CANCELLED: WPA 2009 Publishing Conference, April 22-24, L.A.

Print, Digital, Events, or the intersection thereof. That’s the theme of the 2009 WPA Publishing  Conference, April 22 to 24 at the Westin Hotel, Los Angeles Airport. Early Registration ends March 10, and there are other discounts available if you act soon.

If you were thinking of staying home because of the tough economy, you should reconsider. This is a time to learn new skills, connect with old friends and new colleagues, and uncover emerging opportunities. WPA promises a lineup of sessions focused on innovation with topics that include: Translating Print to Online, Building a Digital Platform, Selling Digital Products, Success in a Down Economy, Custom Media, Distribution and Postal Strategies, Hot Design Trends, Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Events, Search-Engine Solutions, Intellectual Property, and more.

In addition to conference sessions and sponsor exhibits, you won’t want to miss the Wednesday evening opening reception, the afternoon keynotes, a Thursday reception, and the Maggie Awards event (optional) on Friday evening.

Dave Kalman serves on the Board of Directors of the non-profit Western Publishing Association.