2018 Concept 2 Consumer® Track



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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2018
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
New Trends in Lighting and Color Management – Moderator: Ann Laidlaw, ACL Color Consulting LLC
10:30 Understanding the Changing Spectral Landscape in Retail Lighting – Steve Paolini, Telelumen LLC
11:00 What is a Lumen? – Educating the Public – Roland Connelly, RoLyn Group Color Consultants
11:30 Color Management in an Evolving Retail Landscape – Dustin Bowersox, Datacolor
1:45 – 3:00 pm
New Trends in Lighting and Color Management (cont’d)
1:45 Tired of Striking Out with Strike-Offs? Me Too. Let’s Talk – Carol Revels, Lands’ End Inc.
2:15 Matching Heather Fabrics – What Could Be Easier? – Keith Hoover, Black Swan Textiles LLC
2:45 Break
3:00 – 4:00 pm
Supply Chain/Speed to Market – Moderator: Sandy Johnson, Color Solutions International
3:00   Where is My Lab Dip? How One Quality-Focused Brand Made the Leap to E-Approvals Eva Reale, Levi Strauss & Co.
3:30 Igniting Rapid Knit Material Development – Mandi Strickland, Vanguard Pailung
THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2018
9:00 – 11:45 am
Sustainability – Moderator: Tom Stutts, Datacolor 
9:00 Sustainability from a Brand’s Perspective – Speaker TBD
9:30 How Much Energy and Water Does It Take to Wash Your T-shirt? Counting Up the Impact of Consumer Care Globally – Michele Wallace, Cotton Incorporated
10:00 Break
10:15 Sustainable Processing in Textiles – Siva Pariti, Sustainable Textile Solutions, DyStar India
10:45 Helping Textile Chemical Suppliers Meet New Requirements for Compliance, Alternatives Assessment, and Sustainable Chemistry: An Overview of Methods and Tools in the Context of a Specific Use Case – Joseph P. Rinkevich, Scivera LLC
11:15 Chemical Management and Environmental Assessment in Today’s Textile Value Chain – Malinda Salter, Hohenstein Institute America Inc.
2:15 – 3:45 pm
Testing – Moderator: Louann Spirito, SGS Consumer Testing Services
2:15 The Effects of Clothing Discomfort on Human Performance – Emiel DenHartog, North Carolina State University
2:45 Breaking the Rules of Textile Care Labeling: What Matters and What Really Matters – Erin Kirkpatrick, Exponent
3:15 Marketing Claims in Apparel and Textiles- Testing to Verify Claims – Seemanta Mitra, Intertek