3rd Annual Home Theater Cruise™ 2004

Educational Technology Conference At Sea In The Western Caribbean Aboard Royal Caribbean's Mariner Of The Seas - Produced By Home Theater Cruise, LLC

This year's Third Annual Home Theater Cruise (PRIMEDIA publications are sponsors) will once again feature an educational technology conference in an informal atmosphere. The program is a mixture of presentations and panels of industry leaders, technologists, and knowledgeable practitioners. Attendees can learn from home theater equipment manufacturers, display technologists, screen designers, DVD and HD creators, copy protection and A/V interface experts, studio representatives, acoustic scientists and practitioners, audio futurists, filmmakers, and experienced surround sound applications and recording engineers.

The program includes twelve presentations covering display calibration and performance, screen selection, and surround sound for movies and music.

There will be five panel discussions with Q&A: Everything You Need To Know About Home Theatre, How To Choose A Display, Home Theater/Surround Music Acoustics, Setting A New Surround Sound Standard, and Battle Of
The Formats: HD -DVD, Blu -ray Disc, and Windows Media Video HD.

A sixth panel discussion will include all of the panelists in a massive two -hour -forty -five -minute Q&A session with the end user audience.

The program provides an outstanding opportunity for company CEOs, technologists, and practitioners to network and exchange information with each other and with serious home theater enthusiast end users. And there will be plenty of time at sea, during seven sponsored parties on -board -and at our three ports of call Ocho Rios Jamaica, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel, Mexico -for one -on -one networking and the exchange of experiences and ideas among company executives, dealers, reps, technologists, and most importantly, serious home theater enthusiast end users.

All in all, the cruise offers everyone involved the opportunity to understand new technology and the issues facing both end users and the home theater industry.

All of this over a seven -day cruise (October 24 to 31) in the Western Caribbean aboard Royal Caribbean's new Mariner of the Seas, one of the largest and most beautifully -appointed and fun -equipped "super liner" cruise ships in the world. Our conference program takes place in a relaxed, scenically beautiful environment.

This is one of the few (if not the only) opportunities for consumers to interface with manufacturers and technologists and vice versa in what is assured to be once again a two -way shared learning experience! We call it "Cruising To Perfection™."

And we have scheduled seven parties, including Welcome Aboard and Thank You parties. At our Thank You party we will be holding, once again this year, an ELF Foundation auction, which directly benefits ill children by building mini theaters in children's hospitals. During last year's cruise $39,000 was raised for this charity.

Cruise cabins, which start at $670 per person (double occupancy) must be booked and paid for by credit card. Please contact our selected travel agent, Anchors Away Cruise Center at 1 888 516 6306. This is important. You MUST book with Anchors Away to be a part of this event for they are handling our group. Please note that Royal Caribbean Cruise Line requires double occupancy in a cabin. Remember that many people booking passage are accounting for the expense as tax -deductible.

More information on cabins, prices, and booking information, as well as Conference Program updates, can be found on our event Web site located at http://www.hometheatercruise.com. You should act ASAP to be assured cabin space, as the longer you wait the more expensive the cabins may become or the type you may like may not be available at all, due to demand. We are not the only group on this ship; the cruise ship itself, not our events, is open to the general public.

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