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As for the Converge Conference, its theme will be “Next Generation of Print and Communication Service Providers.” Sessions will focus on ways companies are integrating the components of conventional and digital printing, personalized cross-media campaigns, Web technology, mailing services and more.

Communication expert and author Sue Hershkowitz-Coore will keynote the first day of the conference, offering practical advice on how to conduct a sales conversation regarding new marketing support ideas. Mark Stevens, CEO of management consulting and marketing firm MSCO, will be the other keynote speaker. He will share tactics on how to become marketing resources for clients. The Direct Marketing Association (DMA) will also be offering a one-day version of its Direct Marketing Institute.

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CHICAGO—Dscoop, the independent community of HP Indigo owners and operators, has announced its fifth annual conference. Dscoop5 will be held February 18-20, 2010, at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Dallas.

WASHINGTON, DC—CIP4 announced that its JDF Interoperability Matrix has topped 500 pairings. The matrix, which shows what integrations via JDF are available between vendors of graphic arts systems, can be viewed at PI