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Graphics of the Americas Announces Topics, Speakers for Educational Sessions

December 1, 2010
ORLANDO—Dec. 1, 2010—Graphics of the Americas is pleased to announce this year's educational tracks, sessions and speakers for the 36th annual show taking place in Orlando on Feb. 24-26, 2011 at the Orange County Convention Center. For a complete list of sessions and speakers, visit

Education for attendees the world-over
GOA provides comprehensive technical and management training to keep attendees keen on new strategies and best practices when reaching out to emerging markets, cultivating new prospects, and deepening relationships with current—and prospective—customers.

“The educational sessions we produce year after year have become increasingly sought after, to the point of standing-room-only attendance in some cases. All the buzz and anticipation for each subsequent event has made GOA synonymous with success,” says George Ryan, GOA president.

“Our team hand-selects speakers and relevant session topics that are at the forefront of the industry; really at their ‘hottest’ when GOA opens its doors,” Ryan explains.

Multiple tracks allow attendees to customize GOA 2011 experience
The educational sessions being presented at this year’s show are categorized into the following 12 disciplines: Digital Printing; Prepress/Production; Wide Format; Management; Sales & Marketing; Finishing/Fulfillment; Special Presentations; Illustration & Design; Photoshop; Web & Interactive; InDesign; and Acrobat & PDF.

GOA sessions are led by the finest and most respected professionals, with extensive knowledge about the topic he or she is presenting. Highlighted sessions of particular note for GOA 2011 include, but are not limited to:

• Optimizing Profits in Digital Printing - Dr. Mark Bohan, Printing Industries of America

• New Technologies in Wide Format Printing - Dr. Nicholas M. Hellmuth, FLAAR

• InDesign CS5: New Features and Tips & Tricks - Greg Heald, AGI

• The Digital Landscape for 2011 and Beyond - Julie Shaffer, Printing Industries of America

• Social Media: Expanding Your Digital Footprint - Corey Perlman, eBoot Camp, Inc.

• G7 and the Path to Predictable & Accurate Print - Dave Hunter, Pilot Marketing

Seminars in Spanish
Given that 40 percent of GOA attendees are from Latin American countries, GOA is pleased to offer a series of 16 seminars in Spanish. To learn more about these 16 seminars and presenters, please click here.

3 events and an educational powerhouse

The popular crē8 conference by AGI returns this year, offering seminars for creative, design, and marketing communications professionals of all skill levels.

Also, for the first time ever, FESPA joins GOA 2011 to present its inaugural FESPA Americas event to bring the latest in wide-format, sign and graphics, and garment printing and fine art; appealing to apprentices to screen print professionals and everyone in between.

The Solutions Event powered by ISS brings together buyers, suppliers, manufacturers and industry leaders to explore screen printing, embroidery, sublimation, graphic design and digital printing of clothing. A range of workshops and sessions are provided by top industry leaders to showcase new technology and techniques.

To take advantage of these educational opportunities, please register for GOA 2011 online here. Also, be sure to follow regular news and updates from GOA on Twitter at:

About Printing Association of Florida (PAF)
The Printing Association of Florida is one of the most active and influential printing associations in North America, with headquarters in Orlando. More than 400 Florida-based graphic arts companies consider PAF their ultimate business partner. Governed by an all-volunteer board of directors elected by its membership, PAF is a not-for-profit association representing the interests of the graphic arts industry throughout the state. PAF is affiliated with Printing Industries of America, the world's largest graphic arts trade association, making PAF members a part of the largest, most comprehensive graphic arts advocacy organization in the world. PAF is located at 6275 Hazeltine National Dr., Orlando, FL 32822, by phone: (407) 240-8009 Fax: (407) 240-8333, and at

About Graphics of the Americas (GOA)
Now in its 36th year, Graphics of the Americas is produced annually by the Printing Association of Florida, Inc., an industry trade association. GOA 2011 is scheduled for Feb. 24-26, 2011 at the Orange County Convention Center (North Hall). GOA is one of the graphic communications industry's largest annual combined exposition and education events in the U.S. With worldwide attendance, GOA is a unique expo and conference that attracts over 9,500 printers, designers, and creative professionals from North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean. To register or for more information, call 1-800-331-0461, or visit:

Source: Press release.



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