OU Hosts Well-Attended In-plant Road Show
Following up on successful IPMA Road Show events hosted by Yale University, the State of Tennessee and the University of Washington, the University of Oklahoma (OU) hosted a two-day event that drew more than 50 attendees. Taking place at the tail end of In-plant Awareness week, OU's mini in-plant conference brought in managers from the University of North Texas, Hobby Lobby, Missouri State University, Mary Kay, the University of Nebraska, the Texas Department of Transportation, The University of Texas at Austin and many others.
The event began with a four-hour networking reception Sunday night. Then on Monday, Burr Millsap, OU's Associate VP for Administration & Finance, welcomed the crowd, followed by Mike Loyd, executive director of the IPMA, and John Sarantakos, director of OU's in-plant.
The educational program covered topics like augmented reality, color management, branding, the next generation of printers and mail piece design. The last session, given by Mark Waugh of the USPS, was well received.
In the afternoon, visitors moved to OU Printing Services for a tour of the in-plant. Vendors had set up display tables and attendees chatted with them while taking a self-guided shop tour.
"We had an amazing event with almost 20 vendors and over 50 attendees," remarks Sherri Isbell, assistant director of Printing, Mailing & Document Services.
The next IPMA Road Show will take place at the University of Virginia on March 15.
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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 nearly 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, cosponsored by IPMA and In-plant Impressions.