Typefi User Conference 2017

Join us for the 2017 Typefi User Conference, to be held at the Hilton Garden Inn Chicago North Shore/Evanston, on 6–7 April 2017. The conference offers Typefi users, partners and staff an opportunity to network, share best practices, and learn from each other.

If you’re considering adopting Typefi as your automated publishing solution, this is an excellent chance to see the platform in action and talk to other users about how Typefi helps them DO MORE.


Day 1, Thursday 6 April 2017

The Day 1 agenda will include morning and afternoon keynotes from inspiring guest speakers, an introduction to one of Typefi’s exciting new technology partnerships, and case studies from long-standing customers who will share their implementation of and ongoing experience with Typefi.

Ben Hauser, VP Engineering, will provide insights into the many options available for customising Typefi 8, and Jason Mitchell, Director of Professional Services, will discuss how his team is working to continually improve the services Typefi offers.

Caleb Clauset, VP Product, will present an update on recent product developments, and you’ll be invited to help guide future Typefi feature development!

You’ll also have opportunities to network with Typefi staff and other guests during the morning and afternoon breaks, lunch, and at the Conference Cocktail Reception from 5pm to 7pm.

The registration fee for Day 1 is US$90 and includes wi-fi access, morning and afternoon breaks, lunch, and the Conference Cocktail Reception.

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Day 2, Friday 7 April 2017

These in-depth workshops with Typefi’s expert staff will help you get the most out of Typefi, as well as teaching you valuable skills that can be used in any publishing environment. Places in these tutorials are strictly limited, so register now!


Guy van der Kolk, Typefi Senior Solutions Consultant

Full-day workshop: Broaden your reach with EPUB
Guy van der Kolk, Typefi Senior Solutions Consultant

One of the many advantages Typefi gives you is the ability to produce publications in multiple formats from a single source of content.

While most designers are old hands at creating fixed-format PDF documents for print and online publishing, creating an EPUB template that allows for reflowable text and interactive content is a different ball game.

This workshop will introduce you to the EPUB format and the devices that support it. You’ll also learn:

  • The basics of HTML and CSS;
  • How to convert an existing Typefi PDF template to an EPUB template; and
  • How to incorporate an EPUB template into a Typefi workflow, including the range of EPUB actions available in Typefi 8, and tips for testing.

This is an interactive session, so we encourage you to bring your own device as well as any specific content you’d like to practice with.

The registration fee of US$500 includes free entry to the Thursday User Conference (with all Thursday inclusions), Friday tutorial and materials, wi-fi access, morning and afternoon breaks, and lunch.

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Eric Damitz, Typefi Senior Solutions Consultant

Full-day workshop: Advanced Typefi Designer templates
Eric Damitz, Typefi Senior Solutions Consultant

Want to take your designs to the next level? If you’re seeking inspiration and new skills, this session is for you.

This tutorial will cover general best practices and advanced methods for setting up templates and building complex elements for automated publishing. The content of the session will be shaped by the participants, as Eric will invite you to submit your questions, topic suggestions, and content samples after you register.

This is an interactive tutorial where you’ll be able to run jobs on a temporary Typefi project server, so we encourage you to bring your own device installed with whatever version of InDesign you usually use (for best results we recommend CS6 or later), along with any specific content you’d like to practice with.

The registration fee of US$500 includes free entry to the Thursday User Conference (with all Thursday inclusions), Friday tutorial and materials, wi-fi access, morning and afternoon breaks, and lunch.

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Ben Hauser, Typefi VP Engineering

Half-day workshop (morning): Customising Typefi 8 with the Typefi API and SDK
Ben Hauser, Typefi VP Engineering

The Typefi 8 Server API (Application Programming Interface) provides integrators with a standards-based method of interacting with Typefi 8 from their own applications. The API enables you to interact with the Typefi Filestore, to browse, upload and download files. You can also run workflows and monitor the status of your running jobs.

The Typefi 8 Plugin SDK (Software Development Kit) enables you to create your own custom plugins (Typefi Actions) that can be seamlessly integrated into Typefi 8 Workflows.

In this tutorial you’ll explore the deep integration possibilities of Typefi 8’s API and SDK, drawing on Ben’s unparalleled knowledge of the many back-end customisations Typefi 8 offers.

The registration fee of US$300 (or US$250 if paired with the afternoon half-day tutorial) includes free entry to the Thursday User Conference (with all Thursday inclusions), Friday tutorial and materials, wi-fi access, morning break and lunch.

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Peter Kahrel, Typefi Engineer and InDesign scripting guru

Half-day workshop (afternoon): An introduction to InDesign scripting
Peter Kahrel, Typefi Engineer and Scripting Guru

InDesign scripts help to automate complex layout and design tasks. Typefi offers a suite of script modules that add powerful formatting options to your publishing workflows—such as Conditional Keeps, Conditional Spacing, Enhanced Tables, and Overset Detection—and custom scripts can be developed to deal with specific tasks.

Scripting may seem daunting to the uninitiated; however, designers, production artists and other InDesign users don’t need a degree in engineering to install, use, create and modify scripts.

This tutorial will:

  • Introduce you to InDesign scripting;
  • Explain the events in a Typefi workflow that trigger various scripts, and the kinds of scripts that run at each particular event;
  • Teach you how to design, develop and deploy your own basic InDesign scripts.

The registration fee of US$300 (or US$250 if paired with the morning half-day tutorial) includes free entry to the Thursday User Conference (with all Thursday inclusions), Friday tutorial and materials, wi-fi access, lunch and afternoon break.

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About the venue

The Hilton Garden Inn Chicago North Shore/Evanston

Conveniently located in the heart of Evanston’s business district, the Hilton Garden Inn Chicago North Shore/Evanston is just a short walk from Northwestern University and the shores of Lake Michigan, and offers easy access to a wide variety of fine dining, shopping and nightlife.

The Hilton Garden Inn Chicago North Shore/Evanston is offering a special rate to User Conference attendees of US$179 per night for a Standard King room (including breakfast) from 5 to 7 April. To access this rate, or to request further details, contact the hotel directly on 847 475 6400 or 1 877 STAY HGI and quote “Typefi User Conference Attendance Block”.

Please make your reservation prior to 10 March 2017, as special rates for conference attendees will no longer be available after this date.


Questions?

If you have any questions about the Conference or registration process, please drop us a line.

We look forward to seeing you in Chicago!