Wednesday, March 25, 2015
10:30 am – 12:00 pm COLOR & LIGHTING: "BRIGHT IDEAS"
Moderator: Karen Kyllo, SGS US Testing Services
10:30 Color and Lighting Update - Ann Laidlaw, ACL Color Consulting LLC
11:00 LED Lighting in Museums: Conservation and Color of Textiles - Mary Ballard, Smithsonian
11:30 Topic and Speaker TBA
1:45 – 4:00 pm CONCEPT INNOVATION
Moderator: Kerry King, Spoonflower Inc.
1:45 The Testing and Evaluation Process of Developing a Digitally Printed Performance
Sustainable Textile Wallcovering for Commercial Applications - Martin Gurian, Designtex
2:15 Printing Software and the Chemistry Behind the Magic - Jesse Leskanic, Air Dye Solutions
3:00 Innovation Ideation from Concept to Commercialization - Portia Blunt, New Balance
3:30 Cotton Innovations: Latest Knit and Woven Fabric Collections for the Apparel and Home
Markets - Yvonne Johnson, Cotton Incorporated
Thursday, March 26, 2015
9:00 – 10:00 am MATERIALS DEVELOPMENT
Moderator: Tiffany Eubanks, Innovative Textile Printing
9:00 Temperature Regulating Fabrics - Renuka Dhandapani, Cotton Incorporated
9:30 Textile Innovation in a Regulated World - Joe Walkuski, Texbase
10:15 – 11:45 am CONSUMER PRODUCT INTERESTS
Moderator: Heidi Carvalho, Rothtec Engraving Corp.
10:15 Evaluation of Apparel Quality from the Consumer’s Perspective - Laurel D. Romeo,
Louisiana State University
10:45 Choosing a Fit Model for Smart Garments: A Case Selection Approach Using 3D Body
2:15 – 3:45 pm CONSUMER PRODUCT INTERESTS Moderator: Carol Revels, Lands’ End Inc.
2:15 Digital Textile Printing: Current State of Technology - Johnny Shell, SGIA
2:45 The Quest for Performance Features: Consumers’ Expectations Revealed - Kim Kitchings, Cotton Incorporated
3:15 Cotton is the "Frenemy" - The Story of Under Armour's Charged Cotton - Tom White, Under Armour