Friday, February 1, 2013
9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (includes hosted lunch)
Fashion Institute of Technology – New York City
Registration is Free of Charge

 

Register

 

9:30

Arrivals, Registration, and Continental Breakfast

10:00

The Evolution of Font Mangement

From the earliest days when the first fonts crawled out of the digital slurry, we’ve needed tools to round them up and whip them into shape. In this session, we’ll explore where we’ve been, the issues surrounding fonts in creative workflows, the current tools available, and how to explore your options.

11:00

A Modern Approach to Managing Fonts Across the Nation at Publicis

Publicis is a large group of creative agencies across the globe that provide creative servies to some of the world’s top brands. David Plavin, Service Manager for Creative Applications uses virtualized font management servers to serve over 21 creative agencies from coast to coast in U.S. In an interview with Extensis expert Jim Kidwell, David shares how he meets the varying needs of widely ranging teams, and even how Hurricane Sandy changed their thoughts about fonts and disaster recovery.

11:45 

Networking Lunch hosted by Extensis

 

12:45

Fonts, Licenses and Intellectual Property Law

Like any other piece of software, fonts are governed by licenses. As the premier legal authority on fonts and intellectual property, Frank Martinez Esq. of The Martinez Group shares how font licenses function, and how your organization can stay on the right side of the law with your licensing strategies.

1:45

Break

2:00

Panel discussion – Challenges and Benefits of Team-based Font Management

This lively discussion features IT experts across a variety of industries that manage fonts and creative teams. These professionals share their experiences, and answer your questions about software implementation, organization and distribution strategies and how they tackle font compliance.

  • Conde Nast – Craig Peden
  • mcgarrybowen – Stefani Pagano
  • Time Inc – Michael Kiaer 
  • More professionals pending final confirmation
3:00

Closing