AATCC International Conference


Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia is the site for AATCC’s 2016 Brochure_Cover_WebInternational Conference.  The Williamsburg Lodge is the venue for this event which will be held April 19-21. The Lodge is located in the heart of the Revolutionary City and just steps from restaurants, taverns, and shops.

Maps and transportation information to Williamsburg can be found on the Visit Williamsburg Virginia website.

A tutorial session will be held Tuesday, April 19, from 2:00-5:15 p.m. and will feature a Functional Finishes seminar taught by Ken Greeson, Cotton Incorporated; Geoffrey Gettliffe, Archroma U.S. Inc.; and Brian Aylward & Karen Welch, Microban.  A discounted tutorial registration fee is available to individuals attending the conference.

Keith Hoover
Keith Hoover

The keynote presentation, “Made Here, Made Possible – Building a Local-for-Local Apparel Manufacturing Model”, will be given by Keith Hoover, Vice President of Material Process & Color  Innovation, Under Armour.  The presentation will begin at 9:30 a.m. on April 20.

The education portion of the conference will feature three tracks reflecting the Association’s Interest Groups: Concept 2 Consumer® (C2C), Chemical Applications, and Materials.  Sessions in the C2C track will focus on comfort & performance insight; global impact: concept to consumer; product research & development; print & technology; and color management & LED lighting update.  The Chemical Applications track will address sustainable applications, advances in wet processing, innovative technologies, and also include the Herman and Myrtle Goldstein Student Paper Competition. Presentations in the Materials track will include protective textiles, functional textiles, and materials analyses/bio-based materials.

The conference is open to anyone who would like to attend.

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Sponsorship opportunities are available to promote a company’s presence at our conference. Sponsorships include the conference program booklet, plenary speaker, Awards Luncheon program; morning breaks, carving stations; Welcoming Reception; exit giveaways in each education track and much more. A list of these sponsorships and the minimum contributions can be found on the IC Sponsorship Opportunities Form.

AATCC New England Section – C2C Track Exit Drawing Giveaway
Alexium International – Chemical Applications Track Exit Drawing Giveaway
Burlington/International Textile Group – Carving/Specialty Station
Color Solutions International – Carving/Specialty Station
Consumer Testing Laboratories Inc. – Carving/Specialty Station
Cotton Incorporated – Conference Registration Packet
Huntsman International
– Awards Luncheon Program
M. Dohmen USA Inc. – Chemical Applications Track
Microban – Conference Program Booklet
natific AG – Keynote Presentation
Pickering Laboratories – C2C Track
Pulcra Chemicals
– Carving/Specialty Station
SDL Atlas
– Materials Track Exit Drawing Giveaway
TUV Rheinland of North America – Wednesday Morning Break