Industry Insight, Networking, and Consumer Data Featured at CONNECTIONS(TM)

The Digital Home Conference and Showcase

Dallas, TX Oct 24, 2003 - - Parks Associates and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced today that CONNECTIONS(TM): The Digital Home Conference and Showcase will be held May 5 -7, 2004, at the Wyndham Anatole in Dallas, TX. CONNECTIONS(TM): The Digital Home Conference and Showcase, produced by Parks Associates in partnership with the CEA, is the largest international executive conference for digital home technologies and is the most important event of the year in regards to the applications, services, and devices in the connected home.

"We are looking forward to this year's event to provide a fantastic venue for learning, networking, and discussion among industry players," said Tricia Parks, President of Parks Associates. "Digital entertainment is the leading driver of connectivity in the home. Parks Associates estimates that more than 150 million devices (PCs and consumer electronics equipment) will be linked in multimedia -centric home networks by the end of 2007, a testament to the growth potential of this market."

CONNECTIONS(TM) provides opportunities to preview new products and services and explore the consumer attitudes and trends that will be shaping this market for years to come. The CONNECTIONS(TM) agenda is comprised of Keynote presentations, concurrent tracks with interactive panel discussions, and individual presentations.

Parks Associates and CEA are now accepting Call for Papers submissions for panel, keynote, and individual presentations. CONNECTIONS(TM) will feature five tracks on Digital Entertainment; Home Networking and Gateway Solutions; Consumer Mobility and Device/Content Portability; Applications, Services and Consumer Value; and Telematics and Home Management. For detailed topics, guidelines, and the submission form, please visit Deadline for submissions is December 20, 2003.

For information about sponsoring CONNECTIONS(TM), contact Candi Richardson at or call 972 -490 -1113.

CONNECTIONS(TM): The Digital Home Conference and Showcase, produced by Parks Associates in partnership with the Consumer Electronics Association, is the largest international executive conference for digital home technologies. Hosting over 550 attendees, CONNECTIONS(TM) provides a comprehensive review of all aspects of the digital home value chain. Industry and consumer perspectives are provided through presentation of Parks Associates and CEA research, keynote speakers, panel speakers, media and organization support, and a show floor displaying the latest technologies. For information on sponsoring, speaking, or attending CONNECTIONS(TM), please visit

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