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Electronic Document Systems Foundation to Host Scholarship Night During GRAPH EXPO 2010

July 15, 2010
RESTON, VA— July 14, 2010—The Electronic Document Systems Foundation (EDSF) has announced it will hold its first-ever Scholarship Night event during GRAPH EXPO 2010. The EDSF Scholarship Night will take place Tuesday, October 5, from 5:00-9:00 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, after the GRAPH EXPO exhibit hall closes for the day. GRAPH EXPO 2010, the year's largest graphic communications exhibition and conference in the Americas, will take place October 3-6, 2010, in Chicago's McCormick Place South.
     
Each year, EDSF provides scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000 to students studying for careers in the document management and graphic communications industry.  Themed "Give Back at GRAPH," the EDSF Scholarship Night is aimed at increasing awareness of the need for industry scholarships, and to encourage greater industry participation in raising funds for EDSF's scholarship program.
     
"It's hard to imagine a more challenging business environment than what we are currently experiencing," observed Brenda Kai, Executive Director at EDSF.  "Despite all the uncertainty, however, there remains a critical need to attract and foster the development of the next generation of business professionals.  We are delighted to be coming to GRAPH EXPO to host 'Give Back at GRAPH.'  It's a wonderful opportunity to show support for students needing scholarship assistance and to help shape the future generation."
     
"We are pleased to welcome EDSF's inaugural Scholarship Night at GRAPH EXPO," said Ralph Nappi, President of GASC.  "With GRAPH EXPO being the premier event for the graphic communications and document management industry, it is only fitting that this event takes place in tandem with GRAPH EXPO 2010.  All of us can remember back to when we were first starting out in our careers, and the amount of support that we received from mentors and industry veterans.  The EDSF Scholarship Night provides an ideal opportunity to give back, help mentor the next generation of graphic communications professionals, and support the future of our industry."

"Give Back at GRAPH" will include a cocktail hour, where professionals can network with other high-level industry executives; a plated dinner; a keynote speaker and student testimonials; plus silent and live auctions of industry products and services and national sports-team memorabilia.  Close to 500 guests are expected at the event; all interested graphic communications professionals are invited to attend.  For more information or to reserve a table for the EDSF Scholarship Night, contact: Brenda Kai, EDSF Executive Director, at brenda.kai@edsf.org.

Recognized as the commercial printing, publishing, mailing and transactional exposition for the Americas, GRAPH EXPO 2010 themed, "The Next Generation of Print," has been designed to offer a customized show-going experience to a diverse spectrum of attendees.  The exhibition will offer the latest graphic communications technologies in live equipment demonstrations across the expansive show floor and education on the most in-demand products and profit-making opportunities.  Attendees will find seven special interest sections on the show floor.  Along with the debut of News Print-the newspaper pavilion, these include PackPrint, covering package printing; Future Print, featuring two of today's hottest technologies Printed Electronics and RFID; the Mailing & Fulfillment Center, the industry's largest mailing event anywhere in the Americas; the second annual GREENspace, a showcase on sustainability and eco-friendly products and services; and the Prepress/Sofware-Design and Press/Finishing sections.

For more information about GRAPH EXPO 2010 visit: www.graphexpo.com.

About The Electronic Document Systems Foundation (EDSF)
Founded in 1996, The Electronic Document Systems Foundation (EDSF) is the only foundation dedicated to enhancing the value and relevance of document and graphic communications worldwide.  As a nonprofit, tax-exempt international charitable organization, our goals are to be a catalyst for education and research initiatives and to increase awareness of the emerging trends and issues that influence the industry.  The Foundation engages in programs designed to attract the best and brightest to the industry.  By granting scholarships, fostering education, promoting research, recognizing leaders, encouraging innovation, and garnering and disseminating knowledge, we are helping build the next generation of digital content and delivery professionals.

About Graphic Arts Show Co. (GASC)
GRAPH EXPO and PRINT are produced by the Graphic Arts Show Co. (GASC).  GASC is owned by the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL), NPES The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies (NPES), and the Printing Industries of America. GASC is located at Graphic Arts Show Company, Inc. (GASC), 1899 Preston White Drive, Reston, VA 20191,  telephone: 703/264-7200, fax: 703/620-9187, e-mail: info@gasc.org.

 

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