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Specialty Fabrics Conference

Tuesday, September 26
Title / Topic
8–9:30am Don’t Kill Your Golden Goose—Succession Strategies to Protect & Perpetuate Your Business –
No Handout
8–9:30 am Pattern Making Essentials for Apparel Including Stretch Fabrics
8–8:45 am Shade Sails 2.0
8:45–9:30 am Outdoor Graphics – Design to Installation
9:45 am–Noon Do codes and Permitting Impact your Business?
 9:45–10:30 am Government Contracting: Contacts for Contracts – No Handout
 9:45–10:30 am Advanced Upholstery
 10:30–11:15 am Internship Success Panel: A Keyston Bros Case Study – No Handout
 11:15 am–Noon Disaster Prevention/Preparation
 Noon–1:30 pm Keynote Lunch: Unexpected Paths of Diversification – No Handout
 1:30–2:15 pm State of the Industry
 2:15–3 pm Selecting a Sewing Machine for Your Application
 2:15–3 pm How to Build Relationships with Architects – Mary Gilmore
How to Build Relationships with Architects – Marc Shellshear
 3:15–4 pm Optimizing Your Cutting Room for Your Application
 3:15–4pm How to Keep Talented Employees Engaged
3:15–4pm New Market Opportunities for Shade – Daniel W
New Market Opportunities for Shade – Margueritte Ramos
 4–4:45pm Selecting a Welding Machine for your Application
 4–4:45pm Mass to Membrane
 4–4:45pm  Award Winning Marine Case Study – No Handout
 4:45–5:30pm Upselling: Selling Quality over Price

Advanced Textiles Conference

Tuesday, September 26
Title / Topic
8 – 8:30 am Smart Fabrics – Beyond the Gadgets
8 – 8:45 am Making Sense of A DoD Budget
8 – 9:00 am Fiber Testing
8:30 – 9:10 am Current Development in the Smart and Interactive Fabrics Market
8:45 – 9:30 am Defense Procurement and the Berry Amendment
9 – 10:15 am Yarn Testing
9:10 – 9:30 am Development and Commercialization of New Smart Fabrics Technologies –
No Handout
9:45 – 10:30 am Nature-Inspired Moisture Management and Topical Drug Delivery
9:45 – 10:30 am Understanding ITAR and the Future of Export Controls on Advanced Textiles
10:15 – 11:15 am Fabric Testing
10:30 – 11:15 am Biomimesis in a Fiber Delivers Adaptive Breathability
10:30 – 11:15 am The Revolutionary Fibers and Textiles Manufacturing Innovation Institute –
A New Industry/Government Partnership to Meet Future Defense and Commercial Requirements –
No Handout
11:15 am – noon Expectations for Testing Medical Textiles: Is it Really Necessary and What Does it Achieve? –
No Handout
11:15 am – noon Mechanical Fabrics that Work – No Handout
11:15 am – noon Developing Advanced Materials for Chemical and Biological Protection
noon – 1:30 pm Keynote Luncheon: Unexpected Paths of Diversification – No Handout
1:30 – 2 pm Smart Talk: 101 E-Textiles
1:30 – 2:15 pm Evaluation of Moisture Management Methods
1:30 – 2:15 pm Fabric-based Actuators and Functional Apparel Design for Soft Robotic Glove
2 – 3 pm Smart Talk: E-Textiles ‘DIY’ – No Handout
2:15 – 3 pm Green Certification Panel Discussion – Lee Tyler
Green Certification Panel Discussion – Scott Exo
Green Certification Panel Discussion – Ben Mead
2:15 – 3 pm Advanced Textile Solutions for Medicine – Inspired by Nature’s Living Textiles – No Handout
3:15 – 4:00 pm Smart Talk: E-Textiles Q&A – No Handout
3:15 – 4:00 pm Enhanced Product Performance and Durability by the Addition of Appropriate Antimicrobials
3:15 – 4:00 pm Enabling the Future of Medicine through Controlled Sustained Delivery of Biologics and
Pharmaceuticals from Biodegradable Fiber
4 – 4:45 pm Energy Harvesting: Power for the People!
4 – 4:45 pm Evolving Standard Test Methods to Evaluate Liquid and Viral Penetration through Protective Clothing
4 – 4:45 pm Sustainable Coatings for Medical Textiles
4:45 – 5:30 pm Roadmap for E-Textiles Standards – No Handout
4:45 – 5:30 pm The Evolution of Medical Textiles for Vascular Surgical Applications – No Handout
Wednesday, September 27
Title / Topic
 8 – 8:45 am The US Military is Moving E-Textiles to the Front Lines –
Is Your Company Prepared to Meet Their Needs? – No Handout
 8:45 – 9:30 am E-Textiles Integrating Sensors, Communications, IoT, Cloud
Technologies for Medical Wearables – No Handout
 8 – 9:30 am Ideation in Engineering Design
Thursday, September 28
Title / Topic
 8 – 9:30 am  E-Textiles Standards Roundtable – No Handout