Today I received an email blast from Paul Kent advising Macworld/iWorld was going on “hiatus” and would not be held in 2015. While this announcement was not entirely unexpected, it as devastating nonetheless. Macworld Expo has been around since 1985 and I’m a relative newcomer to the conference having only started attending in 2008. But I can honestly say it was the highlight of my year.
I’ve met some of my best friends at Macworld Expo. The genesis for Mac Power Users was born at Macworld Expo. The personal and professional relationships I’ve forged in those expo halls have forever changed the course of my life.
I hope that Paul and the rest of the IDG team will bring Macworld Expo back in some way. For now, I will seek other ways to engage in-person with my friends and colleagues in the Apple community.
To Paul and everyone else who participated or contributed to Macworld Expo, I say thank you for allowing me to be a part of this extraordinary community. I am so grateful for the experience.