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 a multitude of presentations and demonstrations
with dozens of bright, tech-savvy university students eager to get their start in the industry
with technologists, researchers, scientists, developers, and those evaluating graphic innovations for their businesses
Circular Economy and Sustainability Solutions In Packaging
Increased sustainability remains a priority for consumer products companies and a driving force of package redesigns. It’s not easy, however, to address the many facets of sustainability while balancing other business imperatives, including changing consumer preferences. The complexity of developing sustainable packaging, particularly that has value as a resource after its initial use, will be examined along with PepsiCo’s progress toward ambitious goals.
Industrial Custom Printing: A Status Report
Over 20 years of being an inkjet evangelist, Craig is currently engaged in client projects in digital print packaging, direct to shape, direct to object, textile, and industrial applications. In case you haven’t noticed, printing is an important part of many manufacturing processes. He will discuss how to take advantage of new high-quality graphic options, including using them as a customizing feature with the proper integration of chemistry, substrate, system components, process, and workflow.
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.
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.
Aiming for G7™ Master Compliance through a Color Managed Digital Printing Workflow
Dr. Haji Naik Dharavath, Central Connecticut State University; Hans Kellogg, Ball State University
We bring the world’s graphic communications community together.
Quad’s Oklahoma City facility has more than quadrupled its size since it opened in 2003. Today it houses multiple gravure and heatset web offset presses, state-of-the-art imaging, and very capable finishing/mailing capabilities, including more than 15 high-speed saddle stitchers, making it the largest print production facility west of the Mississippi River. It produces vast quantities of magazines, catalogs, and retail inserts/flyers. The plant uses a degree of automation rare in our industry, particularly with regard to gravure cylinders and bundling/stacking. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to go inside one of the world’s most progressive printers. Transportation will be provided, including drop off at Will Rogers World Airport and the hotel following the tour.
Sheraton Oklahoma City Downtown Hotel
“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.”
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.
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.