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ISA Expo Adds SEGD Component The Dynamic Digital Park returns as well. B y Wa d e S w o r m s t e d t T he most important sign-industry tradeshow of the year will be held April 23-26, 2014, when the Intl. Sign Assn.'s Intl. Sign Expo heads to the Orange County Convention Center (South Building) in Orlando. As of the end of February, 551 exhibitors had reserved space. At this same time two years ago, when the Expo was last held in Orlando, 532 exhibitors had signed up. This year, the Expo is adding the Society for Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD) Design+Connections conference on Thursday, April 24. In one-hour sessions, design and industry leaders will discuss placemaking, branded environments, accessibility and design, technology and media, and practice and process. Participating EGD firms and related vendors will include Selbert Perkins Design, Mayer/Reed, HOK, Infinite Scale, Open Eye, ueberall, AECOM, APCO, iZone Imaging and Century Sign Builders. Session dialogs will go beyond "how" and explore "why" these projects have been successful for their clients, and where these designers get their inspiration to craft engaging, memorable experiences. Three different educational workshop packages are available. The Expo will also debut the INKJet Print Theater, in partnership with the GRAPH EXPO tradeshow. The hands-on solutions center will enable you to see printers in action, participate in free education 106 SIGNS OF THE TIMES April 2014 Schedule at a Glance Tuesday, April 22 7:30am-5:00pm Exhibitor Registration Wednesday, April 23 7:30am-5:00pm 8:00am-5:00pm 8:30am-4:30pm 9:30am-5:00pm 1:00pm-5:00pm 3:00pm-5:00pm Exhibitor Registration Attendee Registration Dynamic Digital Signage Education Day Project Management Education ISA/Southern States Sign Assn. Golf Tournament ISA Board of Directors Meeting Thursday, April 24 7:30am-5:00pm 8:00am-9:00am 9:00am-5:00pm 9:30am-5:00pm 2:00pm-3:00pm 4:00pm-5:00pm 4:00pm-5:00pm 8:00pm-10:00pm Attendee & Exhibitor Registration International Networking Breakfast Education Sessions Exhibit Hall Open ISA Town Hall meeting Last Hour happy hour Dynamic Digital and Integrated Design Reception Affiliated Associations Reception Friday, April 25 8:30am-4:00pm 9:00am-4:30pm 9:30am-5:00pm 4:00pm-5:00pm 4:00pm-5:00pm 4:30pm-6:00pm 6:00pm-7:00pm Attendee & Exhibitor Registration Education Sessions Exhibit Hall Open Last Hour happy hour INKjet Print Theater Reception ISA Networking Reception for National and Custom Sign Companies Young Professionals Happy Hour Saturday, April 26 9:00am-2:00pm Attendee & Exhibitor Registration 10:00am-11:30am Education Sessions 10:00am-4:00pm Exhibit Hall Open 3:00pm-4:00pm Last Hour happy hour sessions tailored to solve the daily issues you face, and provide solutions to your challenges. A special theater reception will be held from 4:00-5:00 on Friday. The Dynamic Digital Park (DDP) will return, following last year's inaugural pavilion. Reserved booth spaces have already increased from 34 to 40. DDP sponsors will be N. Glantz, Samsung, and Broadsign. The invitation-only Dynamic

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Signs of the Times - April 2014

Signs of the Times - April 2014
Columns & Departments
ST Update
Technology Update
ISA Sign Expo 2014 – Making the most of it
Vinyl Apps
Strictly Electric
LED Update
Software Update
Technology Review: Roland’s SOLJET Pro 4 XF-640 printer
Technology Review: EFI’s VUTEk GS2000/3250 digital-hybrid printers
Sign Museum News
New Products
The 2014 Intl. Sign Contest
2nd Annual Readers’ Choice Award
For the Record
ISA Expo Adds SEGD Component
Surprising Evidence about Neon’s History
Editorially speaking
Advertising index

Signs of the Times - April 2014