DVD Forum Holds U.S. DVD Conference in San Francisco in October

28 July, 1998


July 28, 1998--The DVD Forum, the international association dedicated to developing DVD formats and promoting wide acceptance of this versatile technology, announced today that it will hold the third U.S. DVD Conference on October 1-2, 1998, in San Francisco, California. The venue will be the Grand Peninsula Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency SF Airport, offering visitors the convenience of easy access.

The two-day conference provides an excellent opportunity to explore the fast-extending scope of DVD, and latest format developments. Among key items on the agenda will be the recent standardization of DVD-Audio, DVD-RAM, DVD-R and DVD-RW. There would also be displays and demonstrations of the latest DVD products and technologies.

Registration for the DVD Conference is $100 per person from DVD Forum member companies, and $295 per person from non-member companies. A discount rate of $249 is offered to non-members registering by August 31. The registration fee includes lunch on both days of the conference. Accommodations are available at the Hyatt Regency SF Airport.

Conference registration forms will be available July 28, from the conference organizer, WellWater Event Management.

Contact: Patricia Belknap
WellWater Event Management
6114 La Salle Ave. Ste 438
Oakland, CA 94611
Tel: 510.639.4620 or 888.333.9220
Fax: 510.639.4660 or 888.333.9230
E-mail: dvdforum@wwem.com
Home page: http://www.wwem.com

Further conference details, including program information and updates, will be available at the DVD Forum home page (http://www.dvdforum.org/).

Toshiki Miyaji, Chairman of the DVD Format Promotion Office, states, "DVD Conferences provide an excellent forum for sharing information on the latest advances in DVD technology. 1998 is fast becoming the year of DVD. Its unified standard and high capabilities are winning over more and more consumers and ever-growing support from a wide range of industries. The U.S. Conference allows the DVD Forum to explain latest developments to the whole market, and to promote exchange of views on formats and technology among participants."

The DVD Forum has over 170 member companies worldwide, including electronics manufacturers, software firms and media companies. Among its activities are regular conferences in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Japan that help promote worldwide acceptance of DVD.

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