Unless otherwise noted in the agenda, all activities will take place at the Nashville Music City Center.

* All Access Registration is required to attend the Advanced Textiles Conference and grants access to all Expo Education and Show Floor features!
** Expo Plus Registration is required to attend industry classroom education and does not include the Advanced Textiles Conference.
*** Requires an add-on purchase during registration.

All stated times are Central Standard Time.

Sunday, October 31

7:30am - 5:30pm Onsite Registration / Check-In Open
8am - 5pm Exhibitor Install

Monday, November 1

7:30am – 5:30pm Onsite Registration / Check-In Open
8am - 5pm Exhibitor Install
11:30am - 12:45pm

Start off your Advanced Textiles Conference day by reconnecting with your peers and enjoying a catered lunch! A plenary session during lunch, A More Perfect Union – Advancing Textile Manufacturing Through Collaboration, sets the tone for the day!

1 - 5pm

The Advanced Textiles (AT) Conference starts on Monday, Nov. 1 with an afternoon dedicated to advanced textiles education!

The AT Conference continues with morning advanced textiles sessions at Expo on Nov. 2-3. Experience your choice of 18 50-minute classroom sessions that will cover content in several tracks: Innovations in E-Textiles, Medical Textile Breakthroughs, Industry 4.0 / Advanced Manufacturing, and Sustainability in Advanced Textiles.

5 - 6:30pm *Advanced Textiles Conference Networking Reception

Tuesday, November 2

6:45 - 8am

IFAI’s annual Fun Run and Walk is back, with a twist! Participants will be split into small groups of 8-10 and taken on a morning fun run or walk through downtown Nashville, passing important cultural and tourist sites along the way.  Requires and add-on purchase.  Begins at the Omni Nashville Hotel across the street from the Music City Center.  Click here for details!

8am - 5pm Onsite Registration / Check-In Open
8:30 - 9:45am

Join us for an exciting keynote to kick off your Expo experience!

A Hall of Fame speaker and former national headline comedian, Steve Rizzo knows how to captivate and inspire. He engages the audience with laughter as he gradually challenges them to SHIFT their way of thinking to discover Increased Productivity, Greater Joy and Enthusiasm and new levels of success. Open to all registrants. Details on our Special Events page!

10am - 5pm Show Floor Open
  • IFAI Hub
  • Welcome Desk
  • 10 - 11:50am ** Advanced Textiles Conference Sessions
    10am - 12pm ** Industry Classroom Education
    10:30am - 2:30pm

    Support two great causes as the Industrial Fabrics Foundation and Nashville’s Agape Rescue join forces for an adorable show floor experience!

    Adoptable dogs and puppies will be visiting IFAI Expo and cuddles are for sale.  All proceeds will go to support these two great organizations. Details on our Special Events page.

     

    10:30am - 4:30pm
  • Expo Education is as vibrant as ever this year!  Check out over 15 hours of informal, interactive, and informative campfire sessions across three pavilions on our show floor, Nov. 2-4.  Open to all registration types!

  • 2 - 4pm ** Industry Classroom Education
    5 - 6:30pm

    Get ready to celebrate IFAI Expo’s 100th anniversary!  Stick around after hours to keep the energy and conversations going in the concourse outside the Exhibit Halls.  The opening reception will feature drinks, appetizers and great fun!  Included with all registration types!

    6:30 - 8:30pm (music at 7pm)

    Make your first night at Expo a lively, fun-filled experience!  After the Opening Reception, enjoy an evening of great food, great conversation and great music by IFAI’s house band, Hangin’ By a Thread! All while supporting a great cause. Industry Night takes place at Martins Bar-B-Que Joint, a five minute walk from the Music City Center.

    The Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF) helps build your workforce, inspire innovation and foster the greater good.   Add-on purchase required.  Proceeds from Industry Night will go to IFF.  Details here!

     

    Wednesday, November 3

    8am - 5pm Onsite Registration / Check-In Open
    8 - 9:30am

    Mix and mingle with the winners of the 2021 IFAI Awards.  Enjoy breakfast, an awards presentation with lively emcees, and an awesome opportunity to network and celebrate outstanding work in the industrial fabrics industry.

    Included in All Access and Expo Plus Registration; requires add-on purchase to a Show Floor Only Registration.

    9 - 11:50am ** Advanced Textiles Conference Sessions
    10am - 5pm Show Floor Open
  • IFAI Hub
  • Welcome Desk
  • 9am - 12pm ** Industry Classroom Education
    10:30am - 2:30pm Pet a Puppy Fundraising Event on Show Floor
    10:30am - 4:30pm Show Floor Education
  • Campfire: Advanced Textiles
  • Campfire: Shade & Weather Protection
  • Campfire: Specialty Fabrics
  • Sponsored Demos and Innovation Stage
  • 2 - 4pm ** Industry Classroom Education
    5 - 6pm

    Get to know your fellow emerging leaders in the industrial fabrics industry!  IFAI will be hosting a happy hour at the Omni Nashville Hotel for young professionals to have an opportunity to network and share experiences.

    No additional purchase required and open to all registration types.

    Thursday, November 4

    8am - 2pm Onsite Registration / Check-In Open
    10am - 2pm Show Floor Open
  • IFAI Hub
  • Welcome Desk
  • 10:30am - 1pm Show Floor Education
  • Campfire: Advanced Textiles
  • Campfire: Shade & Weather Protection
  • Campfire: Specialty Fabrics
  • Sponsored Demos and Innovation Stage
  • 11am - 1pm Pet a Puppy Fundraising Event on Show Floor
    1 - 5pm

    A half day to close out your IFAI Expo experience includes an future-focused keynote, an engaging “State of the Industry” panel specific to fabric structures in architecture and an hour of roundtable discussions focused on critical issues in the industry.  Closes with a networking reception.  Add-on purchase is required for all registration types.

    View details on our Special Events page.

    2 - 8pm Exhibitor Dismantle

    Friday, November 5

    8am - 12pm Exhibitor Dismantle

    IFAI Disclaimer: Although every reasonable effort is made to provide the speakers, topics, and sessions listed, some changes or substitutions may occur. Speakers and sessions are subject to cancellation or change up to and including the day the session(s) are scheduled to be held. Changes or cancellations are made at the discretion of IFAI and may be done without notifying attendees. If sessions are changed or canceled no refunds should be expected. Agreement to attend IFAI Expo acknowledges acceptance of this provision.