The thINK board recently met in Boca Raton, Florida, and this particular quarterly meeting was an eventful one. First, we began planning for thINK 2019. We discussed this year’s event, reviewed all the feedback we received from attendees, and came up with ideas to make thINK even better next year. Plus, we settled on dates! Mark your calendars: the next thINK event will be September 16-18, 2019.
As part of our ongoing efforts to continually improve thINK Forum and build the best inkjet industry resource around, we regularly check in to see what’s popular on thINKforum.com. We keep tabs on the most-read blog posts, the most-downloaded resources, and the most-watched event presentations because we want to bring you more of the content that actually helps you grow your business. Now that we’re approaching the end of the calendar year, we thought it might be useful to share the most popular resources this year (so far).
2018 marked the very first thINK Inkjet Innovation Awards, and this year’s ceremony certainly won’t be the last. We can’t wait to see the inspired projects and processes you come up with over the coming months, and we’re looking forward to celebrating even more creativity and thought leadership in 2019.
True inkjet innovators use the revolutionary technology of inkjet to transform their business, deliver results for customers, and shape our industry. For the first time at thINK 2018, the Inkjet Innovation Awards recognized the forward-thinking creativity of these leaders in our community, and I’m proud to again celebrate those winners here on thINKForum.com.
Last week I attended the thINK 2018 annual users conference in Florida at the beautiful Boca Raton Resort and Club. While there are many great conferences in and outside our industry, I have been to a handful of trade-events, shows, association and user group meetings, seeking out new ideas and knowledge - only to realize my time and investment missed the mark. What I learned as a first time thINK conference attendee and facilitator can be summed up in one word: “Wow.”
Every year, thINK gets better. I wasn’t sure if it would be possible to top last year’s event, but countless attendees told me last Thursday and Friday that this was without a doubt the best thINK yet.
I might be biased, but I have to say I agree! From the inspiring keynotes to the authentic connections forged over shared meals, there were some particularly valuable takeaways to be found at thINK 2018. Here are my personal highlights:
The countdown is on! thINK 2018 is just one week away… or only 6 days if you’ll be here early for the pre-conference Inkjet 101 sessions. In case you haven’t been keeping up with our activities, we wanted to share why we can’t wait to see you here in sunny Boca Raton!
thINK is a major event, jam-packed with sessions, workshops, and opportunities to network. Those attending for the first time might look at the agenda and feel a bit overwhelmed by all the tracks and choices. Even if you’ve attended thINK in the past, the conference grows so much from year to year that there’s always something new and exciting to take advantage of. Take it from a thINK veteran: it’s good to go in with a plan.
Here’s my advice if you want to make the most of thINK 2018.
thINK 18 is quickly approaching and as I’m preparing my session materials, I can’t help but get excited about how quickly our industry is changing and the opportunities that exist for companies to grow in today’s market. The onset of production inkjet technology is a key element of that opportunity, but I’m also seeing a number of strides on the marketing services side. For example, many companies are finally seeing profitable growth from strategy services, data analytics, and their technology solutions.
There are so many reasons to be excited about thINK 2018: the very first Inkjet Innovation Awards, more expert session speakers than ever before, new ways to connect with fellow attendees via Klik, and the list goes on. At the top of that list for me are the keynotes. Like you, I count on thINK for inspiration, and this year’s keynote speakers will certainly deliver.
General Session Keynote: Ted Rubin