Some of the world's leading Mac experts are joining forces for the Macworld Conference, to be held at The Barbican in London on May 17 and 18.

A panel of Mac experts and industry professionals will be present, including Apple's director of software product marketing Oren Ziv, Adobe Photoshop expert Deke McClelland, UK Final Cut User Group founder Rick Young, Macromedia technical sales manager Jon Harris, and Macworld US editor-in-chief Jason Snell. Details about all the speakers are available here.

The conference will include separate streams on graphics, image capture, editing and layout; Mac OS X and Xserve; Video and special effects; and Web design and delivery.

Topics covered on day one will include digital photography; Photoshop CS tips and techniques; the future of digital-image capture; tips and techniques for video and special effects; Apple's role in the future of digital video; Mac OS X for system administrators; Xserve and Xserve RAID; on-demand application sharing; Web standards and designing in Dreamweaver; Web accessibility and usability; and Interactive learning.

Day two will include seminars on digital art, illustration and design; print and Web publishing; digital workflow and the future of layout; shooting DV, creating DVDs and Photoshop for videographers; the great AppleScript medicine show; professional Panther – understanding Mac OS X; killer Panther tips; dynamic Web sites using FileMaker; animation and 3D on the Web; and video on the Web.

A full conference brochure can be downloaded. The conference takes place at The Barbican, Silk Street, EC2Y 8DS.

To book a place, register here. Macworld subscribers are entitled to a discount: the cost of a one-day pass is £146; attendance for the two days is £229. The price for non-subscribers is £170 for one day, and £287 for both days. Prices include VAT.