June 28, 2004 – The InDesign Conference, the world’s largest conference dedicated to supporting users of Adobe InDesign, is heading to Melbourne Australia on August 12-14, 2004, conference producer Barry Anderson announced today.
The three-day event, being held at the Crown Promenade Hotel in Melbourne, will be the first such event in Australia, bringing the industry’s premier experts, authors, trainers and third-party developers together with InDesign users, from novice to expert. Users will learn helpful techniques, expand product knowledge and network with other InDesign users. Special incentives are being offered for early registration. http://www.theindesignconference.com , call: 1-800-358 346.
The InDesign Conference hosts the largest convergence of InDesign gurus assembled in a single training event. The all-star line up for the Melbourne conference includes industry notables David Blatner, Deke McClelland, Sandee Cohen, Matt Davis, Eliot Harper, Mike McHugh and Shane Stanley, as well as experts Adobe Tim Cole, Nick Hodge and Mike Stoddard.
Says Anderson, “We’re very excited to bring The InDesign Conference to Australia. We’ve had tremendous interest and a steady stream of inquiries coming from Australia and New Zealand compelling us to bring our conference to Melbourne. We’re looking forward to an exciting and very productive event.”
Conference program chair and renowned expert and author, David Blatner comments, "Our mission is to continuing our support for InDesign users worldwide, one of the fastest growing application user communities. Whether you are an InDesign novice migrating from Pagemaker, QuarkXPress or FrameMaker; or a skilled pro, The InDesign Conference will offer a dedicated platform where you’ll find all of your questions and needs addressed."
The InDesign Conference Melbourne Program
Keynote: The event will kick off with a keynote address, “Adobe InDesign: The Future is Now,” with David Blatner and Adobe’s senior InDesign evangelist, Tim Cole.
The Future of InDesign: An Open Discussion with the Product Development Team
Attendees will sit down with representatives from Adobe to get a backstage view of how InDesign was developed and perhaps learn what the future will bring. Attendees have the opportunity to voice their opinions about their likes and dislikes of the product and what they hope to see in the future.
InDesign Tips and Tricks
Eliot Harper, leader of Sydney’s InDesign Users Group
Learn how to make your pages fly with the essential shortcuts and techniques that top InDesign demons use every day, such as hidden and undocumented productivity features, vital keyboard shortcuts, and super-charging InDesign for a real-world production setting.
From QuarkXPress to InDesign: Making the Transition
David Blatner, Program Chair, expert and author
Explore how to leverage your years of Quark “XPerience” to get up to speed with InDesign fast. Plus, learn the 10 important “gotcha's” that trip up unwary XPress users trying to make the transition, and see why opening XPress documents in InDesign is (or isn't) a good idea.
Ain't it Rich: Creating Interactive PDFs with InDesign
Mike McHugh, Australia’s Premier Photoshop & InDesign Trainer
Learn how to build interactive PDF files and what pitfalls might await you, such as supercool rollovers, using transparency effects to your advantage and dual-purpose files that play and print.
Getting Great Type: The Top Ten Typography Tools
Matt Davis, DDB Melbourne
Find out about and learn how to solve the top five typography and font problems, The scoop on CID, TrueType and dfonts, and wrestling the paragraph composer into submission.
From Page to Screen: Print and Web Workflows
Tim Cole, Adobe senior InDesign evangelist
Learn how you can streamline your workflow using Adobe InCopy, plus find out how to convert your InDesign documents into Web pages and how to use InDesign as a web authoring tool.
Attendees may attend their choice of these as well as the following sessions covering everything from general tips and tricks to highly focused workshops on creating and managing tables, how to print successfully, and working with color in InDesign. Full details on these and other InDesign Conference sessions can be found online at: http://www.TheInDesignConference.com.
From PageMaker to InDesign: Stepping Up, Deke McClelland, pioneering electronic publisher, speaker and author
Where Text Meets Graphics, Deke McClelland
Style Sheets on Steroids: Supercharged Techniques, Sandee Cohen, expert author/trainer
Favorite Real World Tips, David Blatner
In Full Color: Working with CMYK and Spot Colors, Sandee Cohen
A Sweet Suite: Making Adobe’s Products Play Well Together, Mike McHugh, Photoshop & InDesign expert trainer
Overcoming Your Fear of Tables, Eliot Harper
InDesign the Deke Way, Deke McClelland
Fast and Sure: The PDF Workflow, Michael Stoddard, Adobe System
Automating Your Workflow: Scripting and Macros, Shane Stanley, publishing automation
Preparing for Print: Everything You Need to Know for Successful Output, Nick Hodge, Adobe Systems
The three-day event will wrap up with a "Hot Tips Panel: Indispensable Advice from the Experts." David Blatner, Sandee Cohen, Mike McHugh and Deke McClelland will conclude with this fun session covering last minute tips for last minute deadlines, unexpected uses for the eyedropper tool and Corner effects, astonishing methods for avoiding halos when compositing in InDesign, and bizarre but useful overprinting tricks.
Discounts and Special Offers
Special incentives are available for early registrants. Those who register before July 1 can take advantage of a conference rate of $895.00 AU.
Conference registrants also receive a special discount on subscriptions to the new InDesign Magazine: The Complete Resource for InDesign Professionals. See http://www.indesignmag.com for more information.
The Crown Promenade Hotel Discount
Ask for The InDesign Conference when reserving your room. For reservations or more information, call: 1 800 776 612 or +61 3 9292 6688 or go to: http://www.crownpromenade.com.au/
About The InDesign Conference
The InDesign Conference and Exhibition, produced by industry veteran Barry Anderson, is the only dedicated worldwide InDesign user event. The InDesign Conference offers attendees access to the world’s premier InDesign experts. Industry visionaries, pioneers, and authors come to offer state-of-the-art training and techniques for InDesign users of every skill level. The Conference is an excellent opportunity to learn tips, enhance and share knowledge, and network with users around the globe.
For more information regarding this event including registration and special promotions, visit: http://www.theindesignconference.com or call: +1 612-396-7100. Local registrants please call: 1 800 358 346 or fax to: 61 399 236 042.
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