Graphics Teachers Technology Conference: Teaching the Teachers

Gttc2For years in the early 90s a group of volunteers in New York ran a conference on Election Day for graphics teachers covering the latest developments in desktop publishing, digital imaging, multimedia, electronic documents, digital prepress and printing. In the constant shufflings of the New York Board of Ed, the event got canceled in favor of other, more institutional “staff development initiatives. “

This November 2nd, thanks to the volunteers at the Graphics Arts Education Advisory Commission and the conference host, the Parsons School of Design, we’re once again holding the Graphics Teachers Technology Conference and opening it free of charge to New York middle school and high school teachers. The excellent Diane Romano, president of AGT Seven, has agreed to keynote the conference, and we’re getting great response from speakers and volunteeers across all the spectrum of graphics fields.

If you know anyone who can speak compellingly about graphic communications issues, or who can help out (in advance or on-site) managing the event, or — very important — who can help us pay for the coffee and donuts and sandwiches, email me or sign on through the REGISTER NOW click on the conference web site. People business are always going to conferences to get up-to-date, to get charged up and to keep their skills sharp. Here’s a chance for us to help teachers do the same.