AATCC Committee Meetings



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Join textile professionals from around the world to develop standards and exchange ideas.

More than 40 AATCC research committees meet face-to-face twice per year to develop textile standards, conferences, educational programs, and publications. Administrative committees and interest groups also meet. Most meetings are open to all. There is no fee to attend, and input is welcome. You can impact the textile tests used all around the world!

Special events include speakers, tours, and brainstorming sessions.

RegistrationRemote ParticipationAccommodationsSpecial EventsUpcoming Meetings

Registration

AATCC Fall 2018 Committee Meetings
November 12-15
Research Triangle Park, NC, USA
Registration Deadline : November 6, 2018

Pre-register to facilitate meeting preparations. Only on-site registration will be accepted after November 6. There is no fee to attend meetings or associated events.

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Remote Participation

To facilitate global participation, AATCC offers remote access to select meetings at the chair’s request. Register online to receive web and/or phone conference details.

C2-S1/TAG, International Test Methods/ISO TC38 Technical Advisory Group
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
8:45-9:30 AM (EST)

RA106, UV Protective Textiles
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
9:30-10:15 AM (EST)

CS-75, Young Professionals Committee
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
11:00-11:45 AM (EST)

RA100, Global Sustainability
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
1:00-2:30 PM (EST)

RA111, Electronically Integrated Textiles
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
2:30-4:00 PM (EST)

 Accommodations

Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center
4700 Emperor Blvd
Durham, NC, USA
Reservation Deadline: October 15, 2018

  • Reserve ONLINE
  • Reserve by PHONE +919.941.5050
    (mention AATCC meetings)

A limited number of rooms are available at US$159 per night if reserved by October 15. Your timely reservation as part of the AATCC room block helps keep meeting costs low and allows AATCC to offer free registration for the meetings, including receptions and presentations.

Special Events

IPC/AATCC Joint Session: Get Hands-On with E-Textiles Standards & Test Methods
Monday, November 12, 3:00-5:00 PM

IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries and AATCC will host a joint session to provide an overview of the standards projects of the IPC E-Textile Committee and AATCC’s various working groups. You will also learn how IPC and AATCC are working together and how you can get involved.

The forum will include a standards and test methods brainstorming session for you to bring your organization’s ideas, needs and issues that can be resolved through industry standards. Anything is up for debate! IPC and AATCC staff will present your ideas to committee leadership as potential new projects by IPC D-70, AATCC RA111, or a joint standard working group.

AATCC will also have e-textiles materials and testing equipment available for attendees to get a hands-on experience with standards and test methods.

New Attendee Reception
Tuesday, November 13, 10:15-11:00 AM

If you are new to the AATCC committee meetings—or still have questions—join staff and key officers for a cup of coffee and an informal overview of what to expect, what to do, and who to ask.

Networking Reception
Tuesday, November 13, 5:30-6:30 PM

Mingle with industry colleagues over complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a drink. Registration includes one drink ticket. A cash bar is also available.

Annual Meeting & TCR Meeting
Wednesday, November 14, 5:30-6:30 PM

AATCC officers and board members for 2019-2020 will be announced at the annual meeting. The Technical Committee on Research (TCR, C3) meeting includes a brief report from each committee and interest group—a great way to catch up on anything you missed.

Underwriters Laboratories Tour
Thursday, November 15, 10:00-11:00 AM

Take advantage of being at a major center for textile research! Join fellow AATCC members for a tour of Underwriters Laboratories. See textiles and testing from a new perspective. Demonstrations will include tests for life jackets (PFDs) and first responder gear (PPE). All tour participants must wear closed-toes shoes. Details on transportation to and from the hotel will be provided one week before the tour.  

Upcoming Meetings

AATCC Spring 2019 Committee Meetings
May 21-23, 2019
Research Triangle Park, NC, USA