GOA Educational Sessions Bring the Latest in Print, Design Trends Under One Roof
ORLANDO, FL—Dec. 14, 2012—Graphics of the Americas Expo and Conference (GOA) announces that registration and early bird pricing for its renowned educational session offerings is now available. During the popular seminars, industry experts present a multitude of trends and forecasts, and guide attendees through best practices and hands-on tutorials.
Produced annually by the Printing Association of Florida, and now in its 38th year, GOA will be held Feb. 21-23, 2013, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.
Multi-track sessions offer something for everyone
The foremost leaders in the industry converge to present sessions on prepress and production; digital printing; sales and marketing; management; publishing; wide format; design and creative; web and interactive; Photoshop; InDesign, and more.
Select highlighted sessions include:
• The New Digital Printing Landscape: Toner, Inkjet and More - Presented by: Frank Romano
• Hybrid Printing: Integrating The Power of Digital and Offset - Presented by: Frank Kanonik
• Making the Transition to Integrated Marketing - Presented by: Julie Shaffer
• Making More Money Printing on Innovative Materials - Presented by: Nicholas Hellmuth
“GOA has become synonymous with education and inspiration,” says George Ryan, GOA president. “Our seminars provide attendees the world over with in-depth educational content, case studies, and actionable insight to help them understand and learn what they need to be doing in today’s market, where they should be investing their time and energy, and how to make decisions for the future.”
Digital Classroom Live! (formerly cre8 conference)
This year’s conference features the co-located Digital Classroom Live, presented by American Graphics Institute (AGI). Here, attendees learn from the team of authors and instructors who create the Digital Classroom series of books, videos and online content. Over 30 workshops offer designers and publishers a one-stop-shop to update their creative skills and interact with the experts. Sessions cover design skills, Adobe Creative Suite applications, and the skills necessary for succeeding in print, digital, and Web publishing.
Chris Smith, president of AGI and producer of Digital Classroom Live, says, “Digital Classroom Live provides useful information for entire design groups or digital publishing teams. The affordability of the workshops is fantastic, making the sessions available to individuals and those at smaller companies.
“These workshops educate attendees on best practices for designers looking to improve the quality of their work, and sessions covering automation and data-driven publishing help those creating personalized publications.”
Pricing and registration
GOA gives attendees a variety of registration options and pricing from which to choose. All early bird pricing, good for registration completed by January 31, 2013, is as follows:
- Total Access Pass (includes all sessions): $369
- Any Three Sessions: $175
- Individual Sessions: $75/session
- Spanish Total Access Pass (includes all sessions offered in Spanish): $279
For more information about GOA 2013, visit www.goa2013.com or call: (800) 331-0461.
The Printing Association of Florida (PAF) is one of the most active and influential printing associations in North America, with headquarters in Orlando, FL. More than 300 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. For information, call: (407) 240-8009; Fax: (407) 240-8333; or visit www.flprint.org.
Now in its 38th year, Graphics of the Americas (GOA), produced annually by the Printing Association of Florida, takes place on Feb. 21-23, 2013, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. GOA is one of the graphic communications industry's largest annual combined exposition and conference in the U.S. With worldwide attendance, GOA is a unique event that attracts over 8,100 printers, designers, and creative professionals from North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean.