Seybold San Francisco 2001 will take place as scheduled September 24-28, 2001
SEPTEMBER 15, 2001 — The Seybold San Francisco 2001 Conference is taking place
as scheduled September 24-28, 2001
in San Francisco, CA.
Gene Gable, President of Seybold Seminars, has issued the following statement:
"We at Key3Media Group and Seybold Seminars are deeply saddened by the recent events, and our sympathy goes out to everyone touched by [the recent] tragedies.
Seybold is a twice-yearly
electronic-publishing conference and expo which normally takes place in San
Francisco in the autumn and in Boston in the spring. At Seybold, you can:
"We believe that the proper response from the
Seybold community is to once again demonstrate the
vitality of our industry and the contribution it
makes to the global economy. Accordingly, we
are enthusiastically moving ahead with plans
for our event scheduled this
September 24-28 in San Francisco, California.
"We strongly encourage all of you to participate
in the discussion, debate and education of
Seybold San Francisco. It is critical, now more
than ever, to build a great community."
Below, we give you a quick overview of what to expect at Seybold
San Francisco 2001 - but first, here are the basic facts.
- see and try out cutting-edge products from approximately 350 exhibitors
- learn about the latest publishing technologies from industry pundits
- learn now software skills by attending workshops and tutorial sessions
- capitalize on networking opportunities with peers and prospective customers
- gain some insight into business trends that affect the printing/publishing industries and related industries.
Basic Facts About Seybold San Francisco 2001
The Seybold exposition (trade
show) runs from Tuesday, September 25, 2001 through Thursday, September 27, 2001.
Exhibition hours are: 10:00am - 5:00pm on Tuesday, 10:00am - 5:00pm on Wednesday,
and 10:00am - 4:00pm on Thursday.
The Seybold "sessions" (conferences, workshops, etc.)
run from Monday, September 24, 2001 through Friday, September 28, 2001.
The event is being held at the Moscone Convention Center in
San Francisco, CA, USA.
If you haven't yet registered for Seybold (i.e., if you register on site),
you'll pay $75.00 to attend the exposition (trade show). If you registered prior
to the event, you can attend the exposition for free.
If you want to attend any sessions (conferences,
seminars, or tutorials),
you'll need to pay a fee. Your
fee will total anywhere from approximately $500 to approximately $2500, depending on
which sessions you want to attend.
How to Register
Seybold is happening now. You can register at the event, if you haven't
An Overview of Seybold San Francisco 2001
Here is Citation Software Inc.'s "in-a-nutshell" look at Seybold San Francisco 2001.
The following individuals are scheduled to deliver
keynote addresses at Seybold San Francisco 2001:
- Martin Brauns, President & CEO, Interwoven
- Roger Fidler, Director of Kent State University?s
Institute for CyberInformation and a professor in
the School of Journalism and Mass Communication
- J?rgen Kurz, Vice President of Product Management for Quark
- Mark Anderson, a former teacher at Stanford, Harvard,
the University of Washington and other schools; the
founder of two software companies; and a past director of
the Washington Software Association
- Bruce Chizen, President and CEO of Adobe Systems Incorporated
- Dick Brass, Vice President of Technology Development in Microsoft's Business Productivity Group
- Donald Van de Mark, co-founder, Vice President and Editorial Director of MyPrimeTime, Inc. and co-anchor
of public television?s "Great Leaders, Great Lessons" now on PBS stations
EXHIBITION (TRADE SHOW)
As we've said, approximately 350 companies & organizations are
available in the exhibit hall during the exposition,
which is open from 10:00am to 5:00pm on Tuesday, September 25th;
from 10:00am to 5:00pm on Wednesday, September 26th; and from
10:00am to 4:00pm on Thursday, September 27th.
Here is a partial list of exhibitors (note that this list is
biased toward the interest of people who visit Citation
Software Inc.'s Web site):
- a lowly apprentice production, inc.: This
company offers extensions/plug-ins for drawing & illustration
software and for page-layout & creation software.
- activePDF, Inc.: This
company is a leading provider of server-side PDF
development and conversion tools for Windows NT and 2000.
- Adobe Systems, Inc.: Adobe
is the inventor of the PostScript language and is also the
inventor of PDF technology. Founded in 1982, Adobe Systems
builds award-winning software solutions for Web and
- Advent 3B2, Inc.: This
firm provides fully automated solutions to the world's
most complex publishing challenges using its powerful
"3B2" software. The company excels in SGML/XML technologies, database-publishing
environments, and catalog-publishing environments.
- Arbortext: Arbortext's
"Epic:" software enables companies to convert
existing document information to XML, create information
directly in XML and publish automatically to multiple
types of media, including Web, print, CD-ROM and
- Atlas Software BV:
This company's "PrintShop Mail" software is extremely
easy to use and is also one of the most cost-effective
- Banta Integrated Media: Banta
offers digital-content-management systems; Internet-strategy
consulting; application design & development services;
variable-data-printing software; and related products & services.
- Blanks/USA: This
company is the manufacturer of "Desktop Diecuts," a
line of pre-diecut, perforated and scored paper products designed
specifically for laser printers, inkjets and copiers.
- Cahners Publishing:
Cahners' titles include leading publications and
Web sites in major market segments: Graphic Arts Monthly,
Quick Print Products, Converting Magazine,
Graphic Arts Blue Book directories, AF Lewis Database,
TrendWatch Graphic Arts.
- Callas Software: This
company's offerings include workflow systems, PDF plug-ins, font-management
systems, software systems for newspapers & magazines,
software systems for Web publishing.
- Canon USA: Canon
USA is an industry leader in professional and consumer imaging
solutions. At Seybold San Francisco 2001, Canon will showcase its Canon CLC 5000/ColorPASS-Z5000,
a print-on-demand solution for high-value production of color
documents; the company will also exhibit its
CLC 1100 Series Technology, which is a color print-on-demand
solution geared for the mid-volume marketplace.
- Caslon IT:
This company is Denmark's leading supplier of digital
prepress solutions for the graphics industry.
- CreoScitex: This
company is a leading creator of solutions for the graphic-arts
industry. Offerings include image-capture systems, inkjet
proofers, thermal imaging devices, color & copydot scanning
systems, workflow-management systems, and PDF plug-ins.
- Datalogics, Inc.: This
company has been delivering quality software products to the
publishing industry for more than 30 years. Offerings
include personalization software,
process-management software, page-composition software,
PDF plug-ins, and HTML/SGML/XML software.
- Datazone Ltd.: This
company develop of document-production and document-composition applications.
- Documentum: This
firm is a leading provider of content-management solutions for
- Dynamic Graphics: This
company produces monthly art and idea services ("Clipper Creative Art Service,"
"Designer's Club" and "Print Media Service");
creates how-to publications for professional graphic designers
(Step-By-Step Graphics magazine; SBS Digital Design
newsletter and Dynamic Graphics magazine);
offers custom-quality images through its "Creatas Brand";
and provides professional graphics training.
- Eastman Kodak Company: This
company's "Kodak Professional" division provides
imaging professionals with cutting-edge products and solutions for
virtually every step of the imaging chain. Its booth will
feature a new printer, the initial model in a breakthrough line
of high-speed, large-format inkjet units that employ
piezo inkjet print head technology.
- Electronic Publishing Magazine: This
publication features commentary from the industry's
leading experts, plus extensive product news, reviews
and a monthly PDF Workflow section.
- Electronics for Imaging (EFI>: EFI
is a world leader in providing hardware and software imaging
solutions for networked printers and copiers.
- Em Software: Em Software
builds tools that can speed up your publishing tasks.
If your data starts off (or ends up) in a database or
spreadsheet, and needs the publishing power
of Adobe InDesign, Em Software's tools can help.
- Enfocus Software Corporation: Enfocus
publishes PDF tools for that enable users to edit, check,
verify and auto-correct PDF files.
- Exstream Software: This
firm's "Dialogue" product is the only solution
available today that combines high-volume
personalized document creation, campaign management and
tracking, content management and multi-channel delivery in
one easy-to-use tool.
- Extensis Products Group: This
firm offers digital-asset-management systems, digital-imaging
systems, prepress systems, workflow-management systems,
font-management systems, and page-layout systems.
- Finite Matters Ltd. (FML>: This company
will be showcasing its "PatternStream" Version 2.0 database-publishing
application. PatternStream allows customers to rapidly set up,
save, modify and publish catalogs,
directories, manuals, reference books, reports and
other pattern-based documents
from multiple databases and flat files for both
print and electronic distribution.
- FunctionFox Systems, Inc.: This company offers Web-based project-management software
for design firms, advertising firms, public-relations firms, and market-research companies.
- Group Logic: This firms
develops WAN and LAN workflow solutions.
- Hewlett-Packard Company: HP is
a leading provider of computing and imaging solutions and services
- HumanCom Inc.: HumanCom
develops XML-related solutions and e-business solutions. Its
offerings include "Xtream2000," which is a WYSIWYG editor
for XML and SGML; and "XtreamRM," which lets you
store, manage and search XML documents.
- IDEAlliance: IDEAlliance is
an organization that advances real-world, cross-industry
technology solutions through standards alliances,
development and practices.
- IKON: This company
provides customers with total business solutions,
including digital copiers and printers; color solutions;
distributed printing, facilities-management,
imaging and legal-outsourcing solutions;
as well as network design and consulting services;
e-business development and technology training.
- Imation: This
company offers solutions and services geared toward document
document imaging/plotting, and other tasks important
to graphic-arts environments.
- Internet Production
Inc. (iProduction): This company is a provider of
Internet-publishing systems for magazines, newspapers,
newsletters and directories.
- iUniverse This
firm's unique on-demand-printing technology eliminates the traditional barriers
to publishing, thus enabling individuals and companies to
publish professional-quality books. The company has printed
and sold a record 500,000 books from an author
base that?s 7,000-plus strong.
- KwareSoft Inc.: This
firm's XML and Knowledge
Management System (KMS)
technology reduces the cost of developing integrated
enterprise applications while protecting an
organization?s existing investment in IT resources.
- Lanier Worldwide: Lanier
offers digital color coper/printers, black-and-white digital
copier/printers, multifunction devices,
print-on-demand applications and outsourcing services.
- Lantana: Lantana
provides award-winning PDF tools for printing & publishing,
including "Crackerjack," which handles prepress tasks;
"Stratify PDF," which creates and manages layers in
Acrobat pages; "PDF ImageWorks,"
which lets you use Acrobat to edit images; and "Variform PDF,"
which extends the functionality of Acrobat forms.
- Mac Academy: Mac Academy/Windows Academy
produces computer/software training on video and CD-ROM.
- Markzware Software: Markzware
is a leader in preflight solutions. The company will unveil
"FlightCheck VISION," which inspects files and
allows you to view specific problems before printing.
It also contains a powerful feature that allows
you to design an automatic preflight workflow.
- Mighty Job/NaturalDb.net: This
company offers personalization software, database tools,
document-management systems, workflow systems, Web-development
software, and project-management software.
- Minolta Corporation: Minolta
sells digital color printers and printers/copiers,
black-and-white digital printers/copiers, multi-function
laser fax machines and related software.
- Modern Postcard: This
company specializes in direct mail with postcards. The company creates,
prints, and mails custom four-color postcards, starting at
$95 for 500-copies.
- NPES: NPES
is a U.S. trade association representing companies that
manufacture and distribute machinery, equipment,
systems, software, supplies and services used in
printing, publishing and converting.
- Object Publishing, Inc.: This
company offers a comprehensive suite of licensed software
and ASP services for cross-media publishing of data-rich
documents, particularly catalogs and directories.
Output can be QuarkXPress, PageMaker, PDF, HTML, XML or
flat files. The product suite includes a sophisticated
rules-based publishing system; a three-tier Java/XML
content management system that runs on SQL Server or
Oracle; and a robust production system for Web-based
- Océ USA, Inc.: Océ
is a global leader in digital document management and
delivery technology. Its solutions are based on
advanced software applications that deliver documents
over internal networks and the Internet. Supporting
the workflow solutions are Oc? digital printers and
scanners, considered the most reliable and
productive in the world.
- OpenPages, Inc.: OpenPages
is a leading provider of content-management systems for
the media and publishing industry. Their flagship product,
"ContentWare," helps companies create,
manage and deploy content to multiple channels using
familiar tools and desktop applications.
- OTG Software: OTG's
products help enterprises save all of the information
they need, while making it readily available for
use in day-to-day applications. These products store,
track and retrieve all kinds of data over LANs,
SANs or the Web.
- Pantone, Inc.: Pantone
is a provider of color
standards across a variety of analog and
digital applications. Pantone will introduce a host of
new products at Seybold San Francisco 2001.
- PEI Magazine: This
publication is dedicated exclusively to the unique
integration of electronic imaging, computer graphics,
desktop publishing and prepress. It reaches close to 100,000 readers.
- Phase One: This
firm is the world leader in direct digital imaging
for the professional photographer. Phase One offers both
single-shot and scan solutions that cover the
full range of shooting scenarios - from product and
still-life to portrait, wedding and fashion.
- Printing For Less.com, Inc.:
Printing For Less.com (PFL) sells full-color color printing online.
The company offers high quality coupled with great value.
PFL offers instant online pricing, ordering and proofing.
PFL's specialty is short to medium runs of high-quality
marketing materials, including brochures, catalogs,
postcards, stationery and more.
- PrintLink Graphic Arts Placement Service: PrintLink
provides staffing solutions and permanent employee placement
for print, prepress, document-management
and electronic-media technologies.
- Publishers Weekly Magazine:
provides the information needed by publishing and bookselling
executives to run their businesses effectively.
- Quark Inc.: Quark
has been providing award-winning software for
professional publishing since its flagship product,
"QuarkXPress," changed the course of traditional publishing
several years ago.
Visit the Quark Solutions Pavilion to learn about the
products, features and services that Quark
partners provide to meet your publishing needs.
- RealTimeImage: This
company is a leading innovator and developer of
Internet-based imaging products and services for
the graphic-arts and medical communities. Offerings include
color proofing systems, digital-imaging software,
prepress systems, and workflow-management systems.
- SAXoTECH, Inc.: SAXoTECH
creates software that enables media companies to
create, edit, manage and publish content in any
format they choose — in print and on the Internet.
- Seybold Publications Inc.: For
more than 30 years, this company has been providing insight
into the technological developments that shape the
- SNX: This company
publishes "Bar Code Pro," a bar-code graphics software
package for Mac/Windows.
- The Beehive Software Corporation: This
firm develops high-speed file-transfer software for Mac,
Windows and browser platforms.
- The Big Picture Magazine: This
publication reports on all aspects of digital printing,
from capture and processing to finishing and display.
- Thomas Technology Solutions Inc.:
This firm offers XML tools,
database tools, document-management systems, catalog systems,
and Web-hosting services.
- Unisys/AdLizard: This
company provides a comprehensive suite of editorial,
advertising, Web-publishing and digital-archiving systems.
The firm also offers a range of business-process consulting,
outsourcing and application-hosted services.
- Virginia Systems: This company's
"Sonar" family of products includes
automatic index generators as well as cross-referencing and
footnote-management tools for Adobe InDesign and
other desktop publishing systems.
- X-Rite, Inc.: X-Rite
produces precision measurement devices, systems and processes
that enable working with color, light and shape.
- Xerox Corporation: Xerox
will be showcasing networked color printers and copier/printers.
- XyEnterprise: XyEnterprise
offers database tools,
page-composition software, and HTML/SGML/XML software.
Below, we give information about some of the sessions that will
take place at Seybold San Francisco 2001. As with our list of
exhibitors, the information below is geared toward topics that
are likely to be of interest to
folks who visit our Web site. Be sure to visit
www.seybold365.com/ for comprehensive
Get All the Details at the Seybold Web Site
Cross-Media-Publishing Conference, Monday, September 24th and Tuesday, September 25th
This conference will focus on the day-to-day realities of
publishing in a cross-media world and on the complex
future of publishing to multiple media. The conference
features two "tracks" — the Tools & Technologies
Track and the Business & Implementation Track —
each of which offers highly focused content essential
to managers of publishing companies and their
Best Practices for Print Publishing Conference, Thursday, September 27th and Friday, September 28th
Attend this conference to learn about the building blocks
of a successful print-production system. From PDF
workflows, asset management and color reproduction to
do-it-yourself workflows and quality-on-a-budget,
this session targets the topics that will make a
difference in your business. This year's new ROI track
offers comprehensive analysis and information to help
you maximize your return on investment (ROI) and
the production quality you are able to achieve with
the most efficient workflows. This conference is
not about speculating on new and unproven
technology and theories. It's about helping you
use the tools that are available today to your
Best Practices for Web Publishing Conference, Thursday, September 27th and Friday, September 28th
This goal of this conference is to help you make the most of
emerging opportunities - and meet your current challenges.
There are three "tracks" - the Corporate Track,
the Design Track and the
Developer Track. The Corporate Track focuses on
methods for using the Web to achieve your company's
strategic business and knowledge-management goals. The
Design Track brings together graphic designers, user-interface
experts and other Web-design professionals to share
techniques for building usable, visually appealing Web sites.
The Developer Track shows developers, producers and
other technical professionals how to apply successful
Web-development techniques and management techniques to
their own operations.
PDF Print Publishing Day, Monday, September 24th
There are four objectives for the PDF for Print Publishing Day
conference. The first is to give you a clear sense of how
to use the PDF format successfully in a design
and print-publishing workflow. The second is to
bring you up-to-date on some of the most
important new features and advantages of the PDF
format, as well as some of its biggest holes.
The third is to expose you to the full range of
third-party tools that support PDF for print
publishing. The fourth and most important objective is
to provide a sense of how PDF is being used today
and how it will be used in the future.
PDF Print On Demand Day, Monday, September 24th
The concepts of digital and on-demand printing - print what
you want, when you want to and where you want it - have been
bandied about for the last few years but are still
misunderstood by the industry. Today, more than half
the printing done is considered on-demand or digital
printing, and the field is growing. At this conference,
industry pundits will discuss the benefits, technology,
equipment and business of digital and on-demand printing.
Design Day, Tuesday, September 25th
Today?s designers must reinvent themselves and remain
flexible to keep up with the changes. This conference
focuses on how best to accomplish this.
Color Production Day, Tuesday, September 25th
Attend this conference to get up to speed on color-management
systems and techniques. This conference's agenda is structured
such that the entire color reproduction process is covered,
from input through processing, proofing and output with
an emphasis on the newest techniques and procedures being
adopted by leading-edge users.
The Seybold Summit, Wednesday, September 26th
According to the Seybold organization, this conference is
"the heart of Seybold San Francisco 2001."
This conference brings the cross-media community together
with the most innovative thinkers and technologists
to focus on emerging technologies and trends. The
objective of this session is to give you
an opportunity to understand where content design,
production and delivery are going.
XML in Publishing Day, Thursday, September 27th
This conference's presentations and panel
discussions feature top publishers focusing on XML
and the standards that are changing the landscape of publishing.
Some issues that will be discussed are: What new business
models can be enabled by XML? How can publishers
use XML to implement e-commerce business solutions?
How can use of XML provide bottom-line benefits to
publishers? What is happening today in terms of
XML schemas, Web formatting, and style-sheet standards?
PDF For Electronic Documents Day, Friday, September 28th
Four objectives have been identified for this conference.
The first is to provide a clear sense of where
Acrobat 5 and PDF 1.4 are today. The second is to
illustrate how this combination is currently being used,
as well as where it's going. The third is to
offer real-life solutions to your PDF-related
issues via an interactive Q&A session with a
group of industry experts. Finally, the session will
expose you to an exciting array of third-party tools
for PDF publishing, including dozens of programs from
dozens of developers.
FREE WORKSHOPS AND FREE LUNCHTIME TALKS:
The Job Definition Format (JDF) is a new XML-based
industry standard for job-ticket specifications combined with
a message-description standard and message-interchange
protocol. Version 1.0 of the JDF specification
was only officially published
last April, but some vendors are already implementing JDF
in their products. See these developers present
their projects and get an overview of the JDF
concept and the future direction of this standard.
Go to www.seybold365.com/
to get updated information on the date and location of
this special workshop.
Planet eBook and DRM Arena
Seybold Seminars and
collaborate to produce this event.
demonstrations from leading e-book vendors.
Sessions run every 45 minutes all
three days of the Expo.
Seybold Lunches with Annalee Newitz
Spend lunchtime with Annalee Newitz, journalist and
syndicated columnist. Her writing focuses on
technology, pop culture and sex! Two sessions are scheduled:
Thursday, September 27
What can we learn from the quasi-pathetic state
of the Web? Discover how to benefit from
other people?s mistakes and make your Web site better!
Bring along your favorite
examples of good and bad Web sites.
Friday, September 28
Adult sites were among the first to
offer subscriptions, graphics and streaming video.
Today, porn companies are at the forefront of
multimedia content production for PDAs and cell phones,
and they are experimenting with "micropayments."
session, Annalee and her guests will explain how
their high-tech careers were inspired by
Internet porn. They'll also talk about how the
highly successful business techniques used by
porn companies can be used to advantage in other industries.
Forty-nine tutorials are offered at Seybold San Francisco 2001.
Here is a partial list:
- Web Color: Theory and Practice
- Simplified Color Management
- Advanced ICC Color Management
- The Art of the Photoshop Curve
- Advanced Color Correction in Photoshop
- Integrating Print and Electronic Publishing
- InDesign Tips and Tricks
- Basic Graphic Design for Better Web Pages
- Effective and Usable Web-Interface Design
- Adobe Illustrator Art and Production Techniques
- Web-Design Principles
- Design Web Sites for Use: Tactics for User-Centered Design
- Photoshop and Illustrator: Creating What You See
- The Art and Science of Photoshop and Digital Imaging
- Acrobat/PDFs for the Editorial Workflow
- PDF for Prepress
- Creating Acrobat Forms
- PDF Workflow
- Interactive PDF: Converting Print Files into Dynamic Digital Documents
- Photoshop 6.0 Tips and Tricks
- InDesign for Quark-Experienced Users
- Creating and Fixing PostScript Files
- Working Cross-Platform: How to Handle Your Fonts and Graphics Files Successfully
- QuarkXPress Tips and Tricks
- Prepress Tips and Tricks
- Real-World Photoshop for Print Production
- Advanced Photoshop 6.0 for Power Users
- Advanced QuarkXPress Techniques
- Interface Design and Usability for Intranets: What's Hot and What's Not!
- Crash Course in Writing for the Web
- HTML: Beyond the Basics
- Photoshop 6.0 for the Web
- XML for Publishing Managers
- XML and Print
- XML and Data-Driven Web Architectures
- Capturing and Managing Information With XML
Remember, you can get much more information about
Seybold San Francisco 2001 at