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
Campfire Sessions – Free Education sessions, with a special location on the Advanced Textiles show floor.
Advanced Textiles Conference Sponsors
- 400+ innovative exhibitors with expertise in virtually every market and technology
- E-Textiles Workshop a gathering place for innovators, suppliers, beginners, and experts
- Testing Demo Zone testing education and demonstrations all in one place
- Advanced Textiles Campfires interactive education sessions
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
Advanced Textiles Source – This online publication is the industry’s best source for information and original content
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.