Margie Dana

PBI Releases Speaker Roster for 6th Annual Print & Media Conference

If you’re a professional who purchases, designs with or markets with print and digital media, you need new ways of thinking to stay current and relevant in your career. You’ll find them at the 6th Annual Print & Media Conference on September 13th and 14th, 2011. 

As the only independent conference serving print buyers, graphic designers, creatives, marketers, and other professionals, the 6th Annual Print & Media Conference presents leading industry experts and practical, usable information for your advancing your career. Sponsored by Print Buyers International (PBI), the country’s leading resource for people who work with print and other media, the Print & Media Conference builds bridges to the future for the media users of today and tomorrow.

This year’s roster of speakers reads like a Who’s Who of print and e-media expertise. It includes leading thinkers and doers in printing, digital media, content marketing, mobile marketing, graphic design, color management, and more. Learn from top names such as: 

Content marketing strategist and evangelist Joe Pulizzi (aka Junta Joe)

G7 inventor and color management consultant Don Hutcheson

Graphic arts visionary and emerging technologies expert Daniel Dejan

Business management thought leader and writer Steven Schnoll

Mobile marketer and social media strategist John Foley

Cross marketing and content publishing pro Mark Evans

Multi-channel marketing innovator Sheryl Pattek

Joining them will be elite print buyers, paper experts, and “green” giants in sustainability, plus PBI founder and Conference host Margie Dana, RIT Professor Emeritus Frank Romano, print industry analyst, writer Richard Romano, and others. It’s enough creative brilliance to electrify your career. 

“Our program is no longer about just ‘ink on paper,’ because that’s not the reality of attendees’ focus anymore,” explains Dana, a longtime print buying pro whose non-traditional thinking about print has fueled her success as a speaker, blogger, newsletter and book writer, and founder of PBI and the Annual Print & Media Conference. “It reflects the changes we’re living with and bridges many different disciplines, so professionals who work with print and other media can add to their skills and help their companies grow.” 

The Annual Print & Media Conference also draws leading service providers to its doors as exhibiting sponsors. Discover the latest industry innovations from 30 prominent Conference sponsors, including: 48hourprint, Fujifilm, Japs-Olson, Lindenmeyr Munroe, Ripon Printers, Solo Printing, and Xerox. 

Sign up by July 31st to enjoy PBI’s generous Early Bird discount on the two-day Conference, one-day Print Buyer Boot Camp on September 12th, or any combination of the two. The Print & Media Conference will be conveniently located at Graph Expo in Chicago. The new connection to the graphic arts industry’s biggest annual event will provide every Conference attendee with a free ticket to the expansive Graph Expo show floor (500+ exhibitors!), plus discounts on lodging and airfares. 

“This is a fast-paced, interactive event for people who want to learn from the leading minds in their fields,” Dana explains. “If you’re a professional that purchases, designs with or markets with print and e-media, the 6th Annual Print & Media Conference will help you understand today’s fast-moving media changes and achieve your professional goals.” 

Review the complete Conference description at 2011 Print & Media Conference to learn more or contact Executive Administrator Phyllis Myung with any questions at 

About Print Buyers International 

Print Buyers International (PBI) is an independent organization that caters to professionals who purchase or influence the purchase of print and other media. Each fall it hosts an annual conference, providing education and networking for professionals who work with printing and the graphic arts. Learn more at 


GRAPH EXPO, coming to Chicago’s McCormick Place, September 11-14, 2011, is the largest and most all-encompassing commercial and package printing, publishing & converting, mailing, transactional, newspaper, and marketing exposition and conference for the Americas this year. At GRAPH EXPO you will gain all of the knowledge, technologies, connections and solutions you need to grow your business now—and position it to win in the future. For complete information and to register, visit