The 12th Flashforward conference takes place July 7-9 in New York.

Flashforward2004 is the oldest Flash user conference in the world, and "shares the latest in design, development, education and inspiration", Macromedia said. Though Macromedia is the prime sponsor of the event, Flashforward2004 and the Flash Film Festival is a joint production of and United Digital Artists.

Features of the $499 (Early Bird discount) show for Flash-wielding professionals include: Four half-day in-depth Flash workshops; 24 one-hour seminars; 20 Q&A sessions; 17 "Ask the Experts" sessions and 11 Technology Showcase seminars.

The event also boasts the Flash Film Festival, a keynote by a Macromedia bigwig and more.