Frequently Asked Questions

Why is Ziff Davis Enterprise offering an online event?

With escalating concerns on terrorism and continually decreasing company budgets for travel, it has become apparent that with today's available advanced technologies, there are really no barriers to offering valuable content globally. In addition, Ziff Davis Enterprise is offering a cutting edge online platform in which to deliver our content to our community of IT professionals.

We have added some new enhancements to our platform to maximize on your virtual experience! Some new features include:

What is so cutting edge about an online tradeshow?

The Ziff Davis Enterprise Virtual Tradeshow eliminates the need for travel. You can attend all of the live programming right from your desktop. The superior technology gives you the benefits of being at a tradeshow without having to set foot in a crowded convention center! Ziff Davis Enterprise is an innovator and a leader in the Technology Virtual Tradeshow space. Ziff Davis won the highest Gold level Folio: FAME Award for Best Online Event in 2005.

Are there any limitations of a virtual tradeshow?

Obviously, the major downside of an online event is the lack of face-to-face meeting opportunities. But, it is a cost-effective and time-saving way to bring together companies and other interested parties to one site. It enables companies to present their products, learn about market needs, exchange virtual business cards and network with other industry professionals.

How long will the event material be available after the live event?

All event material and exhibits will be available for registered attendees at no additional costs for six months following the closing date of the event.

What do I need to do before I attend?

Attendance is free! The only thing that you have to do prior to attending is fill out our registration form. Upon successful registration, you will immediately receive an email confirmation with detailed instructions for attending. You will also be receiving reminders as we get closer to the event dates. Then, on the days of the event, all you'll need to do is enter your email address and password provided upon initial registration to access our programming.

What are the minimum requirements from my PC in order to participate in the Ziff Davis Enterprise Virtual Tradeshow?

In order to participate in the Keynotes and Presentations (webcasts), you need to have the following minimum systems requirements: To interact with the online show requires a Windows PC with Internet Explorer 6.0 minimum or Firefox 1.5. Mac with Firefox 1.5 is also supported. Access to the internet using high speed access (Cable, DSL, Network) is highly recommended for the overall show and is required for all Education Sessions and Presentations. Pop-up blockers must also be disabled. On entering the show, a system check is run which will identify PC requirements that need to be addressed to interact with the online show

Can I participate in the event with a PC which is behind our corporate firewall?

Yes, you will be able to participate in the event by modifying a few parameters in the configuration of your Windows Media Player. Specifically you will need to enable the use of proxy for HTTP streaming in your Windows Media Player. If you are noticing any intermittent issues, we recommend you white list all HTTP traffic to “*”.

How much does it cost for me to attend?

Attendee registration is FREE! So, sign up today!

Who should I contact if I want to speak on a virtual tradeshow panel?

If you are interested in becoming a speaker for any of our virtual tradeshows, please contact our Managing Editor of Online Events at

For Technical Assistance: or 212-503-5786

How much does it cost for me to attend?

Attendee registration is FREE! So, sign up today!

For Technical Assistance: or 212-503-5786.