Seminar & Conference Keynote Speaker
Over the last twenty-five years Thad McIlroy has been a featured keynote speaker at seminars and conferences relating to the publishing industry across the U.S. and Canada and around the world. He also creates presentations for individual clients, both for senior management and for specialized workgroups.
He is always a popular conference speaker, combining an in-depth technical knowledge with an irreverent sense of humor: not presenting technology too solemnly. He is customarily rated as one of the top speakers at the conferences he participates in.
“Fortunately, the keynote by Thad McIlroy was worth the wait.”
— Robin Peak, Information Today
“It is a pleasure to hear you speak about the industry we have all grown to love (and hate 😉 ).”
— Keith Kanak, BFC Integrated Print Management
What did you find most valuable at the IPA Technical Conference?
- “Enjoyed Thad McIlroy the best.”
- “McIlroy talk — made me think.”
- “Thad’s presentation was very appropriate. Excellent decision to include him as a presenter.”
Thad has been a speaker at numerous publishing industry conferences. Recent seminar presentations have included:
- The Future of Publishing
- Metadata for Book Publishers: ONIX and More
- Venture Funding in the Book Publishing Industry
- Mobile Strategies for Digital Publishing
- Publishing Automation
McIlroy has delivered keynote presentations at Seybold Conferences, Magazines Canada Technical Conference, the Gilbane Conference, XPLOR, the I S & T Annual Conference, Prepress Asia, the Digital Smart Factory and Digital Design World.
Keynote speaking and seminar programs can be tailored to any length, from 20 minutes to a full-day program (30-90 minutes is most common). Fees are negotiable according to the length of presentation, the amount of preparation required and the travel involved.