Formerly known as Macworld, iWorld has been the premier spot for fans of the Apple/Mac platform to gather since 1985.
Macworld/iWorld is a convention that happens every year in San Francisco. It includes several days of sessions and training on any and all things Apple related. Attendees can check out new products and new apps a little bit early, and can also visit different exhibits that are set up by hardware manufacturers and software publishers that support the Macintosh platform. The convention has become a huge tradition for many Apple fans. Some go for the sessions and expo hall, and some go just for the sense of community, making new connections and keeping up with old ones.
For 2014, it was announced that the convention would be rescheduled from it’s usual time slot, scheduled for the first 3 days of February, to a later date in March. Moving to the later date means that vendors will have a little bit of time to recover from the Consumer Electronics Show at the beginning of January, and it also won’t be competing with the Super Bowl on February 2. On top of that, this also means that it will fall on a Thursday/Friday/Saturday, which is great for everyone.
The date change isn’t the only thing different this year; the iWorld conference will be moving from it’s usual spot, Moscone West, to Moscone North in San Francisco in 2014 as well.
Moscone West is a great venue for the conference, but moving to the North Hall will be much better for all of the attendees because they wont have to worry about climbing up and down so many stairs to get back and forth between convention hall levels. Let’s face it, we’re computer nerds, not fitness nerds. Am I right? I’m sure no one’s feelings are hurt by this change.
A lot of vendors have already signed up to participate in the expo hall, even before tickets for the event went on sale. If you are planning on participating, my advice is to try and register as soon as possible. If there are any spots left, they are sure to go very quickly.