Typefi User Conference 2018

Typefi User Conference attendees discuss product features around tables in the historic Paganini Ballroom.

The product feedback session underway in the Paganini Ballroom. Check out the galleries for more pics!

The Typefi team was delighted to host the 2018 Typefi User Conference at The Old Ship Hotel in Brighton, England, on 22–23 March 2018!

A diverse group of publishers from the UK, Europe, and even the US, enjoyed two days of education, updates and networking with Typefi staff and partners.

Day 1 was dedicated to in-depth workshops, including a morning seminar on accessible publishing, and a hands-on Advanced Typefi Designer templates tutorial in the afternoon. Typefi partner Inera also hosted an All about eXtyles XML Exports workshop.

Day 2 featured a range of guest speakers, real stories from Typefi users, Typefi product and services updates, and sessions on getting the most out of Typefi-based production processes.

Attendees had opportunities to provide ideas and feedback on Typefi’s automated publishing platform, and vote for features they’d like to see in upcoming releases.

The conference sessions were recorded, and we’re progressively uploading them to this site as they become available.

A very good combination of short presentations, all very informative. High quality seminar. Very nice Typefi team!

Day 1, Thursday 22 March 2018—Accessible Publishing workshop

Day 2, Friday 23 March 2018—Typefi User Conference

  • Product update
    Caleb Clauset, VP Product at Typefi
  • Case study: Publishing textbooks with Typefi
    Clive Bullen, Director of Publishing at London School of Business and Finance
  • DO MORE: Validation
    Guy van der Kolk, Senior Solutions Consultant at Typefi
  • DO MORE: Workflows
    Eric Damitz, Senior Solutions Consultant at Typefi
  • A CMS, Abraham Lincoln and a Tree
    Chris Kaefer, Director of Consulting at Flatirons Jouve
  • Case study: Publishing with Typefi at RICS
    Sarah Crouch, Head of Publishing and Content at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • Professional Services update
    Jason Mitchell, Director of Professional Services at Typefi
  • Apps and publishing
    Adrian Driscoll, Co-founder and Director at Aimer Media

The venue

The facade of the Old Ship Hotel with the Brighton Fishing Museum in the foreground.

The Old Ship Hotel on the Brighton seafront.

With parts dating back as far as 1559, The Old Ship Hotel seamlessly combines modern design with the building’s original period features.

The 2018 Typefi User Conference was be held in the Paganini Ballroom, named for the celebrated Italian violinist Niccolò Paganini, who played from the balcony of the ballroom in December 1831. His playing was so mesmerising that it was widely rumoured he had sold his soul to the devil!

Other celebrities have graced the halls of the Old Ship throughout its history, including several members of the royal family. Charles Dickens gave one of his public readings at the Old Ship in 1841.

Five years later, Dickens’ rival W. M. Thackeray stayed at the Old Ship Inn and even incorporated the hotel into his novel Vanity Fair as the location for Amelia and George Osbourne’s honeymoon.


If you have any questions about the 2018 Typefi User Conference, please drop us a line.