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Cal Poly’s Graphic Communication Department will celebrate International Printing Week from January 26 to January 29 with a lecture series, banquet, and career fair—thanks to industry sponsors who are committed to an innovative industry and to the prospective students who will lead its’ future.

International Printing Week commemorates Benjamin Franklin and his contributions to society and promotes the importance of today’s printing and publishing industry. The theme of this year’s International Printing Week is “GrC and Gen Z.” The Graphic Communication Industry has significantly evolved over the past few decades, and is constantly attempting to “redefine itself” with new and innovative technologies. The five-day program will delve into these changes by hosting several themed days that include:

Monday 1/26 • Business and Printing Technology Day

Tuesday 1/27 • Design and Web Media Day

Wednesday 1/28 • Packaging and Printed Electronics Day

Thursday 1/29 • Alumni and Advisory Board Day

Friday 1/30 • Career Day

banquet will follow Thursday’s activities at the Embassy Suites located in San Luis Obispo. The keynote address will be given by Laura Lawton Forsyth, a GrC graduate, President of Lawton Printing, past Chair of the Board of Directors of Printing Industries of America, and member of the GrC Advisory Board.