Ok, so it happens sometimes… you miss a deadline and you wonder if there’s any way to still make it in time. Well we’ve been there too, so for you late birds we’re going to extend the deadline for for the early bird rate another 10 days, until July 24th!
Plus, consider joining Ladies of Letterpress for another 10% off the conference registration. With a paid membership, you get to take advantage of special offers from our sponsors throughout the year.
We’re just over a month away from conference-time! But before that . . . the special early-bird registration rate of $225 expires on July 14th. After that, registration will be $275. That’s Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and half of Sunday, full of letterpress printers, printing, friends, and delicious Asheville eats. Take a look at our speakers and sponsors, and we’ll see you in NC August 2nd!
We’re so excited to welcome Amos Kennedy to LOLP Con 2012! Amos will discuss his work on the panel The Brow Situation: High Brow meets Low Brow, and he and filmmaker Laura Zinger will answer questions after the screening of Proceed and Be Bold, a documentary about Amos’s adventures in letterpress printing. We’ll have a ‘cash-n-carry’ event after the screening where you’ll have a chance to buy your favorite posters printed by Amos.
The speaker list and panel lineup have also been updated here! We’re sad to say that Rena Tom has had to cancel this time, but we’ll look forward to having her in the future.
REMINDER: Early bird registration pricing ends July 14! Seats on the Asheville Printshop Tour are rapidly selling out, as are tables for the Printer’s Fair. Space is limited, so book today!
We’ve posted a final schedule of panel and events! Well, it’s mostly final – there are still a few more items in the works, possibly including yoga and a Kiss-A-Lawyer booth. Keep checking back!
More speakers and panelists have been added to the lineup! Check out the Speaker/Panelist tab for all the tantalizing details–we’ll be adding more soon.
We are so thrilled about this year’s conference lineup–we have so many exiting things planned, and so many interesting, engaging, and smart panelists planned. Get ready to welcome:
Rena Tom, creative small business consultant, will host a panel called Startup Stories, interviewing some of the best printers in the biz, and will discuss the wide world of retail
Harold Kyle, owner and founder of Boxcar Press, Smock, and Bella Figura will discuss sustainability in printing and the scary, exciting future of letterpress.
Kat Feuerstein from Gilah Press in Baltimore will discuss the ever hot-topic Designing for Letterpress
And so many more! We’ll be updating the roster of speakers and panels–check back often, and register today!
Please take some time to support our sponsors who help make this conference possible!
For your planning and travel purposes, we’ve posted a tentative schedule of events here. Thursday will be reserved for the tour of Asheville print shops and registration, with the panels and Printer’s Fair getting started in earnest Friday morning. We’ve extended the lunch break, packed in more panels, and have some fun surprises planned as well. Is it August yet?
Reservations at the special conference rate of $142 per night are now available! Please click here to go directly to the Renaissance Hotel reservation site, or check our Location page for more details.
If you’re as excited for the upcoming conference as we are, you have to wait no longer! The second annual Ladies of Letterpress Conference will again be held in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina, August 2-5, 2012. Yes, that’s one more day than last year!
Our theme this year is Use It or Lose It: Preservation and Innovation in Letterpress Printing. In addition to fun and informative panel discussions, this year’s conference will include extra festivities! Among them:
- A tour of local print shops and studios
- Sports and diversions
- An expanded Printers’ Fair
- And a dance party!
To register for the conference, click here.