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Pre-conference events

Thursday, September 15
Travel to Boston early to participate in the following pre-conference activities such as studio tours or just to explore all that the city offers.

8:00 a.m. Registration/information opens
8:30 a.m.

Boston design studio tours
Requires pre-registration.

9:30 a.m. Baseball as a design icon–at Fenway Park
Requires pre-registration.
9:30 a.m. Boston architecture tours
Requires pre-registration.

11:00 a.m.

An excursion to the New England Aquarium, presented by Sappi Fine Paper
Requires pre-registration. No additional fee.

11:00 a.m.

A Study in Motion, presented by Adobe
Requires pre-registration. No additional fee.

1:00 p.m.

Border Crossing, presented by Adobe
Requires pre-registration. No additional fee.

1:30 p.m.

“How’d They Do That? Taking the Mystery Out of Print Production”
Pam McGuire, print production specialist
Techspace, Design Fair, Hall A
A collaborative exploration of the print world focusing on such topics as getting great printing results on papers, understanding prepress curves and how they effect work on coated vs uncoated stocks, reducing AA costs on press and troubleshooting tips for your next press check (or how to still like the press sheet in the morning!).

No pre-registration necessary.
3:00 p.m. Design Unlimited, presented by Adobe
Requires pre-registration. No additional fee.

3:00 p.m.

“They Don’t Teach This in Design School: Critical Skills for Folding Success”
Trish Witkowski, Finishing Experts Group, Inc.
Understanding how to design for folded matter is a critical career skill. Errors in digital file creation can cost you money, time and your good reputation. Get your skills up to speed with folding expert Trish Witkowski, who will demonstrate the special technique for proper folding compensation in the digital document. She’ll also share industry production guidelines and folding tips gathered from her seven years of research on the topic. You can’t afford to miss this demo!

A collaborative exploration of the print world focusing on such topics as getting great printing results on papers, understanding prepress curves and how they effect work on coated vs uncoated stocks, reducing AA costs on press and troubleshooting tips for your next press check (or how to still like the press sheet in the morning!).

No pre-registration necessary.

1:00 p.m.

Student conference