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GASC, Cal Poly partner to produce Graph Expo conference

Mar 16, 2010 12:00 AM

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The Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC) (Reston, VA) has partnered with the Graphic Communication Institute (GrCI) of California Polytechnic State University to produce the conference portion of this fall's Graph Expo 2010, October 3-6 in Chicago. The educational conference will take place from Sunday through Tuesday.

With the partnership, GASC aims to add a new dimension to the show's educational offerings, allowing graphic communication professionals the opportunity to benefit from the industry knowledge and expertise of one of the nation's most respected graphic communication departments.

As part of the agreement, Dr. Harvey R. Levenson, head of Cal Poly's Graphic Communication Department, and Lyndee Sing, manager of the GrCI, will act as conference coordinators for Graph Expo’s seminar programming. Levenson and Sing will organize the overall content of the conference and participate in recommending session leaders for the nearly 50 seminar sessions planned.

As with previous Graph Expo educational offerings, the conference sessions will emphasize how to take greatest advantage of the latest industry trends and technologies, offer practical methods to boost profits and lower costs, and reveal innovative business ideas for getting ahead of the competition. The nearly 50 seminars will span 20 subject categories, and in-depth executive-level sessions and hands-on building workshops will serve 11 distinct market segments.

As a lead-in to GRAPH EXPO 2010, industry professionals are invited to attend the 15th edition of the annual Executive Outlook Conference, which takes place the day before Graph Expo 2010: Saturday, October 2, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in McCormick Place South. The technology trends update conference addresses the latest topics of interest to industry professionals. During the conference luncheon, the announcement of the Positively Print  program award recipients will take place with each of the nominees individually introduced and recognized for the important role they play in artfully-and effectively-promoting the enduring value, effectiveness and power of print in today's media mix. Executive Outlook concludes with the announcement of the Must See ‘Em nominees, a roundup of the most intriguing and game-changing technologies and products exhibited at the show.

For additional information about Graph Expo 2010, visit