An event you do not want to miss.

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What you can expect from this event.

  • Network with in-plant university print managers from across the country
  • Meet with vendors and discover the latest in technology and products
  • Attend educational sessions on a wide range of print-relevant topics
  • Visit the Western Carolina University in-plant facility
  • Tour the famous Biltmore House and explore Asheville, NC

Although SUPDMC is held in the Southeast, we welcome attendees from across the country.

No dues or membership fee are required; simply register to attend the conference.



Where is the event.

Renaissance Hotel
31 Woodfin St.
Asheville, NC 28801

When is the event.

The event will take place:
September 2016
11th thru 14th

What is the event schedule?

(Click Here for a Printed Schedule)

SAT - 9/10


SUN - 9/11

MON - 9/12

TUE - 9/13

WED - 9/14

1:00 pm, 3:00 pm & 5:00 pm

South Slope Brewery Tours
( – about a mile from hotel. Walk, Uber, or VSU van if you don’t have a car. The following breweries are only a couple of blocks apart.
Burial Beer Company private tour for up to 30. $8.
Must sign up by August 8
. Private tour for us up to 30 people. 45-minute tour followed by a 15-minute tasting (with take-home glass).
Wicked Weed Brewing Funkatorium Tour. $12. 45-minute tour followed by 15-minute tasting with take-home glass.
1, 3, and 5 pm Saturdays; 1 and 3 pm Sundays.

1:00 pm (optional)

LaZoom Comedy Tour
90-minute adult-only LaZoom Comedy tour (highly recommend as the perfect introduction to Asheville). BYO beer and wine are allowed. MUST sign-up by August 8; we are reserving a private tour/bus for our group. Limited to 40 people (cash at registration).

3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Registration - Salon C Foyer
Vendor Setup - Salon A/B

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Print Shop Pro Users Group Meeting (optional)
Facilitated by Make Strand, president of EDU Business Solutions.
Mike will share the latest updates and new features of Print Shop Pro®. In addition, this will be a time for current Print Shop Pro® users, or anyone interested in the software for in-plant printing, to share ideas and tips with each other.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Patio Reception
Reception on the patio at the Renaissance.

9:00 pm - 12:00 midnight

Night-time Networking - Club Lounge/Top Floor

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Registration - Salon C Foyer

8:00 am - 9:45 am

Vendor Setup - Salon A/B

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Breakfast - Windsor Ballroom

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Session One - Salon C: Jody Fuller
Jody Fuller is a comic, speaker, writer, and soldier with three tours of duty in Iraq. He’s served in the Army for 23 years and currently holds    the rank of Major in the US Army Reserves. He is also a lifetime stutterer. Growing up in Opelika, Alabama, Jody had to overcome two things: poverty and stuttering. Enlisting in the Army helped him overcome the poverty but the stuttering continues to pose daily challenges, but he wouldn’t have it any other way. When not in uniform, Jody performs for a wide range of audiences from corporations to conferences to disability groups to troops at home and abroad. In the last two years, Jody has worked with the likes of Louie Anderson, James Gregory, and Jeff Foxworthy. He is also a syndicated columnist and has had five stories published in books from the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” series. He is a member of two NSAs: the National Stuttering Association and the National Speakers Association. Jody lives in Opelika with Ruby, his two-year-old chocolate Lab and Abby, his cat.

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Vendor Fair & Break - Salon A/B
Be sure to drop your business card in the can on each vendor’s table for drawings on Tuesday. Drawings for print professionals only (sorry, no spouses/friends). Must be present at the vendor session Tuesday for a chance to win.

11:00 am - 12:00 noon

Session Two - Salon C - Outsourcing, The "Promises" and The Threats: Patrick Bruchs
Patrick Bruchs is the former Director of Printing Services for Wright State University, Dayton, OH. While at Wright State he was successful at moving a very heavily-laden paperwork operation, losing over $350K/year, to a successful digital work-flow operation, operating as a break-even auxiliary. In January 2014, Xerox was awarded a MPS/CPS 6-year outsourcing contract.
He has over 30 years of operations experience working for commercial printers, newspaper organizations and, more recently, operating his own digital/print media company, Oasis Visuals. He also owns a successful  transportation company, Oasis Transport, specializing in expedited freight and logistics services (for printing companies).

12:00 noon - 1:00 pm

Lunch - Windsor Ballroom

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Session Three - Salon C

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Session Four - Salon C

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Vendor Fair & Break - Salon A/B

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Session Five - Salon C

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Dinner at The Century Room (atop Pack's Tavern) -
Walking distance from hotel; entertainment by The Big Deal Band

9:00 pm - 12:00 midnight

Night-time Networking: Club Lounge/Top Floor

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Breakfast - Windsor Ballroom

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Salon Six - What do your employees think?
What your employees think about your print shop and your    leadership. Based on surveys filled out prior to the conference.

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Vendor Fair & Break - Salon A/B

11:30 am - 12:00 Noon

Vendor Drawings - Must be present to win!

12:00 noon - 1:00 pm

Lunch Break - Windsor Ballroom

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Session Seven - Salon C

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Session Eight - Salon C

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Break / Honey Sampling & Talk

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Session Nine - Salon C

6:00 pm

Dinner On Your Own

8:30 pm - 12:00 midnight

Night-time Networking - Club Lounge/Top Floor

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Business Meeting - Club Lounge
(for print managers only, no spouses)

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Brunch - Top of the Plaza/Top Floor

11:30 am

Bus/Private Tours to Western Carolina University & The Biltmore House
Board bus for excursion to Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC; followed by a 90-minute private, guided tour of The Biltmore House at 4:30 pm. The Biltmore is the largest privately owned home, built in 1895 by George W. Vanderbilt on an 8,000 acre estate. From there the bus will take us to dinner. Drinks and snack will be served on the bus on the way to The Biltmore.

6:30 pm

Dinner at 12 Bones Barbecue
The bus will take us to dinner and then back to the hotel around 8:30 pm.

9:00 pm - 12:00 midnight

Night-time Networking - Club Lounge/Top Floor

What Are They Saying?

 Here's what your peers are saying about SUPDMC!

Sarah Gregory,
EKU Printing Services


For me the conference represents a wealth of knowledge and a chance to learn and see what other In-Plant shops are facing and how they are changing to meet the ever shifting needs of their universities. Each session is an opportunity to learn something about the industry or in some

cases about myself. Most of the information that is being presented is NEW to me and I’m excited to learn everything I can about this


Unlike some of the other attendees who are managers or directors of the department, I’m a production supervisor. I know that it was a huge

confidence booster for me that my direct supervisor felt that I should attend the conference. It’s given me a chance to take some initiative and

ownership of decisions that are being made regarding the direction of the shop. I would encourage other managers and directors to start

looking this year at who may be moving into a leadership position and encourage them to attend this conference next year.

Graham Riley

Mac Papers


I haven’t stopped sharing our pleasure with the opportunities that have come from this year’s SUPDMC with our company’s leadership! We had 11 different Mac Papers locations represented by the Universities in attendance, which is probably larger than any other show I have worked.

We had very warm sales opportunities from the show and I’m certain many will pay off.


See you in Asheville!

Terry Jarmon

Cal State University Fullerton


Location was outstanding, with great opportunities for networking with a great group of managers and made some new friends along the way. Definitely made the right choice to attend the SUPDMC conference!

Traci Settlemyre

Western Carolina University


From the registration, to the venue, to the meals, to the tours, everything… an awesome conference.  I truly enjoyed making new friends and networking with other Universities. I hope to make this my annual conference from this point on.

Richard Beto

The University of Texas at Austin


I have attended many such events sponsored by various organizations over the years and I must tell you it was one of the best conferences I have attended.

Ed Arning

Middle Tennessee State University


After decades in the commercial printing industry, I have a lot to learn about our collegiate culture. The SUPDMC conference is worth its weight in gold for me.


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Renaissance Hotel
31 Woodfin St.
Asheville, NC 28801



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