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AATCC 2020 International Conference



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Going Green in Greenville is the theme for AATCC’s 2020 International Conference being held March 10-12 at the Hyatt in Greenville, SC. The Hyatt is located in Greenville’s trendy downtown district and is near the area’s best dining, shopping, and entertainment.

 

 

 

Brochure sponsored by Cotton Incorporated


KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

Wednesday, March 11, 9:00 am
“YOU. In the Pilot’s Seat”
Elizabeth McCormick, former US. Army Black Hawk Pilot

McCormick will share professional development secrets for success with her stories of overcoming overwhelming obstacles as a helicopter pilot while inspiring YOU to Soar 2 Success!

You will leave knowing how to:

    • Unlock the key to boosting YOUR confidence, elevating your effectiveness with customers and co-workers (even your family)
    • Interactive- out of the seat exercise to prove the power of language on your personal power and your impact on those around you
    • Discover the key success principle while learning to FLY a helicopter (YES REALLY!)
    • Soar to a higher level of advancement through influencing others to lead

As a decorated US Army Black Hawk Pilot, Elizabeth McCormick flew air assault, command and control, top-secret intelligence missions, and transported high-level government VIP’s, transitioning from her military service to corporate management with her exemplary business background including being a international contract negotiator, and commodity manager in purchasing and supply chain for global corporations.

Her leadership and rise to success in the military paved the way for her professional achievements in corporate and entrepreneurial environments. Through her gifted art of analyzation and negotiation, expert mentoring abilities, mastery of management, and team-building skills, she led several teams throughout her career to top achievements that include millions of dollars in strategic cost-saving measures for regional, national, and global entities.

Her authority on Leadership, Customer Experience, Military, and Veterans Issues is highly sought after with the media. She is frequently seen on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CW, in the Wall Street Journal and was just recently live on CNN for a segment on flying a helicopter.

In addition to her aviation training, Elizabeth was trained in the US Army’s Safety School to contribute to her unit’s preparedness and readiness. In addition to the Army Aviator badge, her many military awards include the Meritorious Service Medal and Humanitarian Service Medal. In 2011, Elizabeth received the US Congressional Veteran Commendation for her service to her country and community as a disabled veteran.

PRE-CONFERENCE TOUR OF CU-ICAR
Tuesday, March 10, 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Join your colleagues for a pre-conference tour of Clemson University’s International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) on the afternoon of March 10. Dr. Saeed Farahani, Research Fellow/Manufacturing Engineering, CU-ICAR, will present “An Intelligent Pathway for Materials and Manufacturing Research: From Atom to Autos.” “This presentation includes an introduction of Clemson’s Composites Center – a research, innovation, and development facility for enabling composites-intensive lightweight transportation system – and details some of the research that is conducted to bring intelligence into the manufacturing of composites and plastics.” Participants will see research labs for manufacturing equipment, engine dyno rooms, the Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Lab, and some concept cars built by automotive engineering students. 

The pre-conference tour requires a separate registration fee of $25 which includes transportation to and from the Hyatt.  Limited availability – first come, first served. Deadline for registering for the tour is February 25. You must be registered to attend the IC in order to participate.

OPEN TO ALL
The conference is open to anyone who would like to attend.

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AATCC International Conference
March 10-12, 2020
Hyatt Regency, Greenville, South Carolina, USA

Register Early and Save!

Registrations and remittance must be received by February 17 to take advantage of the reduced fees. After February 17, you must register on-site and increased fees will apply.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

AATCC will honor written cancellations received by February 17, 2020. A US$75 cancellation fee will be charged. No refunds will be given after February 17.

Conference Proceedings

Conference papers and/or PowerPoint presentations will be made available for download to attendees prior to the conference.

Wednesday’s program will consist of a single track and feature a Sustainability Session, the Herman and Myrtle Goldstein Graduate Student Paper Competition, and a panel discussion organized by our Young Professionals’ Committee.  Thursday’s program will consist of two tracks with sessions focusing on technology, comfort and wellness, e-textiles and protective textiles/flammability.

Stay to the End to Win

As an added incentive for all attendees to remain for the entire program, we will have a drawing at the conclusion of Thursday’s program for two Apple Watches. Tickets will be provided to all in attendance and you must be present to win.

Pre-Conference Tour of CU-ICAR
Tuesday, March 10, 2:00 – 5:00 pm

Join your colleagues for a pre-conference tour of Clemson University’s International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) on the afternoon of March 10. Dr. Saeed Farahani, Research Fellow/Manufacturing Engineering, CU-ICAR, will present “An Intelligent Pathway for Materials and Manufacturing Research: From Atom to Autos.” “This presentation includes an introduction of Clemson’s Composites Center – a research, innovation, and development facility for enabling composites-intensive lightweight transportation system – and details some of the research that is conducted to bring intelligence into the manufacturing of composites and plastics.” Participants will see research labs for manufacturing equipment, engine dyno rooms, the Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Lab, and some concept cars built by automotive engineering students. 

The pre-conference tour requires a separate registration fee of $25 which includes transportation to and from the Hyatt.  Limited availability – first come, first served. Deadline for registering for the tour is February 25. You must be registered to attend the IC in order to participate.

Welcoming Reception

Socialize with your colleagues and visit the tabletop exhibits while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and beverages during the 6:00 – 8:00 pm reception on March 10.

Full registration includes ONE ticket to the Welcoming Reception. Additional tickets may be ordered in advance at US$40 each.

Keynote Presentation

Elizabeth McCormick, former Black Hawk Pilot and disabled veteran, will provide the keynote presentation, YOU. In the Pilot’s Seat.” McCormick will share professional development secrets for success with stories of overcoming overwhelming obstacles as a helicopter pilot while inspiring YOU to Soar 2 Success!

The presentation will be given at 9:00 a.m. on March 11.

Poster Session

Posters will be available for viewing March 10 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm and all day on the 11th. Presenters will be in attendance on March 11 from 5:30 – 6:30 pm to discuss their research and address questions.

Young Professionals Panel Discussion

‘Early Career Advice for Young Professionals from Emerging and Seasoned Leaders in Textiles’—Panelists:  Karen Leonas, North Carolina State University; Kerry King, Spoonflower Inc.; and Renuka Dhandapani, Cotton Incorporated

Come join the Young Professionals’ Committee on March 11 from 4:15 – 5:15 pm as they celebrate some of AATCC’s emerging and seasoned leaders in textiles while asking the hard questions like:  what are the biggest hurdles to success in today’s textile industry?, how can YPs have a strong voice in our career path and still maintain the respect of the leaders/organizations we work for/with?, how can we incorporate our values and passions (i.e. sustainability, diversity/inclusion, family, life outside of work, etc.) into our careers and still build the resilience we need for success?  This session will include both a panel and an opportunity to network with other incredible AATCC IC attendees.

Olney Medal Address

The Olney Medal Address will be presented on Thursday, March 12, from 8:15 – 8:55 am

Awards Luncheon

The Awards Luncheon will be held from 12:00 – 2:00 pm on Thursday, March 12. The program will feature the presentation of the Olney Medal for outstanding achievement in textile chemistry, the Harold C. Chapin Award for service to AATCC, the TCR Service Award, the J. W. Weaver Award for best paper published in AATCC Journal of Research, and the winners of the Herman and Myrtle Goldstein Student Paper Competition.

Full registration includes ONE ticket to the Awards Luncheon. Additional tickets may be ordered in advance at US$45 each.

Herman & Myrtle Goldstein Graduate Student Paper Competition

The Herman and Myrtle Goldstein Graduate Student Paper Competition will be held Wednesday, March 11, from 3:00 – 4:15 pm. Papers are judged on originality, scientific value, and presentation. Results of the competition will be announced at the Awards Luncheon.

Tabletop exhibits will feature color management software, systems, and solutions; auxiliaries, dyes, and chemicals; and testing equipment and services for the apparel and textile wet processing industry.

Exhibits will be open March 10 during the Welcoming Reception and from 7:30 – 8:45 am and 5:15 – 6:45 pm on March 11. A continental breakfast will be served in the exhibit area on March 11 and a reception will be held in the exhibit area that afternoon. Admittance to the exhibit area will require a conference badge.

Information on reserving a tabletop can be found by visiting the links below.

Sponsorship opportunities are available to promote a company’s presence at our conference. These include having your company’s name and logo on the front cover of our conference program booklet or Awards Luncheon program; sponsoring a morning break or carving station at our Welcoming Reception; being a sponsor of the keynote presentation and more.

A list of these sponsorships and the minimum contributions can be found on the sponsorship form.

 

AATCC GRATEFULLY ACKNOWLEDGES OUR SPONSORING COMPANIES:

Cotton Incorporated – Conference Brochure and Conference Program Booklet
Scientific & Regulatory Consultants Inc. – Infused Water Station

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