July 3, 2003 -- The Association Typographique Internationale (ATypI) 2003 Conference, with the theme “Between Text & Reader”, will take place on September 25 through 28 in Vancouver, Canada. The Conference is being held in partnership with the Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design, one of Canada’s most important and prestigious art schools.
This event is possible because of the generous sponsorship of Linotype Library, AgfaMonotype, Adobe Systems, and Microsoft, with more sponsors to be announced soon.
Beginning Thursday evening September 25, the conference will open at the Westin Bayshore Resort & Marina. The keynote speaker is Canadian Robert Bringhurst, whose book The Elements of Typographic Style is a recognized classic in the field. Dr Ron Burnett, President of the Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design, will also speak. On Friday the conference will move at noon to the Emily Carr Institute on Granville Island for the rest of the program.
The program for the Vancouver 2003 conference is now available on the ATypI website at www.atypi.org. Confirmed speakers include Roger Black, Erik Spiekermann, Gerard Unger, Doyald Young, Jean-François Porchez, Shelley Gruendler, Akira Kobayashi, Huda Schmitshuijzen AbiFarès, Kay Amert, Frank Blokland, Gerald Cinamon, Joe Clark, Jorge de Buen, Peter Enneson, Shelley Gruendler, John Hudson, Kent Lew, Martin Mendelsberg, Larry Oppenberg, Thomas Phinney, Jim Rimmer, Mamoun Sakkal, Nick Shinn, Keith Tam, Underware, and many others.
The Conference content is managed by John Hudson and Ross Mills of Tiro Typeworks, Vancouver, with assistance from Nick Shinn and Rod McDonald and advice from ATypI Board members Roger Black (Font Bureau, Danilo Black), David Lemon (Adobe Systems), John D. Berry (CreativePro), and Jean-François Porchez (Porchez Typofonderie).
There are several additional activities already planned to coincide with the Conference. Adobe and Microsoft will be jointly offering an OpenType workshop on September 24th and 25th. FontLab will be hosting a Workshop on OpenType tools on September 25th. The Emily Carr Institute will be hosting a two-day, hands-on letterpress workshop for a very limited number of participants on September 24th and 25th. We will be having our traditional Auction, Gala Dinner, and the daily newspaper as well.
The conference pricing – all in US dollars – is as follows:
Members - Early registration, through August 4: $490, thereafter: $560
Non-members - Early registration, through August 4: $560, thereafter: $625
Students (limited seats available): $230
The Adobe and Microsoft 2-day OpenType workshop is $100.
The FontLab 1-day OpenType tools workshop is $50.
The Emily Carr letterpress workshop, a hands-on training class using their letterpress shop and limited to only 12 people on a first-come, first-served basis, is $250.
The conference hotel is the Westin Bayshore Resort & Marina, Vancouver, British Columbia. The contact number for the Westin US & Canada is 888-625-5144.
Ask for the ATypI group rate, $216 CAD per night. ATypI is offering a $100 USD rebate on your hotel bill if you stay three nights at the Westin. This credit will appear on the hotel bill when you check out, and is available to the first 100 delegates to apply for it. You must stay three nights to qualify for this rebate. The Westin reservations people will not be aware of the rebate; ATypI will do it directly with the hotel on the final day of our event.
Please visit the ATypI website for detailed conference information and a PDF registration form – www.atypi.org.
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