Xplor Announces Second Annual Communication Design Competition

Xplor Ryerson and Cal Poly University Chapters to Participate

Lutz, FL – February 6, 2018 – Xplor International, the worldwide electronic document systems association, today announced their second annual Communication Design Competition. The contest’s inaugural year was well received and has drawn more interest from students who want to participate in 2018. The contest is open to Xplor University Chapters students and is created to challenge students and promote real life application development, while having a bit of fun.

Sponsored by Quadient, the winning team will be recognized at Xploration® 18 in Orlando, Florida at the Rosen Plaza, April 17-19, 2018.   

Tweet this: #Xploration18 Communication Design Competition has been Announced! Participants include @XplorRyerson and @CalPoly. Sponsored by @Quadient http://bit.ly/2BJyxy4

Participating teams consist of up to five Xplor student members from the same university. A team can only submit one entry, but the university can have multiple teams. Each student can only participate on one team.

Teams will be challenged to redesign an ordinary, bland  credit card statement making it more functional, aesthetically pleasing and expanding its purpose to include making the communication a marketing opportunity. It is the responsibility of the team to research and determine how to integrate various options and enhancements while re-designing the communication into a final submission.  The communication needs to be accessible via print, web and mobile. 

“Based on the success, support, and reception of the event last year, we have decided to make this competition an annual event”, says Skip Henk, President and CEO of Xplor International, “This is an interesting and fun way for the students to put their knowledge to practice while also earning bragging rights for the year!”

Winners will be selected based on their team’s presentation and explanation of the re-design to a panel of judges. The winning team will be presented a plaque at Xploration 18 during the awards ceremony on April17th and a cash prize. Each member on the team will receive a complimentary full-conference pass and the opportunity to present their design to Xploration 18 attendees in a 25-minute educational session.

About Xploration 18: Starting at $899 USD for a Full-conference Platinum Passport, the two-and-a-half day event is the perfect blend of educational sessions, panel discussions, general sessions, and networking events. Features include:

  • 40+ Educational Sessions
  • Panel Discussions and General Sessions
  • Keynote Speaker
  • 35+ Industry Partners in the Vendor Forum
  • Two Evening Networking Events (Tue/Wed)
  • Two Networking Luncheons (Tue/Wed)
  • Thursday Breakfast
  • New for 2018: A Morning with Keypoint Intelligence – InfoTrends

For more information regarding Xploration 18, or to access the registration site, please visit www.xplor.org/xplor18. Questions should be directed to Register@xplor.org or +1-813-949-6170 between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM (ET), Monday through Friday.

Vendors interested in being an exhibitor should contact Xplor’s Director of Sales, Deborah Green at +1-770-444-3845 or via email at deborahgreen@xplor.org.


About Xplor International
Xplor International is a not-for-profit association that provides thought leadership to the customer communications industry. As a community Xplor provides advocacy, education, training, mentoring and networking opportunities.

Our members are decision makers and recommenders who are involved in the conception, design, implementation production and delivery of multi-channel client, member and customer communications.

Xplor’s mission is to enhance organizational success and advance the careers of our members by providing research, publications, industry certification, professional development, web-based events, and conference programming. Xplor International has its worldwide headquarters in Lutz, Florida, with affiliated offices around the world. Further information is available at www.xplor.org.

Facebook: facebook.com/XplorInternational
Twitter: twitter.com/Xplor_Int or @Xplor_Int

Xplor International Media Contact:
Chad Henk

Director of Marketing
+1-813-949-6171
Chad@xplor.org

RICOH Renews Support of Xplor International as a Silver Sponsor

Lutz, FL – January 30, 2018 – Xplor International, the worldwide electronic document systems association, today announced that Ricoh USA, Inc. has renewed their Elite Sponsorship as a silver sponsor for 2018.

“We are grateful for the support of RICOH USA over the years” says Skip Henk, Xplor’s President and CEO. “Their continued support for Xplor as an organization shows in their enthusiasm and support for the industry. Their sponsorship of our keynote presentation at the annual conference each year allows us to bring in speakers that motivate attendees and set the mood of the conference.”

The Xplor Elite Sponsor program, launched in 2006, supports year round educational programming to Xplor members and the industry as a whole. In addition, the program provides funding for the Xplor Member Scholarship program launched in 2011, providing university scholarships for Xplor members and their immediate families.

“Advocacy and fostering conversations that help move our industry forward are two crucial commitments for us here at Ricoh,” said John Fulena, Vice President, Commercial & Industrial Printing Business Group, Ricoh USA, Inc. “Xplor has always been an event that encourages dialogue around digital workflows, multichannel campaigns, and next generation innovations all intended to benefit our larger industry.  We’re honored to participate, and look forward to discussions that will help our customers and partners achieve future successes.”

Those interested in learning more about the Xplor Elite Sponsorship Program should contact Deborah Green, Director of Sales, at DeborahGreen@xplor.org  or +1-770-444-3845. You can also contact Xplor HQ directly at +1-813-949-6170.


About Xplor International
Xplor International is a not-for-profit association that provides thought leadership to the customer communications industry. As a community Xplor provides advocacy, education, training, mentoring and networking opportunities.

Our members are decision makers and recommenders who are involved in the conception, design, implementation production and delivery of multi-channel client, member and customer communications.

Xplor’s mission is to enhance organizational success and advance the careers of our members by providing research, publications, industry certification, professional development, web-based events, and conference programming. Xplor International has its worldwide headquarters in Lutz, Florida, with affiliated offices around the world. Further information is available at www.xplor.org.

Facebook: facebook.com/XplorInternational
Twitter: twitter.com/Xplor_Int or @Xplor_Int

Xplor International Media Contact:
Chad Henk
Director of Marketing
+1-813-949-6171
Chad@xplor.org

Crawford Technologies to host Accessibility Pre-Conference Event at Xploration® 18

Lutz, FL — January 23, 2018 — Xplor International today announced that Crawford Technologies will present a Pre-Conference Program titled “Implementing Accessible Documents in Your Organization”. The Accessibility workshop will front-end the Xploration event on April 16, 2018 at the Rosen Plaza in Orlando, Florida.  The Xploration 18 event will take place April 17-19, 2018.

Tweet this: @CrawfordTechInc is presenting an #Accessibility workshop to front-end #Xploration18 as a Pre-Conference Program. The event titled “Implementing Accessible Document in Your Organization” can be added to any attendee registration at no charge http://bit.ly/2ryWK5S

With upcoming Section 508 changes and new global regulations, most organizations know that they need to provide accessible documents to their blind, partially sighted and cognitively disabled customers but may not be clear on the best strategy to do so.

This hands-on session will feature discussions, demos, and exercises allowing participants to dive deep into the world of document accessibility. Industry experts will drive the discussion and will conclude with a recommended action plan for accessibility.

Registration for this event is required and this complimentary pre-conference program can be added during the Xploration 18 conference registration. Space is limited to 50 participants.

“As a leading company in the document accessibility space, this event will provide attendees the information they need to not only understand, but to implement an accessibility strategy”, says Skip Henk, President and CEO of Xplor International. “I also would like to thank Crawford for sponsoring the event and sharing their expertise in the crucial area of customer communications.”

About Xploration 18: Starting at $899 USD for a Full-conference Platinum Passport, the two-and-a-half day event is the perfect blend of educational sessions, panel discussions, general sessions, and networking events. Features include:

  • 40+ Educational Sessions
  • Panel Discussions and General Sessions
  • Keynote Speaker
  • 35+ Industry Partners in the Vendor Forum
  • Two Evening Networking Events (Tue/Wed)
  • Two Networking Luncheons (Tue/Wed)
  • Thursday Breakfast
  • New for 2018: A Morning with Keypoint Intelligence – InfoTrends

For more information regarding Xploration 18, or to access the registration site, please visit www.xplor.org/xplor18. Questions should be directed to Register@xplor.org or +1-813-949-6170 between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM (ET), Monday through Friday.

Vendors interested in being an exhibitor should contact Xplor’s Director of Sales, Deborah Green at +1-770-444-3845 or via email at deborahgreen@xplor.org.


About Xplor International
Xplor International is a not-for-profit association that provides thought leadership to the customer communications industry. As a community Xplor provides advocacy, education, training, mentoring and networking opportunities.

Our members are decision makers and recommenders who are involved in the conception, design, implementation production and delivery of multi-channel client, member and customer communications.

Xplor’s mission is to enhance organizational success and advance the careers of our members by providing research, publications, industry certification, professional development, web-based events, and conference programming. Xplor International has its worldwide headquarters in Lutz, Florida, with affiliated offices around the world. Further information is available at www.xplor.org.

Facebook: facebook.com/XplorInternational
Twitter: twitter.com/Xplor_Int or @Xplor_Int

Xplor International Media Contact:
Chad Henk
Director of Marketing
+1-813-949-6171
Chad@xplor.org

Mountaineer and Adventurer, Jeff Evans, Named Keynote Speaker for Xploration® 18

Lutz, FL — January 16, 2018 — Xplor International today announced that Jeff Evans, mountaineer, adventurer, and emergency medicine Physician Assistant, will return to Xplor to deliver a keynote speech to the Xploration 18 audience. The Xploration event takes place April 17-19 at the Rosen Plaza in Orlando, Florida.  Mr. Evans’ keynote address will kick-off the event on Tuesday, April 17 at 8:50 AM.

Tweet this: @Jeff_B_ Evans is returning to kick things off for the #Xploration18 audience! Mountaineer, adventurer, and emergency medicine Physician Assistant, his Keynote address is sure to impress and leave you with valuable information! http://bit.ly/2DB8neG #Xploration18

Jeff has appeared on ABC’s Expedition Impossible, is the published author of MountainVision: Lessons Beyond the Summit, and has played a major role in the award-winning documentaries Farther Than the Eye Can See, Blindsight and High Ground. He was also featured in a six-episode mini-series by the Travel Channel, Everest Air.

“If you’ve been to the Xploration events before, you might remember Jeff from our 2014 event”, says Skip Henk, President and CEO of Xplor International. “The audience was blown away by his message then and I knew we needed to get him again in the future. I spoke with many people regarding keynote speakers this year and Jeff’s name was the one that kept coming up. I have no doubt that you will enjoy it.”

Jeff’s climbing began in the late 1980s on the rock faces of Colorado and California. By the mid-90s, Jeff was guiding clients, as well as working search and rescue, on North America’s highest mountain, Mt. McKinley.

In 1993, Jeff met and formed a relationship with blind climber, Erik Weihenmayer. Together, they shattered people’s perceptions about the “handicaps” of the disabled by climbing Mt. McKinley, El Capitan and Aconcagua; competing in adventure races; guiding other disabled individuals on peaks around the world; and successfully reaching the summit of Mt. Everest in 2001. To date, Erik is the only blind climber to reach the summit of Everest.

The teamwork, communication and leadership skills that Jeff has honed during his amazing adventures and challenges have given him the tools to become one of the most dynamic and inspirational speakers on the circuit today.

Mr. Evan’s keynote address will be “MountainVision: Lessons Beyond the Summit.” His presentation is being sponsored by RICOH USA.

About Xploration 18: Starting at $899 USD for a Full-conference Platinum Passport, the two-and-a-half day event is the perfect blend of educational sessions, panel discussions, general sessions, and networking events. Features include:

  • 40+ Educational Sessions
  • Panel Discussions and General Sessions
  • Keynote Speaker
  • 35+ Industry Partners in the Vendor Forum
  • Two Evening Networking Events (Tue/Wed)
  • Two Networking Luncheons (Tue/Wed)
  • Thursday Breakfast
  • New for 2018: A Morning with Keypoint Intelligence – InfoTrends

For more information regarding Xploration 18, or to access the registration site, please visit www.xplor.org/xplor18. Questions should be directed to Register@xplor.org or +1-813-949-6170 between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM (ET), Monday through Friday.

Vendors interested in being an exhibitor should contact Xplor’s Director of Sales, Deborah Green at +1-770-444-3845 or via email at deborahgreen@xplor.org.


About Xplor International
Xplor International is a not-for-profit association that provides thought leadership to the customer communications industry. As a community Xplor provides advocacy, education, training, mentoring and networking opportunities.

Our members are decision makers and recommenders who are involved in the conception, design, implementation production and delivery of multi-channel client, member and customer communications.

Xplor’s mission is to enhance organizational success and advance the careers of our members by providing research, publications, industry certification, professional development, web-based events, and conference programming. Xplor International has its worldwide headquarters in Lutz, Florida, with affiliated offices around the world. Further information is available at www.xplor.org.

Facebook: facebook.com/XplorInternational
Twitter: twitter.com/Xplor_Int or @Xplor_Int

Xplor International Media Contact:
Chad Henk
Director of Marketing
+1-813-949-6171
Chad@xplor.org

Xplor International Announces “A Morning with Keypoint Intelligence”

The half-day event will cap the Association’s Annual Conference

Lutz, FL – January 8, 2018 – Xplor International today announced that Xploration 18, Xplor’s Annual Conference, will wrap up their event with three sessions from Keypoint Intelligence – InfoTrends on Thursday, April 19, 2018. The Xploration 18 event is April 17-19, 2018 at the Rosen Plaza in Orlando, Florida.

A Morning with Keypoint Intelligence – InfoTrends will reveal relevant insights, research updates, and discussion that will cover production, workflow, and customer communications. Included with a Platinum Passport, Matt Swain and Pat McGrew will lead the three session program:

  • Workflow Wizardry: What we’ve learned from Workflow Audits that can Change Your Production Strategy
  • Customer Communications Research Highlights: The Top Trends to Consider in your CCM Strategy
  • Solving the Big Problem in Customer Communication: What’s Hot, What’s Important, What You Should be Doing Today (Panel)

“The Morning with Keypoint Intelligence is new to our event this year” says Skip Henk, President & CEO for Xplor International. “Matt Swain and Pat McGrew put together a jam-packed three session program featuring best practices and their latest research. It is a great added value to the conference program.”

About Xploration 18: Starting at $899 USD for a Full-conference Platinum Passport, the two-and-a-half day event is the perfect blend of educational sessions, panel discussions, general sessions, and networking events. Features include:

  • 40+ Educational Sessions
  • Panel Discussions and General Sessions
  • Keynote Speaker
  • 35+ Industry Partners in the Vendor Forum
  • Two Evening Networking Events (Tue/Wed)
  • Two Networking Luncheons (Tue/Wed)
  • Thursday Breakfast
  • New for 2018: A Morning with Keypoint Intelligence – InfoTrends

For more information regarding Xploration 18, or to access the registration site, please visit www.xplor.org/xplor18. Questions should be directed to Register@xplor.org or +1-813-949-6170 between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM (ET), Monday through Friday.

Vendors interested in being an exhibitor should contact Xplor’s Director of Sales, Deborah Green at +1-770-444-3845 or via email at deborahgreen@xplor.org.


About Xplor International
Xplor International is a not-for-profit association that provides thought leadership to the customer communications industry. As a community Xplor provides advocacy, education, training, mentoring and networking opportunities.

Our members are decision makers and recommenders who are involved in the conception, design, implementation production and delivery of multi-channel client, member and customer communications.

Xplor’s mission is to enhance organizational success and advance the careers of our members by providing research, publications, industry certification, professional development, web-based events, and conference programming. Xplor International has its worldwide headquarters in Lutz, Florida, with affiliated offices around the world. Further information is available at www.xplor.org.

Facebook: facebook.com/XplorInternational
Twitter: twitter.com/Xplor_Int or @Xplor_Int

Xplor International Media Contact:
Chad Henk
Director of Marketing
+1-813-949-6171
Chad@xplor.org

Canon Solutions America Returns for 2018 as an Xplor International Silver Sponsor

Lutz, FL – December 19, 2017 – Xplor International, the worldwide electronic document systems association, today announced that Canon Solutions America has renewed their Elite Sponsorship for 2018.

“I am very grateful for the continued support from Canon Solutions America Production Print Solutions over the years” says Skip Henk, Xplor’s President and CEO. “Their support of our Elite Sponsorship program helps provide funding for a variety of educational programming and scholarships that we provide to our members and the industry throughout the year.”

The Xplor Elite Sponsor program, launched in 2006, supports year round educational programming to Xplor members and the industry as a whole. In addition, the program provides funding for the Xplor Member Scholarship program launched in 2011, providing university scholarships for Xplor members and their immediate families.

“We are pleased to be an Xplor Elite Sponsor again this year,” says Sheri Jammallo, Senior Advisor, Marketing at Canon Solutions America. “We value our relationship with Xplor because it provides Canon Solutions America with the unique opportunity to both showcase our production printing portfolio, while also being able to learn from the Xplor community and network with our peers in the industry. Xplor provides a rich learning environment for the customer communications industry and we are happy to help support their mission.”

Those interested in learning more about the Xplor Elite Sponsorship Program should contact Deborah Green, Director of Sales, at DeborahGreen@xplor.org  or +1-770-444-3845. You can also contact Xplor HQ directly at +1-813-949-6170.


About Xplor International
Xplor International is a not-for-profit association that provides thought leadership to the customer communications industry. As a community Xplor provides advocacy, education, training, mentoring and networking opportunities.

Our members are decision makers and recommenders who are involved in the conception, design, implementation production and delivery of multi-channel client, member and customer communications.

Xplor’s mission is to enhance organizational success and advance the careers of our members by providing research, publications, industry certification, professional development, web-based events, and conference programming. Xplor International has its worldwide headquarters in Lutz, Florida, with affiliated offices around the world. Further information is available at www.xplor.org.

Facebook: facebook.com/XplorInternational
Twitter: twitter.com/Xplor_Int or @Xplor_Int

Xplor International Media Contact:
Chad Henk
Director of Marketing
+1-813-949-6171
Chad@xplor.org

About Canon Solutions America, Inc.
Canon Solutions America provides industry leading enterprise, production, and large format printing solutions, supported by exceptional professional service offerings. With the technology offerings of the Canon and Océ brands, Canon Solutions America helps companies of all sizes improve sustainability, increase efficiency, and control costs through high volume, continuous feed, digital and traditional printing, and document management solutions. A wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., Canon Solutions America is headquartered in Melville, N.Y. and has sales and service locations across the U.S. For more information on Canon Solutions America, please visit csa.canon.com.

Xploration® 18 Agenda Now Populated

Session titles, descriptions, and speakers posted

Lutz, FL – December 12, 2017 – Xplor International, the worldwide electronic document systems association, today announced that their full educational agenda for Xploration® 18, The Customer Communications Conference, is now live at cvent.com/d/v5qc3p/6X. Xploration® 18 is being held April 17-19, 2018 in Orlando, Florida at the Rosen Plaza.

Tweet this: @Xplor_Int #XPLOR18 agenda is now populated! All 40 sessions are now complete with topics, descriptions and presenters! Check it out! bit.ly/2jxagDJ

For 2018, the agenda is packed with sessions that focus on content selected by industry professionals through a survey Xplor conducted earlier this year. Presenters will be a diverse group of end users, industry analysts, consultants, and vendor subject matter experts.

“We surveyed the industry for feedback on what they wanted to see as part of the conference agenda and then lined up a great group of speakers to deliver it” says Skip Henk, President and CEO of Xplor International. “The only session we have yet to announce is our keynote session, but be on the lookout for that announcement after the first of the year!”

About Xploration 18: Starting at $899 USD for a Full-conference Platinum Passport, the two-and-a-half day event is the perfect blend of educational sessions, panel discussions, general sessions, and networking events. Features include:

  • 40+ Educational Sessions
  • Panel Discussions and General Sessions
  • Keynote Speaker
  • 35+ Industry Partners in the Vendor Forum
  • Two Evening Networking Events (Tue/Wed)
  • Two Networking Luncheons (Tue/Wed)
  • Thursday Breakfast
  • New for 2018: A Morning with Keypoint Intelligence – InfoTrends

For more information regarding Xploration 18, or to access the registration site, please visit www.xplor.org/xplor18. Questions should be directed to Register@xplor.org or +1-813-949-6170 between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM (ET), Monday through Friday.

Vendors interested in being an exhibitor should contact Xplor’s Director of Sales, Deborah Green at +1-770-444-3845 or via email at deborahgreen@xplor.org.


About Xplor International
Xplor International is a not-for-profit association that provides thought leadership to the customer communications industry. As a community Xplor provides advocacy, education, training, mentoring and networking opportunities.

Our members are decision makers and recommenders who are involved in the conception, design, implementation production and delivery of multi-channel client, member and customer communications.

Xplor’s mission is to enhance organizational success and advance the careers of our members by providing research, publications, industry certification, professional development, web-based events, and conference programming. Xplor International has its worldwide headquarters in Lutz, Florida, with affiliated offices around the world. Further information is available at www.xplor.org.

Facebook: facebook.com/XplorInternational
Twitter: twitter.com/Xplor_Int or @Xplor_Int

Xplor International Media Contact:
Chad Henk
Director of Marketing
+1-813-949-6171
Chad@xplor.org

Xplor Announces First Timer Recognition Program for Xploration® 18

The Program Provides Complimentary Conference Passes to Qualified Applicants

Lutz, FL – December 5, 2017 – Xplor International, the worldwide electronic document systems association, today announced the return of the First Timer Recognition Program for their annual conference, Xploration® 18, that is being held April 17-19, 2018 in Orlando, Florida at the Rosen Plaza.

Tweet this: @Xplor_Int announces the return of their First Timer Recognition Program and is giving away FREE passes to qualifying applicants! bit.ly/2jf5TtO #XPLOR18

In its first two years, the First Timer Recognition Program has given over 150 end user attendees a complimentary full-conference pass, a $1099 value. Xplor is once again recognizing qualified first time attendees by providing them with a complimentary full-conference pass and an open invitation to come and see what the Xploration conference is all about. The complimentary conference pass entitles the recipient to attend all Xplor educational sessions, general sessions, keynotes and networking events.

“The First Timer Recognition Program, now in its third year, is unique to the Xplor event” says Skip Henk, President and CEO of Xplor International. “Our goal was to bring new end users to the event to keep things fresh and provide new insight and energy. Not only have many of the participants returned to the conference, but they have also shared their experience as a speaker or panelist. It is a big investment but both the conference and association have benefited from it.”

To qualify, applicants must not have attended an annual conference over the last 8 years, be employed by an enterprise or end user company, and agree to stay at the host hotel, the Rosen Plaza ($189US which includes resort fee). Interested parties must apply by March 16, 2018.

The number of complimentary registrations is limited and will be awarded on a first come first served basis. You can apply here: www.cvent.com/d/m5qbyg.

The two-and-a-half day event is the perfect blend of 40+ educational sessions, panel discussions, and general sessions, in addition to a keynote, evening networking events, networking luncheons, a breakfast, and over 35 of the industry’s best solution providers.

For more information regarding Xploration® 18, or to register, visit www.xplor.org/xplor18. Questions should be directed to Register@xplor.org or +1-813-949-6170 between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM (EST), Monday through Friday.

Vendors interested in being an exhibitor should contact Xplor’s Director of Sales, Deborah Green at +1-770-444-3845 or via email at deborahgreen@xplor.org.


About Xplor International
Xplor International is a not-for-profit association that provides thought leadership to the customer communications industry. As a community Xplor provides advocacy, education, training, mentoring and networking opportunities.

Our members are decision makers and recommenders who are involved in the conception, design, implementation production and delivery of multi-channel client, member and customer communications.

Xplor’s mission is to enhance organizational success and advance the careers of our members by providing research, publications, industry certification, professional development, web-based events, and conference programming. Xplor International has its worldwide headquarters in Lutz, Florida, with affiliated offices around the world. Further information is available at www.xplor.org.

Facebook: facebook.com/XplorInternational
Twitter: twitter.com/Xplor_Int or @Xplor_Int

Xplor International Media Contact:
Chad Henk
Director of Marketing
+1-813-949-6171
Chad@xplor.org

Xplor Now Accepting Nominations for Annual Awards

Recognitions to include Application, Technology, as well as Lifetime Achievement Awards

Lutz, FL — November 28, 2017: Xplor International, The Electronic Document Systems Association®, today issued a call for nominations for their annual awards, to be presented at their 2018 Annual Conference, Xploration® 18, April 17-19 at the Rosen Plaza in Orlando, Florida. The deadline for nominations is January 15, 2018. For more information on the annual Xplor awards, or to nominate a company or individual, please visit www.cvent.com/d/1tq1dl.

Tweet this: @Xplor_Int Issues Annual Call for Award Nominations. Nominate an individual/company in one of 4 categories bit.ly/2nd8R6b #XPLOR18

Application of the Year Award
The Application of the Year Award is presented to an individual, a company or an organization to recognize outstanding achievement in the imaginative application of current technology and/or unique implementation of existing document and communication systems. This award is open to members and non-members.

Technology of the Year Award
The Technology of the Year Award honors an individual, company or organization that has conceived and developed an original concept leading to a significant advancement in the industry.   This can be a new program, product or technology that notably enhances the capabilities of document and communication systems. This award is open to members and non-members.

The Brian Platte Lifetime Achievement Award
Established in 2007, this award is given to an individual whose efforts and contributions have significantly changed the course and development of the digital document and customer communications industry. This award is open to members and non-members.

Xplorer of the Year
For over 20 years, Xplor International has honored an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the association. The Xplorer of the Year honors significant service to the association, dedication to the Xplor mission, and notable achievement promoting the interest of the electronic document systems industry.  Only current members of Xplor International, who are not on the Association Board of Directors, are eligible.

If you have any questions on the award nominations, please contact Xplor Headquarters at +1-813-949-6171 or via email at register@xplor.org. For more information in regards to Xploration® 18, please visit www.xplor.org/xplor18. Vendors interested in being a sponsor or exhibitor can contact Xplor’s Director of Sales, Deborah Green, at +1-770-444-3845 or via email at deborahgreen@xplor.org.


About Xplor International
Xplor International is a not-for-profit association that provides thought leadership to the customer communications industry. As a community Xplor provides advocacy, education, training, mentoring and networking opportunities.

Our members are decision makers and recommenders who are involved in the conception, design, implementation production and delivery of multi-channel client, member and customer communications.

Xplor’s mission is to enhance organizational success and advance the careers of our members by providing research, publications, industry certification, professional development, web-based events, and conference programming. Xplor International has its worldwide headquarters in Lutz, Florida, with affiliated offices around the world. Further information is available at www.xplor.org.

Facebook: facebook.com/XplorInternational
Twitter: twitter.com/Xplor_Int or @Xplor_Int

Xplor International Media Contact:
Chad Henk
Director of Marketing
+1-813-949-6171
Chad@xplor.org

Sold-out Minneapolis Xploration Tour is a Huge Success

The One-Day Event Blended Education and Networking in the Most Unique Format to Date

Lutz, FL – November 20, 2017 – Xplor International today announced that the Xploration Tour in Minneapolis, Minnesota on November 15, 2017, sponsored by NEPS, was a huge success.

The Xploration Tour is designed to provide educational programming, information, and networking opportunities to members as well as industry professionals across North America.

The one-day event featured an industry analyst overview by Matt Swain of Keypoint Intelligence – InfoTrends, three educational sessions including Lindsay Milne, VP of Marketing for the Minnesota Timberwolves, and a panel discussion featuring the day’s speakers. Registration also included a unique opportunity for an offsite facility tour at Venture Solutions as well as an invitation to view the Minnesota Timberwolves NBA game from the owner’s suite. Everything was courtesy of our city sponsor, NEPS.

“The event was truly unique and has set the bar high for our future tours”, says Chad Henk, Director of Marketing for Xplor International. “Not only was the education fantastic, but the venue and hospitality from everyone in Timberwolves facility was phenomenal. Be sure to check out the event photos on the Xplor website to see what you missed!”

The tour will kick off 2018 on February 13th in Atlanta at the Pinnacle Data facility. For the most up-to-date information, including registration when available, visit www.xplor.org/tour.

For information on becoming an Xploration Tour sponsor please contact Deborah Green, Director of Sales, at +1-770-444-3845 or email deborahgreen@xplor.org


About Xplor International
Xplor International is a not-for-profit association that provides thought leadership to the customer communications industry. As a community Xplor provides advocacy, education, training, mentoring and networking opportunities.

Our members are decision makers and recommenders who are involved in the conception, design, implementation production and delivery of multi-channel client, member and customer communications.

Xplor’s mission is to enhance organizational success and advance the careers of our members by providing research, publications, industry certification, professional development, web-based events, and conference programming. Xplor International has its worldwide headquarters in Lutz, Florida, with affiliated offices around the world. Further information is available at www.xplor.org.

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Xplor International Media Contact:
Chad Henk
Director of Marketing
+1-813-949-6171
Chad@xplor.org