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Advanced Textiles Conference – Four tracks to help you navigate through this fast-growing field, plus the annual Advanced Textiles Networking Reception.  Attendees are free to move between tracks.

Medical—latest in textile technology for the medical market
Sponsor: Bluestar | Moderator: Diana Wagner, Wyss Institute/Harvard
Military—focused on how to do business with the military
Sponsors: Bondcote and Highland | Moderator: Scott Crothers, First State Manufacturing
Smart Fabrics—examining all types of interactive textiles plus an
in-depth look at commercializing e-textiles
Moderator: Eva Osborne, Significant Difference
Testing—designed to improve decision making based on textile properties

Sponsors: DAF and FITI | Moderator: Jasmine Cox, Textile Technology Center At Gaston College

Smart Fabrics Program – Introducing the IFAI Expo Smart Fabrics Program, designed to channel smart fabrics excitement into new product development.  More info

TestingEarn certification from North Carolina State University through the IFAI Expo Testing Program and meet testing experts in the Testing Demo zone. More info

Mentor Meetings – Confidential advice from independent experts. More info

Campfire Sessions – Free Education sessions, with a special location on the Advanced Textiles show floor.

Advanced Textiles CONFERENCE – Schedule


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Show floor

Additional highlights

Opening Reception – Fun for all on Wednesday evening

Wednesday and Thursday Opening Keynotes – Free inspiration for all attendees, prior to show floor open

Fabric Sourcing Center – Hundreds of exhibitor’s materials in one prime location along with education and industry information
International Achievement Awards – See the industry’s best in technical skill, innovation and design excellence

Stay connected

Advanced Textiles Source – This online publication is the industry’s best source for information and original content

Specialty Fabrics Review

About us

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is a trade association comprised of member companies representing the global specialty fabrics, advanced textiles, shade and geosynthetic marketplaces. IFAI invests more than $8 million each year to advance the industry and support member companies.

Advanced Textiles Product Division (ATP) – ATP supports the entire industry and offers support, networking, education and scholarships to help ensure its future. For more information on ATP including a member list, scholarship information, a list of webinars and the latest news, click here.