Typefi User Conference 2018

Online registrations for the Typefi User Conference are now closed. Please contact us with any enquiries, including late registrations or changes.

We look forward to welcoming registered attendees to the 2018 Typefi User Conference at The Old Ship Hotel in Brighton, England, on 22–23 March 2018!

The conference offers Typefi users, partners and staff an opportunity to network, share best practices, and learn from each other. You’ll also have the opportunity to provide feedback and ideas that will inform future product development.

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 22 March 2018

Morning workshop: Accessible publishing

Publishing content that is accessible to all your potential readers makes good sense for a variety of reasons—ethical, legal and commercial.

This half-day workshop will include an introduction to accessibility, as well as in-depth presentations and conversations with experts in accessible publishing.

If you want to understand why accessibility is important, and how to build standards-compliant accessibility features right into your publishing workflows without increasing composition costs, this session is for you!

Speakers include:

  • Chandi Perera, CEO of Typefi
    Accessible publishing: What is it and how do we get there?
  • Emily Johnston, Business Development Director at Typefi
    Accessible publishing and the law
  • Guy van der Kolk, Senior Solutions Consultant at Typefi
    Technologies for accessible publishing
  • Simon De Nicola, Head, Publication Production Department at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
    Accessible publishing in six languages: Transforming UN publications
Eric Damitz, Typefi Senior Solutions ConsultantMarie Gollentz, Typefi Solutions Consultant
Marie Gollentz, Typefi Solutions Consultant Eric Damitz, Typefi Senior Solutions Consultant

Afternoon tutorial: Advanced Typefi Designer templates

Want to take your designs to the next level? If you’re seeking inspiration and new skills, you won’t want to miss this in-depth Typefi Designer tutorial.

Hosted by Typefi Solutions Consultants Eric Damitz and Marie Gollentz, the tutorial will cover general best practices and advanced methods for setting up templates and building complex elements for automated publishing.

This is an interactive session 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 work on.

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Afternoon workshop: All about eXtyles XML Exports (hosted by Inera)

Many eXtyles users are proficient in MS Word and move confidently through the eXtyles processes that leverage Word functions, such as paragraph styling, but pause before pushing the XML Export button, crossing their fingers that they won’t get parsing errors they are unsure how to resolve.

This half-day course, presented by Inera Senior Solutions Consultant Robin Dunford, dives into the full eXtyles feature set from an XML perspective. The workshop will empower you to better understand how eXtyles processes interact to produce XML from Word, with a special focus on the kinds of problems in Word documents that lead to XML errors and lots of examples to help you build your troubleshooting skills.

Please note that there is a separate registration process for this workshop—visit the Inera website for more details.

Conference Dinner

The Conference Dinner will be held at a restaurant within easy walking distance of the Old Ship Hotel. Enjoy a three-course buffet, drinks, and some top-notch company!

Day 2, Friday 23 March 2018

Typefi User Conference

The 2018 full-day conference will feature a range of guest speakers, real stories from Typefi users, Typefi product and services updates, and sessions on getting the most out of your Typefi-based production process. You’ll also be invited to provide ideas and feedback on your user experiences to inform future product development.

Speakers include:

  • Adrian Driscoll, Co-Founder and Director at Aimer Media
    Apps and publishing
  • Caleb Clauset, Vice President Product at Typefi
    Typefi product update (and product feedback session)
  • Chris Kaefer, Director of Consulting at Flatirons Jouve
    A CMS, Abraham Lincoln and a Tree
  • Clive Bullen, Director of Publishing at London School of Business & Finance
    Case study: Publishing textbooks with Typefi
  • Eric Damitz, Senior Solutions Consultant at Typefi
    An insider’s guide to building Typefi workflows
  • Guy van der Kolk, Senior Solutions Consultant at Typefi
    Ensuring content integrity with Typefi validation tools
  • Jason Mitchell, Director of Professional Services at Typefi
    Professional Services update
  • Sarah Crouch, Head of Publishing and Content at RICS
    Case Study: Publishing with Typefi at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

You’ll 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.

Venue & accommodation

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

With parts dating back as far as 1559, The Old Ship Hotel seamlessly combines modern design with the building’s original period features. Its iconic seafront location offers stunning panoramic sea views, and easy access to local restaurants and attractions.

The 2018 Typefi User Conference will be held in the Paganini Ballroom, which underwent extensive refurbishment last year in honour of its 250th birthday. The Ballroom is named for the celebrated Italian violinist Niccolò Paganini, who played from the balcony of the ballroom in December 1831.

Paganini’s playing was so mesmerising and extraordinary that it was rumoured he had sold his soul to the devil. No one at Typefi has sold his or her soul to the devil (as far as we know), but our team is certainly working hard to provide a mesmerising conference for you!

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.

We look forward to hosting you at one of Brighton’s most historic venues! To book accommodation for the Typefi User Conference, contact The Old Ship Hotel directly on +44 (0) 1273 329 001 or reservations@oldshipbrighton.co.uk, or visit their website.


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