JEA/NSPA will host its fall convention this week in the heart of Dallas, which is also the hometown of Balfour Yearbooks. We are excited this great city was chosen to host some 4,000 plus journalism students, educators and professionals from around the country, who are coming to seek solutions and discover new trends in media, publishing, journalism, broadcast and photography.
Balfour will host more than 400 attendees as they tour our publishing facility, learning about how yearbooks are printed and manufactured once they leave the yearbook classroom. With help from more than 30+ Balfour employees, the tours will focus on the pressroom and pre-press technology as well as innovations in bindery/cover processes. But what sets Balfour apart is the human element and how people are a part of every stage of the production process.
Back at the Hyatt Regency, the Balfour booth will be showcasing its latest yearbook software technology, BalfourGo, a cloud-based, on-the-go yearbook software solution allowing staffs to harness the power of Adobe InDesign on any device. Learn how this solution can work for your staff, or catch a demo of StudioWorks+, ImageShare or myYear.
Be sure to stop by the Balfour booth and grab a copy of our new Elements Magazine, check out our 2017 Yearbook Yearbook and look through award-winning yearbooks published right here in Dallas. Yearbook gurus Kel Lemons, Judi Coolidge and Julia Copeland will be offering critiques on your 2018 yearbooks, and space is still available to sign up. New this year, you can even watch as Juan Valdez, our cover design ninja, designs yearbook covers on the spot.
The booth will also feature a new product launching soon that we would love your feedback on. Receive a free commemorative #nhsjc Dallas patch for checking out our new personalizable line of backpacks.