March 18-21, 2018
One of the best ways to generate creative thoughts (that can then lead to new innovations) is to change your daily environment or routine—such as by attending the TAGA Conference. The Harvard Business Review describes technology fusion (a.k.a. creativity) as “nonlinear, complementary, and cooperative. It blends incremental technical improvements from previously separate fields of technology to create products … Relying on breakthroughs alone fails because it focuses the R&D effort too narrowly, ignoring the possibilities of combining technologies.” A basic principle for technology fusion is that there is a high level of intelligence gathering to keep tabs on technology developments both inside and outside the industry.
The TAGA Annual Technical Conference provides an opportunity for its members to learn about the latest industry advances and those of related fields, as well as brainstorm with other experts about solving problems and road blocks in order to move our industry forward. Members come to the Annual Technical Conference from all over the world and from all facets of the graphic arts industry.
- Technology—providers of hardware, software, and consumables
- Applications—providers of printing and related products and services
- Education—providers of education and training for the graphic arts industry
Papers are invited on emerging science, technology, and applications of all forms of graphic technology and printing processes, including offset, flexo, gravure, digital, inkjet, pad, and screen. The scope of the conference encompasses topics such as color management, materials, packaging, curing, process control, data management, workflow, security, nanotechnology, MEMS, electronics, and fundamental science. This is not an exclusive list. Papers that include the innovative application or evaluation of technology in the graphic arts are also encouraged. Papers of a commercial nature are not accepted.
Papers accepted and presented will be published in the TAGA Proceedings. TAGA is recognized worldwide as the most prestigious and comprehensive literature resource for graphic arts sciences and technologies.
Hotel and Travel
Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel
300 S Charles St
Baltimore, MD 21201
Our Baltimore Inner Harbor hotel surrounds you with the best of Baltimore. Connected to The Baltimore Convention Center and steps from the magnificent Inner Harbor and Oriole Park at Camden Yards, we are conveniently located near everything that makes our city so wonderful.
Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel has everything you need for a comfortable and relaxing stay. Dine in one of our two Sheraton Baltimore Inner Harbor restaurants or take advantage of our state-of-the-art fitness center. Spend a day at The National Aquarium with your family or if you're traveling for business, the Baltimore Convention Center is located right next door.
Information on registration will be available when closser to the conference dates. Thank you.
Official Conference Hotel
Staying at the official conference hotel helps TAGA offset costs, which in turn keeps the registration fees low. For those attendees who opt to stay at an alternative property, additional fees will apply (see registration form for prices). Thank you for your support by staying at the conference hotel.
Traveling in bustling downtown Baltimore is easier with the convenience of our 24-hour valet and covered self parking facilities. Rates are from $23.75-$35.00 USD per day.
We recommend business casual attire for the technical sessions. The average temperature in Houston in March is 70 degrees F for the high and 50 degrees F for the low, so please pack accordingly. Business dress (semi-formal) is recommended for the Awards Banquet.
Baltimore is serviced by Baltimore–Washington International Airport.
Travel is not included in your conference registration. Technical Association of the Graphic Arts is not responsible for non-refundable airfare or issues related to travel, weather conditions, or current events.