Macworld Conference and Expo keynote addresses and feature presentations have been announced.

Macworld begins on Tuesday, January 9, 2001, with a Keynote speech from Apple CEO, Steve Jobs. It's thought he will discuss the post-beta status of Mac OS X, and make new product announcements. These could include new iBooks (thought to be in short supply) and PowerBooks. Speculation (boosted by Steve Jobs' comments during Apple's financial-results conference in October) also points to the possibility that Apple may release new G4 Cube specifications.

Kevin Browne, general manager of the Mac business unit at Microsoft will deliver a keynote speech on Wednesday, January 10. Rob Burgess, CEO of Macromedia will deliver his remarks on Thursday, January 11.

The conference will also feature a special interest boulevard, with new products and technologies for Digital Media, Small Business, Sci-Tech, Education and Assistive Technology, and 3D and Edutainment.

Guided tours of Macworld Expo will be available, courtesy of Apple User Group volunteers, to help first-time visitors find the products, solutions and companies they need. The San Francisco event will also feature the return of the Macintosh Gaming area, sponsored by Apple.