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New to FORUM? Here’s a collection of reminders and suggestions.

FORUM 2020 has dozens of presenters preparing to deliver informative and education discussions on color, brands and technology. Learning as much as possible requires doing some homework—planning your travel to and accommodations in Columbus, getting acquainted with the material and schedule, and taking advantage of other events happening around FORUM.

Use this list of to-dos to make your first FORUM as rewarding as possible.

Reserve your hotel room in FTA’s room block right away

There are three room blocks—at the Hyatt Regency Columbus (where FORUM 2020’s technical sessions take place), Hilton Columbus Downtown and Drury Inn & Suites Columbus. Book and get a special rate, but rooms fill up fast, so don’t wait.

Deadline: March 25

Take advantage of first-time attendee registration rates

Never attended a FORUM? Haven’t been in three or more years? Receive a special rate on registration.

Preview the sessions

Get an early look at the nine technical sessions that make up FORUM 2020’s agenda, read about what you’ll learn, and glimpse what every presentation and panel discussion will cover.


FORUM attendees spend the morning learning about new technologies and their applications, and the afternoon at INFOFLEX seeing them in person and talking to the companies behind them. Every FORUM attendee receives complimentary access to INFOFLEX 2020.

Download the event app

Be engaged in FORUM’s technical sessions by participating in live polls, asking speakers questions and providing direct feedback, all from inside the event app. The app also contains complete session details, the full event schedule and more. Available for iOS and Android devices.

Unwind at the Monday Evening Social

All FORUM attendees are invited to enjoy live entertainment, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drinks at the Monday Evening Social. Meet other flexographers, catch up with industry colleagues and talk shop.

Get a round in at the Emerging Leaders Golf Outing

The Emerging Leaders Golf Outing is a chance for new industry members and veteran flexographers to share knowledge and bridge the generational gap. The Outing tees off the Saturday before FORUM 2020 begins.

Follow FORUM 2020 news and updates

Stay up-to-date with event announcements and press releases from FTA.

See the Phoenix Challenge College Competition

At the Phoenix Challenge College Competition, teams of college students will present their semesters-long projects to a group of judges. The winning team will be announced at Sunday night’s Awards Banquet and will present their project during “FQC: Exploring Technology & Defining Value in Packaging” Monday morning.

Make travel plans

Get a flight into town, reserve a rental car and download apps for ride-sharing platforms operating in Columbus.

Discover the city of Columbus

With a nickname like “The Discovery City,” there’s a diverse range of attractions, restaurants and cultural landmarks to see. Make time to experience everything Columbus has to offer.