Press Release: I3A conference to focus on Imaging Trends

The International Imaging Industry Association (I3A), the leading global association for the imaging industry, has announced the program for its Leadership Conference, which is now an open industry conference, revamped from the ground up. Superior content, outstanding networking opportunities, and a world-class venue will combine to provide attendees a concentrated dose of highly relevant, actionable information to take back to their companies. The event is now open to non-members, making the I3A conference the premier gathering point for thought leaders in the world of imaging.

Digital imaging - Ever-changing
The event will take place November 2-4 at L'Auberge Del Mar in north San Diego, California, and this year's conference theme is "Shaping Tomorrow: Five trends that are changing the world of imaging." From the rise of digital imaging to the proliferation of cameraphones, the last five years have been a period of unparalleled change in the world of imaging, and the only certainty is that the future will bring even more change.

I3A Leading conference
To help the industry keep pace with this ever-changing environment, I3A has transformed the Leadership Conference, broadening its scope and bringing in expert speakers from the world of imaging and beyond. The event focuses on one single theme, and includes:
- Thought-provoking keynotes from visionary thinkers, from both inside and outside the industry
- High-level industry overviews by leading analysts, such as InfoTrends, IDC and Future Image
- Practical insights from leading companies such as Sprint, HP, Motorola, IBM, Sony, and Kodak
- An optional half-day technical forum covering the mechanics of the imaging revolution
- Numerous networking opportunities for attendees to connect with imaging industry leaders
- A luxurious setting with a relaxed yet high-energy ambiance, conducive to getting the most out of the event and the leisure activities following, including golfing at the Torrey Pines golf course.

Opportunities and challenges on the road ahead
Speakers will cover the impact of such issues as the convergence of cameras with phones, commerce, music and telecommunications, globalization and product design of the future. Attendees will not only gain insight into the trends shaping tomorrow, but will find out how some leading companies plan to address the opportunities and challenges on the road ahead.

I3A conference with an exceptional program
"Attendees at last year's Leadership Conference were overwhelmingly positive on the changes we've made to the format and content of the event," said Lisa Walker, I3A President. "This year we've built on that success and have assembled another exceptional program, filled with stimulating content and unparalleled opportunities for attendees to network with other imaging industry leaders, in a striking and enjoyable environment. If people can consider only one industry event this fall, the I3A Leadership Conference will return the most value for their time and investment."

LJ Rose - "Tomorrow is Today: imaging excellence in a disruptive age"
Wednesday's keynote speaker will be LJ Rose, Senior Consultant with the Tom Peters Company, on "Tomorrow is Today: Imaging Excellence in a Disruptive Age." Formerly one of the nation's youngest School of Business Deans and a business coach since 1998, she has 15 years' experience with precedent-setting leadership. She has consulted with companies on implementing leadership competencies, shifting cultures from compliance to commitment, and re-working so-so ideas into high-impact projects. With humor, international savvy, and sympathetic understanding of human nature, Rose will provide attendees with practical insights into delivering quality products and services under changing circumstances.

Sports photographer Dave Black - Speaks about his passion for photography
Thursday's dinner keynote is famed sports photographer Dave Black. Black's work has appeared in a variety of publications including Sports Illustrated, Time, Newsweek, ESPN, Parade and The Wall Street Journal, plus numerous books and major television news, entertainment and sports broadcasts. An experienced speaker and teacher, Black will both show and tell attendees what fuels his passion for photography and how his drive for perfection in capturing the moment holds the viewer's attention.

Torrey Pines golf after the conference program
In harmony with the Leadership Conference, an optional Technical Forum immediately before the conference will tackle the single theme "Image Archiving & Preservation in a Converging World." After the conference program, on Friday, I3A has managed to secure a limited number of tee times at the spectacular Torrey Pines golf course. With fairways situated atop cliffs towering above the Pacific, golfers marvel at the views of the coastline, the ocean surf, deep ravines, and daring hang-gliders. Torrey Pines is home to the PGA Tour's annual Buick Invitational, where Tiger Woods returned to the winner's circle in 2005. Tee times at this beautiful course are nearly impossible for casual visitors to obtain: attendees are urged not to miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend some quality time with business associates in a breathtaking setting.

Limitied number of Leadership Conference Sponsorship opportunities
A limited number of Leadership Conference sponsorship opportunities are available. As a staging ground for an invaluable exchange of ideas among attendees and industry influencers, the upgraded event is a very effective platform for promoting a company's product or service offerings. With the prime audience that is I3A's special blend of member companies, reaching every corner of the global imaging industry, the Leadership Conference provides the best vantage point for seeing the big picture, in which sponsors will be showcased.

About I3A
I3A is the leading global imaging industry association, driving growth of and setting standards for the photographic and information imaging markets. As the industry focal point, I3A offers a framework and environment where members can quickly find resources to solve critical issues and develop market solutions. Members of I3A work together to find common ground for advancing the industry and to enable better products and services for their customers. I3A is an accredited Standards Developing Organization, serving as secretariat for the International Organization for Standardization Technical Committee 42 (ISO/TC42) on Photography, and as administrator for the USA Technical Advisory Group for this committee.

Posted: Sun - July 24, 2005 at 08:48 PM