Graphics of the Americas (GOA)

Printers Driving Higher Pre-registrations for Graphics of the Americas Education Courses

Graphics of the Americas Expo & Conference (GOA) announces its schedule of popular education sessions being offered at its 38th annual show, being held February 21-23, 2013, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, USA. For a complete list of GOA education sessions and to register online, click here.

"GOA has become synonymous with education that's always in step with the trends affecting professionals in the here and now," says GOA CEO George Ryan. "Each year, hundreds attend to gain actionable insight on the decisions they need to make for their businesses.

"We carefully identify the most critical and timely issues; and then tap the most qualified experts to lead these important classes and workshops. Attendees continue to rate these sessions highly, and return year after year."

Session topics this year include: Prepress & Production; Digital Printing; Sales & Marketing; Management; Wide Format; Publishing; Design & Creative; Photoshop; InDesign; and Web & Interactive.

GOA 2013 Educational Session Highlights

For a complete list of GOA education sessions and to register online, click here.

Some of the hottest sessions include:

• Hybrid Printing: Integrating The Power of Digital and Offset

Discover how to determine the best printing process, or processes, to use from both a print buyer and print producer's perspective.

Presenter: Frank Kanonik, Thursday, Feb. 21 - 12:30-1:45 pm

• Linking Media to Grow Your Business                               

Get everything you need to know to take advantage of mobile action codes to grow your digital print business.

Presenter: Julie Shaffer, Thursday, Feb. 21 - 12:30-1:45 pm

• UV Curing Now, New Markets, Profits, Pitfalls & More

Ink companies report strong UV sales, even in the past two years, and state that it is one of the areas of expansion for the next two years.

Presenter: Ray Prince, Thursday, Feb. 21 - 3:30-4:45 pm

• Save Big With Waste Reduction

The industry leaders are under .5% spoilage and under 5% waste in many plants. There are techniques to reduce waste that can be done in all plants. This program provides a host of ideas on where waste can be cut.               

Presenter: Ray Prince, Friday, Feb. 22 - 2:00-3:15 pm

Digital Classroom Live! (formerly cre8 conference)

An annual pilgrimage for designers and publishers from around the globe, American Graphics Institute (AGI) presents the co-located Digital Classroom Live! A one-stop-shop for creative professionals to update their creative skills and interact with the experts, over 30 workshops are offered covering design, Adobe Creative Suite applications, and the skills necessary for succeeding in print, digital, and Web publishing.

These popular sessions are presented by the team of authors and instructors who create the Digital Classroom series of books, videos, and online content. Among the many creative workshops offered are:

• InDesign CS6: New Features, Tips & Tricks, Presenter: Greg Heald, Thursday, Feb. 21 - 10:30-11:45 am

• Drawing in Perspective Using Illustrator CS6, Presenter: Jeremy Osborn, Friday, Feb. 22 - 9:00-10:15 am

• Graphic Secrets for Creative Pros, Presenter: Greg Heald  , Friday, Feb. 22 - 12:30-1:45 pm

• InDesign Power Workshop (Double Session), Presenter: Chad Chelius , Saturday, Feb. 23 9:30-11:30 am


GOA offers a variety of passes to meet attendees' educational needs. The best value - The Total Access Pass (offered in both English and Spanish) includes access all sessions; attendees may purchase a bundle of three sessions; or sessions are also available for individual registration.

For pricing and to register online, visit:

For more information about GOA 2013, visit:, or call: 1-800-331-0461.