At the end of September, how many exhibiting companies and how many pre-registered attendees were signed up to be at the 2011 SGIA Expo?
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It's that time of year again: the 2011 SGIA Expo is upon us! Follow along on this special preview of what to look for on the show floor. Then, be sure to check out SGIA's Top Ten Things to Do in New Orleans to complete your trip to the Big Easy.
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Meetings and Events
October 12-13: The Illinois Sign Association's Fall Conference will be taking place at the Marriott's Hickory Ridge Conference Center in Lisle, Illinois. For further details, call 414/529-4235 or check out www.isa-sign.com.
October 13-15:The SSSC/ISA Sign Show will be held Oct. 13-15 at the Doubletree Hotel Buckhead in Atlanta, Georgia. With a theme of "Take Charge of the Future," the show will provide networking events, education opportunities, and exhibitor discussions to help sign industry professionals move their businesses forward. A full slate of events, as well as registration, is available at www.signs.org/sssc.
October 19-21:SGIA Expo 2011 will be taking place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Lousiana. For additional information, log on to www.sgiaexpo.org.
November 3: SEGD's Xlab 2011: Design of Location will explore location-based navigation technologies and bring together technology, design, and interaction experts in a format that will include games, presentations, and talks. The event will be held in New York City at Eyebeam Art + Technology Center, 540 West 21st St. For more, visit www.segd.org.
December 1-3: USSC Sign World International returns to the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey. For advance information, call 215/785-1920 or visit www.ussc.org.
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As of the end of September, 434 exhibiting companies and over 10,000 pre-registered attendees were already signed up for the 2011 SGIA Expo in New Orleans. To register or for more information on the show, visit www.sgia.org.
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Coming up in the November 2011issue of Sign Builder Illustrated, feature articles on:
Channel Letters Installation
Fabrication with Panel Saws
Vehicle Graphics Software
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Coming up in the December USSC Show 2011 issue of Sign Builder Illustrated, feature articles on:
Sign Making Innovation Award Winner Article
CNC Router Projects
Digital Printing for Backlit Displays
LED Modules/Tubes Border Lighting
Service Equipment Maintenance
Vehicle Graphics Installation
Video Displays Marketing
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