2014 PePcon:
The Print + ePublishing Conference®

Chicago, Illinois

June 15–18, 2014

Join the world’s top InDesign experts and members of the Adobe InDesign team, June 15–18 in The Windy City, for the InDesign event of the year! Find answers and valuable insight on publishing for eBooks, print, interactive documents, and more! Be inspired by fresh ideas and new products.

This 2-day multi-track conference is preceeded by a half-day of pre-conference tutorials and followed by a full day of post-conference tutorials.

PePcon: Not your typical InDesign Conference

Founded by world-renowned InDesign experts David Blatner and Anne-Marie Concepción, and dedicated to the idea that InDesign professionals deserve a great learning experience, PePcon brings together over a dozen of the leading experts in InDesign, DPS, EPUB, and PDF for three days of non-stop inspiration and education!

This year’s PePcon will be held at the Chicago Marriott Downtown on the Magnificent Mile!

Conference Sessions Will Cover:

  • InDesign CC+1: What’s coming next?!
  • From InDesign to iPad: Five Paths to Success
  • Best Practices for Illustrator,Photoshop, and Edge integration
  • Creating Reliable Print and EPUB Workflows
  • Graphics for ePub and Kindle
  • Creating PDF Files that Print: Best Practices
  • Automated Publishing: From Data to Delivery
  • Kindle vs. iPad: What You Need to Know
  • InDesign Power User Techniques
  • The Future is Now: Interactive
    Documents with Adobe’s new Digital Publishing Solution (DPS)
  • See the full conference schedule

Pre-conference Tutorials

Due to popular demand, we’ve added four great pre-conference tutorials* this year. These sessions are on Sunday, June 15, from 12:30 to 5 pm, and space is very limited. Sign up today!

  • EPUB Bootcamp: What You Need to Know — The fundamentals of EPUB, all in one place. Learn from an expert how to get started on the right track!
  • DPS Bootcamp: Building Folios for Digital Publications — You want to use Adobe’s Digital Publishing Suite to make iPad and Android apps. Where to begin? Right here!
  • CSS/HTML Bootcamp: What Designers Need to Know — The consensus is in: Every designer needs to know the basics of HTML and CSS. Join us for this intensive but fun tutorial.

*Extra registration fee applies for the pre- and post-conference tutorials

Post-conference tutorials

  • Power Suite Techniques: InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator — Learn how to use InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Bridge, and Dreamweaver together for amazing publications!
  • InDesign to Interactive PDF — Everyone loves PDF, but it’s not always obvious how to create the interactive effects you desire. Learn the fundamentals (and cool tips) here.
  • Creating Fixed Layout ePUB — Learn how to create ebooks that precisely match your page design with the fixed layout format.
  • Publishing Your iPad App: The Hardest Step Explained — The final steps of publishing an app are usually glossed over, partly because they are, as one publisher put it, “gruelling.” See how it’s done, and learn how to avoid common mistakes!
  • and more to come!


Speakers at PePcon are internationally-renowned, best-of-class trainers and experts. This year’s event includes:


Registration is first-come, first-serve, and the last three years sold out—so register early!

You can register for the two-day conference, pre- or post-conference tutorials, three-days, or all four days (“Gold Pass”). Your conference pass includes:

  • Admission to all sessions
  • Breakfast and networking lunches provided on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.
  • Access to the opening night party
  • One-month “all you can eat” subscription to the Lynda.com online training library
  • The InDesignSecrets Top 40 Tips eBook
  • Automatic entry into “door prizes” worth over $7,000. Past event prizes have included Adobe Font Folio (20 user pack), the Adobe Master Collection, Adobe Creative Suite, and more!

We have a block of rooms set aside for attendees at the conference hotel (the Chicago Marriott Downtown, on the Magnificent Mile), though all attendees are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. Kindly review our registration policies before ordering.

Group and educational discounts

Group discounts are available: Register 3 or more people at the same time and get $50 off each registration! An educational discount of $100 off our current pricing is available to anyone who works at or attends an educational institution. For details, see the online registration form or contact us.

Come for the conference, stay for the weekend

Chicago is an amazing place to visit in the late spring! Click here for more information about The Windy City and the conference hotel.