WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549


                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT
                     PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE
                         SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported):  June 21, 2004

                               Penton Media, Inc.
               (Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

Delaware                                  1-14337                 36-2875386
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(State or Other Jurisdiction           (Commission              (IRS Employer
      of Incorporation)                File Number)          Identification No.)

1300 East Ninth Street, Cleveland, Ohio                           44114
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(Address of Principal Executive Offices)                        (Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code: 216-696-7000

Item 5.  Other Events.

On June 21, 2004, Penton Media, Inc. (the "Company") issued a press release
announcing the appointment of David B. Nussbaum as chief executive officer and
Royce Yudkoff as non-executive chairman. The press release is attached hereto as
exhibit 99.1.


         Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934,
the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned, hereunto duly authorized.

                                            Penton Media, Inc.

                                            By: /s/ Preston L. Vice
                                                Name:  Preston L. Vice
                                                Title:  Chief Financial Officer

Date:  June 22, 2004

                                  EXHIBIT INDEX

Exhibit                  Description
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99.1                     Press release dated June 21, 2004.