I'm going to speaking at PePcon in Chicago this summer. This is the fifth Print + ePublishing Conference, hosted by the fine people that run InDesignSecrets and CreativePro. I've attended three of the four previous PePcons, and it's always a smoothly-run show with great speakers and a collaborative, sharing atmosphere. It attracts a pretty wide variety of designers and designer-related people: from government employees trying to efficiently make hundreds of forms that are accessible and meet up with tons of standards, to small newspaper people still working on bridging the paper/digital worlds, to automation experts, typeface designers, and more.
This year's Speakers List is a great one -- including Chris Kitchener, the lead product manager for InDesign; Deke McClelland, trainer extraordinaire (and a fine singer,, too...), and keynote speaker Lynda Weinman, co-founder of Lynda.com.
And me? I'll be jamming out 20 minutes on automated production InDesign: from spreadsheets to InDesign to the printed page. I'll probably cover this talking about card game design, with a side trip to the fun of automating contracts (Everyone loves contracts!). And bonus, aside from InDesign, we'll only use free and/or Open Source tools.
If you're interested in attending PePcon, let me slide you this nice discount code to save $50: CH23B
I hope to see you there!