2014 Owners Conference

Conference Videos Available
Free to All NPOA Members!

Conference Videos PromoWithin the next nine weeks, NPOA will begin distributing FREE videos of all major presentations from our our highly successful Owners Conference in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Available to All NPOA Members - Videos will be made available not only to 2014 conference attendees but also to all NPOA members who are current on their dues. Members who have allowed their dues to lapse will have to reapply for membership and pay the new dues of $335 recently approved by the NPOA Board.

All nine major conference presentations were taped, including those by top-notch speakers such as Warren Werbitt, Gina Testa, Larry Hunt, Mike Stevens, Jennifer Matt, David King and James Harmon. Each session is being edited and as they are finished they will be released on the members-only portion of our web site.

Within the next week, all PowerPoint Presentations provided by our speakers will also be available on our site.

The decision to provide videos to all NPOA members, rather than to those who just attended the conference, was made only after a after thorough discussion of the "pros" and "cons" of such an action. "Will providing a valuable service to all members, rather than to just attendees, end up dissuading others from attending future conferences knowing videos might be available?" This was just one of the many questions raised during our discussion of session video tapes. In the end, the board decided it would deal and debate these specific issues prior to the next conference, but for now the board decided it has an extremely valuable member resource and it would be unfair if we were not to make this available to all our members.

We'll have lots more to report on these videos as they become available, and we'll let you know how to download them and where to go within the next few days. You can check back here for the latest info, and we'll also be posting announcements on the Printowners List as well as sending out various email blasts to members only.


Register Now - Time is Running Out!

Please don't delay your decision to register for this exciting conference until next month! The 2nd Annual NPOA Owners Conference, Feb. 27 - Mar. 2, 2014 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL is expected to be a sell-out. This is your opportunity to get away from the cold weather (at least for a few days) and attend great seminars and rub shoulders with fellow printers. Read more here.

2014 Conference Agenda Packed
With Information-Packed Seminars

Beginning with an energy-packed presentation by YouTube sensation Warren Werbitt, and continuing throughout the next two days with seminars by popular speakers such as Larry Hunt, Mike Stevens, Jennifer Matt, James Harmon and David King, this program is guaranteed to leave you with dozens and dozens of ideas to take back to your firms for implementation in 2014. Check-out 2014 Agenda here.

Travel Plans for 2014 NPOA Conference

Dear NPOA Memberswe've already had some inquiries from members asking for more details about 2014 Owners Conference in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Although we plan on announcing a complete Agenda and program details within the next three weeks or so, there is something we need to address for those members who are using miles to make early travel reservations. 

While our current conference page provides some details, it is worth noting that we are offering members something totally different next year - a unique educational opportunity that may require arriving a day earlier than normal for many of our members.

Here's the deal in a Nut Shell - Our conference opens officially onThursday, Feb. 27, 2014, with registration throughout the day and a "Welcome Reception" scheduled that evening. Our seminars and breakout sessions will be held as usual on Friday, Feb. 28th and Saturday, Mar. 1st. However, Graphics of the Americas Expo (GOA), the country’s largest graphic arts trade show is being held in nearby Miami Beach at the very same time as our conference, and that's great news for many NPOA members.

Working in coordination with NPOA, the organizers of GOA have generously  extended to NPOA members a special offer of free admission to their trade show and free attendance to any of their educational programs being offered throughout their conference. Click here for Seminar Info GOA will also be providing NPOA members free shuttle transportation between our headquarters hotel in Fort Lauderdale and the GOA Expo at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

Should You Adjust Your Travel Plans? If NPOA members want to take advantage of the special arrangements noted above, it will mean (at least for many) that you will need to consider adjusting your travel plans so as to arrive on Wednesday, Feb. 26th, as opposed to the more traditional Thursday arrival.

By doing so, that will allow you to take full advantage of this unique educational arrangement with GOA. Yes, that means one extra night at the hotel, but the expanded educational opportunities may well be worth that extra investment for many of our members.

One additional and helpful fact.... the Renaissance Hotel (Plantation, FL) is less than an eight minute taxi ride from the Fort Lauderdale International, so whether you arrive late on Wednesday or early on Thursday you are just a very short distance from our Conference Hotel site.