AATCC Committee Meetings


You can impact the textile tests used all over the world.

AATCC research committees, administrative committees, and interest groups meet twice per year to develop test methods, conferences, and other educational programs or publications. Some meetings also feature guest speakers. Unless otherwise noted, meetings are open to all.  There is no fee to attend, and input is welcome.  

Fall 2017 MeetingsRemote ParticipationSpecial EventsFuture MeetingsPast Meetings

Fall 2017 Meetings

November 14 – 15, 2017
Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center
Research Triangle Park, NC, USA

Pre-register by Wednesday, November 8, 2017  to facilitate meeting preparations.  Only on-site registration will be accepted after the cut-off date.


UPDATE:**** At this time, the contracted rate is no longer available at Sheraton Imperial Hotel . An additional block of rooms has been reserved at the Springhill Suites, located near the Sheraton Imperial. Please call the Springhill Suites at 919-998-9500 to make your reservation at the group rate referencing code: AAT until November 3, 2017.****

Deadline: October 16, 2017 *
Discounted daily rates will be available at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center located at 4700 Emperor Blvd., Durham, NC 27703.  Use the link below or contact the hotel directly at +1.919.941.5050 and mention the AATCC meetings.  Make reservations early to ensure availability.

Please note: The Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center 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.

To facilitate global participation, AATCC offers remote access to select meetings.

The following meetings are available for remote participation.

  • RA63, Water Resistance, Absorbency & Wetting Agent Evaluation
  • C2-S1/TAG, International Test Methods/ISO TC38 Technical Advisory Group
  • RA106, UV Protective Textiles
  • RA111, Electronically Integrated Textiles


  • RA34   Preparation
    Ken Greeson & Tony Vindell, Cotton, Inc.
    Comparison of Fabric pH and Alkalinity Methods, Part II
  • RA104 Garment Wet Processing Technology 
    Katelyn Lee, Cotton Inc. 
    Laser Finishing
  • MAIG   Materials Application Interest Group
    Dr. James Ryan, UNC- Greensboro
     Joint Schools of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering Facilities

Exploratory Meeting : Cooling

November 14, 4:00-4:45pm       MEETING AGENDA
AATCC is considering a research committee to develop standardized methods for measuring fabric cooling and determining cooling performance criteria. This would include companies and associations involved in related fabrics, chemistries, and testing equipment, from manufacturing, sales and end-user perspectives. Please join members at this scheduled interest level meeting.  

Networking Reception

November 14, 5:30-6:30pm
Mingle with industry colleagues over complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a drink. Registration includes one drink ticket. A cash bar is also available.

TCR Meeting     

November 15, 5:30-6:30pm
Attend the Technical Committee on Research (C3) for a brief report from each committee and interest group.  This meeting will help you learn more about the activities of the Association and the research committees. This is an open meeting and all are welcome.

Spring 2018 Committee Meetings
April 24-25, 2018
Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center
Research Triangle Park, NC, USA

The Technical Committee on Research (TCR) minutes provide a summary of all research committee activities for each series of meetings.

Click here to access TCR Minutes from past meetings (AATCC members only)

Minutes for other meetings are distributed to members of the respective committee. To join a committee, please contact Valerie Fogg.