Frisco or Bust
Churilla: We're very excited about the event kick-off. On the Sunday before the expo opens, we're sponsoring a series of three 1/2-day certification courses on color theory and management, essential prepress skills for designers working in a digital world, and paper specification and buying. Upon completion of each course, graduates will receive certifications.
Q: The e-book track was a wild hit at last year's BookTech West and this year's BookTech East conference in New York City. Will similar attention be paid to e-books this year?
Churilla: We were pleasantly surprised at the turnout to the e-book conference sessions this season, and we'll certainly continue to present cutting-edge information. But we're taking a slightly different approach to how these sessions will be presented. Last year, we took a closer look at the marketplace and the feasibility of e-books. This year, we'll expand our program to include information about leading technologies and best practices supporting these trends. Our faculty will also delve deeper into issues that result from evolving e-technologies, such as digital rights management and precedent-setting copyright issues. A lot has happened in the e-book space since we last met in San Francisco—so we'll provide a balanced program looking at all things "print" and "e."
Q: What steps should InBox readers take if they'd like to learn more about the conference?
Churilla: They can check out our Web site, www.west.booktechexpo.com or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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