TAGA Annual Technical Conference

TAGA Technical Association of the Graphic Arts Conference
The Technical Association of the Graphic Arts is your leading resource for technical research and innovation in graphic communications.

TAGA is the premier global association for individuals researching, developing, and studying graphic arts technology and hosts an Annual Technical Conference for print professionals, scientists, researchers, university professors, and students.

INTERACT with dozens of bright, tech-savvy university students eager to get their start in the industry
EXPLORE the latest technical research projects and engage in robust discussions about their potential impact with the top minds in the industry
NETWORK with technologists, researchers, scientists, developers, and those evaluating graphic innovations for their businesses
DISCOVER technologies at the leading edge of the graphic communications industry through a multitude of presentations and demonstrations

Principal Engineer, PepsiCo
"Circular Economy and Sustainability Solutions In Packaging"
Increased sustainability remains a priority for consumer products companies and a driving force of package redesigns. It?s not easy, however, to address the many facets of sustainability while balancing other business imperatives, including changing consumer preferences. The complexity of developing sustainable packaging, particularly that has value as a resource after its initial use, will be examined along with PepsiCo?s progress toward ambitious goals.

Founder, CTR Resources, LLC
"Industrial Custom Printing: A Status Report"
Over 20 years of being an inkjet evangelist, Craig is currently engaged in client projects in digital print packaging, direct to shape, direct to object, textile, and industrial applications. In case you haven?t noticed, printing is an important part of many manufacturing processes. He will discuss how to take advantage of new high-quality graphic options, including using them as a customizing feature with the proper integration of chemistry, substrate, system components, process, and workflow.

Professor of Practice, College of Technology, University of Houston
"Technology Innovation and the Success of Failure"
Crawley will explain how to create an environment that breeds meaningfully unique solutions while leveraging the disciplines of systems-thinking processes and tools. He is a certified innovation professional and serves on the faculty of University of Houston where he lectures on technology leadership and innovation management. His lengthy career incudes leadership positions at Young & Rubicam, Frito Lay, and a variety of technology firms.

Global Director of Materials, Applications and Analytical Science, Sun Chemical Corporation
"An Ink Supplier Perspective on Industry 4.0"
Dr. Parris manages a diversified group of laboratories in the U.S. and Europe for the global leader in inks, coatings, pigments, and advanced materials. The digitization of manufacturing is bringing about astounding changes in printing and related industries. She?ll explore a future in which the print manufacturing process will increasingly be directed by interconnected computers that can make decisions without human involvement.

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