The Smart Fabrics Program at IFAI Expo 2018 includes education, discussions and a workshop designed to:
-Facilitate new partnerships, discussion, and ideas
-Give attendees access to experts, materials, and education
-Showcase innovative suppliers
-Create a common understanding among textile, technology, manufacturing, and design
Classroom: Monday, Oct. 15 *a Full Registration is required
Explore Smart and interactive textile technologies from mechanical, chemical, and biological to electronic.
Open during show floor hours, Tuesday – Thursday
A gathering place for e-textiles innovators, suppliers, beginners, and experts – on the show floor.
Open to all, during show floor hours
- Visit the E-Textiles Workshop suppliers
- Work with experts to assemble an e-textile device
- Network while learning with your hands
Daily during show floor hours, Tuesday – Thursday
Open to all.
30 minute, open forum discussions focused on specific e-textiles markets, facilitated by application specific experts. Discussion topics include Health Fitness, Apparel, Smart Clothing, Military, Medical, Development and Sources of Information.
Tuesday, Oct. 16
1:30 – 2 pm: Health/Fitness
2:30 – 3 pm: Apparel
3:30 – 4 pm: Development Process
4:30 – 5 pm: Sources of Information
Wednesday, Oct. 17
12:30 – 1 pm: Solar Energy
1:30 – 2 pm: Medical
2:30 – 3 pm: Smart Clothing
3:30 – 4 pm: Military
4:30 – 5 pm: Sensorical Yarns, Printed Sensors and Actuators on Textiles
Thursday, Oct. 18
10:30 – 11 am: Medical
11:30 am – Noon: Coming Soon
Advanced Textiles Campfires
Daily education sessions on the show floor open to all; a wide variety of content will be explored including Smart Fabrics. Booth A2214.
Explore Advanced Textiles Campfires here.
Tuesday, October 16 from 11 to 11:30 am and Noon to 12:30 pm.
Wednesday, October 17 from 11 to 11:30 am and Noon to 12:30 pm.
Open to all on the show floor.
Lead by e-textiles experts, these sessions show how the end-user experience is delivered through the deconstruction of various e-textiles currently on the market.
Interested in participating in the Smart Fabrics Program?
Smart Fabrics Program Supporters