Fall 2019 Region One Conference – Illinois State University
Friday, November 1, 2019
• High Tech Origami: Structural Design of Packages
• So Many Choices: Variable Data Package Versioning
• The Status of Technology Education
• Teaching Vinyl Cutting
• Wayzgoose – Graphic Artisan Dinner
Saturday, November 2, 2019
• A New Sheriff in Town: Inkjet Printing
• Slice & Dice: Cutting Tables
• How to Get Started Teaching VR
• Screen Printing

Spring 2019 Region One Conference
Friday, March 15: Harper College, Palatine & Xeikon, Itasca, IL
Saturday, March 16: Willowbrook High School, Villa Park, IL

• Great presentations and useful information.
• Network with fellow graphic communication instructors.
• Includes breakfast and lunch each day.
• Both days for just $30, or $20 for one day.
Spread the word, join us, and bring a friend!

Click Here for a PDF of the flyer that describes the program

Click here for a PDF of the Registration Form

Co-Hosted with GATAI

2019 Presentations

History of Logo Design by Tom Loch
• Lighting by Larry Zabinski
BuildingaBrand.pdf by Shaun Dudek
• T-shirt Vinyl by Mike Cermak
Omni Channel Publication by Dan Wilson
Pennant Printing by Mike Shumann
• Foil Printing by Lexa Browning-Needham
Foil Application by Bernice Shopf

Fall 2018 Region One Conference
November 9 & 10
Eastern Illinois University & Mattoon HS
This event has been cancelled.  Did not receive enough proposals.

Fall 2017 Region One Conference Presentation Files

Fall 2017 Region One Conference will be held at
Ball State University, Muncie Indiana, on November 3–4
Link to Flyer

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Get on the Region One Conference e-mail list by sending your e-mail address to:
Dan McCluskey, GATAI Secretary/Treasurer, at

Fall 2016 Region One Conference
University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI
A Graphics Educator Symposium was held Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22 at University of Wisconsin-Stout in Menomonie, Wisconsin.

The symposium “How to Thrive in an Era of Change” engaged teachers and industry representatives in discussions about topics critical for graphics educators:

  • trends that are shaping the industry and what they mean for our programs
  • technologies that we need to understand
  • strategies to keep our curriculum relevant
  • methods to identify local or regional partners and ways to build relationships with them
  • techniques to market and promote our program for future growth

Attendees had opportunities to share what has worked well for them, and to expand their professional network through interaction with presenters, industry representatives, host educators, and fellow graphics educators. Teachers from a variety of graphics-related disciplines (Communication Technology, Graphic Communications, Web Design, Art, Graphic Design, Photography, Business, Marketing, and Yearbook advisors) participated. This variety provided insight from a number of perspectives on every topic.

Thanks to hosts:
Dr. Ted M. Bensen, Program Director and
Dr. Shaun Dudek, Assistant Professor
Cross-Media Graphics Management
University of Wisconsin-Stout

Region 1 North Central Contact Information

Region 1 North Central
IL, IN, IA, KY, MI, MN, NE, ND, SD, WI Adam Burke
Illinois State University
5100 Technology
Normal, IL 61790