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'Connecting Through Creativity, Technology and Business' to be held in August
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'Connecting Through Creativity, Technology and Business' is a symposium for professionals working in design and product development areas of the textile, apparel, home furnishings and related soft goods industries. Program attendees will have the opportunity to hear from a diverse group of experts that will address topics and issues related to:

• Sustainability
• Emerging technologies for product design, communication and production
• Product design and management within the global supply chain
• Innovation in product design
• Maintaining and/or generating creativity among designers
• Managing product cost and quality

Date: August 12-13, 2009
Place: Philadelphia University, Philadelphia PA

In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to network with other professionals in the design field and discuss technologies and business strategies that support innovation, creativity, and sustainability as key factors in the development process for soft goods.

Confirmed speakers include: Duncan Ross, AVA CAD CAM; Tom McCall, TCM Group; Datacolor (speaker to be named); Joy Boutrup, Designkolen Kolding; Lisa Hayes, Drexel University; Gary Barraco, ecVision; Dani LoCastro, First2Print; Gerber Technology (speaker to be named); S. Lee and Michael Pope, Kwantlen Polytechnic University; Jill Simmons, Lectra; Trevor Little and Lisa Parillo-Chapman, North Carolina State University; Gretchen Morrisey; Marcia Weiss, Philadelphia University; Scott Constance and Kevin Schwartz, PRTM Management Consultants, Inc.; Kerry King, [TC]²; Joe Walkuski, TEXbase; Duncan Neil, University of Ulster, Belfast; and Ellen Piper.

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