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                                                               EVENT CALENDAR    january
                                                                                 19 (Tues.)
                                                                                                                                             per industries. The 2010 agenda will feature opportunities
                                                                                                                                             to more thoroughly discuss, debate and detail the chal-
                                                                                                                                             lenges. It will be held in Clearwater Beach, Fla. For more
                                                                                 Print Buyers International (PBI) announced that two         information, visit www.idealliance.org.
                                                                                 Boot Camps will take place in downtown Boston. The
                                                                                 instructors for both sessions will be industry expert       18-20 (Thurs.-Sat.)
                                                                                 and RIT Professor Emeritus Frank Romano and PBI             Dscoop (Digital Solutions Cooperative), the independent
                                                                                 Founder and print buying expert Margie Dana. A new          community of HP Indigo owners and operators, announced
                                                                                 Boot Camp for Print Designers! will run from 9 a.m. -       that Dscoop5, the organization’s fifth annual conference,
                                                                                 12 noon, followed by PBI’s Boot Camp for Print Reps!        will be held at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention
                                                                                 from 1-4 p.m. These events will take place at the MCLE      Center in Dallas. It will feature more than 90 sessions
                                                                                 Auditorium at Ten Winter Place in Boston’s downtown         in business and sales, operations, label and packaging,
                                                                                 crossing. Boot Camp for Print Designers will help           and many partner solution tracks. The event will also have
                                                                                 graphic designers prepare their files for commercial        ample scheduled and informal networking opportunities,
                                                                                 printers. Program details are at www.bostonprintbuyers.     including roundtables and best practice sharing sessions
                                                                                 com/bootcamp/bootcampprintdesigners.html.                   for attendees to brainstorm ideas and share experiences
                                                                                                                                             about universal challenges such as improving productivity
                                                                                 25-27 (Mon.-Wed)                                            and reducing operating expenses. Registration opened in
                                                                                 The PODi AppForum: Digital4Growth will take place at        September, and information will be added to www.dscoop.
                                                                                 the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas. The on-target edu-        org as speakers and sessions are announced. For more
                                                                                 cational tracks, led by four of the industry’s most expe-   information, contact Rebecca Baker at (312) 673-5827.
                                                                                 rienced leaders, are: Direct Marketing Track—chaired
                                                                                 by Debora Haskel, vice president of marketing, IWCO         21-23 (Sun.-Tues.)
                                                                                 Direct; NEW Leading Edge Applications Track—chaired         The annual Photo Marketing Association (PMA) show will
                                                                                 by Bill Marchiony, CEO, First Name Basis; NEW Print on      be held at the at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim,
                                                                                 Demand Track—chaired by Mike Chiricuzio, president,         Calif. There will be more than 150 educational sessions
                                                                                 Blue Moon Solutions and director, ASU Print & Imaging       presented by 300 speakers. This is bundled in the PMA
                                                                                 Lab; Sales & Business Strategies Track—chaired by           All-Conference Pass, allowing attendees to participate in
                                                                                 Kate Dunn, president, Digital Innovations Group (DIG).      any sessions in the Digital Imaging Marketing Association
                                                                                 For more information, visit www.podi.org.                   (DIMA), Professional School Photographers Association
                                                                                                                                             International (PSPA), Sports Photographers Association
                                                                                 26 (Tues.)                                                  of America (SPAA) and Professional Picture Framers
                                                                                 Corporate marketers and agency 
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