SOURCE: Ticonderoga Ventures, Inc.

October 28, 2009 07:30 ET

Inaugural iDate Awards for the Online Dating and Matchmaking Industry to Take Place January 28, 2010 in Miami

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 28, 2009) - Ticonderoga Ventures, Inc. announces the first iDate Awards ceremony will be held the night of January 28, 2010 in Miami.

The iDate Awards will highlight the people and companies who exemplify the best and most innovative aspects of the Internet dating and matchmaking industry.

The Awards take place during the annual Internet Dating Conference, the largest trade show and convention for the online personals and matchmaking industry. The Internet Dating Conference takes place at the Miami Beach Convention Center from January 27 - 29, 2010.

Nominations are now open to the public at Both industry professionals and the general public are encouraged to nominate or vote for the best candidates in each of the award categories. Self-nominations will be accepted.

Eleven categories exist for the first annual awards:

    Best Dating Site
    Best Dating Site Design
    Best Software Provider
    Best Mobile Dating Site
    Best Matchmaker
    Most Innovative Company
    Best New Technology
    Best Payment System
    Best Affiliate Program
    Best Marketing Campaign
    Best Up and Coming Dating Site

The awards will have the following schedule:

    Now to Nov. 15 -- Nominations Accepted
    Nov. 23 to Jan. 7 -- Voting
    Jan. 28, 2010 -- Awards ceremony and winners announced

Those wishing to attend the Internet Dating Conference and the iDate Awards ceremony are strongly urged to book their travel and hotel in advance. The NFL Super Bowl XLIV is scheduled for February 7, a week after the event in Miami.

The awards are organized by the Internet Dating Conference and Online Personals Watch.

About the Internet Dating Conference

Over the last 6 years, the Internet Dating Conference has been the leading event for the industry. The event's primary goals have been to provide senior dating industry executives with education, ideas, insight and networking in order to increase business and stay ahead of the curve.

About Online Personals Watch

Since 2004, Online Personals Watch provides the daily news to the internet dating industry. No ads, no fluff, just raw news summaries, official rankings and CEO interviews.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements, particularly as related to the business plans of the company, within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Sections 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and are subject to the safe harbor created by these sections. Actual results may differ materially from the company's expectations and estimates.

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