CUPMAC 2017 Schedule



Sunday Afternoon: City tour

Sunday Evening: Dinner and Opening Reception



8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast
9:00 – 9:15 Official welcome

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Frank Romano has spent 58 years in the printing and publishing industries. Many know him best as the editor of the International Paper Pocket Pal or from the hundreds of articles he has written for publications from North America and Europe to the Middle East to Asia and Australia.


He is the author of 60 books, including the 10,000-term Encyclopedia of Graphic Communications (with Richard Romano), the standard reference in the field. His books on QuarkXPress, Adobe InDesign, and PDF workflow were among the first in their fields.  He wrote the first report on on-demand digital printing in 1980 and ran the first conference on the subject in 1985. He has conceptualized many of the workflow and applications techniques of the industry and was the principal researcher on the landmark EDSF study, “Printing in the Age of the Web and Beyond.”


He continues to teach courses at RIT, CalPoly, and other universities and works with students on unique research projects. To maintain his objectivity, he does not consult for vendors and volunteers to speak at their events.


Presentation: InPlant Printing: Past, Present and Future

InPlant printing once meant Mimeograph or Multigraph and then offset and then digital printing. It phased from prototype to desktop publishing, and now electronic communication. So, where to next? Frank will tell you.

10:15 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 11:15 Guest Speaker – Pierre Jolicoeur, Manager, Client Services and Planning, Parliamentary Precinct Operations, House of Commons 

Presentation: In House Printing Operations versus Outsourcing.

11:15 – 12:15 Special Presentation – Konica Minolta at Algonquin College: a case study in fleet transition

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12:15 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:30 Guest Speaker – Bob Neubauer, Editor of InPlant Graphics magazine


Having observed the in-plant industry for 22 years now as editor of In-plant Graphics, Bob Neubauer will offer his perspectives on the industry, citing trends and data from IPG research to show college and university in-plant managers how their shops compare with others, and what they may need to do to strengthen their operations.

14:30 – 14:45 Break
14:45 – 16:15 Peer driven round table discussions on large format printing, additional revenue streams, graphic design, managing MFD fleets, finishing, exam printing, offset printing, print management software and mail services.
18:30 Dinner



8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast
9:00 – 10:00 Peer Presentation: Ray Konecsni, Director of Customer Support Services at the University of Regina – University of Regina’s Print Optimizaiton Program.

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Ray’s 30-year diverse career in printing has included positions in higher education institutions, government agencies and insurance companies.  He has led a large number of innovation and process efficiency projects in information technology and printing services such as; the move to on demand print, variable print, intelligent mail inserting, internal service consolidations and print optimization projects.


Presentation: The U of R’s Print Optimization Program has been the subject of articles in multiple industry publications. The program won CUPMAC’s Green Award in June of 2016, the Regional Centre of Expertise for the Education of Sustainable Development award in 2012 and 2017, and was runner-up in Infotech’s Greenest IT in Canada Award in 2011. In this presenation, Ray breaks down how Regina pursued this stunning success.

10:00 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 11:15 Kathleen Kelly, Assistant Director of Operations, University Services, Carleton University

Presentation: CU on the Go

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11:15 – 12:15 Peer Presentations:

Lisa Matthews, Manager Printing Services, Dalhousie University 

Presentation:  Printing Partnerships with Hospitals


John Wesseling, Director, Communications Services, University of Cincinnati

Presentation: University of Cincinnati – Who, Where and What we have Accomplished

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Presentation Notes

12:15 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:30 CUPMAC AGM
14:30 – 15:30 Guest Speaker – Bruce Farrant from The More Group

Presentation: Navigating through a changing print world to deliver environmental sustainability and cost savings

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16:00 Bus to Algonquin College
16:30 – 18:00 Tour on Algonquin print facilities
18:00 Dinner



8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast
9:15 Bus to Carleton University
9:30 – 11:30 Vendor Showcase
11:30 – 14:30 Exhibit Hall with lunch
14:30 – 15:30 Tour of Carleton University print facilities
15:30 Bus to hotel
18:30 Boat cruise and CUPMAC awards dinner


Please note: There will be transportation to and from the hotel and Carleton University, Algonquin College and Boat Cruise