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Educator's Forum

Sunday, September 30, 2018

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Student Career Fair at PRINT 18

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Career Day

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Workforce Solutions

Sunday, Sept. 30 - Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018

Show Floor Hours

Student & Educator Registration

The Association for Print Technologies (APTech) and the Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation (GAERF) are pleased to once again announce the availability of a convenient online registration system for educators and students to attend PRINT 18 at a discounted rate! The discounted registration fee is $20 per person.

The Educator Badge will admit you to most of the PRINT 18 seminars at no additional charge on a space-available basis. Computer Labs and Lunch seminars are payment-required sessions.

To obtain the unique registration link for Students/Educators, please email Erin Harrison at

Note: There will be no refunds for Student/Educator registrations or for no-shows. No one under the age of 14, including infants, will be admitted to the exhibition or seminars at any time. Everyone 14 years of age or older must register. There are no exceptions.

Educator's Forum

Developed by educators for educators, the FREE Educator’s Forum on Sunday, September 30, 1:00 - 4:30 PM, invites all instructors in the graphic communications, printing, and aligned fields to join us at PRINT 18 for an afternoon focused on innovative teaching tools and industry best practices. As students and the industry continue to evolve, the Educator’s Forum will provide insights to address these new challenges and provide relevant opportunities for students. The Forum will conclude with a networking event with other educators from across the country.

Who Should Attend: University professors and faculty members, community and technical college instructors, high school and vocational-technical teachers, career technical training program instructors.

By attending the Educator's Forum, all Educators are given a FREE Exhibits-Only registration for PRINT 18. This registration gives you access to the show floor for all three days of the event. Simply click the link below to register now for your FREE pass!

If you have any questions or need assistance completing your registration, please contact Erin Harrison at or (703) 264-7200 ext. 244.

Student Career Fair

Connecting Students and Employers

Hosted by GAERF (Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation) and, this free Student Career Fair is an opportunity for educators, students, and recent graduates to meet a group of industry employers—all gathered in one location! Participating companies will be on hand at PRINT 18, Tuesday, October 2 during show floor hours near the Workforce Solutions area (booths 4435-4444). Students will also have the opportunity before and during the event to view participating company information online, along with current job openings, internships, and apprenticeships.

Students who are not yet job-ready are also welcome to attend along with their instructors. Recruiters want to develop relationships with students who are preparing to enter the industry, and with the instructors who are guiding our future workforce.

Participating Employers:


  • 4over LLC
  • Eurostampa North America
  • Resource One
  • ABS Graphics
  • FP Mailing Solutions
  • SG360
  • Aloha Print Group
  • Ion Exhibits
  • Specialty Print Communications
  • Arandell
  • Johnson & Quin
  • Victor Envelope Company
  • BFC
  • Lithotype
  • Walsworth
  • Chicago Tag and Label
  • Lpi
  • Deluxe
  • LSC Communications

Career Day

On Tuesday, October 2, look for hundreds of curious students visiting the show floor to check out the latest technologies and learn about careers in printing and graphic communications. GAERF will hold this free Career Day for high school students and teachers, designed especially for those with an interest in printing, graphic design, engineering, computers, art, electronics, physics and chemistry, mechanics, math, and publications.

The day begins with a student assembly featuring keynote speaker, Nick Gawreluk. Nick is an up-and-coming member of the printing industry with a passion for sharing his perspective on the current state and future of print media. His background consists of diverse business experience throughout the United States, Europe, and South America.

Presentation Topic:
“Creating a Successful Career Path as a Student in Graphic Communications”
Deciding your career path as a student and knowing how to find success is tough stuff! Don't panic because in Nick’s presentation, he will share the incredible opportunities available in the graphic communications industry and the steps to take to get involved and achieve your career aspirations.

Also during the student assembly, awards for the first-place winners of the 2018 GAERF Student Design Competition will be presented. Directly afterward, the students can learn more through a direct experience on the exhibition floor; meeting with industry professionals demonstrating the latest technologies and innovations. And, student attendees are encouraged to participate in the Student Career Fair, being held on the exhibit floor throughout the day on Tuesday.

Workforce Solutions

The Workforce Solutions area is designed to increase awareness among those exploring and/or presenting career paths—emphasizing the diverse, high-tech, and innovative job opportunities in graphic communications. Workforce Solutions promotes networking opportunities for educators and industry colleagues alike. Nonprofits, universities, and corporations who provide solutions in education, training, scholarships, and more, will be on-hand to emphasize the importance of developing the skilled workforce for printing, imaging, and graphic communications.