2017 Sponsors

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  • Announce new products at an event that garners over 895 million impressions
  • Build relationships with attendees, speakers, industry leaders and press

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  • Diamond Sponsor

    CDW is a leading provider of integrated information technology solutions. We help our 250,000 small, medium and large business, government, education and healthcare customers by delivering critical solutions to their increasingly complex IT needs. A Fortune 500 company, CDW was founded in 1984 and employs more than 7,200 coworkers. For the trailing twelve months ended June 30, 2015, the company generated net sales of almost $12.4 billion. For more information on CDW’s products, services, partners and solutions, visit www.cdw.com.


    Microsoft is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Microsoft’s Surface devices embody this mission by arming users with powerful, dynamic devices that match their lifestyle and maximize productivity. Surface provides exceptional performance, runs professional-grade applications and has unique touch and Pen capabilities, enabling users to bring their ideas to life.


  • Platinum Sponsor

    About The Coca-Cola Company The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the world’s largest total beverage company, offering over 500 brands to people in more than 200 countries. Of our 21 billion-dollar brands, 19 are available in lower- and no-sugar options to help people everywhere more easily control added sugar. In addition to our namesake Coca-Cola drinks, some of our household names around the world include: AdeS soy-based beverages, Ayataka green tea, Dasani waters, Del Valle juices and nectars, Fanta, Georgia coffee, Gold Peak teas and coffees, Honest Tea, Minute Maid juices, Powerade sports drinks, Simply juices, smartwater, Sprite, vitaminwater, and Zico coconut water. At Coca-Cola, we’re serious about making positive contributions to our world. That starts with reducing sugar in our drinks and bringing new and different drinks to people everywhere. It also means continuously working to reduce our environmental impact, creating rewarding careers for our associates, and bringing economic opportunity wherever we operate. In fact, together with our bottling partners, we employ more than 700,000 people around the world. For more information, visit our digital magazine Coca-Cola Journey at www.coca-colacompany.com and follow The Coca-Cola Company on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn.


    For 32 years, Dell has played a leading role in transforming the computing industry, making advanced technology more accessible and affordable to people and organizations around the globe. Our purpose is to deliver technology solutions that enable people everywhere to grow, thrive, and reach their full potential. Our approach is fundamentally different; we simplify the complex, drive out inefficiency everywhere, and deliver a superior long-term value. Simply put, we give customers the power to do more. Today our enterprise and client portfolios address the entire IT ecosystem, enabling us to help customers deploy future-ready solutions for the data center, workgroup or individual - the complete workforce.


    https://vr.google.com/ https://www.google.com/chromebook/


    HP has been a leading innovator in the Media & Entertainment industry for over 75 years, from its very first product to being honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for its DreamColor display technology. In partnership with Intel, Xeon, processors, HP Z Workstations have become the world's leading high-performance, ultra-reliable workstations - earning the trust of even the most demanding customers. From VR to 4K video editing and other creative solutions, HP & Intel offer a range of products including workstations and Sprout by HP - all designed and tested for Adobe Creative Cloud.


    Workfront is a cloud-based work management solution. With our help, enterprise teams in creative and technical industries can triumph over outdated email and relentless rework. It’s a software solution designed to put work first, and turn you into a project king. Whether in the office, or traveling, Workfront provides an ideal, centralized location to complete work and collaborate in real-time, improving productivity, creating value, and offering executive visibility into every step of the process. There’s a reason why thousands of world-class enterprise teams like Fossil, Trek, ATB Financial, Starbucks, Amazon, and FCB trust Workfront. To learn more, visit workfront.com.


  • Gold Sponsor

    Typekit partners with the world's leading type foundries to bring thousands of beautiful fonts to designers every day. Typekit library access is included with paid Creative Cloud plans, with even more fonts available for purchase on Typekit Marketplace. We add to our collection regularly and take care of all the licensing, so it's easy to find, get, and use quality type across all kinds of creative projects — no matter what software you're using. We also host fonts on the web, and offer fantastic customer support — send us your type questions! Learn more at typekit.com.


    Airstream, manufacturer of the iconic “silver bullet” travel trailer, is the longest-tenured recreational vehicle manufacturer in North America. Following founder Wally Byam’s credo, “Let’s not make changes, let’s only make improvements,” Airstream has remained a timeless classic. Byam’s vision for Airstream trailers was to use these design- and quality-driven products to allow people to dream, travel and explore the open road.


    CreativeLive is a champion for creators around the world. We empower you to unleash your potential by bringing the world's greatest experts directly to you, live. Featuring workshops in photography, video, design, business, audio, music, crafting, and software training, CreativeLive unlocks previously closed doors by making dynamic education from world class experts accessible to everyone. Anyone can watch our live online workshops - for free - and interact with instructors in real time. The future of education is interactive, free, and live now. Join us.


    DJI is a global leader in aerial and gimbal technology. DJI platforms empower individuals and companies to capture images that were once out of reach. Our flying and camera stabilization systems redefine camera placement and motion enabling creators globally.


    GoPro, Inc. is transforming the way people capture and share their lives. What began as an idea to help athletes self-document themselves engaged in sport, GoPro has become an end-to-end storytelling solution that helps the world share itself through immersive and engaging content.


    For nearly 40 years Intel has been leading and bringing new technology to the marketplace. Now we are building on our historical strength in silicon innovation and global manufacturing capacity to create new products and technologies that help content creators be more productive and reach new creative heights. From design professionals to the budding YouTube star, Intel is helping people all over the world accomplish things they never before dreamed possible. It’s not just about making technology faster, smarter and cheaper – it’s about using that technology to make life better, richer, and more convenient for everyone it touches.


    Monotype provides the design assets, technology and expertise that help create beautiful, authentic and impactful brands that customers will engage with and value, wherever they experience the brand, now and in the future.


    Shutter Magazine is one of the leading professional photography magazines on the planet! With over 100k subscribers, you are among your peers in your thirst for quality knowledge and education. No fluff here! What makes us different? Our contributors are plugged into the industry, they are leaders in the industry. They understand running a photography business. This is no ordinary magazine, Shutter Magazine is a piece of art. With a unique 7.5 x 10 size, this 80lb soft touch aqueous cover and 70lb paper, it’s a must-have for any photographer’s collection.


    Brilliant creative teams run on Wrike the online work management and collaboration platform millions of users trust. Escape execution hell and find creative nirvana with Wrike. Do more of what you love, less of what you don't. Streamline the creative brief process, easily handle requests, monitor scope creep, and accelerate the review and approval process. Do it all on your preferred device (tablet, mobile, laptop) and right inside Adobe Creative Cloud, all with Wrike for Creatives. Visit www.wrike.com for a free trial.


  • Silver Sponsor

    For more than 47 years, AMD has driven innovation in high-performance computing, graphics, and visualization technologies -- the building blocks for gaming, immersive platforms and the datacenter. Hundreds of millions of consumers, leading Fortune 500 businesses and cutting-edge scientific research facilities around the world rely on AMD technology daily to improve how they live, work and play. AMD employees around the world are focused on building great products that push the boundaries of what is possible. For more information about how AMD is enabling today and inspiring tomorrow, visit the AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) website, blog, Facebook and Twitter pages.


    Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean markets. With approximately $29 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2016.† Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes in the United States. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. For media inquiries, please contact pr@cusa.canon.com.


    Don't miss the opportunity to join the Dropbox creative team on Wednesday at 3:30pm at our session and explore how open collaboration helps teams unleash their creative energy while bringing focus and flow to their work. Register now! All attendees will be entered to win an Apple Watch Hermes Series 3. Dropbox keeps more than 500 million registered users on the same page with easy-to-use collaboration tools and the fastest, most-reliable file sync platform. From the smallest business to the largest enterprise, we make teamwork better. For more information, please visit dropbox.com/business


    inMotionNow is a leading provider of creative production management solutions, facilitating efficiency and productivity from project kickoff to final approval. inMotion, the company's flagship SaaS product, delivers measurable value to creative and marketing teams by simplifying every phase of the creative production process. Project stakeholders can manage, track, and collaboratively review their print, video, and interactive projects in a centralized, online environment. With a user-friendly interface and dedicated customer success team, inMotion helps creative and marketing teams of every variety automate their workflow and do the work they love.


    Lynda.com + LinkedIn = LinkedIn Learning. We're the leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn creative, business, and technology skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Through subscriptions, members have access to engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts. We take the guesswork out of learning.  


    Logitech designs products that have an everyday place in people's lives, connecting them to the digital experiences they care about. Logitech started by connecting people through computers, and now it’s a multi-brand company designing products that bring people together through music, gaming, video and computing.


    MAXON Computer is a developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions. Its award-winning Cinema 4D software package has been used extensively to create stunning visual effects in top-grossing films, broadcast motion graphics for every major network, cutting-edge cinematics for AAA games, medical and scientific animation, and architectural and industrial visualization. www.maxon.net


    Founded in 1997, the Moleskine brand revived the legendary notebook used by artists and thinkers over the past two centuries, such as Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway, and Bruce Chatwin. Moleskine has kept the legacy of this black notebook alive today and is known as an iconic brand that is an open platform for creativity, reflection and sharing. It encompasses a family of personal objects such as timeless bags and accessories, writing tools and digital instruments, including the newly acclaimed Smart Writing Set and Smart Planner, which work in tandem to enhance productivity and creativity.


    Hello, we're MOO - an online print company. We love great design and believe it can work wonders for every business, no matter their size. That's why we make it simple for our customers to create beautiful, expertly crafted business stationery and promotional materials that start conversations and open doors.


    About NVIDIA NVIDIA's (NASDAQ: NVDA) invention of the GPU in 1999 sparked the growth of the PC gaming market, redefined modern computer graphics, and revolutionized parallel computing. More recently, GPU deep learning ignited modern AI -- the next era of computing -- with the GPU acting as the brain of computers, robots, and self-driving cars that can perceive and understand the world. More information at http://www.nvidia.com


    Panasonic Corporation of North America offers a wide-range of products in the U.S. and Canada. The LUMIX G Series camera system offers a mirrorless design that is capable of producing professional quality hybrid photography, combining still and video images at the highest quality with advanced features suited to the demands of the professional photographer, along with a line of LUMIX G Series lenses that offer exceptionally high image quality. Follow Lumix on Twitter @lumixusa. Contact your local professional photo specialty retailer or visit online at www.lumixlounge.com to learn more about Panasonic LUMIX G Series cameras.


    Samsung Electronics America, Inc. is a recognized innovative leader in consumer electronics, mobile devices and enterprise solutions. A wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., SEA is pushing beyond the limits of today’s technology and providing consumers and organizations with a portfolio of groundbreaking products in appliances, home entertainment, Internet of Things, mobile computing, smartphones, virtual reality, wireless infrastructure and wearables, in addition to offering leading content and services related to mobile payments, 360-degree VR video, customer support and more.


    The Type Directors Club is a non-profit professional organization that has been dedicated to educating its international membership and graphic arts community about type, type design and its myriad uses in the field of communication since 1946.


    Wacom is the world's leading manufacturer of digital input devices including pen tablets and creative pen displays. Hobbyists, enthusiasts and professional artists, designers and photographers enjoy the intuitive and natural control Wacom's family of products bring to the creative process.


    The leading all-in-one project management, digital asset management, and workflow automation solution for marketing and creative teams.


  • Bronze Sponsor

    Communication Arts is the premier source for reaching designers, art directors, design firms, advertising agencies, interactive designers, illustrators and photographers—everyone involved in visual communication. Whether in print or online, CA’s editorials, feature articles and the annual competitions it sponsors provide new ideas and information, while promoting the highest professional standards


    CreativePro Network (CPN.co) produces CreativePro Week and publishes InDesignSecrets.com and InDesign Magazine -- providing year-round, full-circle learning to support your creativity and career. From live events to online tutorials and and communities, CPN.co helps creative pros learn the tools, techniques, and best practices for creating, communicating, and publishing.


    Every episode of The Deeply Graphic DesignCast podcast covers a new graphic design-related topic and a few relevant tangents along the way. We also answer listener-submitted questions in every episode.


    Esri’s ArcGIS platform applies The Science of Where™ to connect everyone, everywhere through a common visual language. ArcGIS is used in cities, governments, universities, and Fortune 500 companies in over 350,000 organizations worldwide, combining mapping and data visualization technology to create the maps that run the world.


    For over twenty years, MediaBeacon has been committed to delivering best-in-class Digital Asset Management (DAM). As part of Esko, a member of Danaher’s Product Identification (PID) Platform, we have the solution and the Team to help you create, manage, publish and analyze your digital and marketing assets.


    Media Temple is a LosAngeles-based company that provides web and cloud hosting solutions to web developers, designers, creative agencies and enterprises. We've been the hosting choice of creatives and enterprises since 1998, taking care of their hosting needs so they can focus on running their business - not their servers.


    The National Paper Trade Association, founded in 1903, is the association for the $50+ billion paper distribution channel. NPTA serves printing, publishing, catalog, direct mail, imaging, retail and corporate markets. NPTA represents four member types: Distributors, Suppliers, Converters & Service Providers.


    Real Thread prints super soft custom t-shirts that help brands grow. We are especially known for our amazingly soft t-shirts using our uniquely formulated SuperSoft ink. We can print a minimum of 10 shirts to 10,000+. We offer guaranteed delivery dates, wholesale pricing and more! Experience amazing.


    Connect all of your video sources – including professional cameras and smartphones – to SlingStudio’s video-grade Wi-Fi network for synchronizing and broadcasting live video. SlingStudio’s portability and robust wireless technology allow you to monitor, record, switch, edit and live-broadcast your multi-camera production without compromising video quality.


    Sucuri is a website security platform, built to offer website owners peace of mind through a suite of security of tools. The tools are designed to service the three core domains of security - protection, detection, and response.


    The Creative Group quickly finds you the digital, marketing and creative talent who best fit your hiring needs. With our industry-leading technology and matching algorithms, combined with our best-in-class customer service and seven decades of experience, you can trust we will get the job done. Visit Us at www.creativegroup.com


    Zappar specialises in the creation of short-form Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality experiences made for smartphones and headsets. It's pioneering ZapWorks content authoring platform is built for the next generation of digital creatives. Setting the tools free and empowering the next wave of bite-sized entertainment experiences on mobile.


  • Exhibitor Sponsor

  • Engagement Sponsor

    Blick Art Materials (DickBlick.com) is the largest and oldest provider of art supplies in the United States with more than 65 retail stores nationwide. Its products cater to the full spectrum of artists — from the youngest child ready to scribble with his or her first crayon to well-known, gallery-represented professionals. The company’s extensive product selection, competitive prices, and superior customer service make Blick the best choice for art educators, students, artists, architects, designers, hobbyists or anyone requiring quality art materials for work or pleasure. A long-time advocate of art education in the U.S., Blick also provides support of scholastic, collegiate, and professional art shows, both financially and through a variety of materials that emphasize the benefits of art education. Shop DickBlick.com or find a store new you.


    BREAKFAST has been hailed one of the most innovative companies in the world by the likes of Fast Company, Wired, Adweek, and Mashable. With inventions such as the Thread Screen, Flip-Disc Display, Instaprint (rebranded as Luster), and Points (a smart directional sign for smart cities), BREAKFAST has set the bar across multiple industries by bringing digital content to life via completely new hardware manifestations, in contrast to hanging up another screen on a wall. BREAKFAST's latest version of their Flip-Disc Display (a kinetic display made of thousands of discs flipping at over 30 fps) can be seen at Adobe MAX at the Creative Park in the Community Pavilion.


    Faronics delivers software that helps manage, simplify, and secure multi-user computing environments. Our suite of products ensures 100% workstation availability, and frees up IT teams from tedious technical support and software issues.


    Luster is an event-tech company providing some of the most advanced photo and interactive event activation hardware in the world, with products including Hashtag Printers, Hashtag Mosaics, Flip-Disc Displays, and more. Luster (formerly known as Instaprint) invented hashtag printing shortly after the launch of Instagram in 2001 and has since provided their tech to over 1,500 events in over 200 cities. You can now find Luster offices in the US, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.


    The National Poster Retrospecticus is an internationally touring poster show that celebrates the best of printmaking and design. The NPR represents over 150 contemporary poster artists. The tour has shown in venues like The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Lego HQ, and at events like SXSW.

    http://The National Poster Retrospecticus

    For the last 25 years NetSupport has been at the forefront of developing innovative solutions to aid in the management of desktop computers and their users. NetSupport products are available in over 90 countries worldwide and currently support over 12 million desktops, servers and mobile devices. With the NetSupport Manager Solution, you can support Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome OS PCs all from a single Windows or Mac console, or from any iOS or Android tablet or smartphone. All of our products are available to download and try in your own environment without obligation.v


    Roland DGA Corporation serves North and South America as the marketing, sales and distribution arm for Hamamatsu, Japan-based Roland DG Corporation, a worldwide leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers, rotary engravers, 3D printers, rapid prototyping CNC milling machines, dental milling machines, and other advanced digital devices.


    Vimeo empowers video creators to tell exceptional stories and connect with their audiences and communities. Home to more than 60 million members in over 150 countries, Vimeo is the world’s largest ad-free open video platform and provides powerful tools to host, share and sell videos in the highest quality possible.


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