International Printing Week at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is taking place at the end of January. The event offers one day for each aspect of the printing and graphics industry, all centered on this year’s theme of "the future of graphic communications".
The week is presented by the Cal Poly Graphic Communication Institute, and the special topics for the 2014 event will be ‘Packaging and Printing Electronics’, ‘Alumni and Advisory Board’, ‘Design and Web Media’, and ‘Business and Printing Technology’.
One of the major events that will be taking place during the weeklong celebration of print is the Graphic Communication Department's Career Day, which is held on the final day (January 31). Cal Poly holds career days three times a year to help students find full-time jobs or internships in the industry, and has another one planned in April.
Representatives from publishers, printing companies, and equipment manufacturers come from all over the country to attend this event and to find new employees. Each company in attendance will present a table top display for students to look over in the morning. After a catered luncheon, those who are interested will meet with representatives from the companies for which they would most like to work.
The schedule runs from January 27 to 31, and will include a banquet on January 30 at the Madonna Inn. This is set to feature a talk by keynote speaker Michele Sordi of Sage Publications, who will discuss the future of printed materials.