(Press Release) The worldwide Intel Developer Forum(IDF) conference, Intel Corporation's semi-annual showcase for hardware and software developers, expands to seven events this fall. Eastern Europe is the newest stop on an IDF tour that already includes the Far East, Asian subcontinent, Western Europe and the United States.
Despite a down-turned economy that has impacted the event industry, particularly in the staging and attending of technical conferences, IDF grew again in the first half of the year. More than 10,000 developers, engineers and other technical experts attended the six conferences on the IDF Spring 2002 circuit, an all-time record for a program that began modestly in 1997 as a gathering of 200 in San Francisco. Today, IDF conferences are held in major convention centers, including San Francisco's Moscone Center, where 4,200 attended in February, including a record 525 journalists and analysts from more than 40 countries. The U.S. conference, which kicks off the fall schedule in September, will be held for the fourth time at the San Jose Convention Center.
The IDF Fall 2002 schedule: Sept. 9-12, San Jose, Calif.; Oct. 2, Moscow; Oct. 8-10, Copenhagen, Denmark; Oct. 14-15, Taipei, Taiwan; Oct. 22-24, Tokyo; Oct. 29, Mumbai, India; Oct. 31-Nov. 1, Shenzhen, mainland China. Gold sponsors of the U.S. event to-date are IBM, Rambus Inc. and SuperMicro Inc.