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2020 Agenda

Sunday, February 23, 2020 icon-accordion-arrow
  • February 23, 2020 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (Mountain Standard Time)

    Things No One Talks About in Graphic Design
    This workshop is a follow up to Aaron Draplin’s highly popular 2019 THREADX presentation and will cover a variety of topics that no one in graphic talks about including taxes, efficiencies in Adobe Illustrator, lessons learned changing tactics and how to effectively accommodate your clients.


    Room: Mariposa
  • February 23, 2020 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (Mountain Standard Time)

    Welcome Reception
    Join us for the THREADX Conference kick off. Drinks and small bites to go around, plus games by the pool.


    Room: Agave East/Patio
Monday, February 24, 2020 icon-accordion-arrow
  • February 24, 2020 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM (Mountain Standard Time)

    Breakfast

    Room: Agave Complex
  • February 24, 2020 9:00 AM to 9:05 AM (Mountain Standard Time)

    Morning Remarks

    Room: Anchusa
  • February 24, 2020 9:05 AM to 10:05 AM (Mountain Standard Time)

    Hug Your Haters: How to Embrace Complaints and Keep Your Customers
    Opening Keynote: Haters aren’t your problem… ignoring them is. If it feels like there are more complaints than ever, and that you’re spending more time and money dealing with negativity and backlash, you’re right. But the rise of customer complaints is an enormous opportunity. Jay teaches the critical steps necessary to retain and delight now that customer service is a spectator sport.


    Room: Anchusa
  • February 24, 2020 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM (Mountain Standard Time)

    10 Ways to Avoid a Lawsuit, from a Business Trial Lawyer’s Perspective
    Kelly Curnutt will present 10 ways to avoid a lawsuit in your business and how to win it before it happens. Speaking from a business trial lawyer’s perspective, he'll deliver practical tips and advice for every business owner on subjects including contracts, asset protection, employee and contractor relations, non-compete agreements and trade secrets, partnerships and estate planning. Kelly emphasizes the value of employing Ben Franklin’s saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."


    Room: Lantana
  • February 24, 2020 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM (Mountain Standard Time)

    SGIA Town Hall
    How can we better serve apparel decorators and the Printing industry as a whole? Tell us what you've come to learn at THREADX. Share what you love about the industry and what keeps you up at night.


    Room: Mariposa
  • February 24, 2020 10:45 AM to 11:15 AM (Mountain Standard Time)

    Morning Break

    Room: Agave Complex
  • February 24, 2020 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM (Mountain Standard Time)

    A Virtuous Culture
    Do you believe that the engagement level of your employees has a profound impact on the success of your business? If you’re frustrated that more team members aren’t committed to your company and willing to put forth extra effort to deliver superior performance, then this session will help you do something about it. Discover the universal priorities that drive employee engagement and build a strong culture.


    Room: Anchusa
  • February 24, 2020 12:15 PM to 12:45 PM (Mountain Standard Time)

    Sponsor Presentation: SANMAR
    Learn the key players in SanMar's Decorator and Digital Solutions team and learn about the company's industry sustainability initiatives. As the company and its customers get an increasing number of requests for eco-friendly/sustainable decorators, SanMar is working to define what that means in the apparel segment. For SanMar, a t-shirt is more than just a t-shirt. They see it as a canvas for good.


    Room: Anchusa
  • February 24, 2020 12:45 PM to 1:45 PM (Mountain Standard Time)

    Lunch

    Room: Agave Complex
  • February 24, 2020 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM (Mountain Standard Time)

    Moderated Discussion: Innovations in the Industry
    Join your peers to discuss the upcoming innovations in the industry.


    Room: Mariposa
  • February 24, 2020 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM (Mountain Standard Time)

    Moderated Discussion: Business Challenges You Currently Face
    Join your peers to share current challenges you face in your business today and use the collective to discuss solutions.


    Room: Lantana
  • February 24, 2020 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM (Mountain Standard Time)

    Panel Discussion: Subscription Models
    This session is your "go to" for information on subscription models. Hear about best practices, lessons learned, opportunities, and sustainability.


    Room: Anchusa
  • February 24, 2020 3:30 PM to 4:00 PM (Mountain Standard Time)

    Sponsor Presentation: OmniPrint
    Using Social Media & Micro-Influencers to Scale Your Brand Session Description: Not enough companies know about the undervalued power of micro-influencers and how to properly implement social media when it comes to increasing brand awareness and sales. Victor Peña, Omni Print International President/CEO, shares how he built one of Inc. Magazine's "Fastest Growing Companies 2018-2019" from zero to multi-millions by leveraging social media and the undervalued power of micro-influencers.


    Anchusa
  • February 24, 2020 4:00 PM to 4:05 PM (Mountain Standard Time)

    Closing Remarks

    Room: Anchusa
  • February 24, 2020 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (Mountain Standard Time)

    Beer & Brats at Brat Haus
    Nestled in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale, Brat Haus features Arizona’s most welcoming beer garden with a total of 28 craft beers on tap. The menu features selected made from scratch cuisine inspired by European food craftsmen, including a variety of brats, burgers, salads, and sides. The open-air patio paired with great grub makes Brat Haus the perfect Scottsdale spot to hit.


    Location: Brat Haus–Old Town Scottsdale
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 icon-accordion-arrow
  • February 25, 2020 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM (Mountain Standard Time)

    Breakfast

    Room: Agave Complex
  • February 25, 2020 9:00 AM to 9:05 AM (Mountain Standard Time)

    Morning Remarks

    Room: Anchusa
  • February 25, 2020 9:05 AM to 9:50 AM (Mountain Standard Time)

    Moneyball Screen Printing
    Rigorous statistical analysis was used by the 2002 Oakland Athletics baseball franchise to assemble a competitive team simply be taking a radical, yet sophisticated approach to analyzing players that traditional scouts had labeled as flawed. So, what does baseball have to do with screen printing? In this session, you’ll hear how data analytics and profitability were used in a screen-printing factory to improve productivity and yield, reduce waste, and improve quality. Finally, this session will also explore the cross-over between targeting factory efficiency and the new technology of Digital Hybrid. Deep dive into New Markets, Variable Data and Mass Customization on Hybrid.


    Room: Anchusa
  • February 25, 2020 9:50 AM to 10:15 AM (Mountain Standard Time)

    Turning Data into Dollars
    Earning a dollar with your heat press has never been easier thanks to the internet marketplace, but with lower barriers to entry comes increased competition. Learn how modern cloud computing and the Internet of Things can help you reduce waste and turn your business – large or small – into a data-driven powerhouse.


    Room: Anchusa
  • February 25, 2020 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM (Mountain Standard Time)

    Room: Anchusa
  • February 25, 2020 10:45 AM to 11:15 AM (Mountain Standard Time)

    Morning Break

    Room: Agave Complex
  • February 25, 2020 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM (Mountain Standard Time)

    Screen to Scale: Five Strategies to Grow Your Business in 2020 With the Power of Video Marketing
    As a business owner, it's never been easier to reach your perfect prospect. Through social media and a smartphone, you have everything you need to broadcast your message directly to the tv screens in people's pockets.


    Room: Anchusa
  • February 25, 2020 12:15 PM to 12:45 PM (Mountain Standard Time)

    Sponsor Presentation: EPSON
    Regardless of the machine you're looking to add to your production, this presentation gives you essential strategies to help you ensure your decision is the right one.


    Room: Anchusa
  • February 25, 2020 12:45 PM to 1:45 PM (Mountain Standard Time)

    Lunch

    Room: Agave Complex
  • February 25, 2020 1:45 PM to 2:05 PM (Mountain Standard Time)

    Sponsor Presentation: ROQ US
    Making it happen, how to turn vision into reality.


    Anchusa
  • February 25, 2020 2:05 PM to 3:05 PM (Mountain Standard Time)

    Raving Fans
    Closing Keynote: Some companies stand out, even in commodity markets. They don’t just have satisfied customers, who often are driven by price. They have Raving Fans. After years of consulting with companies to create the systems that make this normal, Scott has created a presentation to share what they did to create Raving Fans. This is a how-to-talk, with real examples and practical tools explained.


    Room: Anchusa
  • February 25, 2020 3:05 PM to 3:10 PM (Mountain Standard Time)

    Closing Remarks & Conference Recap

    Room: Anchusa

Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker - Jay Baer

Jay Baer
Founder
Convince & Convert

Opening Keynote:
Hug Your Haters: How to Embrace Complaints and Keep Your Customers

Keynote Speaker

Wozniak_Scott

Scott Wozniak
CEO, Swoz Leadership

Closing Keynote:
Raving Fans 

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