ACUP+ Conference Starts Sunday
On Sunday evening, the57th annual Association of College and University Printers (ACUP+) conference will kick off in Lincoln, Nebraska – three years after the group was supposed to meet there in 2020. The long-awaited gathering will offer attendees a chance to tour one of the largest university in-plants in the country, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Printing Services, home to a six-color, 40˝ Manroland 706 PLV HiPrint perfecter press.
The conference will feature numerous keynotes, educational sessions, and roundtable discussions on a variety of topics of importance to higher-ed and K-12 in-plants, such as wide-format printing, production inkjet, presort mail best practices, marketing your services, environmental sustainability, variable data, and much more. Plus, a vibrant vendor exhibit area will give attendees a chance to see some of the latest technologies.
The opening keynote speaker Desi Payne will loosen up attendees with her talk on the incredible power of laughter. In-plant Impressions Editor Bob Neubauer will kick off the second day of the conference with a keynote presentation on equipment installation trends at higher-ed and K-12 in-plants, taken from new IPI research.
But the best part of the conference will no doubt be the networking. Managers will be eager to talk face-to-face with their peers and share details about their in-plants’ struggles and accomplishments. The networking will start at the opening reception on Sunday, April 2, and continue throughout the event, which will culminate with an awards dinner on April 5.
Bob has served as editor of In-plant Impressions since October of 1994. Prior to that he served for three years as managing editor of Printing Impressions, a commercial printing publication. Mr. Neubauer is very active in the U.S. in-plant industry. He attends all the major in-plant conferences and has visited more than 170 in-plant operations around the world. He has given presentations to numerous in-plant groups in the U.S., Canada and Australia, including the Association of College and University Printers and the In-plant Printing and Mailing Association. He also coordinates the annual In-Print contest, co-sponsored by IPMA and In-plant Impressions.