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GOA 2012 Educational Sessions Announced

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The Printing Association of Florida (PAF) today announces its line up of educational sessions being presented at the annual Graphics of the Americas Expo and Conference (GOA). GOA 2012 takes place March 1-3, 2012 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

GOA is renowned for its standout offering of comprehensive technical training where new strategies and best practices are provided to attendees in order to help understand emerging markets, cultivate new prospects, and deepen relationships with current customers. Over 9,800 professionals from around the world attend GOA and, of that, a large number participate in the highly anticipated sessions.

"With technology rapidly changing and constantly being updated, our goal is to bring on the best presenters in the business speaking to the hottest topics and trends at the time," says George Ryan, PAF President.

"The number of participants attending our educational tracks continues to increase each year. This is a satisfying validation of our effort to create an all-encompassing program to serve every niche in the industry."

This year, attendees have ten educational conference tracks from which to choose, including: Prepress/Production; Digital Printing; Sales/Marketing; Management; Wide Format; Illustration & Design; Photoshop; Web & Interactive; InDesign; and Acrobat & PDF.

GOA 2012 Conference Schedule
Upon popular request, seminars will again this year be presented in both English and Spanish. The full schedule can be accessed here. A few sessions highlights - not to be missed - include, but are not limited to:   

Thursday, March 1, 2012
InDesign CS5.5 Tips & Tricks for Long Documents - Chad Chelius
How Small Commercial Printers Survive & Thrive - Howie Fenton
UV Advantages and Best Practices - Ray Prince
How to Make Money with Wide Format Printing - David King
Perfect Printing and PDF Creation - Chad Chelius
 Friday, March 2, 2012
Waste Reduction - Best Practices - Ray Prince
Six Ways to Increase the Effectiveness of Variable Data Printing - Howie Fenton
How to Use Social Media to Earn Trust & Build Credibility - Corey Perlman
QR Codes and Augmented Reality: A Roadmap from Print-to-Web - Joe Marin
New Technologies in Wide Format Printing - Nicholas Hellmuth
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Best Practices for Printing Estimating & Planning - Craig Press
Getting Creative with Photoshop and Illustrator - Jennifer Smith
Getting Started with Web Design, HTML and Dreamweaver - Jeremy Osborn
Seminars in Spanish    
For the fifth consecutive year, GOA is proud to offer a series of seminars in Spanish to serve the 40% of Graphics of the Americas attendees attending from Latin American countries. For the full schedule of seminars presented in Spanish, click here.

Graphics of the Americas 2012  
Graphics of the Americas 2012 takes place on March 1-3, 2012 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Exhibition space is limited, but still available. To register as an exhibitor or attendee, or for more information, please visit: www.goa2012.com.

About Printing Association of Florida (PAF)
The Printing Association of Florida is one of the most active and influential printing associations in North America, with headquarters in Orlando, Fla. More than 400 Florida-based graphic arts companies consider PAF their ultimate business partner. Governed by an all-volunteer board of directors elected by its membership, PAF is a not-for-profit association representing the interests of the graphic arts industry throughout the state. PAF is affiliated with Printing Industries of America, the world's largest graphic arts trade association, making PAF members a part of the largest, most comprehensive graphic arts advocacy organization in the world. PAF is located at 6275 Hazeltine National Drive, Orlando, FL 32822, by phone: (407) 240-8009 Fax: (407) 240-8333, and on the Web at www.flprint.org.


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