Innovating Today for a Challenging Tomorrow
April 9-11, 2019
Fort Worth, Texas, USA
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|TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2019|
Building the Future Innovation Ecosystem Through Collaboration
Trey Bowles, Cofounder & Executive Chairman of the Dallas Entrepreneur Center
|MADE IN THE USA
Moderator: Andrew Fraser, InMocean Group LLC
|3:00||Stitch Texas: Apparel Development and Production in the USA
Kristopher Robin Stevens, Stitch Texas
|3:45||Manufacturing in the USA
Wesley Horne, Hornwood Inc.
|4:15||Everest USA Scaling New Heights
Courtney Cruzan, Everest Textile USA LLC
|4:45-6:00||Herman and Myrtle Goldstein Graduate Student Paper Competition
Moderator: Kanti Jasani, Performance & Technical Textile Consulting
|6:00-8:00||Welcoming Reception (exhibit area)|
|WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2019|
|ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES AND PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE
Moderator: Bert Truesdale, TenCate Protective Fabrics
|9:00|| MSI and Product Module - A New Tool for Material Selection and Environmental Assessment
Michele L. Wallace, Cotton Incorporated
|9:30|| Visibility and Collective Action: Textiles' New Narrative
Jessica Kosak, The Sustainability Consortium
|10:00|| California Proposition 65 – The Wild, Wild West
Louann Spirito, SGS Consumer and Retail Services
|10:45||Microfibers and the Textile Industry: A Status Report
Ned Cochrane, Mount Vernon Mills, Chair NCTO’s Microfibers Committee
|11:15||Water Risks Influencing the Future of the Textile and Apparel Industry
Jacqueline E. Sewell, North Carolina State University
|11:45||Lunch (included with registration)|
|1:15||Sustainability and Performance Today: Water-free Dyeing and PFC-free, Water-free DWR Finishing
Gary Selwyn, Green Theme Technologies Inc.
|1:45||The Key Drivers and Impacts of the Chinese Government Regulatory Actions on the Textile Supply Chain
Ron Pedemonte, DyStar LP
|PRODUCT DESIGN AND SUPPLY CHAIN CHALLENGES
Moderator: Harrie Schoots, Ascend Performance Materials LLC
|2:15||Comparison of LED Lighting Adopted by Retailers to Typical LED Spectra Adopted by the CIE
Roland L. Connelly, Sr., RoLyn Group Color Consultants
|2:45||Working with Designers to Understand Feasibility
Christy Velez-Douglas, JCPenney
|3:30||Lands’ End Universal Collection of Adaptive Clothing
Cathy Mays, Lands’ End
|4:00||Retail’s Apocalypse or a New Dawn?
Tony R. Anzovino, Haggar Clothing Co.
|4:30||Delivering Confidence in Color Lifecycle Management
Todd Lee, Datacolor
|5:45-7:15||Reception (exhibit area)|
|THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2019|
|8:15||Olney Medal Address|
|TECHNOLOGY AND PROCESS INNOVATION
Moderator: Barry Brady, Organic Dyes & Pigments LLC
|9:00||Waterless Dyeing of Denim: Real World Experiences from the Introduction of Breviol Technology
Mike Leamon, Pulcra Chemicals
|9:30||Insect Repellent Textiles and Apparel Value-Added Products for Today’s Savvy Consumers
Don Alexander, Anovotek LLC
|10:00||The Future of Cool: Advances in Cooling Technologies for Fabric
Apurba Banerjee, brrr° Inc.
|10:45||Intelligent Drapable Circuitry Design: A Philosophy for Scalable Electronic Textile Development
Madison Maxey, LOOMIA Technologies, Inc.
|11:15||Challenges and Learnings on the Apparel Fabric Development Journey
Vikram Sharma, Honeywell Inc.
|FIBER, FABRIC, AND MATERIALS INNOVATIONS
Moderator: Christina Rapa, W.L. Gore & Associates
|2:15||Effect of Novel Lightweight Material Innovations on the Physiological Comfort of Structural Firefighters
Meredith McQuerry, Florida State University
|2:45|| Drives Circular Economy in the Textile World through Branded Lyocell Fibers
Malvina Hoxha, Lenzing Fibers Inc.
|3:15|| Influence of Fiber Selection on Personal Microclimates and their Effects on Sleep Quality
Renuka Dhandapani, Cotton Incorporated