TECHNICAL TEXTILES 101 TUTORIAL
2:00 – 5:15 pm Tuesday, March 24
The tutorial will be taught by Dr. Seshadri Ramkumar, Nonwovens & Advanced Materials Laboratory, Texas Tech University.

This seminar will present an overview on specialty/industrial textiles, provide a classification of different technical textiles, and concentrate on a few sectors such as functional finishes and products, protective materials, nanotechnology, filters, and nonwovens. The discussion will include product examples and processes that are used to develop these products. The major focus of the tutorial is to provide a broad understanding of the field of non-traditional textiles and opportunities for the textile industry. Overall, the participants will understand the vast scope offered by the technical textiles sector, which can gear conventional textiles towards a high-tech industry.

The tutorial is not included with the conference registration. A discounted tutorial registration fee will be available to individuals attending the conference.

WELCOMING RECEPTION

A Welcoming Reception will be held on Tuesday, March 24, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the exhibit area. Socialize with your colleagues and visit the tabletop exhibits while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and beverages.

Full registration includes ONE ticket to the Welcoming Reception.  Additional tickets may be ordered in advance at US$35 each.

POSTER SESSION

Posters will be available for viewing during the March 24 Welcoming Reception and the following day. Presenters will be in attendance on March 25 from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m to discuss their research and address questions.

TABLETOP EXHIBITS

Tabletop exhibits will feature CAD/CAM systems and software; color management software, systems, and solutions; auxiliaries, dyes, and chemicals; and testing equipment and services for the apparel and textile wet processing industry. Exhibits will be open during the Welcoming Reception on March 24 and from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. and 4:15 – 6:00 p.m. on March 25. A continental breakfast will be served in the exhibit area from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. on March 25 and a reception will be held in the exhibit area that afternoon from 4:15 – 6:00 p.m. Admittance to the exhibit area will require a conference badge.

AWARDS LUNCHEON

The Awards Luncheon will be held from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 26. The program will feature the presentation of the Olney Medal for outstanding achievement in textile chemistry, the Harold C. Chapin Award for service to AATCC, the Young Entrepreneur Award, the TCR Service Award, the J. W. Weaver Award for best paper published in AATCC Review, and the winners of the Herman and Myrtle Goldstein Student Paper Competition.

Full registration includes ONE ticket to the Awards Luncheon.  Additional tickets may be ordered in advance at US$40 each.

OLNEY MEDAL ADDRESS
The Olney Medal Address will be presented on Thursday, March 26, from 8:15 – 8:55 a.m.

HERMAN AND MYRTLE GOLDSTEIN STUDENT PAPER COMPETITION
The Herman and Myrtle Goldstein Student Paper Competition will be held Wednesday, March 25, from 1:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Papers are judged on originality, scientific value, and presentation. AATCC Interest Groups provide the judges whose balloting determines the order of finish. Results of the competition will be announced at the Awards Luncheon.

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Conference papers will be made available for download to attendees prior to the conference.

STAY TO THE END TO WIN

As an added incentive for all attendees to remain for the entire program, we will have a drawing at the conclusion of each educational track on Thursday, March 26, for a Kindle Fire HD. Tickets will be provided to all in attendance and you must be present to win.