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(September 2010) posted on Mon Aug 30, 2010

The marketplace offers a variety of training and education sources for your operation.


Graph Expo (gasc.org) will take place October 3-6 in Chicago’s McCormick Place. GASC has partnered with the Graphic Communication Institute of California Polytechnic State University (grci.calpoly.edu) to produce the conference program, featuring nearly 50 seminars spanning 20 subject areas. The in-depth, executive-level sessions and hands-on workshops address the needs of 11 distinct sectors within the print marketplace, including print providers working in wide format. See our August issue, page 22, for a complete preview of this event.

Graphics of the Americas (graphicsoftheamericas.com) will take place February 24-26, 2011, in Orlando. The conference schedule has yet to be announced, but the 2010 event offered more than 70 seminar sessions across 12 educational tracks, including: Large Format, Digital Printing, Production, Prepress, Management, Sales & Marketing, and others. A dozen additional sessions were offered in Spanish.

The ISA International Sign Expo (signexpo.org) again offered its ISA Discovery Seminar Series in the 2010 edition of its event. The seminar series offered interactive forums; hands-on workshops; and seminars that cover digital imaging, legislative regulations, technical industry application, and management, sales, and marketing strategies. The 2011 ISA Expo will be held in Las Vegas, April 28-30.

ISA also offers an International Sign Academy program via the association’s website (signs.org). The Sign Academy offers webinars and onsite seminars on topics including installation and service, production and fabrication, design, sales and marketing, and project management.

Attendees at PDN’s PhotoPlus Expo (photoplusexpo.com) can choose from a variety of seminars and hands-on workshops covering the digital-imaging industry. PMA 2010 will be held October 28-30 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City.

In addition to a show floor with hundreds of exhibitors from the digital imaging industry, PMA 2011 (pmai.org) will offer dozens of educational sessions. Additionally, the conference will be bookended by conferences held by associations related to digital imaging, including the Digital Imaging Marketing Association (DIMA). PMA 2011 will be held in Las Vegas, September 8-10.


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