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GCEA Conference at Clemson University

About the Conference:

CREATE AN UPROAR! We are excited to invite GCEA back to Clemson University July 28 - August 1, 2019, for Camp Clemson.

Featuring keynote presentations from Julie Shaffer from APTech, Doug Pike from XMPie, Deborah Corn from PrintmediaCentr, and Tara Knight from Adobe. Full schedule will be announced in late Spring 2019.

While you are here, you'll have the opportunity to take in lectures on pedagogy, emerging technologies and hands-on labs in Godfrey Hall where we have a new Nilpeter, 7-station flexo press, a Mimaki digital press, an HP Indigo, 2 photography labs and more.

We'll also continue the GCEA tradition of ice cream and taking in a little of the local color around the Upstate.

Any questions? Contact Charles Weiss or Erica Walker.

Conference Agenda

View speakers for the 2019 Annual GCEA Conference.

Getting here:

Located in the Upstate of South Carolina, we are two hours from major airports in Atlanta, GA (ATL) and Charlotte, NC (CLT) and only 45 minutes from GSP airport in Greenville, SC.

If you prefer train travel, the Amtrak also runs right through town.

Parking on campus is limited and incurs an additional $7/day fee.

Need a shuttle from Greenville-Spartanburg (GSP) airport?
Airport pick up times on Sunday 7/28 at 12:00 P.M., 2:00 P.M., 4:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M.. Shuttle to the airport on Thursday 8/1 leave Clemson at 6:30 A.M., 9:00 A.M., 11:30 A.M. and 2:00 P.M.. Please plan your flights accordingly. Limited availability. Please confirm desired shuttle with the conference hosts as soon as you book your flights.

Car rentals are available at the airport, but you will need to make your own reservations and purchase a parking pass for on-campus parking at $7 per day.


We have guaranteed 70 single occupancy rooms (for GCEA only participants), depending on the number of registrants, people who register late may have to share a room. The configuration is suite style with two bedrooms (each has 2 beds, even the singles) and a shared full bath. Daily housekeeping is not provided in the rooms.

Parking on campus is an additional $7 per day charge. Please order a parking pass when you register for the conference. Parking is not directly outside the dorm, but nearby down the street. There is handicap parking available near the dorms and our building.

There are also nearby hotels if you prefer.


The cost of the conference includes dorm accommodations, shuttle service, most meals, and the activity day. You must be a current member of GCEA to attend the conference. To learn about the benefits of membership, join, or re-up your membership, please visit:

  • $595 GCEA member, Full conference pass (includes most meals, housing, and all special activities)
  • $395 Spouse program (includes most meals, housing, and all special activities)
  • $395 PRINTed only (includes most meals and housing)
  • $595 PRINTed and GCEA conference (includes most meals, housing, and all special activities)
  • $99/day for a daily rate for GCEA Conference attendees

Conference Cancellation Policy:

    1. If a registrant is unable to attend an event for any reason they may substitute, by arrangement with the registrar, someone else to attend in their place. Confirmation of the switch needs to be confirmed by 2 weeks before the event.
    2. Where the registrant is unable to attend, and is not in a position to transfer his/her place to another person or to another event, then the following refund arrangements apply:


    1. Registrations canceled more than 30 days before the event are eligible for a partial refund of 80% of the registration fees paid, less an administrative charge.
    2. No refunds are available for cancellations made within 2 weeks of the event.

Refunds will be handled by the University.

Event App Information

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