Each year the International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF) conducts an interactive, Careers in Corrugated Packaging & Displays Teleconference for packaging, graphic design, marketing & sales, business, engineering, supply chain and related students from colleges and universities across North America. Corrugated packaging & displays industry executives present topics of interest to students and faculty, and answer questions from the 400 - 500 students participating from 15 to 20 remote campuses. The Teleconferences are moderated by recent graduates or student interns who were prepared and then recruited to the corrugated packaging & displays industry through ICPF's resources. The Teleconference is not a webinar, but an actual, interactive video broadcast utilizing PBS producers and their studios in East Lansing, Michigan. The two hour conference also includes the live "Best of the Best" student design presentation competition with cash awards to competing student teams.
The evening before the Teleconference, ICPF hosts its annual student / executive dialogue dinner where top students join the Teleconference speakers and local industry executives for dinner to learn more about corrugated packaging & display industry careers.
Faculty are encouraged to contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703.549.8580 for participation information for next year's teleconference. Click here for the program. If you are a student who wishes to participate in the Student Dialogue Dinner or the Teleconference, contact email@example.com or call ICPF at the number above.
2017 Teleconference on the Business of Corrugated Packaging & Displays
ICPF conducted its interactive Teleconference on The Business of Corrugated Packaging & Displays and its Career Opportunities February 23, 2017. Students and faculty learned more about "The Business of Corrugated Packaging & Displays" including the business side of corrugated, it’s unique sustainability and career opportunities. Click here for the 2017 program.
Previous conference topics include: the diverse, challenging careers in corrugated; sustaining your future, the latest innovations and sustainability advances in the corrugated industry; the latest digital printing technology; marketing and sales within the industry, innovations in corrugated structures and graphic design and the business of corrugated packaging and displays from both an integrated and independent firm perspective.
Click here to read the news release from the 2017 Teleconference.
Click below to watch the videos from previously conducted Teleconferences.