IDEAlliance TechConference Highlights TechWeek

Press release from the issuing company

IDEAlliance®, the leading industry association for media production technologies, announced that attendee registration is strong for TechWeek, a week-long event series featuring the G7 Forum, TechConference 2012 and XTech 2012 Seminars. Slated for March 12-16, 2012 at the Embassy Suites O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont, IL, the conference offers a compelling mix of educational sessions, hands-on computer labs, and networking opportunities for media production professionals. Registration and details can be found at www.idealliance.org.

“TechWeek is a unique opportunity for anyone involved in digital and print media production,” explains Steve Bonoff, Executive Vice President, Marketing, IDEAlliance. “To kick the week off, we're holding a free networking event for the hundreds of certified G7 Experts and G7 Professionals, and those employed by G7 Master Qualified facilities. Following the G7 Forum, our Annual TechConference brings together premedia's best and brightest to debate the most pressing subjects in color, content, workflow and pre-production management and technologies. Then, TechWeek wraps up with XTech 2012, where we'll be offering a series of in-depth tutorials on emerging XML-based technologies that are driving the future of digital media production."

To insure that as many media production professionals as possible benefit from the conference’s dynamic sessions, TechConference and XTech are presented in a hybrid format. Face-to-face educational and networking experiences are available for those wishing to attend in person. For those unable to attend, Learning Labs will be accessed real-time over the Internet or as recordings from the IDEAlliance website after the conclusion of TechWeek.

Full TechConference registration provides attendees with registration to all TechWeek events—with complete access to onsite sessions, tutorials, and labs, as well as meals and networking receptions. Attendees are also given unlimited corporate access to all live virtual sessions and unlimited access to both XTech and TechConference event recordings.

G7 Forum: Free Networking Event for G7 Experts, Pros and Masters - March 12
TechWeek kicks off with the G7 Forum on Monday, March 12.  Free for G7 Experts, Professionals, employees of G7 Master Qualified facilities, and registrants of TechConference or XTech, the G7 Forum tackles trends, concepts, and practices relating to effective implementation of the G7 methodology. Lighting-fast presentations will cover innovations in G7?implementation and unveil where G7 is headed and how you can benefit.

“To insure attendees leave with knowledge of practical value, presentations will emphasize real-world applications and are followed by debate and discussion,” says Joe Fazzi, Vice President Media Technologies, IDEAlliance. G7 Forum program and registration can be found at www.idealliance.org/events/g7-forum-2012 or for further details contact Joe Fazzi (phone) 913.839.9623 or (email) jfazzi@idealliance.org.

TechConference 2012: Disruptive Workflow Strategies - March 13 & 14
Following the G7 Forum, on Tuesday, March 13th and Wednesday, March 14th, is TechConference 2012, the industry’s leading premedia production workflow conference. Now in its 47th year, the conference will explore Tools, Techniques and Technologies for Tomorrow’s Media Production World, with keynotes and general sessions addressing best practices in implementing an efficient, integrated digital and print production workflow.

Designed for creative, pre-media, and print production professionals, TechConference offers proven stories of success and skill building opportunities in critical areas of media production. The sessions cover the latest technologies and trends, including Integrating Media Production Processes; Centralized Content Management; Advances in Color Management; New Media Tools (QR, Mobile Apps and 3D); RIPs, Workflow, and Project Management Software; Digital Press Technology Update (Speed, Functionality, and Variable Data Printing); Press Performance Data Capture and Analysis, and an update on International Standards and Specifications.

Back by popular demand, Learning Labs will offer process control and hands-on skills training on computer workstations, lead by our industry's leading color and workflow experts. All Learning Labs at the TechConference will be simulcast in a webinar-learning environment. Instructors will share all visuals and take questions from onsite participants and online attendees. 

A simultaneous Premedia Technology Expo at the Embassy Suites lets attendees experience first-hand leading premedia tools and technologies. Attendees are also invited to participate in a large-format and specialty imaging exhibition, where they can share their expertise and show off their capabilities.

TechConference program and registration can be found at www.idealliance.org/events/techconference-2012, or by contacting Steve Bonoff (phone) 952.928.7466 or (email) sbonoff@idealliance.org.

XTech 2012 Seminars: Where IT and Media Production Converge - Mach 15 & 16
TechWeek wraps up with XTech 2012 Seminars (formerly the XML Conference) on Thursday, March 15th, and Friday, March 16th. The two-day program features industry experts leading in-depth sessions on emerging XML-based technologies that are driving digital media production workflows.

"In the years since XML was introduced at the IDEAlliance 1997 Markup Conference, XML has made the transition from an emerging technology to the core foundation at the heart of today’s content creation, production and delivery tools, processes and workflows," comments Dianne Kennedy, Vice President Emerging Technologies for IDEAlliance. "This seminar focuses on current and emerging media production technologies driven by XML—or XTechs!"?

XTech 2012 includes expert-lead tutorials on computer workstations, technical briefings on emerging XML-based technologies and user case studies delivering real-world insight on XML tools and technologies.

The Emerging Technologies Track will present technical briefings on HTML5, nextPub, EPUB3, CSS3, RDFa, microformats, among other emerging technologies. In the Applied Use Case Studies Track, sessions will focus on how XTechs are being used to publish beyond the page. In the Publishing Tools EXPO, in-person attendees will experience first-hand leading XML-based tools and technologies.

The conference program and registration can be found at www.idealliance.org/events/xtech-2012, by calling 703-837-1070, or by contacting Dianne Kennedy at dkennedy@idealliance.org.


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