The Call for Presentation Proposals is now open for 2022!

IFAI Expo is organized by the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) and will take place at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, NC USA on October 12-14, 2022, with education happening Oct. 11-14.

Education Content Categories

50-Minute Classroom Sessions
Advanced Textiles
Shade & Weather Protection
Specialty Fabrics
Marine Fabrication
General Business

25-Minute Campfire Sessions
These are concise sessions on the show floor covering any of the above four categories and are interactive, informal, and focus on demos and

Priority of Proposal Review and Acceptance

Proposals are accepted until March 31. Those received before March 15 receive first priority in the review process. Sessions are to be educational and not intended to promote one’s product, service or company. Content is to be unbiased, neutral and noncommercial. Priority of proposal acceptance is first given to IFAI members followed by nonmembers who can offer unique, relevant, and educational content.  Note: membership with IFAI does not guarantee selection as a presenter.

If you are interested in exploring IFAI membership and membership benefits, please visit  ifai.com/membership.

  • Proposals are accepted until March 31. Those received before March 15 receive first priority in the review process
  • Proposals will be reviewed and accepted by committee with selected presenters contacted by IFAI staff
  • Proposals and presentations must be in English
  • All presentations must be created on IFAI Expo’s branded PowerPoint template
  • If selected as a presenter, must be able to be onsite in Charlotte, NC USA October 11-14, 2022
  • Presentation should include time for audience questions
  • All selected proposals must be submitted to IFAI in advance of presentation for distribution to attendees
  • All selected presentations must be free of sales/company/corporate marketing
  • All selected presenters agree to the possibility of being photographed and/or videotaped for future distribution by IFAI
  • All selected presenters and co-presenters will be provided with one (1) complimentary Expo registration per person up to 4 presenters
  • Presenters are considered attendees of Expo and pay their own travel and lodging expenses; no honorarium or stipend will be provided.
  • All selected presentations are subject to underwriting by IFAI sponsors and may include sponsor recognition to include logo placement, brief statements of thanks, or other forms of sponsor recognition at the sole discretion of IFAI
  • All selected presenters will be required to sign a speaker agreement form after formal acceptance

Questions about this form?

Please email expospeakers@ifai.com. You will receive an email within 2 business days.

The Call for Presentations submission form is open!  Please email expospeakers@ifai.com if you have a question about your submission after you’ve completed the form.