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

Pre-Expo Conference – Smart Fabrics Sessions

Classroom: Monday, Oct. 15 *a Full Registration is required

Explore Smart and interactive textile technologies from mechanical, chemical, and biological to electronic.

E-Textiles Workshop

Open during show floor hours, Tuesday – Thursday

A gathering place for e-textiles innovators, suppliers, beginners, and experts – on the show floor.
Booth A2535


Sample Bags

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

Market Discussions

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  CANCELLED

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

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.

Deconstruction Sessions

Tuesday, October 16 from 11 to 11:30 am and Noon to 12:30 pm.  CANCELLED
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.
Tuesday, October 16 | 11am: Deconstruction of Athletic Wearable  CANCELLED
Tuesday, October 16 | Noon: Deconstruction of Athletic Wearable  CANCELLED
Wednesday, October 17 | 10am: Deconstruction of Solar Wearable
Wednesday, October 17 | 11am: Deconstruction of Solar Industrial

Interested in participating in the Smart Fabrics Program?


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