March 15-18, 2020

Oklahoma City, OK

Call for Papers Deadline:
October 7, 2019


The latest technical research projects and engage in robust discussions about their potential impact with the top minds in the industry


Technologies at the leading edge of the graphic communications industry through the multitude of presentations and demonstrations


With dozens of bright, tech-savvy university students from TAGA student chapters anxious to get their start in our industry


With technologists, researchers, scientists, developers, and those evaluating graphic innovations for their businesses


Dr. Juanita Parris

Dr. Juanita Parris

Global Director of Materials, Applications and Analytical Science, Sun Chemical Corporation

An Ink Supplier Perspective on Industry 4.0

Dr. Parris manages a diversified group of laboratories in the U.S. and Europe for the global leader in inks, coatings, pigments, and advanced materials. The digitization of manufacturing is bringing about astounding changes in printing and related industries. She’ll explore a future in which the print manufacturing process will increasingly be directed by interconnected computers that can make decisions without human involvement.

David Crawley

Professor of Practice, College of Technology, University of Houston

Technology Innovation and the Success of Failure

Crawley will explain how to create an environment that breeds meaningfully unique solutions while leveraging the disciplines of systems-thinking processes and tools. He is a certified innovation professional and serves on the faculty of University of Houston where he lectures on technology leadership and innovation management. His lengthy career incudes leadership positions at Young & Rubicam, Frito Lay, and a variety of technology firms.

Dirk Winkler

Dirk Winkler

Division Manager, Printing Technology and Product Management, Koenig & Bauer AG

Transforming Print: Networking People, Machines and Data

By virtue of producing presses for almost every conceivable print application, Koenig & Bauer is at the forefront of technology developments. One if its key technology architects will discuss the digital transformations that are altering print manufacturing operations, optimizing process workflows, and changing customer experiences.

Oklahoma City, OK

Oklahoma City, OK

Sheraton Oklahoma City Downtown Hotel

1 North Broadway Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
(P) 405-235-2780
hotel website
reservation link

“Hit your stride at Sheraton Oklahoma City Downtown Hotel, a contemporary destination situated in the heart of OKC’s most dynamic neighborhood. Steps from Bricktown’s wealth of dining and entertainment opportunities, our hotel taps into the pulse of Oklahoma City, placing guests in the center of it all.”

Hotel Reservations

TAGA has reserved a special block of rooms for conference attendees at a discounted rate of US$135 single/double plus current state and local taxes. To make your reservation, please contact the hotel directly at 800-325-3535 (refer to program code TAGA 2020 Group Block) or make your reservation online.  Be sure to make your reservations by Thursday, February 27, 2020 to secure this rate. Please note that the block may sell out prior to that date. After this date, the hotel will accept reservations on a space-and-rate-available basis. A deposit of one night’s room and tax will be required as a guarantee. You may cancel the reservation three days prior to arrival without penalty.


We recommend business casual attire for the technical sessions. The average temperature in Oklahoma City in March is 60 degrees F for the high and 40 degrees F for the low, so please pack accordingly. Business dress (semi-formal) is recommended for the Awards Banquet.


Will Rogers Airport will be the airport all attendees flying will be arriving. It is 30 minutes from downtown by car.

The airport services Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines.


Travel is not included in your conference registration. Technical Association of the Graphic Arts is not responsible for non-refundable airfare or issues related to travel, weather conditions, or current events.


TAGA recognizes the following organizations for supporting its mission to disseminate scientific research and technical innovation in graphic communications, printing, and related fields.

If you or your company are interested in becoming a sponsor, contact Karen Keller (, 412-527-2403) or Mike Packard (, 412-259-1704) .

Premier Partners

Konica Minolta Business Solutions

Principal Partners

Eastman Kodak

Supporting Partner

Koenig & Bauer

Media Partner


RadTech UV+EB