The Shareware Industry Conference (SIC) will hold its 10th annual international meeting of software programmers, developers, and distributors July 13 through 15 in Tampa, Florida. SIC 2000, featuring Shareware Industry Award presentations and Shareware Hall of Fame inductions, will include technology sessions and focus groups about marketing, sales, and business management. Shareware is a marketing channel through which users can evaluate programs before making a final purchase. The "try it before you buy it" software market accounts for nearly $650 million in annual sales and has influenced the emergence of many new technologies, including Internet browsers, antivirus products, email programs, and Windows utilities. For more conference and registration information, see http://www.sic.org or call 800-218-8294.