GOA Producer Calls for Speakers for 2011 Conference

The Printing Association of Florida, producer of the annual Graphics of the Americas (GOA) Expo & Conference, is accepting speaker submissions now through July 31, for next year’s event. GOA 2011 is being held in Orlando, Fla., Feb. 24-26 at the Orange County Convention Center (North Hall).

Known for its educational sessions in both English and Spanish, GOA 2011 reaches out to industry professionals and executives for feedback and speaker submissions in order to build the most relevant, current and sought-after educational tracks to offer attendees and exhibitors. GOA is looking for both veteran and newer speakers alike, as long as candidates possess comprehensive technical training, intriguing insight, and industry-relevant material to share with peers.

Speakers have represented every facet of the industry; including designers, brand owners, print buyers, prepress specialists, printers, marketers and business strategists. GOA aims to focus session content that helps navigate conference attendees through the current state of the industry; and seeks those who can offer innovative new strategies, tips, techniques, and best practices that speak to emerging markets, cultivation of new prospects, customer retention, and many other hot topics.

Proposals may be inspirational, practical or both; and should derive from the speaker’s first-hand knowledge and experience. All proposals are subject to review and are selected based on relevance. Presentations of a commercial nature, or promoting a particular product or platform, will not be considered.

Sessions Offered in Spanish

GOA will offer seminars presented in Spanish for the third consecutive year. As 40 percent of GOA attendees come from Latin American countries, GOA is also looking for speakers and suggested content for sessions in Spanish.

E-mail submissions should contain the following required information: suggested session title; 50-word description; list of targeted attendees; three to five sentences about what attendees will learn; and short speaker biography.

Also include contact information with the submission, including: name, title, company, phone and e-mail. Submissions may be e-mailed to: Kathryn Stuart, PAF director of education, Events and Programs, at kstuart@pafgraf.org. For more information, visit www.GOA2011.com.

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