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SGIA Opens Registration for FP3: Functional Printing, Process and Products Conference

Highlights include keynote from Google UX Design Lead and tour of M&R plant

For Immediate Release
February 8, 2018
Contact: Kate Achelpohl, SGIA

Fairfax, Virginia — Registration is open for FP3: Functional Printing, Process and Products Conference, launching in the Chicago suburbs June 4–6. The new conference from the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) will feature education and networking for the industrial applications and printed electronics community.

The conference, designed by SGIA’s Industrial Applications and Printed Electronics Committee, will consist of three tracks — printed electronics, business topics and industrial topics — presented by industry leaders and vetted by experts from the committee

 Highlights include a tour of Diamond Sponsor M&R’s plant in nearby Roselle, Illinois, and a keynote address from David M. Hogue, Ph.D., UX Design Lead, Google.

Hogue has consulted for agencies, start-ups and corporations, helping them build stronger design teams through organizational structures, processes and training. He’ll discuss how to create better products, services and experiences based on psychological principles and theories that enable attendees to identify, define and frame problems more effectively.

“FP3 is all about innovation, which David Hogue and M&R are experts in,” said Joyia Marshall, Community Development Manager, SGIA. “Hogue’s keynote and the M&R plant tour will educate, spur conversation and foster thought leadership.”

FP3 takes place at the Westin Chicago Northwest, Itasca, Illinois, June 4–6, 2018. Super early bird registration discounts are in effect through February 28 — a savings of up to $200. Register today at

SGIA — Supporting the Leaders of the Digital & Screen Printing Community
Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) is the trade association of choice for professionals in the industrial, graphic, garment, textile, electronics, packaging and commercial printing communities looking to grow their business into new market segments through the incorporation of the latest printing technologies. SGIA membership comprises these diverse segments, all of which are moving rapidly towards digital adoption. As long-time champions of digital technologies and techniques, SGIA is the community of peers you are looking for to help navigate the challenges of this process. Additionally, the SGIA Expo is the largest trade show for print technology in North America. “Whatever the medium, whatever the message, print is indispensable. Join the community — SGIA.”

Publication/Release Date: 
Feb 08, 2018
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