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2011 Graphics Teachers
Technology Conference


A Special Professional Development Event for New York City Graphic Arts High School Teachers
sponsored by theGraphics Industry Advisory Commission, Advisory Council for Career & Technical Education



Hosted by
B&H Photo & Video at the
B&H Conference Center,
420 Ninth Avenue New York, NY




9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Light Breakfast, Introductions and Orientation

A recent study by the Center for an Urban Future, Growth By Design, described New York City's preeminent position as the global leader in the major design disciplines: graphics, fashion, industrial, architecture, landscape and interior. Industry partners describe the career paths for graphics graduates and what they need to know to succeed in the field.

9:30 a.m. to 10:30
Create Digital Media with Free Software /
André Pitanga, Senior IT Associate, CUNY Graduate Center NEW SPEAKER!

Learn about the vast array of high-quality Free Software tools for digital media creation and publishing. We’ll look at at a selection of top-shelf, professional software from audio production, high-resolution graphics to 3D games and beyond! You will be intrpoduced to new creative options available for DIY media making and the vibrant communities making use of them.”

10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Social Media: Blogging as a Teaching Tool / Chris Gampat, B&H

Chris Gampat is the Lead Writer for BHInsights.com and the Editor in Chief of ThePhoblographer.com.He’s been a photography and technology blogger for years and has written for PCMag.com, DigitalCameraReview.com, PhotographyBay.com, Geek.com and others. Chris has also had work published in the NYTimes, Gizmodo, Boston Globe, and others. He often talks and helps other visually impaired photographers deal with the challenges they face in the photography world.

11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Lunch Compliments of B&H
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Lighting: What can be accomplished in a classroom /
Joey Quintero, B&H

Joey Quintero was born in Tucson Arizona, and schooled as a chemist. Joey is known for his critical eye and applies his technical drive with his passion for photography. The creative process was exposed to him at an early age, having grown up on movie Sets, while helping his chef father cater for the Stars. He would sneak away to lend a helping hand to the Camera Operators and crew. Over the years, he got hooked! Joey shoots for top independent Fashion Designers, and Look Books in New York City. In addition, Joey also enjoys sharing and teaching at lectures and workshops and currently offers his expertise in research to help produce and manufacture photo related products geared for the amateur to professional photographer.

1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Studios, ENG, Graphic Design and Equipment / NEW SESSION!
Nick LaBorne, B&H NEW SPEAKER!

Nick LaBorne is a Producer / Director / Editor and Sr. Engineer with over 35 years in the field. His production experience includes News, Sports Magazine formats, Election Coverage and Live Television Events. His Engineering experience include design of Major Television Studios, 5.1 Audio facilities, Post Production Edit suites, Remote Trucks and On Air Operation centers. Nick designed and built television facilities for over seven New York City Schools. He was VP of Engineering and General Manager for Major NYC Post Production facilities. Nick is the winner of an Emmy for News and 2 Ace awards for Programming. He attended NYIT and holds a BFA in Communication Arts and a M.S in Television and Multimedia Engineering from Concordia. Nick is also a Volunteer Firefighter and Paramedic for over 30 years.

FREE to Teachers but you must REGISTER ON-LINE. Go to http://bit.ly/GTTC11

Participants are invited to visit B&H technical representatives in the demonstration sections after the conference.
This event has been provided FREE to New York City teachers by theGraphics Industry Advisory Commission, GTExchange.org.

Special thanks to the volunteer members of the Commission for their tireless efforts and to the very special team of professionals at B&H Photo.

For any questions or Famis numbers please contact B&H’s NYC Department of Education Team
Sales Queue • P:212-560-3271 • F:212-239-7759 • nycdoe@bhphoto.com