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 showfloor.

Sample Bags
Open to all, during show floor hours

  • Watch Intro to E-Textiles video
  • 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, See Schedule
30 Minute, open forum discussions focused on specific e-textiles markets, facilitated by application specific experts. Discussion topics include Bio/Medical, Structures, Apparel, Health/Fitness, Virtual Reality, Home, Protection, Automotive, Military, Sports, and Aerospace

Advanced Textiles Campfires

Daily education sessions on the show floor open to all; a wide variety of content will be explored including Smart Fabrics. Sessions coming soon.

Deconstruction Zone

Tuesday, October 16 from 11 am to 1 pm and Wednesday, October 17 from 10 am to Noon; 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?


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