Please note that most of the courses listed here are "staples" therefore repeat at a similar time each year.
May 8-12, East Lansing, Mich.
This hands-on workshop is designed for all levels of industry professionals who have a role in managing packaging and related operations within their organizations and are seeking a formal background in packaging concepts. The workshop will offer full insight into all aspects of packaging including function, materials, systems and processes, packaging machinery distribution, and more! You will leave this course better prepared to implement virtual design and sustainability practices in your company’s packaging and related operations. Cost is $1,995 per person. To register or learn more, visit:
How to Develop Packages That Reduce Food Waste: Nov.14-16, East Lansing, Mich.
This hands-on workshop is designed for those who have a role in managing packaging for food and related operations within their organizations. The workshop will offer full insight in all aspects of food packaging including function, materials, systems and processes, shelf life estimation, active packaging, modified atmosphere packaging, distribution, food security and more! You will leave this course better prepared to implement functional design elements and sustainability practices to your company’s packaging and related operations. Cost is $1,495 per person. To register or learn more, visit: http://www.packaging.msu.edu/industry_testing_services/food_packaging_basics_course
Date To Be Determined, East Lansing, Mich.
Using computer-aided technology to help design packaging opens up new possibilities for creative excellence. Iterative prototyping aids designers in focusing on the positive consumer experience. These techniques are presented in a framework of Design Thinking in the MSU School of Packaging’s Virtual Design and Prototyping Live (VDP Live) workshop. The workshop fills over 16 hours with instruction, demonstration and most importantly, hands-on practice and creation. Attendees will use the School’s leading edge technology computer lab and prototyping facilities for integrative projects. Projects will result in both virtual and real packaging creations to take home. Among the topics explored will be cartons and boxes, 2D and 3D design, sample table and 3D printing prototypes, virtual and augmented reality for packaging and structural and graphics design.
For a sample of the results to be expected by attendees at VDP Live, download the following PDF and open in Adobe Reader (version 8 or newer). If asked about enabling 3D content, select an option to trust the document. Then left-click and drag to explore the design. Try exploring the different display modes, lighting, even cross-sections. This is just one of the formats used in VDP Live.