Margie Dana

Early Birds Catch Discounts on 7th Annual Print & Media Conference

Fast-acting print buyers, graphic designers and marketers who sign up now to attend the 7th Annual Print & Media Conferencewill enjoy juicy rewards for their efforts.

The much-anticipated Conference for people who purchase, design for or market with print is offering generous Early Bird discounts (up to 20% or more!) on registration for the Full 2-Day Conference, 1-Day Conference, and Full 2-Day Conference plus Half-Day Color Management Workshop. The Early Bird deadline is September 4th, 2012. Hosted by Margie Dana and Print Buyers International (PBI), the 7th Annual Print & Media Conference will be held on October 8th-10th, 2012, at McCormick Place in Chicago, just steps away from the printing industry’s largest trade show and conference, Graph Expo.

But great savings are only one of many reasons to register now for this one-of-a-kind Conference. In addition, you’ll explore the fast-changing state of print alongside some of the world’s leading authorities in graphic design, digital printing, color management, photography, sustainability, direct mail, specialty graphics, and more. Choose from 15 educational sessions led by experts like creative genius and Sappi Fine Paper North American ETC Print & Creative Manager Daniel Dejan; author, speaker and Dean of Digital Printing, RIT Professor Emeritus Frank Romano; digital photographer, author and designer Taz Tally; color management systems consultant and Cal Poly Professor Brian Lawler; and many others. Sharpen your skills in print production and color workflow optimization at a special optional 3-hour Color Management Workshop led by Dejan on Monday, October 8th.

“The Print & Media Conference focuses on one thing only and that is meeting the needs of people who purchase or influence the purchase of print,” Dana explains. “We do that by providing learning at the highest level so professionals who purchase, design for or market with print can continue to grow and succeed in their careers.”

And then there are the Conference sponsors. Representing 25 leading organizations such as Xerox, Fujifilm, BCT, Vision Integrated Graphics, and Trend Offset Printing, they offer insights into the industry’s latest innovations.

The real value of attending the 7th Annual Print & Media Conference comes from getting out of the office and connecting with others who understand the value – and challenges – of working with and purchasing print. “I was in search of a professional organization that catered to print buyers (since that’s my background and my passion),“ relates Bree Williams, who as The Golf Channel’s Print Production Manager, is the organization’s sole print buyer. “I was happy to stumble upon PBI online and to discover they had conferences where I could interact with my fellow print geeks!”

The knowledge she gained from PBI’s 2011 Print Buyer Boot Camp, 6th Annual Print & Media Conference, and Print & Media Boston was pivotal in Williams’s professional development. “Even though I’ve been buying print for over 10 years, it was so energizing to immerse myself in the information and share brainstorming sessions with my fellow colleagues,” she lauded. “…I was able to bring back lots of new and refreshing ideas to my designers.”

Sweetening this year’s deal even more are the significant savings available now from two major airlines and more than 30 leading hotels, free shuttle bus transportation between McCormick Place and the hotels, and the complimentary access to the Graph Expo Exhibit Floor for every Conference attendee.

Register today at www.printbuyersinternational.com. Just click on the “Learn More” link from the home page to take advantage of PBI’s Early Bird registration discount. Need more information? Contact PBI Executive Administrator Barbara Graham at barbara@printbuyersinternational.com or call 978-692-4651.

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