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This year’s In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association conference stood out in a number of ways, and was one of the best conferences in years.

More than 135 in-plant managers attended IPMA 2011, a 42 percent increase over last year.

David Estes of East Kentucky Power Cooperative (foreground, left) and Chris Barclay of Connecticut College listen intently during a session.

IPG's Bob Neubauer gave a presentation on adding value.

The conference gave managers plenty of time to mingle and compare stories. After one session, NAPL consultant Howie Fenton (left) talked with Texas attendees Amy Layton (UNT), Richard Beto (UT-Austin) and Jimmy Friend (UNT).

Mingle sticks provided lots of ice-breaking entertainment for attendees.

Richard Beto, of The University of Texas at Austin, gave a presentation on marketing, offering examples of how he and his staff promote their in-plant. His operation won IPMA’s Promotional Excellence Award.

The sessions at this year’s event were always packed.

From the left: Debbie Pavletich (Briggs & Stratton), Brian Patterson (Briggs & Stratton), Joanne Rotert (University of Missouri-Columbia) and Jane Bushnell (University of Utah) attend one very full session.

Beth Gatewood (University of Oklahoma) and Stanley Verser (Redlands Community College) listen to a presentation

At the awards banquet.

Mark Shaw of National Security Technologies inspects the In-Print awards during the reception.

Friends gather at the awards reception: Robert Mascerenhas, Richard Beto, Joanne Rotert, Tammy Dunham, Bob Neubauer, Greg Cholmondeley.

Friends gather at the awards reception.

Managers at the awards reception.