FAIRFAX, VA - May 16, 2002 - For the first time, the Digital Printing & Imaging Association's (DPI) annual conference, The DPI Conference St. Louis, will take place in conjunction with the annual SGIA Convention & Exposition, SGIA '02: The Imaging Technology Show, October 30 through November 2, 2002, at The America's Center in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
The DPI Conference St. Louis will feature the same top-notch DPI educational program for which the Association is known, in a totally autonomous setting, as well as networking at DPI-sponsored social activities. There will also be a special exhibit featuring the best of the André Schellenberg Award-winning graphics from the past five year.
In addition, DPI conference attendees will have full access to the SGIA '02 Expo, with over 2,000 exhibits of cutting edge products and materials for the imaging technologies, as well as the SGIA'02 educational programming, the Golf Classic and other Convention-related activities.
"DPI continues to be the leading information/educational resource for digital imaging technologies. We're committed to advancing our members in these technologies," said DPI Managing Director John S. Shaw. "The conference in St. Louis is a ground-breaking opportunity to be a part of literally everything that’s new and different. With education and peer-to-peer interaction as our focus, we will nurture the same cozy 'conference environment’ that DPI has fostered from the beginning – with our own program, our own housing and our own in-depth seminar topics, all in conjunction with SGIA's comprehensive imaging technology show."
Opening The DPI Conference St. Louis will be keynoter Edward D. Barlow, Jr., a respected futurist who will present his dynamic approach to anticipating and preparing for what’s ahead in his presentation, "Creating the Future." In-depth seminars include everything from "New Markets for Digital Textiles" and "Developing Applications for Flatbed Printers" to "Image Permanence and Digital Inks" and "Marketing Strategies for the New Economy." Expert presenters range from Vince Cahill of VCE Solutions, and Mark Hanley and Patti Williams of I.T. Strategies, to Henry Wilhelm of Wilhelm Research and Ray Work of Work Associates. DPI will repeat its pioneering "Challenge" sessions, and attendees will be invited top participate in Round-Table Discussion groups as well.
For more information, go to DPI's new and improved website at www.dpia.org/dpiconf or contact DPI headquarters at: 10015 Main Street, Fairfax, VA 22031-3489 USA. Telephone: 703-385-1339. Fax: 703-359-1336. E-Mail: [email protected]