ACUP+ Begins Next Week
It’s hard to believe it’s been three years since the Association of College and University Printers (ACUP+) last met at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. But on Monday April 4, ACUP+ members will get together in person once again, continuing a tradition that stretches back to 1964.
The conference will take place in Vancouver, Washington, just across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon. It 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, marketing your services, digital bindery, production inkjet, copier fleets, mail services, using student workers, and much more. Plus, a vibrant vendor exhibit area will give attendees a chance to see some of the latest technologies.
For those unable to attend in person, some sessions will be available virtually, including both morning keynotes, panel discussions on wide-format, MIS, and success stories, and the ACUP+ business meeting .
Opening keynote speaker George Carroll will discuss staying positive and being adaptable to change and will share valuable insights and research.
IPI Editor Bob Neubauer will kick off the second day of the conference with a keynote that explores how in-plants are coping with the effects of the pandemic. He’ll tap into new In-plant Impressions survey data to show which services college and university in-plants are providing, what changes COVID has brought, and the directions they are moving as they prepare for an uncertain future.
But the best part of the conference will no doubt be the networking. After two years of Zoom calls, in-plant 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 3, and continue throughout the event, which will culminate with an awards dinner on April 6. An optional tour of Oregon State University’s in-plant will take place in Corvallis on April 7.
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