HE2004 Seminars Announced

The Home Entertainment 2004 Show (HE2004) is coming to NYC May 20–23, 2004 at the Hilton New York Hotel & Towers. HE2004 is open to the public—consumers will not only have the opportunity to see, hear, and demo the finest high-performance products consumer electronics has to offer, they can also attend a dozen free educational seminars on a variety of topics and enjoy live music daily from jazz and blues artists during relaxing breaks for lunch. The educational seminars and music luncheons will be offered all three days of the Show. Seminars will be moderated by some of the consumer electronics industry's most respected editors, manufacturers, and custom-installation professionals.

Friday, May 21
10–11am Innovations: Trends in Digital Photography
Moderator: George Schaub, Editor, Shutterbug magazine
11:15am–12pm HDTV Super Session
Moderator: Maureen Jenson, Editor, Home Theater magazine
12:30—2pmBlues Lunch (food & beverages available at additional cost)
2:30–4pm Loudspeaker Luminaries
Moderator: John Atkinson, Editor, Stereophile magazine
4:30–6:00pm Stereophile Ultimate AV (formerly Stereophile Guide To Home Theater): Upgrading & Tweaking Your Home Theater
Moderator: Tom Norton, Editor, Stereophile Ultimate AV magazine
Saturday, May 22
10–11am The Ins and Outs of Custom Installation—Ask the Pros
Moderator: Krissy Rushing, Editor, Connected magazine
11:15am–12pm The New High-Definition Media (Sony)
12:30–2pmJazz Lunch (food & beverages available at additional cost)
2:30pm–4pmStereophile Shoot-Out: Ask the Editors
Moderator: John Atkinson, Editor, Stereophile
4:30–6pmBig-Screen Technologies 101
Moderator: Geoffrey Morrison, Video Editor, Home Theater
Sunday, May 23
12:30–2pm Jazz Brunch (food & beverages available at additional cost)
2:30–3:30pm Stereophile Analog Clinic
Moderator: Michael Fremer, contributing editor, Stereophile

Seating is limited; HE2004 attendees are encouraged to arrive on time in order to benefit from the seminars. Admittance to seminars is included with the price of a daily or weekend ticket to the Show. Food and beverages will be available at additional cost during the lunchtime music sessions.

Show attendees are invited to attend a grand, spectacular concert on Friday evening by popular recording artists—proceeds to benefit the Elf Foundation, a nonprofit charity that brings music and films to children enduring extended stays in hospitals across the country.

Co-sponsors of Home Entertainment 2004 include publications from PRIMEDIA's Home Technology & Photography Group, including Best, Connected, eDigital Photo, Home Theater, Stereophile, Stereophile Ultimate AV, and Shutterbug, along with www.hometoys.com—the premier Web portal and Home Technology Library, providing up-to-the-minute news, in-depth articles, product reviews, research archives, event calendars, and company directories.

Show information:

Dates: May 20–23, 2004

Hilton New York & Towers Hotel
1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY

Thursday, May 20 noon–6pm
(Trade & Press Only)

Open to the General Public:
Friday, May 21 10am–6pm
Saturday, May 22 10am–6pm
Sunday, May 23 10am–5pm

Tickets: $37 for weekend pass / $27 for one-day pass at the door
Advance ticket purchase saves $5.
More information: www.he2004.com

Journalists: You can pre-register to attend HE2004 by logging on to www.he2004.com or by contacting Nicoll Public Relations at 781-762-9300, or nathalie@nicollpr.com.