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Open Publish 2002 - Focus on Standards and Processes in Publishing

Boeing and Adobe Executives to Deliver Opening Keynote

ALEXANDRIA, VA (January 31, 2002) -- IDEAlliance and Allette Systems,
producers of information technology events for more than 15 years, announce
a new conference for North America. Open Publish 2002 is the premier
conference for those who work in all stages of the publishing process: from
design to print to plate to web to e-book to wireless. Following the
successful launch of the Open Publish Conference Series in Sydney, Australia
in July 2001, Open Publish 2002 will take place at the Westin Hotel in
Seattle, Washington, March 11-14, 2002.

Featured opening keynotes presenters at this first-time event will be Paul
Beyer, Group Product Manager, Professional Publishing for Adobe Systems Inc.
and Kyle Quinn, Director of Information Technology, Boeing Customer Support,
The Boeing Company. Also featured as a closing keynote presenter will be
Mark Walter, Senior Analyst, Seybold Publications, a Key3Media company.
These experts will share their ideas, strategies, and technologies that are
helping to transform and shape the future of the publishing industry.

Developed out of a need to understand all of today's converging and evolving
processes in the publishing arena, Open Publish will explore the various
media being used and how we can meet the growing needs of all media formats.
"Common formats, languages, and systems will be critical to the future of
creating, managing, and distributing information," says Nick Carr, Allette
Systems, chair of Open Publish Australia. "Open Publish provides the forum
for users and developers to put their heads together for practical
solutions." This year's inaugural event in Australia exceeded expectations
and as a result, the event is being brought to the United States.

"IDEAlliance is the only major nonprofit association with membership
spanning all segments involved in the printing and publishing industries. We
are excited to bring this event to North America and further our membership
participation in developing and coordinating viable standards and solutions
for cross-media publishing" states David Steinhardt, President, IDEAlliance.

Open Publish is targeted to those who need to understand the latest
developments in standards in the traditional and electronic publishing
process. Areas of interest will include: standards for publishing, content
syndication standards & technologies, cross-media publishing, digital rights
management, color management issues, customized publishing technologies,
e-book technologies and standards, PDF for printers, SGML/XML and publishing
markup languages, as well as many other of today's most important issues.

For complete program information, see www.open-publish.com.

About IDEAlliance
IDEAlliance (International Digital Enterprise Alliance) is a not-for-profit
membership organization.  Its mission is to advance user-driven,
cross-industry solutions for all publishing and content-related processes by
developing standards, fostering business alliances, and identifying best
practices.  IDEAlliance has been a leader in information technology since
1966 (founded as Graphic Communications Association) having fostered the
development and adoption of standards such as ADIS, GRACoL, ICE, JIFFI,
Mail.dat, papiNet, PRISM, PROSE XML, SPACE XML, SGML, and XML.

About Allette Systems
Allette Systems is a long time partner of IDEAlliance and has been
delivering publishing related services, training and events in the Asia
Pacific region for the past 15 years. www.allette.com.au

Marion L. Elledge
Executive Vice President
(founded in 1966 as the Graphic Communications Association)
100 Daingerfield Road
Alexandria, VA 22314
Tel: 703/837-1093
Fax: 703/548-2867
email: melledge@idealliance.org

Check out IDEAlliance's upcoming events! www.idealliance.org

Knowledge Technologies 2002
11-14 March 2002
Seattle, Washington USA

Open Publish 2002
11-14 March 2002
Seattle, Washington USA

XML Europe 2002
20-23 May 2002
Barcelona, Spain


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