed in tandem with Wired Digital to provide a comprehensive and practical look at the tools, techniques, trends, and strategies driving Web publishing today. The co-sponsorship with Wired allows conference attendees access to a broad range of cutting-edge topics, speakers, and content from the company that is a recognized front-runner in Web design and development.

``As part of our expanding commitment to the Web developer community, we are proud to be working with Seybold Seminars to create the Seybold/Wired Web Publisher Conference,'' said Hunter Madsen, senior vice president of marketing, Wired Digital. ``As a producer and publisher of one of the top 20 destinations on the Web, Wired's up-to-the-minute exposure to the most current issues in digital media has allowed us, together with Seybold Seminars, to shape a keenly relevant and thoroughly useful learning experience for attendees.''

Powerful Information for Today's Web Developer

The Seybold/Wired Web Publisher Conference is built around four separate tracks -- Content, Design, Code and Business -- that allow publishing professionals to explore the Web's technological, creative, and financial challenges and opportunities in order to gain the skills necessary to craft successful Web publishing strategies. The conference will feature tutorials, special interest seminars, and conference sessions on issues including ``Building Dynamic Web Sites,'' ``New Thinking for a New Medium,'' ``Large-Scale Content Management,'' ``Software Tools for Web Designers,'' ``Typography on the Web,'' ``Interfaces for the Future,'' ``XML Xposed,'' and ``The Implication of the New Ad Models.'' The conference sessions will feature several speakers plus a moderator so that open debate about Web publishing issues and technology can be facilitated with conference attendees.

June Cohen, vice president of content development for Wired Digital, noted, ``Building award-winning Web content over the last three years has allowed us to be at the forefront of the issues and techniques driving Web development today. Our seminar tracks for the conference are built on that hard earned experience to provide Web developers with the best tips and strategies for the next phase in this exploding medium.''

``This is the first time that we have created a special conference at Seybold Seminars for Web/Internet publishing professionals,'' said Craig Cline, vice president of content for Seybold Seminars. ``With the new reality of the publishing industry -- where the Web as a publishing medium is driving rapid change -- there is a demand for information about the technology and issues that support Web publishing. Since Seybold Seminars has always been the publishing market's technology filter, we took the lead in creating a focused educational program to provide publishing professionals with the best information, education and analysis available about Web publishing.''

Registration for the Seybold Wired/Web Publisher 98 Conference is available online at or by calling 888-800-8922 or 650-372-7072. Pricing ranges from $795 to $2095 depending on the conference package selected. Company group discounts are available.

About Wired Digital:

Wired Digital is the online-media division of Wired Ventures Inc., the publisher of Wired magazine. Wired Digital creates products that help people embrace the emerging technological future. Wired Digital properties include HotWired (, the award-winning site about Web technology and culture; Wired News (, the premier service for news of the digital world; and HotBot (, the Web's largest and best-rated search engine. Wired Digital is headquartered in San Francisco, California, with satellite offices in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.

Seybold Seminars, produced by ZD COMDEX & FORUMS, focuses on the most innovative issues and technologies in the publishing industry. Seybold Seminars produces publications, seminars, conferences, events and a Web site, the collection of which provides continuing, year-round information and education on every area of publishing, from print through Web/Internet.


ZD COMDEX & FORUMS is the world's leading producer of information technology events, with products ranging from the IT industry's largest exhibitions to renowned educational programs, custom seminars and specialized vendor marketing programs. It brings together the high-profile, high-impact COMDEX and WINDOWS WORLD brands with the educational focus and depth of NetWorld+Interop, Seybold Seminars and other leading industry events. ZD COMDEX & FORUMS serves more than 6,000 exhibiting companies and two million attendees through 65 events in 20 countries. These events have revolutionized the way computers are bought, sold and distributed. ZD COMDEX & FORUMS is a division of Ziff-Davis.

About Ziff-Davis

Ziff-Davis, a Softbank company, is high tech's leading integrated media and marketing company. Ziff-Davis content attracts the largest audience of business technology buyers and techno-savvy consumers in the United States and ZD-branded content is the trusted source of information about computing and the Internet in more than 100 other countries around the world. Ziff-Davis enables marketers to identify, reach, and retain this audience through an integrated system of research, events, print, Internet, television, and education.

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