Schedule

Find dates and times for everything happening at Fall Conference 2021.

Sunday, October 3

Noon

Registration Opens

6:30 p.m.

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8:30 p.m.

Awards Banquet

Frisco Ballroom 1 & 2
The Awards Banquet is where recent recipients of FTA’s honors and awards will be recognized in person.

Monday, October 4

7:00 a.m.

Registration Opens

7:30 a.m.

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8:30 a.m.

Breakfast Beverages

8:30 a.m.

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8:45 a.m.

Welcome to Fall Conference 2021

Frisco Ballroom 1 & 2

8:45 a.m.

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9:00 a.m.

Meet the Women of Flexo

Frisco Ballroom 1 & 2

9:00 a.m.

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10:15 a.m.

Session

Evolve or Die: What Does the Future of Flexography Look Like?

Frisco Ballroom 1 & 2
Listen to a serious but slightly comical look at what’s on the horizon for the future of flexography, including specific focus on its markets, packaging formats, innovations and consumables.

10:15 a.m.

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10:45 a.m.

Networking Break

10:45 a.m.

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Noon

Session

FTA’s Technical Committees: Then and Now

Frisco Ballroom 1 & 2
Hear the leadership teams from FTA’s FIRST and FQC Committees as they preview updates to FIRST and research projects, as well as reveal the plans for the future of these technical committees.

Noon

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1:30 p.m.

Lunch

Frisco Ballroom 7-9

1:30 p.m.

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6:00 p.m.

INFOFLEX at Fall Conference

Frisco Ballroom 6
The return of the live and in-person exhibition, expanded in every direction. INFOFLEX at Fall Conference brings more exhibitors, more space and more time to see next-generation package printing technologies, and consult one-on-one with the companies behind them.

Tuesday, October 5

7:00 a.m.

Registration Opens

7:00 a.m.

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8:15 a.m.

Breakfast Beverages

8:30 a.m.

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10:00 a.m.

Session

Adopting New Workflow Methodologies

Frisco Ballroom 1 & 2
Industry professionals discuss their own workflow methodologies—including SCTV—the histories of those methodologies, how they are being used today and what it takes to prepare brand owners and printers.

10:00 a.m.

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10:30 a.m.

Networking Break

10:30 a.m.

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Noon

Session

Preparing for the Future of Prepress Workflows

Frisco Ballroom 1 & 2
All great flexographic printing begins in the prepress department. Listen to a group of prepress experts describe how modern workflow systems are used, and their real-world applications.

Noon

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1:30 p.m.

Lunch on Own

INFOFLEX at Fall Conference

Frisco Ballroom 6
The return of the live and in-person exhibition, expanded in every direction. INFOFLEX at Fall Conference brings more exhibitors, more space and more time to see next-generation package printing technologies, and consult one-on-one with the companies behind them.

1:30 p.m.

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2:45 p.m.

Session

The Pressroom Workflows of Tomorrow

Frisco Ballroom 1 & 2
Hear leading press manufacturers explain how they have enhanced the way operators control presses and receive technical support through cutting-edge technologies.

2:45 p.m.

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3:30 p.m.

INFOFLEX at Fall Conference

Frisco Ballroom 6
The return of the live and in-person exhibition, expanded in every direction. INFOFLEX at Fall Conference brings more exhibitors, more space and more time to see next-generation package printing technologies, and consult one-on-one with the companies behind them.

3:30 p.m.

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5:00 p.m.

Session

Technical Innovation, in the Customer’s Own Words

Frisco Ballroom 1 & 2
Three printers, along with the 2020 FTA Technical Innovation Award recipients, discuss how these technologies have impacted their businesses.

5:00 p.m.

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7:00 p.m.

INFOFLEX at Fall Conference

Frisco Ballroom 6
The return of the live and in-person exhibition, expanded in every direction. INFOFLEX at Fall Conference brings more exhibitors, more space and more time to see next-generation package printing technologies, and consult one-on-one with the companies behind them.

Wednesday, October 6

7:30 a.m.

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8:30 a.m.

Breakfast Beverages

8:30 a.m.

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9:30 a.m.

Session

Productive Packaging Production

Frisco Ballroom 1 & 2
Watch a pair of experts collaborate as they dissect their challenges and successes as they construct a roadmap for the future.

9:30 a.m.

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10:00 a.m.

Session

The Evolution of a Family Business

Frisco Ballroom 1 & 2
Join John McDowell, president of McDowell Label, for a “press-side” chat where he walks through his family printing business’ history.

10:00 a.m.

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10:15 a.m.

Networking Break

10:15 a.m.

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11:45 a.m.

Session

Technology Spotlight

Frisco Ballroom 1 & 2
Listen to Fall Conference 2021 sponsors Miraclon, Anderson & Vreeland and DuPont Cyrel Solutions detail products and services, their advancements and benefits, and real-world application.

11:45 a.m.

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Noon

Closing Comments

Frisco Ballroom 1 & 2
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