Early SGML Sponsor and Public Advocate:
Graphic Communications Association (GCA)
Note: This entry is only minimally updated since 1992, except for the lilinks to the GCA and SGML Open WWW pages. Its value is mainly historical. See other information about GCA on the Contacts page, or on the GCA WWW Home Page.
The GCA is a national affiliate of Printing Industries of America, and is one of the foremost SGML sponsors worldwide. Historically, GCA executives have played strategic leadership roles in promoting the development of the SGML standard; cf. the SGMLUG's "Brief History of SGML". Marion Elledge is the current  Director of Information Technologies; the GCA's current  Board of Directors (Information and Technologies track) in 1990 includes David Mayer (Autotrol Technologies), Jon Slangerup (also Board Secretary; Federal Express) and Yuri Rubinsky (President, SoftQuad).
GCA sponsors or co-sponsors numerous worldwide conferences, tutorials, workshops and seminars on SGML, CALS and other technologies related to electronic publishing and information processing. For example:
- Annual SGML Conference (SGML '95 upcoming)
- SGML Europe
- International Markup
GCA's SGML events are announced in (a) direct mailings; (b) in the dedicated SGML newsletter associated originally with the GCA <TAG> (see <TAG> entry; (c) in the occasional newsletter TECHInfo: News for the Information Management Community; (d) and in a quarterly magazine Perspectives. GCA events are also covered in each issue of the SGML Users' Group Newsletter, and in EPSIG News.
The GCA distributes ISO documents and other SGML-related publications, with preferential rates for GCA members. Included are CALS specifications packages and SGML "handbooks" by Martin Bryan, Eric van Herwijnen, Joan Smith, and Charles Goldfarb, and others. Also available is the GCA's publication The SGML Source Guide. The Graphic Communications Association's Guide to Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML) Systems, Software, Service, Consultants, Seminars and Resources. Edited by Marion Elledge. ISBN 0-933505-13-2. See GCA Guide.
Graphic Communications Association
Attention: Marion Elledge (Director, Information Technologies)
100 Daingerfield Road, 4th Floor
Alexandria, VA 22314-2888 USA
Tel: (1 703) 519-8160
Tel: (1 703) 519-8167 -8157
FAX: (703) 548-2867
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Marion Elledge [April 01, 1996])
WWW: GCA Home Page [March 1996]