Intermedia ’95, the international conference and exposition on multimedia and CD-ROM, will be Feb. 7-9 at San Francisco’s Moscone Center. The event will feature a keynote address by Glenn Jones, chairman and CEO of Jones Intl. Ltd.
Major exhibitors include America Online, Autodesk, Intel, Lotus, Macromedia, Microsoft, Oracle and Sony.
The conference will premiere the Digital Arts Festival, presented by Intermedia and United Digital Artists and sponsored by Variety and Daily Variety.
Gerry Byrne, Daily Variety veep of publishing operations, is skedded to moderate a general session discussion at the show, and special reports associate editor Katharine Stalter is moderating a panel about entertainment companies’ corporate strategies for multimedia. Scheduled to appear on that panel are Viacom New Media’s Michele DiLorenzo, Fox Interactive’s Ted Hoff, Knowledge Adventure’s Ruth Otte and MGM’s Alan Cole-Ford.
The conference, which is organized into four tracks – Creative, Business, Technology and Multimedia markets – will feature sessions about designing software for children, international property rights, standards and compatibility, video and audio compression and smart stories – stories that learn from the user and change according to the user’s decision path.
Pre-conference workshops begin Feb. 6 with sessions including “Demystifying International Titles Development and Distribution,” “Making a Business of CD-ROM/Multimedia Publishing,” and two sessions on marketing.