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2014 Past Events

Date Location Event Cost Contact

June 9-11
9:00am – 4:00pm

GPO
732 N. Capitol St, NW
Washington, DC

508 Compliance Using Adobe Acrobat & MS Word for Federal Publishers 
Learn the federal guidelines for Section 508 compliant documents in this basic foundation course for accessible documents. This class is designed for anyone involved in creating government documents, including: designers, desktop publishers, production managers, managing editors, authors, website developers, visual information specialists, and accessibility specialists.
More information here
Register here
$875
Terri Cooks
202-512-0495
tcooks@gpo.gov

June 10-13
9:00am – 4:00pm
GPO
732 N. Capitol St, NW
Washington, DC
Printing Workflow: Process, Terminology, and Ordering Printing in the Federal Sector
This course covers basic printing processes and terminology; digital and traditional prepress and printing processes; ink on paper and other substrates; paper, envelopes and the Government paper system; post-press finishing operations, binding and GPO print procurement.
More information here
Register here
$875
Terri Cooks
202-512-0495
tcooks@gpo.gov
June 17
10:30am – 11:10am
Nationwide
Online Webinar
Online Live Webinar
Signs, Banners, Exhibits, and More–Large Format Printing from GPO
Register here 
FREE
National Account Manager
202-512-1904
nam@gpo.gov
June 17
1:30pm – 2:10pm
Nationwide
Online Webinar
Online Live Webinar
Planning for a Successful Publication: GPO Quality Control
Register here

FREE
National Account Manager
202-512-1904
nam@gpo.gov
June 19
10:00am – 12:00pm
Washington, DC GPO Central Office and
nationwide via teleconference
ICPPS General Meeting
This meeting of the Interagency Council of Printing and Publications Services is open to Federal employees involved in agency publishing or print production operations.
Register here
FREE
Bruce Seger
202-512-2213
bseger@gpo.gov
June 19
10:30am – 11:10am
Nationwide
Online Webinar
Online Live Webinar
Planning for a Successful Publication: GPO Quality Control
Register here
FREE
National Account Manager
202-512-1904
nam@gpo.gov
June 19
11:00am – 12:00pm
Nationwide
Online Webinar
Online Live Webinar
Introduction to GPO's Federal Digital System (FDsys)

In this introductory course, students will learn the basics and background of FDsys, including information on the four ways to navigate the site and instruction on important features such as searching, browsing, FDsys Help features, and working with FDsys search results.
Register here
FREE

Kelly Seifert
202-512-1623
kseifert@gpo.gov

June 19
1:00pm – 2:30pm
Nationwide
Online Webinar

Online Live Webinar
Advanced Navigation GPO's Federal Digital System (FDsys)

In this advanced course, students will utilize the skills learned in the introductory course to track Federal legislation and Federal regulations in FDsys.
Register here

FREE
Kelly Seifert
202-512-1623
kseifert@gpo.gov
June 19
1:30pm – 2:10pm
Nationwide
Online Webinar
Online Live Webinar
Signs, Banners, Exhibits, and
More – Large Format Printing
from GPO
Register here
FREE
National Account Manager
202-512-1904
nam@gpo.gov
June 24-26
9:00am – 4:00pm
GPO
732 N. Capitol St, NW
Washington, DC
Do's, Don'ts and Tips for Desktop Publishers: Creating and Preflighting Files for Trouble-Free Printing 
This "best practices" class provides the foundation for desktop publishing and fills in the missing information government publishers need to create trouble-free files for GPO and internal print shops. Not only does it cover the technical do's and don'ts for files that will be printed, but it also includes hands-on exercises in preflighting the main types of desktop publishing files — page layout files, photos, graphics and PDFs.
More information here
Register here
$875
Terri Cooks
202-512-0495
tcooks@gpo.gov
June 24
10:30am – 11:10am
Nationwide
Online Webinar
Online Live Webinar
Digitization of Documents and Litigation Scanning

Register here
FREE
National Account Manager
202-512-1904
nam@gpo.gov
June 24
1:30pm – 2:10pm
Nationwide
Online Webinar
Online Live Webinar
Ordering Promotional Items through GPO
Register here
FREE
National Account Manager
202-512-1904
nam@gpo.gov
June 26
10:30am – 11:10am
Nationwide
Online Webinar
Online Live Webinar
Ordering Promotional Items through GPO
Register here
FREE
National Account Manager
202-512-1904
nam@gpo.gov

June 26
1:30pm – 2:10pm

Nationwide
Online Webinar

Online Live Webinar
Digitization of Documents and Litigation Scanning
Register here

FREE
National Account Manager
202-512-1904
nam@gpo.gov

July 8
9:00am – 4:00pm

GPO
732 N.Capitol St. NW
Washington, DC
Proofs and Press Sheet Inspections 
This course, taught by staff from the GPO Quality Control for Procured Printing section, includes a discussion of proofs and proofing systems and the relationship between proofs and press sheet inspections (PSIs). It covers what a PSI is and is NOT, scheduling of PSIs, PSI procedures, current proofs standards and examples, and advice for agency representatives.
More information here
Register here

$475
Terri Cooks
202-512-1283
tcooks@gpo.gov
July 8-9
9:00am – 4:00pm

GPO
732 N.Capitol St. NW
Washington, DC
InDesign CS6 Basics for Federal Publishers
This basic hands-on introduction to InDesign teaches you how to create desktop publishing projects from start to finish with an emphasis on government publishing requirements. This class is designed for anyone involved in publishing government material, including: designers, desktop publishers, production managers, managing editors, printing specialists, visual information specialists, illustrators, prepress technicians, copy shop managers, and print procurement specialists
More information here
Register here

$775
Terri Cooks
202-512-1283
tcooks@gpo.gov
July 8
10:30am – 11:10am

Nationwide
Online Webinar
Online Live Webinar
Onsite Support Services
Register here
FREE
National Account Manager
202-512-1904
nam@gpo.gov
July 8
1:30pm – 2:10pm

Nationwide
Online Webinar
Online Live Webinar
Print-on-Demand Using the GPOExpress Program
Register here 
FREE
National Account Manager
202-512-1904
nam@gpo.gov
July 10
10:30am – 11:10am
Nationwide
Online Webinar

Online Live Webinar
Print-on-Demand Using the GPOExpress Program
Register here

FREE
National Account Manager
202-512-1904
nam@gpo.gov
July 10
1:30pm – 2:10pm
Nationwide
Online Webinar
Online Live Webinar
Onsite Support Services
Register here
FREE
National Account Manager
202-512-1904
nam@gpo.gov
July 15
10:30am – 11:10am
Nationwide
Online Webinar
Online Live Webinar
GPO Finance and Funding Options
Register here
FREE
National Account Manager
202-512-1904
nam@gpo.gov
July 15
1:30pm – 2:10pm
Nationwide
Online Webinar
Online Live Webinar
Warehousing and Distribution Services from GPO
Register here
FREE
National Account Manager
202-512-1904
nam@gpo.gov
July 15-16
9:00am – 4:00pm
GPO
732 N. Capitol St. NW
Washington, DC
508-Compliant Fillable Forms
This concentrated hands-on course teaches how to properly create and edit Adobe PDF documents for access by users with disabilities. This class is designed for anyone involved in creating government forms, including: designers,
Desk top publishers, managing editors, website developers, forms developers, and accessibility specialists.
More Information Here
Register here
$775
Terri Cooks
202-512-1283
tcooks@gpo.gov
July 17
10:30am – 11:10am
Nationwide
Online Webinar
Online Live Webinar
Warehousing and Distribution Services from GPO
Register here
FREE
National Account Manager
202-512-1904
nam@gpo.gov
July 17
1:30pm – 2:10pm
Nationwide
Online Webinar
Online Live Webinar
GPO Finance and Funding Options
Register here
FREE
National Account Manager
202-512-1904
nam@gpo.gov
July 22
10:30am – 11:10am
Nationwide
Online Webinar
Online Live Webinar
The GPO Online Paper Store Register here
FREE
National Account Manager
202-512-1904
nam@gpo.gov
July 22
1:30pm – 2:10pm
Nationwide
Online Webinar
Online Live Webinar
Transitioning Your Publications from Print to Digital
Register here
FREE
National Account Manager
202-512-1904
nam@gpo.gov
July 24
10:30am – 11:10am
Nationwide
Online Webinar

Online Live Webinar
Transitioning Your Publications from Print to Digital
Register here

FREE
National Account Manager
202-512-1904
nam@gpo.gov
July 24
1:30pm – 2:10pm
Nationwide
Online Webinar

Online Live Webinar
The GPO Online Paper Store
Register here

FREE
National Account Manager
202-512-1904
nam@gpo.gov
July 29
10:30am – 11:10am
Nationwide
Online Webinar
Online Live Webinar
Component TAS-BETC: What You Need to Know About This New Department of Treasury Initiative
Register here
FREE
National Account Manager
202-512-1904
nam@gpo.gov
July 29
1:30pm – 2:10pm
Nationwide
Online Webinar
Online Live Webinar
eBook Formatting Tips:  Adapting Your eBook Content to Commercial Publishing Standards
Register here 
FREE
National Account Manager
202-512-1904
nam@gpo.gov
July 29-31
9:00am – 4:00pm
GPO
732 N.Capitol St. NW
Washington, DC
Creating 508 Compliant PDF's using InDesign for Federal Publishers (New!)
This course offers shortcuts, tips, strategies, techniques, and best practices for Federal publishers who must create not only press-quality files, but also accessible Section 508-compliant PDFs from their InDesign layout files.

*This course is recommended for experienced Federal publishers.
More Information here
Register here
$875
Terri Cooks
202-512-1283
tcooks@gpo.gov
July 31
10:30am – 11:10am
Nationwide
Online Webinar
Online Live Webinar
eBook Formatting Tips:  Adapting Your eBook Content to Commercial Publishing Standards
Register here
FREE
National Account Manager
202-512-1904
nam@gpo.gov
July 31
1:30pm – 2:10pm<
Nationwide
Online Webinar
Online Live Webinar
Component TAS-BETC: What You Need to Know About This New Department of Treasury Initiative
Register here
FREE
National Account Manager
202-512-1904
nam@gpo.gov

 

Aug. 19
9:00am – 4:00pm
GPO
732 N. Capitol St. NW
Washington, DC

Creating ePubs using
InDesign 6.0

This new full-day, hands-on, how-to lab course is ideal for those looking to become proficient in creating ePubs. Students must possess intermediate level skills in InDesign 4.0. Specific areas covered in this class include:

  • Understanding Document flow
  • Overcoming document flow issues
  • Producing design content
  • Adding text styles
  • Images
  • Preflight check
  • Creating a Table of Contents
  • Creating a book
  • Export to ePub
  • Options for fine tuning
  • Validation and Clean-up

More information here
Register here

$475
Terri Cooks
202-512-1283
tcooks@gpo.gov
Aug. 21
9:00am – 4:00pm
GPO
732 N. Capitol St. NW
Washington, DC
Creating Appealing ePub Pages
This class is designed to help you take your ePub files to the next level. The class content focuses on building an understanding of how InDesign layouts translate into ePub format and how to avoid the most common pitfalls. Topics include typography, text alignment, formatting tables, adding metadata, and much more.
Prerequisite: InDesign basics and some knowledge of HTML and CSS and an understanding of the basic ePUB workflow.
More information here
Register here
$475
Terri Cooks
202-512-1283
tcooks@gpo.gov
Aug. 26-27
9:00am – 4:00pm
GPO
732 N. Capitol St. NW
Washington, DC
Color Correction in Photoshop for Federal Publishers
In this two-day concentrated Photoshop course, you'll learn many ways to correct, and improve photos. This is an intermediate-level class that focuses ONLY on color correction and editing techniques. This class is right on target for Federal web developers, print designers, and photographers.
Prerequisites: Must be familiar with the Photoshop basic tools (selections, mask, layers and channels).
More information here
Register here
$475
Terri Cooks
202-512-1283
tcooks@gpo.gov


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Bruce Seger
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ph202.512.2213
bseger@gpo.gov
nam@gpo.gov