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EXTREME Color Management Conference September 16-17

Press release from the issuing company

San Jose, CA, April, 22, 2008 - To fill a void in color management education at the extreme level, the Color Management Group today announces the launch of EXTREME Color Management, a first time event offering sessions that provide comprehensive technical information and insights into the newest color management techniques and technologies plus a track designed to help managers make decisions about implementing color management techniques and technologies. This event will be presented entirely by Color Management Group members, in New Orleans, LA, September 16th  & 17th 2008. The content is targeted for color management implementers and general managers who want to learn from experts who actually use color management tools on a day-to-day basis. Program co-chairs include Erica Aitken of Rods and Cones, Jim Rich of Rich & Associates and Ron Ellis, of Ron Ellis Consulting.

EXTREME Color Management will, for the first time in an open industry forum, address advanced technical issues that color management geeks seek to explore and discuss. This event will provide insights into the newest advances in color management tools and provide a forum for industry discussion to develop requirements for new color management products, guidelines and specifications to be addressed in the coming year. In the spirit of revitalization, a variety of approaches will be employed including open roundtable technical discussions - where controversial issues can be debated by those who use and those who develop the technology; how to instruction for procedures crossing product lines used in the trenches; ask the expert sessions featuring specialty niche products; and, town hall discussions to benefit the industry overall. More information can be found at www.ExtremeColorManagement.com.

Lida Jalali Marschke, Founder and Marketing Director for the Color Management Group, states "Our new event is designed to address advanced color management topics that are not currently available 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 geeks can engage in open discussions is designed to help drive the agenda for the color management research projects of our partner, IDEAlliance, for the upcoming year. A management track running in parallel with SPECTRUM will provide the information managers need to make decisions about implementing the very same techniques and technologies that are discussed in the technical sessions. We plan to share information, have fun, and get the word out about our experts."

Ron Ellis, of Ron Ellis Consulting, CMG member and G7 Committee Chair remarks "The CMG training sessions have always been excellent. I have learned things in these sessions that I could never find anywhere else. They are an impatient bunch, so they get right to the point, and the information has always been current and first rate."

Bruce Bayne, President of Alder Technology, CMG Founding Member and creator of SpotOn! Software exclaims "It is always a pleasure to meet and exchange ideas with the professionals involved with the Color Management Group. The amount of industry knowledge and press room experience at these training sessions make them invaluable."

EXTREME Color Management Co-locates with SPECTRUM, G7 Summit and G7 Experts Re-certification.

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."

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."