ACUP is Days Away
After taking a sabbatical last year, the Association of College and University Printers conference will begin on Sunday in Charlotte, N.C. Hosted by Richard Griffin, director of Campus Printing at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC), it will feature several roundtable discussions on topics like digital presses, online ordering and wide-format printing. Other sessions will cover good financial management practices, best business practices, peer evaluation, using social media to grow your business and utilizing Microsoft Outlook to manage your time.
IPG Editor Bob Neubauer will provide a “state of the industry” address using data from a major in-plant industry survey currently being conducted. And the keynote address will be given by CPCC’s president, Dr. Tony Zeiss, on the topic “Becoming Indispensable to Your Organization.”
“One thing we plan to offer is a peer review session,” Griffin reveals. “We plan to break attendees up into groups of like-sized operations, and...each group member will get the opportunity to run her/his issues by other manager/peers.”
ACUP 2010 will also feature a vendor exhibit area, a tour of a major commercial printer and a visit to the Charlotte Motor Speedway and Racing Museum.
With the economy still impacting the ability of managers to travel, this year's ACUP will include fewer attendees—about 45 at last count. However they hail from a range of schools all over the U.S. and even from Scotland.
To learn more about ACUP 2010, visit www.cpcc.edu/acup. To see a video of ACUP 2008, click on the video tab at the top right side of this page.
Bob has served as editor of In-plant Graphics 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 130 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 Graphics.