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Click here to view the full seminar program. Search by date, keyword, speaker, seminar type or title, OR view the complete list of all seminar offerings.

If you have not already registered, click here to complete the registration process online. While completing your registration you will have the option to sign up for and select seminars. You also have the option to download our Registration Form and fax/mail us your completed form.

For those that have already registered, you can view your registration in the Registration Resource Center. Here you can upgrade your registration to include seminars.

 Come for the seminars and stay to visit the exhibit hall - or vice versa - either way PRINT 18 provides both under the same roof! Learning something new is a primary reason to attend an industry event and we've got plenty of educational opportunities at PRINT 18 for you.

Through the Learning Experience, our seminar and expert presentation program, you can choose from dozens of educational sessions that address topics of impact to the graphic communications industry today. Topical categories range from business management, sales, opportunities and new markets, to operational improvement, technical “how it's done” and the big picture topics that affect us all (the economy, industry, culture and the future). These sessions have been developed to focus on business growth for company owners and managers, production professionals, designers, customer service and sales professionals, but are valuable to anyone who wants to learn more about significant topics that impact our businesses today.

The Learning Experience venue is in McCormick Place South, lower level, across from the bus loading area. The seminar program features an expanded lounge and refreshment area, where you can wait between seminars or speak with seminar presenters after the program. Access to seminars requires a modest registration fee, with packages available for a single day's programs or the entire seminar series.

The Learning Experience Theater, on the exhibit hall floor, features three days of inspirational sessions with industry innovators. These sessions are free to attendees, but pre-registration is required as seating is limited. Several topic-specific discussions and exhibit hall tours start at the Innovation theater each day.

Seth Godin to Keynote PRINT 18

8:45 – 9:30 AM
Sunday, September 30, 2018
McCormick Place South; Grand Ball Room

Entrepreneur, Best-selling Author, and Speaker, Seth Godin, will paint a picture for how we can each make a dent in the future with the work we do. He promises the PRINT 18 audience will leave with actionable takeaways that can shape their personal and professional lives into the future.

Sponsored by: Xerox Corporation

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Brand Owner Council

2:30 - 3:30 PM
Monday, October 1, 2018
McCormick Place South; Room S105

Join the APTech Brand Owner Council in this FREE session at PRINT 18 as they continue their collaboration to help supply chain partners—from designer to printer—be more successful with one set of procedures for everyone. The Brand Owner Council provides a face-to-face forum for brand owners to discuss solutions to issues of concern in the packaging industry.

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CMO Council Brand Inspiration Forum

8:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
McCormick Place South; S103a

Focusing on unleashing creativity in the age of marketing performance measurement, this cross-industry gathering will bring together marketing leaders, engagement gurus, creative luminaries and print industry innovators to share ideas and showcase where and how new thinking, operational innovation and a fresh mindset about customer engagement channels can be reshaped to be more effective, efficient and engaging.

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Students & Educators

Specific programs and educational opportunities for students and teachers alike.

  • Educator's Forum
  • Student Career Fair
  • Career Awareness Day
  • Workforce Solutions
  • Discounted Registration

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Guided Exhibit Hall Tours

New to PRINT 18 — get an exclusive look at the Exhibit Hall through the lens of industry experts on special guided tours. These free tours follow topic-specific education sessions in the Exhibit Hall Learning Experience Theater (Booth 1652) and run each day of the event.

Limited space available (15) on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations are required for each tour and you must be a registered attendee of PRINT 18 (no exhibitors or suppliers). E-mail Erin Harrison at to reserve your spot today once you have completed your attendee registration. Include your name, company, email address and the name of the tour(s) you would like to attend.

Click here to view the archived webinar about our Guided Tours; brought to you by Steven Schnoll, Trish Witkowski, and John Leininger.

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Guided Tours

Tour: Automated Solutions for Today's Finishing

Mon. October 1 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

The bindery is the final frontier of total workflow automation—but what’s the appropriate path to this goal? This tour will take you on a fascinating journey to explore automated solutions in 5 bindery categories.


Tour: Emerging Trends Reshaping Print

Mon. October 1 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Evolving digital technologies ranging from dealing with data management to printing are reshaping our industry. This tour will showcase diversified segment leaders and offer important conversations in providing the viable options to the future.


Tour: For In-Plants the Secret for Success Can be Found in Two Things

Sun. September 30 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

For in-plants, its two things: constantly strive to keep prices competitive and add more value-added products. The tour will engage with companies that can help in-plants cut manufacturing costs and others with products that can add more value.


Tour: High Speed Ink-Jet Print Advancements

Tues. October 2 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This tour will provide an overview of competing approaches to enhancing inkjet print quality and expanding media compatibility. The introduction will be followed by an exhibitor tour led by Inkjet Insight analysts who are ready to answer questions.


Tour: Ideas Around Specialty Print and Embellishments

Tues. October 2 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Today print is much more than just putting ink on paper. This tour will take participants to some of the Specialty Print and Embellishments thought leader companies making the printed piece a stimulating marketing choice.


Tour: Print is Flying in the Cloud

Sun. September 30 | 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Cloud Technology is impacting the print industry in many different areas. Cloud computing is the delivery of many different services. This tour will highlight five industry segments that utilize the cloud in impactful ways.

The VR Experience at PRINT 18

Visitors to the new VR Experience in the exhibit hall at PRINT 18 will interact with a press in ways one never could in the real world. Imagine poking your head into the side of a press and examine the rollers while the press is running! Impossible in the real world, but anything is possible in the realm of virtual reality.

The Association for PRINT Technologies teamed up with Clemson University to create the VR Experience. Visitors who want the full immersive experience can don some VR gear and visit booth #847 to virtually interact with a press.