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The Color Management Group Announces Program for EXTREME Color Management

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Press release from the issuing company

San Jose, CA, September 3, 2008 – Today the Color Management Group announces the final program for EXTREME Color Management September 16 & 17, Event Sponsors and Exhibitors for September 15 - 17 plus Rebuilding New Orleans Together on Friday, September 19th following SPECTRUM 360.

EXTREME Color Management, a first time event offering sessions that provide comprehensive technical information, insights into the newest color management techniques and technologies, plus a track designed to help managers make decisions about implementing techniques and technologies is scheduled for September 16 & 17, 2008 in New Orleans. "EXTREME Color Management is an organic event - developed entirely by members. It is a direct result of requests by CMG manufacturing and industry partners to open the doors to our annual CMG meeting, inviting non-member, color management specialists to participate and attend" explains Erica Aitken, President, Rods and Cones, Founding Member of the Color Management Group and ECM Co-Chair.

The updated EXTREME Program Guide, including updates for speakers and the final exhibitor and event sponsor list can be viewed at:

EXTREME Color Management event sponsors are Canon USA and X-Rite Incorporated. EXTREME Color Management Exhibitors include Alwan Color Expertise, Apollo Systems, Canon USA, ColorMangement.com, ColorMetrix, LLC, EFI, Eizo Nanao Technologies, GMG Americas, IDEAlliance, Just Normlicht, Kodak, Mid-States Graphics, Proofing and Prototyping Technologies, SpotOn! Press, LLC, and X-Rite, Incorporated.

EXTREME Color Management is designed to address advanced color management topics that are not currently available or addressed at level at other color management venues. New color management tools and new tool capabilities will be highlighted to help color management specialists remain on the leading edge of technology. A town hall meeting where leading color management experts can engage in open discussions is designed to help drive the agenda for the color management research projects of Color Management Group partner, IDEAlliance, for the upcoming year.

Rebuilding Together New Orleans
The Color Management Group is participating in a program that IDEAlliance has organized - a volunteer brigade for a daylong event to rebuild New Orleans that was devastated by Hurricane Katrina. This is an important reflection of our membership's knowledge and empathy in helping find real
solutions to real problems for people in need of help. We are supporting Rebuilding Together New Orleans, a local affiliate of a national nonprofit organization, Rebuilding Together – which has restored and revitalized more than 100,000 homes over the past 19 years. All the work is done at no cost to the homeowner and utilizing predominantly volunteer labor for lows low-income families in communities across the country. (http://www.rtno.org/)

Beginning Sunday, September 14, IDEAlliance will be holding a G7 Experts Re-Certification training program. The G7 Summit follows on Monday, September 15. EXTREME Color Management will be presented on Tuesday, September 16 and Wednesday, September 17, with the annual IDEAlliance SPECTRUM Conference presented on September 17 and 18. Attendees will attend the SPECTRUM Keynote Presentation on September 17 and parallel tracks will be provided later that day. David Steinhardt, CEO of IDEAlliance, comments, "We are happy to partner with the Color Management Group to provide a forum for advanced color management topics. As the understanding of the science of Color Management advances, an educational event that addresses leading edge questions and issues is critical. We look to this color management "think tank" to drive the color management R&D efforts of the IDEAlliance Print Properties Working Group throughout 2009."

Schedule at a Glance:
Sunday, September 14 – G7 Experts Re-Certification Workshop
Monday, September 15 – G7 Summit
9:00am-5:00pm with Evening Reception
Tuesday-Wednesday, September 16-17 – EXTREME Color Management
September 16: 9:00am – 8:00pm with Evening Reception
September 17: 8:00am – 4:00pm Concurrent with Spectrum 360
Wednesday-Thursday, September 17-18 – Spectrum360
September 17: 9:00am – 7:00pm followed by Reception
September 18: 8:00am – 5:15pm
Friday, September 19 – Rebuilding Together New Orleans
All Day with Transportation & Lunch

According to Dianne Kennedy, Vice President of Publishing Technologies and the IDEAlliance GRACoL and SWOP Program Director, "Traditionally IDEAlliance has used its fall SPECTRUM conference to drive the technical agenda of the Association through open industry discussions at its town hall meetings. By adding both our new G7 Summit and partnering with the Color Management Group to offer an advanced color management meeting, we hope to spark additional industry discussion that will result in new technical action items for 2009. Having attended the Color Management Group's private technical events in the past, I recognize the quality of their programs look forward to helping provide color management technical content of this caliber and currency to the entire industry."




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