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InDesign Conference Speakers, Sessions, Schedule AnnouncedLargest convergence of InDesign gurus to gather in Boston (May 21, 2004)
The InDesign Conference, the worlds largest annual national conference dedicated to supporting users of Adobe InDesign, has announced the roster of speakers and sessions for the Boston event being held July 15-17, 2004.
The InDesign Conference hosts the largest convergence of InDesign gurus assembled in a single event. The InDesign celebrity speaker line-up includes world-renowned authors and experts such as David Blatner, Sandee Cohen, Tim Cole, Pam Pfiffner, and Frank Romano. According to David Blatner, Program Chair for The InDesign Conference, "Experts from virtually every field from design to print and advertising to corporate will share with attendees everything you need to know to be the most proficient, productive, and motivated InDesign aficionado."
The power-packed three-day event will kick off with a keynote address, "Adobe InDesign: The Future is Now," from Adobes senior InDesign evangelist, Tim Cole.
The InDesign Conference will also feature in-depth sessions accommodating a full range of skill levels. Whether attendees are novices migrating from QuarkXPress, or frequent InDesign users, Blatner, Conference producer Barry Anderson, and their colleagues promise something new for everyone.
The Future of InDesign: An Open Discussion with the Product Development Team
A special session this year is titled "The Future of InDesign: An Open Discussion with the Product Development Team." Attendees will sit down with Adobes Product Development Team and find out what the future will bring. Attendees have the opportunity to voice their opinions about their likes and dislikes of the product and what they hope to see in the future.
Anderson says he is looking forward to record attendance at this years conference: "With our talented speaker line-up and power-packed sessions, the Boston venue should be a sure success. Anyone who is interested in learning or perfecting their Adobe InDesign skills should definitely be in Boston this July."
Session Highlights include:
From QuarkXPress to InDesign: Making the Transition
Christopher Smith, American Graphics Institute
This fast-paced tutorial will help QuarkXPress users utilize their Quark "know how" to make the quick, easy switch to Adobe InDesign.
Favorite Real World Tips
David Blatner, Program Chair, and Olav Martin Kvern, Adobe Systems author
Join the authors of Real World InDesign to find out some expert tips, tricks and shortcuts for InDesign and the whole creative suite.
The InDesign Market: How to Survive the Changes in the Printing and Publishing Industry
Frank Romano, industry author, guru and former RIT professor
Discover how constant changes in pre-media, design, printing and publishing firms may affect your company and how you can turn a challenge into an opportunity.
InDesigners: How InDesign Sets Designers Free
Pamela Pfiffner, CreativePro.com
Find out how designers and production artists have been empowered by switching to InDesign and learn helpful techniques for dealing with huge files, add-on utilities and plugins.
Preparing for Print: Everything You Need to Know for Successful Output
Dov Isaacs, Adobe Principal Scientist
Avoid costly mistakes by pinpointing print problems before you send your file to the printer. InDesign's advanced print and proofing features provide what you need, but only if you know how to use them correctly.
Aint it Rich: Creating Interactive PDFs with InDesign
Sandee Cohen, expert industry trainer and author
Learn how to build interactive PDF files from what is said to be the "worlds best tools for building rich media PDF files, full of audio, video, Flash and hyperlinked buttons."
Attendees may attend their choice of these as well as the following sessions covering everything from general tips and tricks to highly focused workshops on creating and managing tables, how to print successfully, and working with color in InDesign. Full details on these and other InDesign Conference sessions can be found online at: http://www.TheInDesignConference.com/InDesign_PDF_Brochure.pdf
From PageMaker to InDesign: Stepping Up -- Kacey Crouch, expert creative trainer
Advanced Page Layout: Taking Control of Your Page -- Claudia McCue, expert trainer and consultant
Managing Images: Key Concepts for Success -- Kacey Crouch
Where Text Meets Graphics -- Diane Burns, Founder, TechArt International
Style Sheets on Steroids: Supercharged Techniques -- Christopher Smith
Managing Long Documents -- Claudia McCue
Getting Great Type: The Top Ten Typography Tools -- Steve Werner, industry trainer, consultant, co-author
From Page to Screen: The Print to Web Workflow -- Tim Cole
In Full Color: Working with CMYK and Spot Colors -- Sandee Cohen
¡Publiquemos! Pubblichiamo! Let's Publish! InDesign and non-English languages -- Diane Burns
Automating Your Workflow: Scripting and Macros -- Olav Martin Kvern, award-winning illustrator, graphic designer, & writer
The three-day event will wrap up with a "Hot Tips Panel: Indispensable Advice from the Experts." David Blatner, Sandee Cohen and Tim Cole will conclude this years event with this fun session covering last minute tips for last minute deadlines, unexpected uses for the eyedropper tool and Corner effects, astonishing methods for avoiding halos when compositing in InDesign, and bizarre but useful overprinting tricks.
Discounts & Special Offers
Many special incentives are being offered for those coming back as a previous attendee or early registrants. Returning attendees can save $100 on registration fees whereas early registrants can take advantage of special discounts.
Special Offer #1
Sign up by June 1st and receive a discount of $45 off the conference rate, plus get the book "Real World InDesign CS" from Peachpit Press, free! Discount code ABD04BOS will activate the offer during registration.
Special Offer #2
This one day, hands-on InDesign class is regularly $149 if registrants sign up for the full conference (or $200 without conference registration). However, if registrants use the discount code ABD04SCT by June 1, the class is only $99 (or $149 without conference registration).
About The InDesign Conference
The InDesign Conference and Exhibition, produced by industry veteran Barry Anderson, is the only dedicated worldwide InDesign user event. The InDesign Conference offers attendees access to the worlds premier InDesign experts. Industry visionaries, pioneers, and authors come to offer state-of-the-art training and techniques for InDesign users of every skill level. The Conference is an excellent opportunity to learn tips, enhance and share knowledge, and network with users around the globe.
For more information regarding this event including registration and special promotions, visit: http://www.theindesignconference.com or call: (866) 396-7100.
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