Torrance, CA—(April 27, 2005) — Xplor International, the worldwide electronic document systems association today issued an open invitation to all commercial printing, graphic arts, Fortune 1000, as well as the Xplor and PIA/GATF communities at large to participate in the 26th annual Xplor global conference. Taking place in conjunction with the Graphics of the Americas Exhibition in Miami Beach, Florida, Xplor’s conference sessions are scheduled for February 1-4 and Graphics of the Americas’ exhibition will run February 3-5. For 2006, Xplor’s conference program features more than 200 sessions, roundtable discussions, workshops, and panels, and is seeking speakers from the international user and vendor communities in five primary session categories: business development, document creation, production, and distribution, as well as storage and retrieval. To submit a speaking proposal, visit www.xplor.org/xplor2006/
“The co-located event with Graphics of the Americas has allowed us to greatly expand the scope of our conference curriculum for 2006,” said Paul LeTourneur, EDP, curriculum task force chairperson, and Xplor board member. “As a result, we’ve been able outline a program that closely represents, what we feel, are the answers to questions facing the industry today.”
Xplor has a 25-year history of being at the forefront of document technology and IT-oriented education with a Fortune 1000 audience. Graphics of the Americas, with a 30-year legacy in graphic arts and commercial printing, has consistently provided attendees with exposure to the latest design, “ink on paper,” and commercial printing technologies, while drawing a significant North and Latin American following. Together, Xplor’s conference and Graphics of the Americas’ exhibition promises to be an international event for the convergence of knowledge, products, and technology, reflecting industry trends with an event that is education and exhibit oriented.
Proposal Consideration and Guidelines
Xplor is actively seeking industry experts to present customer-focused educational sessions at the upcoming Xplor conference. Those wishing to be considered should understand the following guidelines and selection process in order to properly prepare their proposal. All speaking proposal topics should be timely, up-to-date, and represent current trends in the market. The proposal should be educational in nature, help the audience embrace new ideas, gain new knowledge, a deeper understanding, or learn new skills. Presenters should have some experience in public speaking as well as expertise in the proposed topic area.
All submissions will be reviewed by the conference’s curriculum task force that is comprised of representatives from both Xplor and Graphics of the Americas. Proposals submitted from a provider of products or services in a best practices or case study format must identify customers in order to be considered. All proposals must be non-sales or marketing orientated.
Both conference and exhibit attendees to Graphics of the Americas 2006 exhibition can look forward to a unique event featuring over 500 exhibiting companies, covering 500,000 square feet of exhibit space and attended by over 22,000-plus printers, technical, and creative professionals from around the world. With the addition of Xplor’s well-know educational curricula, attendees can choose from over 200 conference sessions covering the latest topics facing document, printing, designers, art directors, technical, and advertising professionals.
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