My Upcoming Seminars

February 22, 2008 - 2:00am ||| 0 Comments | Add new

I'm doing a lot of speaking at upcoming conferences. If you'll be there, please be sure and come up and introduce yourself — I love meeting DesignGeek readers!

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InDesign Conference: Miami
Feb. 26 - March 1, 2008
Miami Beach, Florida
http://www.mogo-media.com/conference.php?sid=1&cid=40
I'm doing seminars on InCopy, Bridge, and one I came up with called "The Zen of InDesign Repair" (troubleshooting crashes, freezes, flaky files and other general nastiness). Also, David and I will once again be recording an InDesignSecrets podcast with a live audience at the conference, which is always a hoot.

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InDesign User Group
Wed. evening, March 19, 2008
Chicago, Illinois
http://indesignusergroup.com/chapters/chicago/
(Sorry, the page is woefully out of date, but at least the group leader's e-mail is there)
At the next meeting of Chicago's InDesign User Group, held at beautiful Columbia College (the GOOD Columbia, not that backwater one in Manhattan), I'll be talking about "Best Practices and Cool Tips for Using Styles." Ken Hollern of Ambrosi & Associates will be the other speaker, talking about how they actually use styles in their InDesign projects.

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Chicago Creative Coalition
Thurs. evening, April 10, 2008
Chicago, Illinois
http://www.chicagocreative.org/
I'll be the guest presenter — the topic is tentatively "New Media Marketing for Creatives" — at this event. We're still working out the details, but basically I'll be showing the creative professionals in the audience how to set up and use blogs, podcasts, videocasts, and social networking sites to market their creative services. The event's not listed on the site yet, but it will be soon. (My fault, they're waiting for me to send them a seminar description.) In the meantime you can email c3 [at] chicagocreative [dot] org for location and cost info and to reserve your spot.

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2008 IPA Technology Conference

April 22-24, 2008
Chicago, Illinois
http://www.ipa.org/tech
Though it's still called the IPA (for International Prepress Association); the group has changed the expansion of its name to The Association of Graphic Solutions Providers … "IPA is a community of premedia professionals within the creative, corporate, print publishing, packaging and in-plant sectors within the graphic communication industry."

The nice folks at the IPA have asked me to speak at the conference for the past few years but my schedule never allowed it. Finally, this year the dates meshed with my calendar. I'll be a panel member in a Leadership Track session called "Training and Development for an Agile Team." I'll be talking about training strategies to keep publishing staff up to date, effective, and proud of the skills they have. Agile? I'll need to look up that buzzword before I go, I guess. ;-)

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Creative Suite Conference: Nashville
May 19-22, 2008
Nashville, Tennessee
http://www.mogo-media.com/conference.php?sid=2&cid=45
Other than the "Blogging and Podcasting Yourself" session (sort of like the one I'll be doing at the Chicago Creative Coalition) I'm not sure what else I'll be doing at the show, other than enjoying Nashville! I might take a day trip to Germantown, where my grandfather and his brother started a printing business (Brunner Printing Co.) in the 1940's and which is still being run by my relatives, I hear.

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