Seybold Seminars adds two new focused events for 2005

During the first day of its flagship Seybold Seminars
event for 2004 in San Francisco, MediaLive International,
Inc. today announced a series of new events for 2005 to
separately address the creative and workflow markets. HREF=’’ TARGET=’_NEW’>2005
Seybold Seminars events in New York and San Francisco
will focus on creative professionals, while the Chicago and
Amsterdam conferences will concentrate on the digital
automation of publishing workflows. Two additional content
management events will be announced later this summer.

Conference dates set for 2005 include:

  • New York, February 23-25
  • Amsterdam, June 20-23
  • San Francisco, August 29-31
  • Chicago, September 12-14

In addition to the 2005 events, HREF=’’
TARGET=’_NEW’>Seybold San Francisco 2004‘s keynote
addresses, conference tracks and tutorials are featuring
industry experts who will provide knowledge and information
in the areas of Web publishing, print publishing, PDF, XML,
platforms, color and digital imaging and advanced media. For
this fall’s event, organizers opted for a newly reformatted
conference program — instead of the separate ‘PDF Day’ or
‘PDF Conference’ sessions that have been part of the
conference for the past few years, SSF 2004 adopted a
‘functional designed track’ approach targeting four key
aspects of content creation and publishing. Most of the
tracks include sessions featuring PDF-based solutions,
including the always popular ‘Seybold Seven: Seven PDF
Vendors’ session during which a selection of vendors are
previewing new Acrobat/PDF-oriented products and solutions
they’re bringing to market. That session is slated for Wed.,
August 18 from 4-5 p.m. this year. Earlier that same day,
James C. King of Adobe Systems is giving a conference
keynote address.

James M. Smith, VP and GM of Seybold
Seminars, Publications & Consulting told Planet PDF that
each of the 2005 events will include a significant focus on
PDF-related topics and issues relevant to the specific focus
of the re-branded, educational events. ‘Where New York and
San Francisco end,’ Smith said, ‘Chicago and Amsterdam will
pick up,’ covering the gamut of creative and production
themes of most interest to the target audiences for

‘The addition of Seybold Seminars events in
New York and Chicago now gives both the creative and
production communities their own individual conferences to
help them focus on the specific needs of each industry and
allow these professionals to become more successful in their
fields,’ he said. ‘Based on feedback from vendors and
buyers, and advice from the Seybold Advisory Board, we
realized that the needs of the creative and workflow markets
are better served separately.’

Events in Chicago and Amsterdam will
bring together publishing workflow professionals seeking new
strategies, best practices and workflows in order to provide
them with continuing education on the most current and
emerging technologies and concepts. The New York and San
Francisco conferences are designed to specifically address
the needs of creative professionals involved in designing
and creating content for print and the Web by providing them
with knowledge and information that is immediately
applicable to real-world situations.

‘I applaud Seybold Seminars for working
to serve the specific needs of both the creative
professional and publishing workflow markets,’ said Sean
Hiss of Enfocus Software. ‘We are excited by the addition of
Seybold’s New York and Chicago conferences and look forward
to sharing the responsibility of driving the industry’s
strategic direction and innovation with Seybold

Additional information on content for
each 2005 event will be announced in the upcoming months.
Seybold Seminars is now accepting speaking proposals for all
2005 events. Professionals from the print and Web publishing
industry and executives from the business communications
industry interested in sharing best practices are invited to
submit TARGET=’_NEW’>speaking proposals.

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