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): July 15, 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 July 15, 2004, Penton Media, Inc. (the "Company") issued a press release
announcing the results of stockholders' votes at the stockholders annual
meeting. 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: July 16, 2004

                                  EXHIBIT INDEX

Exhibit                  Description
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99.1                     Press release dated July 15, 2004.