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Joint Interactive Keynote Links Seybold And Real Conference 2001

Press release from the issuing company

SEATTLE, Sept. 24 RealNetworks, Inc. today announced a joint keynote linking the combined audiences of Seybold San Francisco 2001 and Real Conference 2001 in Seattle on Monday, September 24 at 9:55 a.m., PDT. The opening Real Conference 2001 keynote by Rob Glaser, CEO of RealNetworks in Seattle and a guest appearance by Gene Gable, President of Key3Media Group will be simultaneously bridged via two-way satellite and then streamed worldwide, live and on-demand. Both RealNetworks and Key3Media Group made the commitment to move forward with their physical conferences to underscore their determination to resume business activities. RealNetworks and Key3Media have, for the first-time, taken the cooperative step of linking the audiences of their mutual conferences in a spirit of renewed dedication to innovation in the high tech industry. "We've created bridges in the high tech industry to democratize the exchange of information and ideas,'' said Rob Glaser, Chairman and CEO, RealNetworks, Inc. "The unity that we are demonstrating in today's satellite linkage transcends our individual conferences and is available through broadcasts to the entire world.'' "We're proud to join with RealNetworks to highlight and utilize today's innovative technologies and to make a bold statement -- we have the resolve to move forward in the face of adversity,'' said Gene Gable, President of Seybold Seminars and Publications. Seybold San Francisco 2001 runs September 24-28 at the Moscone Center, and RealNetworks' Real Conference 2001 runs from September 24-25 at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center. Real Conference 2001 is also being broadcast live and on-demand. Rob Glaser's keynote will be available for free, and for $199.95, participants will be able to access and interact with all of the conference's keynotes and sessions. To register online visit http://www.realnetworks.com/conference/. For each paid online or in-person participant, RealNetworks will donate $25 to the New York Firefighters 9-11 Disaster Relief Fund. More information on this historical webcast can be found at: www.seyboldseminars.com and www.realnetworks.com.