*The following is subject to change. Disclaimer at bottom of page.


Sunday, October 14
Time Event Location
7:30 am – 5:30 pm Registration Open Hall B/C Lobby
Level 2
8 am – 5 pm Exhibitor Move-In Halls A – C
Level 2
Monday, October 15
Time Event Location
6:30 am–5:30 pm Registration Open Hall B/C Lobby
Level 2
7 am – 7 pm Pre-Expo Conference Level 3 Mezzanine Meeting Rooms
8 am – 5 pm Exhibitor Move-In Halls A – C
Level 2
6:30 – 9:30 pm Industrial Fabrics Foundation Night Hyatt Regency Dallas”Reunion Tower/Cloud 9″
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Tuesday, October 16
Time Event Location
7 – 8:15 am IFAI Board of Directors Meeting (private / invite only) TBD
8 am – 5 pm Registration Open Hall B/C Lobby
Level 2
8 am – 5 pm GeoDallas Education = Level 3 Mezzanine Meeting Rooms

Geo Pavilion = Hall C
Level 2

8:30 – 9:45 am Keynote Speaker Ballroom A Level 2
10 am – 5 pm Show Floor Open Halls A – D
Level 2
10 am – 5 pm Fabric Sourcing Center IFAI Hub // 1143
10 am – 5 pm E-Textiles Workshop A2535
10 am – 5 pm Testing Demo Zone A2833
10:30 – 11 am Shade and Weather Protection Campfire
Helping the DoD Understand the Tensioned Fabric Structure They Just Bought
1755
10:30 – 11 am Advanced Textiles Campfire
Advanced Textiles Student Design Competition Winner
A2214
11 – 11:30 am Specialty Fabrics Campfire
Rotary Screen Functional Coating & Lamination Technology…So What?!?!
621
11 – 11:30 am Open Meeting: Awning/PAMA IFAI Hub // 1143
11 am – 12:30 pm Intro to Testing A3036
11 am – 1 pm Deconstruction Sessions A2535
11:30 am – Noon Shade and Weather Protection Campfire
Title coming soon
1755
11:30 am – Noon Advanced Textiles Campfire
Making the Future Cool!
A2214
11:30 am – 3:30 pm Demo Booth: Manufacturing for Good 401
Noon – 12:30 pm Specialty Fabrics Campfire
Exploring Functional and Aesthetic Advantages of Coated Fabrics for Commercial Seating
621
Noon – 12:30 pm Open Meeting: Fabric Graphics / FGA IFAI Hub // 1143
12:30 – 1 pm Shade and Weather Protection Campfire
ASCE-55 – Tensile Membrane Structures
1755
12:30 – 1 pm Advanced Textiles Campfire
Advanced Textiles Market Update
A2214
1 – 1:30 pm Demo Booth: Manufacturing for Good 401
1 – 1:30 pm Specialty Fabrics Campfire
How to Acquire Capital for Your Business
621
1 – 1:30 pm Testing Q&A
Home
A3036
1 – 1:30 pm Open Meeting: Fabric Structures / FSA IFAI Hub // 1143
1:30 – 2 pm Shade and Weather Protection Campfire
Engineering Principles for Fabric Covered Structures
1755
1:30 – 2 pm Advanced Textiles Campfire
Fiber and Polymer Trends
A2214
1:30 – 2 pm E-Textiles Discussion
Health/Fitness
A2535
2 – 2:30 pm Specialty Fabrics Campfire
Specialty Fabrics Market Update
621
2 – 2:30 pm Testing Q&A
Nonwovens
A3036
2 – 2:30 pm Open Meeting: Tent / TRD IFAI Hub // 1143
2:30 – 3 pm Shade and Weather Protection Campfire
Sharpen Your Competitive Edge
1755
2:30 – 3 pm Advanced Textiles Campfire
Future Fashion
A2214
2:30 – 3 pm E-Textiles Discussion
Apparel
A2535
3 – 3:30 pm Specialty Fabrics Campfire
The Evolution of the Single Ply Cutter
621
3 – 3:30 pm Testing Q&A
Aerospace
A3036
3:30 – 4 pm Shade and Weather Protection Campfire
Trends and Technologies with Fabric Welding
1755
3:30 – 4 pm Advanced Textiles Campfire
Avoiding IP Traps When Acquiring Technology
A2214
3:30 – 4 pm E-Textiles Discussion
Development Process
A2535
4 – 4:30 pm Specialty Fabrics Campfire
Overview of U.S. Federal and State Chemical Regulations Impacting the Industrial Fabrics Industry
621
4 – 4:30 pm Testing Q&A
To Be Announced
A3036
4 – 4:30 pm Open Meeting: Advanced Textiles / ATP IFAI Hub // 1143
4:30 – 5 pm Shade and Weather Protection Campfire
The Technology Behind Shade Sails
1755
4:30 – 5 pm Advanced Textiles Campfire
5 Years of E-Textiles Research: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
A2214
4:30 – 5 pm E-Textiles Discussion
Sources of Information
A2535
5:30 – 7:30 pm Opening Reception 2616 Commerce Event Center
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Wednesday, October 17
Time Event Location
7:30 am – 5 pm Registration Open Hall B/C Lobby
Level 2
8 am – 5 pm GeoDallas Education = Level 3 Mezzanine Meeting Rooms

Geo Pavilion = Hall C
Level 2

8 – 9 am Awards Breakfast 309/310
Level 3
8 – 9 am Open Meeting: Equipment / EQP IFAI Hub // 1143
9 am – 5 pm Show Floor Open Halls A – D
Level 2
9 am – 5 pm Fabric Sourcing Center IFAI Hub // 1143
9 am – 5 pm E-Textiles Workshop A2535
9 am – 5 pm Testing Demo Zone A2833
10 – 10:30 am Shade and Weather Protection Campfire
Fabric Structures Student Design Competition Winner
1755
10 – 10:30 am Advanced Textiles Campfire
Connected Factory Standard for E-Textiles Manufacturers
A2214
10 – 10:30 am Open Meeting: Military / MIL IFAI Hub // 1143
10 am – Noon Deconstruction Sessions A2535
10:30 – 11 am Specialty Fabrics Campfire
Job Shop Workflow for Smaller Shows: Shorten Your Lead Times
621
11 – 11:30 am Shade and Weather Protection Campfire
Shade Sail Clinic
1755
11 – 11:30 am Advanced Textiles Campfire
Development of Double Wall Fabric
A2214
11 – 11:30 am Open Meeting: U.S. Fabrics / USIFI IFAI Hub // 1143
11:30 am – 3:30 pm Demo Booth: Manufacturing for Good 401
11 am – 12:30 pm Intro to Testing A3036
11:30 am – Noon Specialty Fabrics Campfire
Scissors 101
621
Noon – 12:30 pm Shade and Weather Protection Campfire
Title coming soon
1755
Noon – 12:30 pm Advanced Textiles Campfire
Saving Energy through Advanced Textile Technology: A Retrospective of ARPA-E’s DELTA Program
A2214
Noon – 12:30 pm Open Meeting: Geosynthetics / GMA IFAI Hub // 1143
12:30 – 1 pm Specialty Fabrics Campfire
5 Strategies to Market Your Business
621
12:30 – 1 pm E-Textiles Discussion
Solar Energy
A2535
1 – 1:30 pm Shade and Weather Protection Campfire
Creating a New Performance Fabric Category: Stormproof/Breathable
1755
1 – 1:30 pm Advanced Textiles Campfire
Artificial Intelligence for the Fashion Industry
A2214
1 – 1:30 pm Testing Q&A
Aerospace
A3036
1 – 1:30 pm Open Meeting: Makers IFAI Hub // 1143
1:30 – 2 pm Specialty Fabrics Campfire
Job Shop Workflow for Smaller Shops: Some Quick-Wins You Can Implement Tomorrow
621
1:30 – 2 pm E-Textiles Discussion
Medical
A2535
2 – 2:30 pm Shade and Weather Protection Campfire
Title coming soon
1755
2 – 2:30 pm Advanced Textiles Campfire
Title Coming Soon
A2214
2 – 2:30 pm Testing Q&A
To Be Announced
A3036
2 – 2:30 pm Open Meeting: Tarp / TA IFAI Hub // 1143
2:30 – 3 pm Specialty Fabrics Campfire
Government Relations Update: Trades, Tariffs and Military Procurement
621
2:30 – 3 pm E-Textiles Discussion
Smart Clothing
A2535
3 – 3:30 pm Shade and Weather Protection Campfire
Retractable Sun Control System Integration into Sustainable Design
1755
3 – 3:30 pm Advanced Textiles Campfire
Ways to Generate E-Textiles Ideas – SPEEDSTORMING &
PROTO-KNITTING
A2214
3 – 3:30 pm Testing Q&A
To Be Announced
A3036
3 – 3:30 pm Open Meeting: IFAI Japan IFAI Hub // 1143
3:30 – 4 pm Specialty Fabrics Campfire
Get Your Company News in Print!
621
3:30 – 4 pm E-Textiles Discussion
Military
A2535
4 – 4:30 pm Shade and Weather Protection Campfire
Add Cable-Slide Shade Systems To Your List of Custom Product Offerings
1755
4 – 4:30 pm Advanced Textiles Campfire
Nonwovens in Industrial Fabrics
A2214
4 – 4:30 pm Testing Q&A
To Be Announced
A3036
4 – 4:30 pm Open Meeting: Fabrics / NFI IFAI Hub // 1143
4:30 – 5 pm Specialty Fabrics Campfire
New! IFF Internship/Apprenticeship Fund
621
4:30 – 5 pm E-Textiles Discussion
Sensorical Yarns, Printed Sensors and Actuators on Textiles
A2535
5:30 – 6:30 pm Emerging Leaders Happy Hour WXYZ Bar at aloft Hotel
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Thursday, October 18
Time Event Location
8:30 am – 2 pm Registration Open Hall B/C Lobby
Level 2
8:30 – 10 am Division Leadership Meeting (invite only) TBD
9 – 11 am Demo Booth: Manufacturing for Good 401
9 am – 1 pm Show Floor Open Halls A – D
Level 2
9 am – 1 pm Fabric Sourcing Center IFAI Hub // 1143
9 am – 1 pm E-Textiles Workshop A2535
9 am – 1 pm Testing Demo Zone A2833
10 – 10:30 am Shade and Weather Protection Campfire
Shade and Weather Protection Campfire Market Update
1755
10 – 10:30 am Advanced Textiles Campfire
Spunlace in Technical Application
A2214
10 – 10:30 am Testing Q&A
Automotive
A3036
10 – 10:30 am Open Meeting: Marine / MFA IFAI Hub // 1143
10:30 – 11 am Specialty Fabrics Campfire
Design & Fabrication of Woven Spatial Structures for Biomedical, Architectural and Rapid Prototyping Applications
621
10:30 – 11 am E-Textiles Discussion
Medical
A2535
11 – 11:30 am Shade and Weather Protection Campfire
Getting the Most Out of Your Membership with IFAI
1755
11 – 11:30 am Advanced Textiles Campfire
What You Didn’t Know About Smart Yarns
A2214
11 – 11:30 am Testing Q&A
To Be Announced
A3036
11 – 11:30 am Open Meeting: IFAI Canada IFAI Hub // 1143
11:30 am – Noon Specialty Fabrics Campfire
IFAI Makers – Sewing Training Resources
621
Noon – 12:30 pm Testing Q&A
To Be Announced
A3036
1 pm Expo Concludes
1 – 4 pm Post-Expo Shop Tour

 

*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 cancelled no refunds should be expected. Agreement to attend the IFAI Expo acknowledges acceptance of this provision.