Sunday, January 12, 2014

I'll be Speaking at PePcon 2014!

For the last four years, I have attended the Print and ePublishing Conference. This conference has taken me to Seattle, Arlington, San Francisco, and Austin. The 2014 conference is in Chicago. Each year at the conference, I've presented at Ignite InDesign. The Ignite sessions are basically like on open mic night. Where, for anyone brave enough to speak in front of a few hundred strangers, they'll hand you the microphone and let you do a 5 minute presentation on your InDesign-related topic of choice. I have done this each and every four years I have attended the conference. Each year my presentations have become a bit easier and a bit better.

For the last two years, the producers of the conference (David and Anne-Marie) have allowed potential Speakers to submit their ideas for topics they'd like to speak on. The result is that there was an influx of new speakers into the conference. Last year, we got to hear presentations from a variety of innovative people who are not necessarily professional trainers, but who are working hard every day in the trenches of print and publishing. These folks have come up with interesting and unique solutions to challenging publishing problems.

Although I wasn't chosen as a speaker last year, I filled out the form again this year and crossed my fingers, hoping to be chosen. Well good news: after four years of doing Ignite presentations, I was chosen to be a speaker on the Big Stage! I'll be doing a 20 minute session on PDF commenting. I'll also have a session or two at the Meet the Speaker table.

Here are some great PepCon resources:

I hope to see you in Chicago! Use the discount code below for $50 off.