AATCC Symposium


Achieving Comfort, Safety and Protection with Proper Finishing

September 11-12, 2018
Sheraton Imperial Hotel
Durham, N.C., USA 

Finishing of yarns, fabrics, and garments has rapidly advanced from the days of “feels good” and “doesn’t shrink” to providing the wearer greater functionality and performance. The more active generation looks for comfort, performance, flexibility, and durability in their garments – and these characteristics achieved with environmentally safe and sustainable technology. This conference being held September 11-12 in Durham, North Carolina will introduce the attendees to the latest finishing technologies to achieve comfort, safety, and protection.

Confirmed topics and speakers include:

Registration Info

Online Registration          Downloadable Registration Form
Registration Brochure (includes program timetable)

Individuals registering on or before August 27 pay US$785 (US$525 for AATCC individual and corporate members) After August 27 the registration fee increases to US$575 for AATCC members and US$835 for nonmembers.

AATCC student members receive complimentary registration (does not include food & beverage functions) if space permits. Availability confirmed 10 days out from the event.  The nonmember student registration fee is US$125 (includes food & beverage functions).

Refunds will be honored if cancellations are received on or before September 3, 2018. No refunds will be given after September 3. A US$75 cancellation fee will be charged.

Tabletop Exhibit Opportunities

You are invited to join us as a tabletop exhibitor at our evening reception on Tuesday, September, 11.

The tabletop exhibits will be open during the reception from 5:00 – 6:30 pm. Each exhibitor will be provided with a 6’ draped table for displaying their products and services.  Displays need to be confined to the surface of the tabletop.  The fee for the tabletop is US$300.  In order to sponsor a tabletop display you must be registered to attend the program.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to reach potential customers.  To reserve your tabletop complete and return the tabletop reservation form.

Hotel Accommodations

Room block cutoff – August 13, 5:00 PM (EDT)

Sheraton Imperial Hotel
4700 Emperor Blvd.
I-40 at Exit 282 (Page Rd.)
Durham, NC  27703

Use the link above, or contact the hotel directly and request the  AATCC group rate of $153/night.  The group rate will be available until 5:00 pm (EDT) on August 13, 2018, or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. Once the room block is filled the group rate will NOT be honored.

Please note: The Sheraton Imperial is a smoke free property.  The hotel will post a $200 cleaning fee to the account of any guests who smoke in their guest room.