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Advanced Textiles Highlights

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

Medical—latest in textile technology for the medical market
Sponsors: Elkem Silicones and MMI Textiles | 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 commercializing of e-textiles
Sponsors: Aurora and NSC | Moderator: Eva Osborne, Significant Difference
Testing—designed to improve decision making based on textile properties
Sponsor: DAF | Moderator: Jasmine Cox, Textile Technology Center At Gaston College

Smart Fabrics Program with E-Textiles WorkshopMarket Discussions, Conference Track, Kits for Beginners, and Hackathon designed to channel excitement into new product development.  More info

Testing Program with Testing Demo ZoneConference TrackTesting certificates, free Intro to Testing Seminar, and Q&As, in cooperation with NCState and supported by AATCC. More info

Mentor Meetings – Free – Confidential advice from independent experts.  More info

Advanced Textiles Campfires – Free – interactive education sessions on the latest technologies and processes (booth A123) More Info

E-Textiles Hackathon Design Challenge – Free – competition for all entrepreneurs, developers, designers, students, engineers, artists, makers, and creators. More info


schedule – Advanced Textiles CONFERENCE

SCHEDULe – show floor education

Show floor

400+ innovative exhibitors with expertise in virtually every market and textile technology

E-Textiles Workshop a gathering place for innovators, suppliers, beginners, and experts
Coffee provided by Jakob Mueller

Testing Demo Zone testing education and demonstrations all in one place

Advanced Textiles Lounge the place to relax, recharge, and network (booth A545)
Presented by Jomar Softcorp

Fabric Sourcing Center – Hundreds of fabric samples from our exhibitors, in one show floor location

Campfires free education sessions in 3 locations on the show floor

Networking, Keynotes, Awards

Advanced Textiles Networking Reception – Tuesday 5:30-7 pm – For Advanced Textiles Conference attendees, Advanced Textiles exhibitors, ATP division members, and IFAI board members.
Presented by J.M. Rodgers and Autometrix and Stoll America

Opening Reception – Wednesday 5:30-8 pm – Open to all – National World War II Museum

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

E-Textiles Standards Roundtable – Thursday 8-9:30am – Open to all
Moderated by the Department of Commerce

Free Lunch Friday – 11:30-1 pm – Open to all

Awards – Recognition for innovation

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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.