Textile Discovery Summit

October 6-8, 2024

The Westin Savannah Harbor
1 Resort Drive
Savannah, Georgia, USA


A Path Forward Through Innovation: Advancing Manufacturing, Circular Economy, and the Future of Textiles is the theme for AATCC’s 2024 Textile Discovery Summit being held October 6-8 at The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa in Savannah, Georgia, USA. Immerse yourself in the latest textile advancements while enjoying a scenic Southern getaway at The Westin. Unwind in luxury at this four-diamond hotel, nestled on the banks of the Savannah River directly across from the Historic District. Embrace the future of textile manufacturing and circular economy, while experiencing your ideal family escape, complete with golf, spa treatments, and family-friendly activities in the historic charm of Savannah.

Discover the hidden gems that await your exploration with our suggested list of “Things to Do” in this enchanting Southern city. From strolling through the moss-draped squares to indulging in culinary delights, Savannah promises an unforgettable experience that will leave you longing for more. So, bring the family and embrace the Southern hospitality that awaits you.

  • TimetableSummit Presenters

    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2024
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PMSummit Registration OpenGrand Prefunction South
    8:30 AM - 1:30 PMOptional Golf Challenge (separate registration required)The Westin’s 18-hole PGA Championship Golf Course
    9:00 AM - 1:00 PMNC-170 Research Session:
    NC170, Research Personal Protective Technologies for Current and Emerging Occupational and Environmental Hazards

    Moderator: Sumit Mandal, Oklahoma State University
    Grand Ballroom AB
    3:00 - 5:00 PMResearch Showcase Poster Display Grand Prefunction Area
    3:00 - 5:00 PMMeet and Greet ReceptionExhibit Area
    Grand Ballroom C
    6:00 - 9:00 PMRiverboat Dinner CruiseSavannah Riverfront
    9 E River St. Savannah GA
    MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2024
    7:30 AM - 7:00 PMSummit Registration OpenGrand Prefunction South
    7:45 - 8:30 AMMorning Coffee & DonutsGrand Prefunction Area
    8:00 AM - 7:30 PMResearch Showcase Poster Display Grand Prefunction Area
    8:30 AMWelcome and Opening Remarks
    John Crocker, SDL Atlas, AATCC President
    Barry Brady, Organic Dyes & Pigments, Textile Discovery Summit Chair
    Grand Ballroom AB
    SESSION: A VIEW OF THE FUTURE: CIRCULAR ECONOMY- Moderator: Bert Truesdale, TenCate Protective Fabrics
    8:45 AMKey Political and Policy Signposts for The Road Ahead—Steve Lamar, AAFA PresidentGrand Ballroom AB
    9:15 AMAccelerating Circularity: Textile Recycling at Scale—Shelly Gottschamer, Accelerating CircularityGrand Ballroom AB
    9:45 AMCustom Circular Textile Production in the US—Bob Carswell, Material Return (15-min presentation)
    Achieving Circularity—William Calvert, Return to Vendor (15-min presentation)
    Grand Ballroom AB
    10:15 AMMorning Break Exhibit Area
    Grand Ballroom C
    10:45 AMRoundtable Discussion
    *Chad Bolick, Unifi
    *William Calvert, Return to Vendor
    *Bob Carswell, Material Return
    *Shelly Gottschamer, Accelerating Circularity
    *Megan Helton, Eastman
    *Bethany Pollack, Draper Knitting
    Grand Ballroom AB
    12:00 PMSlow Fashion at the Intersection of Agriculture and Apparel in North Carolina—Eric Henry, TS DesignsGrand Ballroom AB
    12:30 - 1:30 PMBoxed Lunch
    (exhibits open)
    Exhibit Area
    Grand Ballroom C
    SESSION: MEETING THE FUTURE TODAY- Moderator: Barry Brady, Organic Dyes & Pigments
    1:30 PMThe Future of Textiles—Thomas Braun, SwisstexGrand Ballroom AB
    1:30 - 6:00 PMNetworking/Exhibits OpenExhibit Area
    Grand Ballroom C
    2:00 PMPlanet Conscious+ Sustainable Ecosystem: It’s Our Nature—Bryan Dill, ArchromaGrand Ballroom AB
    2:30 PMThe AATCC Journal of Research—Martin Bide, Professor Emeritus, University of Rhode IslandGrand Ballroom AB
    3:00 PMHow to Securely Develop, Communicate, and Control Private Brand Colors—Rafiq Mulla, X-Rite Pantone Grand Ballroom AB
    3:30 PMOlney Medal AddressGrand Ballroom AB
    4:00 PMDaily Wrap-Up
    Barry Brady, Organic Dyes & Pigments, Textile Discovery Summit Chair
    Grand Ballroom AB
    4:15 - 6:00 PMNetworking/Exhibits OpenExhibit Area
    Grand Ballroom C
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PMExhibitor's SocialExhibit Area
    Grand Ballroom C
    TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2024
    8:00 AM - 12:00 PMSummit Registration OpenGrand Prefunction South
    8:00 - 8:45 AMMorning Coffee & DonutsGrand Prefunction Area
    TRACK 1 - Grand Ballroom A (9:00AM - 12:15 PM)
    SESSION: ADVANCES IN SUSTAINABILITY - Moderator: Dennis Scheer, SST Technology Solutions, Inc.
    9:00 AMAre Non-Thermal Processes the Green Future of Textile Finishing?—Ahmad Ibrahim, CTT Group
    Grand Ballroom A
    9:30 AMThe Transition from Pad Application to Digital Spray Finishing and Its Positive Effect on the Environment and the Bottom Line—Rick Stanford, Baldwin Technology, Inc.Grand Ballroom A
    10:00 AMMorning Break
    10:15 AMSustainable Coating Solutions for Technical Textiles—Karin Niebling, CHT GroupGrand Ballroom A
    10:45 AMRecycling of Cellulose Fibers and Vat Dyes from Used Denim Garments—Alyssa Neff, University of Nebraska-LincolnGrand Ballroom A
    11:15 AMSeamless Knitted Actuators for Medical Applications—Muhammad Dawood Husain, NED University of Engineering & Technology
    Grand Ballroom A
    11:45 AMEliminate the Fear of Textile Testing—Scott Pace and Andrew Peterson, Fuze Technology
    Grand Ballroom A
    TRACK 2 - Grand Ballroom B (9:00AM - 12:15 PM)
    SESSION: COMFORT AND WELLNESS - Moderator: Andrew Fraser, Textile Color and Sourcing Solutions LLC
    9:00 AMEvaluation of the Cooling Performance of Various Types of Cooling Mechanisms Used in PPE Garments to Provide Comfort and Protection Using the Thermal Manikin Test—Farhana Momotaz, Iowa State UniversityGrand Ballroom B
    9:30 AMAdvancing Comfort and Wellness by Integration of Textile Antimicrobial and Odor Control Technologies—Xiuzhu Fei, Microban International, Ltd.
    Grand Ballroom B
    10:00 AMMorning Break
    10:15 AMOld Habits Die Hard: Do Consumers Alter their Laundering Practices When Anti-Odor Treatments are Applied?—Jennifer Beaudette, University of AlbertaGrand Ballroom B
    SESSION: COLORATION - Moderator: Carol Revels, Lands' End Inc.
    10:45 AMA Salt-Free and Waste Water Emission Free Dyeing System for Cotton Textiles—Jiping Wang, Shanghai University of Engineering Science/Zhejiang Green Universe Textile Technology CompanyGrand Ballroom B
    11:15 AMGreen, Nanofibrillated Cellulose-based Dyeing Technology for Cotton and Cotton Blended Textiles—Smriti Rai, University of Georgia
    Grand Ballroom B
    11:45 AMApplication of Anthraquinone Natural Dyes to Hydrophobic Fibers Using Supercritical Carbon Dioxide and Water—Michele Schmidt, North Carolina State University
    Grand Ballroom B
    12:15 PM - 2:00 PMAwards Luncheon/Raffle/Closing RemarksGrand Ballroom C
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    Jennifer Beaudette is a PhD candidate at the University of Alberta. She is interested in better understanding the development of odor in textiles, particularly activewear clothing, so people can spend more time enjoying sweaty pursuits and less time fussing over laundry.
    Martin Bide, Professor Emeritus, University of Rhode Island, retired in 2022 after a 30+ year career at URI where he has taught students the joys and intricacies of textile science. His research, in dyeing, biomedical materials and sustainability has produced more than enough papers, book chapters, and patents. Martin is a past president of the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists, founding editor of its Journal of Research and an awardee of its Olney Medal.
    Chad Bolick has spent over 29 years as a sales and technical leader in the global textile industry. In his most recent role as Vice President Global Brand Sales at Unifi Manufacturing Inc., he leads the charge for adoption of sustainable synthetic fibers - driving global demand for REPREVE® recycled polyester and nylon fibers. Mr. Bolick works with large multinational companies like Nike, Under Armour and Target to help them integrate REPREVE fibers into their existing supply chains, and products while maintaining their high quality and performance standards. He sits on several working groups for Textile Exchange – the RPET group and Accelerating Circularity - and is a frequent speaker at industry and university events.
    Prior to his 15 years at Unifi, Chad held several management positions at Spectrum Yarns. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Textile Technology from North Carolina State University.
    Born in Switzerland, Thomas Braun started 27 years ago in a textile mill in Los Angeles and was able to work his way up over the years and is now the Technical Director at Swisstex.
    William Calvert, CEO at Return to Vendor, has over 25 years experience in the fashion industry from leading creative at US and European luxury brands to launching a globally recognized ingredient brand with patented textile technologies.
    Bob Carswell serves as the R&D Director for Material Return, a one-stop shop for creating a sustainable, socially responsible economy, focusing on custom circularity for textile brands and manufacturers using co-op models and state-of-the-art technology.
    Bryan Dill has been with Archroma and its predecessor companies (Sandoz, Clariant) for 32 years. He is now serving as North American Marketing Director for the Textile Effects business. Bryan attended NC State University, obtaining a BS in Textile Chemistry in 1993 and an MBA in Finance from Queens University of Charlotte in 2003. Bryan has been an AATCC member since 1992, serving as committee chair, ECR Member, and Education Advisory Board Member.
    Xiuzhu Fei is Senior Formulations Chemist/Engineer at Microban International, leading the new product development of next generation antimicrobial solutions for various textiles applications.
    Shelly Gottschamer is an apparel supply chain veteran, who understands the reality of how social and environmental policies translate on both the factory floor and the bottom line. Starting with Levi’s San Francisco, Shelly has served in sourcing/sustainability roles with leading global brands, including Patagonia, Crocs, Canada Goose and Roots. As Chief Sustainability Officer with Outerknown, Shelly led this startup through Fair Labor Association (FLA) accreditation before manufacturing began – an FLA first. Her industry engagements include; Social Labor Convergence Program working group chair, Sustainable Apparel Coalition Strategic Council member, and advisor at Bard, the Responsible Business Alliance / Fordham University and Outdoor industry Association. Shelly sits on several boards and is currently VP of Global Programs & Stakeholder Engagement at Accelerating Circularity.
    Megan Helton is a seasoned professional in the field of sustainable innovation, currently serving as the Market Development Manager at Eastman, where she plays a pivotal role in advancing the company's mission within Innovation and the Circular Economy. In her role at Eastman, Megan is at the forefront of the implementation strategy for textile feedstock opportunities that align with the company's molecular recycling technologies and building meaningful collaborations with stakeholders to develop a sustainable infrastructure for circular textiles.

    Her passion for sustainability, combined with her strategic insight and industry expertise will guide sustainable solutions for the textile industry.

    Currently based in Kingsport, Tennessee, at Eastman’s Corporate Business Center, she holds a degree in Business Management and an M.B.A. from East Tennessee State University.
    Eric Henry is CEO of TS Designs in Burlington, NC that manufactures the highest quality printed apparel in a domestic, transparent, and trackable supply chain. He’s been in business over 40 years and has seen the apparel industry transition from a primarily domestic industry to today, where over 98% of clothing is produced overseas. Eric Henry is on a mission to radically change the apparel industry for the good of the people and our planet.
    Ahmad Ibrahim is Researcher Chemist at CTT Group and mainly coordinates R&D projects. Ahmad holds the Ecotextile industrial chair within the CTT Group. He has a PhD in physical chemistry, an engineering degree in formulation chemistry and a master's degree in innovative materials. During the various research projects, he has always favored the shift towards the use of ecological, biosourced and/or biodegradable chemicals.
    Stephen E. Lamar is President and CEO of the American Apparel & Footwear Association, the national trade association representing more than 1,000 brands in the apparel and footwear industry. Steve leads a dedicated team of professionals who represent AAFA members before the government, through the media, and in industry settings on key brand protection, supply chain and manufacturing, and trade issues. Steve also advises AAFA member companies on legislation and regulatory policies. Prior to becoming President and CEO, Steve served as Executive Vice President for the association.

    Prior to AAFA, Steve spent more than a decade engaged in international public policy work, including stints at the U.S. Commerce Department and in the Peace Corps. A runner, juggler, and genealogist in his spare time, Steve is President of the Washington International Trade Association. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Colgate University and a Master of Arts Degree in International Affairs (with a concentration on African politics and international trade) from George Washington University.
    Farhana Momotaz is a PhD candidate doing research on wearable medical textiles at Iowa State University. Farhana will be joining Mississippi State University as an Assistant Professor in Fall 24 in the Fashion Design and Product Development Program. In 2013 Farhana taught as a faculty member at KUET, an engineering university in Bangladesh.
    With a degree in Print and Photographic Technology and a postgraduate diploma in Colour Application Technology, Rafiq Mulla has worked in the graphical industry over 30 years. He is currently a Senior Solutions Architect at X-Rite Pantone, where he is leading the implementation of digital color standards and digital color workflow for Global Brands in the Apparel & Footwear and CPG industry. As part of the X-Rite Pantone’s Global Brand Team, Raf has global experience and exposure to products, services and solutions for the entire design to production supply chain to improve time to market, to reduce waste and to increase color accuracy and color consistency.
    Alyssa Neff is a senior textile science major at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with minors is chemistry and animal science. She hails from central Pennsylvania, but attends school in Nebraska. She looks forward to a future working in the textile industry.
    Karin Niebling, CHT Germany GmbH, received her degree in 1991 as a Polymer Chemistry Engineer. Prior to working at CHT she worked in the development of adhesives as a sales engineer in thermal analysis and rheology. Karin has been the Technical Coating Manager at CHT since 2001. She is responsible for parts in Germany, Asia, England, Australia, and the USA.
    Scott Pace is Director of Operations at Fuze Technology and brings over 8 years of experience in the textile industry, engaging closely with factories and manufacturing sites worldwide. His firsthand insights have deepened his understanding of the environmental and sustainability challenges faced by factories, brands, and consumers alike.
    Andrew Peterson is Chief Technical Officer at Fuze Technology. He is a graduate of Brigham Young University in the fields of Civil and Environmental engineering. Andrew began his professional career as an environmental engineer designing and constructing hazardous waste remediation facilities.
    Bethany Pollack joined Draper Knitting in March 2019. She received her degree in Textiles Marketing from the University of Rhode Island in 1997. Since then, Bethany has worked in various aspects of the textiles industry including retail management, sales, marketing, and product development. As Safety Products Manager, Bethany can fulfill her passion for development of technical textiles to meet strict requirements. Bethany serves as the Secretary of the New England Section of AATCC and is a member of ASTM and NFPA.
    Smriti Rai obtained her Ph.D. in Polymer, Fiber & Textile Sciences from the University of Georgia, Athens, GA. Her research aims to utilize agricultural, industrial, or forestry biomass waste to create sustainable materials.
    Michele Schmidt is a Ph.D. student in fiber and polymer science at North Carolina State University. She is part of the sustainable dye chemistry lab team under the supervision of Dr. Tova Williams. Her research focuses on the structural modification of anthraquinone natural dyes for application in waterless dyeing mediums.
    Rick Stanford is a graduate of Georgia Tech and started his career with Milliken. He has been in the textile industry his entire career spending the majority of time in capital machiinery sales. He is in his sixth year with Baldwin Technology as VP of Global Business Development in their textile division.
    Dr. Jiping Wang is currently a national distinguished professor in the College of Textile & Fashion and vice chair of the academic committee at Shanghai University of Engineering Science. As an inventor of the Cleancolor Technology and a founder of Zhejiang Green Universe Textile Technology Company, he is leading non-aqueous medium dyeing and waterless dyeing technology development for textile industry. From the AATCC side, he has been an active member since 1995, and currently he serves as an AATCC board director and the Publication Committee chairman as well as a vice president of the AATCC Foundation Inc.

  • Summit Highlights

    Sunday Morning Golf Challenge and Networking
    Sunday, October 6, 8:30 am ‒ 1:30 pm (shotgun start)
    Join colleagues and friends on Sunday morning, October 6, on The Westin’s 18-hole PGA Championship golf course for a round of golf.  The golf challenge requires a separate US$159 registration fee which includes greens fees, cart fees, (one cart per 2 golfers), and range balls on day of play. Rental clubs are available if requested prior to September 30. To reserve clubs contact Barry Brady at bbrady@organicdye.com.

    Each person must register individually for the golf challenge. If you have specific individuals you wish to team up with, or if you only have a partial team, please email Barry Brady at bbrady@organicdye.com. He will assist in organizing and completing your team. You do not need to be registered to attend the Summit to participate in the golf challenge. Early registration is encouraged. Spots are available on a first come, first served basis.

    Pre-conference NC170 Session:
    Sunday, October 6, 9:00 am ‒ 1:00 pm
    The NC170, Research Personal Protective Technologies for Current and Emerging Occupational and Environmental Hazards Session will be conducted on Sunday, October 6, from 9:00 am ‒ 1:00 pm at The Westin Savannah Harbor.  The NC170 session includes speakers from Universities across the United States who will share their research in PPE. Summit attendees are invited to come early and listen to these presentations and learn more about the advances in PPE.  Admission to the NC170 Session is included with your Summit registration.

    Meet and Greet Reception (Exhibit Area – Grand Ballroom C)
    Sunday, October 6, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
    Reconnect with friends and colleagues in the exhibit showroom while enjoying light refreshments and beverages prior to the dinner boat cruise on Sunday evening.

    Riverboat Dinner Cruise
    Join conference guests on Sunday evening, October 6, at 6:00 pm for a two-hour dinner cruise down the Savannah River. Delight in an evening of entertainment and an unforgettable tour of the historic waterfront city aboard a Savannah riverboat. Enjoy a buffet-style dinner made with the freshest local ingredients that has something to satisfy everyone’s palate. One ticket to the dinner cruise is included with a full Summit registration. Additional dinner cruise tickets may be purchased at a cost of US$100 per ticket.

    Exhibits (Grand Ballroom C)
    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 October 6 during the Meet and Greet Reception and on October 7 from 10:15 – 10:45 am, 12:30 – 1:30 pm, and 1:30 – 6:00 pm. A box lunch will be served in the exhibit area on Monday, October 7, and a reception will be held in the exhibit area that evening from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Admittance to the exhibit area will require a conference badge.

    Poster Display (Grand Pre-function)
    Posters will be available for viewing October 6 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm and on October 7 from 8:00 am – 7:30 pm. Presenters will be in attendance on Monday from 6:30 – 7:30 pm to discuss their research and address questions.

    Exhibitor Box Lunch (Exhibit Area – Grand Ballroom C)
    A box lunch will be available in the exhibit area on Monday, October 7, from 12:30 – 1:30 pm.  Visit the tabletop exhibits while enjoying lunch. Exhibits will remain open Monday afternoon from 1:30 – 6:00 pm. Admittance to the exhibit area will require a conference badge.

    Olney Medal Address (Grand Ballroom AB)
    The Olney Medal Address will be presented on Monday, October 7, 3:30 – 4:00 pm.

    Exhibitors’ Social (Exhibit Area – Grand Ballroom C)
    Monday, October 7, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
    Socialize with colleagues and visit the tabletop exhibits while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and beverages.

    Awards Luncheon (Grand Ballroom C)
    Tuesday, October 8, 12:15 – 2:00 pm
    Program includes the presentation of the Louis A. Olney Medal for outstand­ing achievement in textile chemistry, the Harold C. Chapin Award for service to AATCC, the Henry E. Millson Award for Invention, AATCC TCR Service Award, the AATCC Education Award, the J. W. Weaver Paper of the Year Award for best paper published in AATCC Journal of Research, AATCC Future Leaders Awards, and the AATCC Student Faculty Advisor Award.

    Stay to the End to Win (Grand Ballroom C)
    There will be a drawing at the conclusion of Tuesday’s Awards Luncheon for a stunning gift basket brimming with an array of delightful items. Name badges will be collected to be entered for the drawing. You must be present to win.

  • Exhibitor’s Contract        Exhibitor’s Registration Form (return with signed contract)

    Exhibit Details        Security Information      Shipping Information

    Complete the Exhibitor’s Contract above and return it to Kim Nicholson to secure your tabletop.

    10 available

    AATCC Corporate Member




    Complimentary attendee registration for all functions and events

    3 Included1 Included

    8'x30" table located in Summit Showroom**

    1 Included1 Included

    Recognition on AATCC Summit website landing page (company logo, name)


    Logo placement and company recognition in pre-event marketing and onsite recognition through event signage


    TARGETED PROMOTION! Spotlight your new product or process launch, share information about your business, or provide educational marketing content during a 3-minute or less promotional video! Videos will be uploaded to the AATCC site and shared with Summit attendees!

    1 Included--

    1/8-PAGE AD IN AATCC REVIEW! Promote your business and products to the global AATCC audience! This special edition of the AATCC Review will be the Summit resource for onsite attendees and distributed globally to all subscribers. ***


    ‘Featured Exhibitor’ promotional approved 1-2 sentences Summit email including company name and one linked web page.


    Preferred exhibitor table placement within Summit Showroom with additional display floorspace for a total of 14 ft. including 8 ft. table*


    Pre-event Summit promotion distributed on AATCC social media platforms – 3 posts per exhibitor highlighting the organization (July through September 2024)


    *Royal Exhibitors Only - Exhibitor additional floorspace plans must be submitted for approval to AATCC Education Director, Matt Brennan, by September 6, 2024.

    **ALL Exhibitors - Costs for AV, power, & items not mentioned in package description are separate and must be covered by Exhibitor directly.

    ***Royal Exhibitors-Ads cannot be combined with any other offers and must be finalized with AATCC by July 10, 2024.


    Complete the form above and return it to Kim Nicholson to secure your sponsorship.

    Recognition from the Podium during Morning Announcements and Awards LuncheonYESYESYES
    Recognition in the AATCC Review MagazineYESYESYES
    Logo Recognition in Summit Email PromotionsYESYESYES
    Logo displayed in Summit On-Site SignageYESYESYES
    Logo displayed on the Summit WebsiteYESYESYES
    Logo on Floor Cling (sponsorship must be secured by August 1)YESYES
    Complimentary Summit Registration21
    Reserved Seating on Dinner Boat CruiseYESYES
    Recognition as Boat Cruise Sponsor with Signage on BoatYES
    Complimentary Golf Challenge Registration2
    Reserved Seating at Awards LuncheonYES
    Complimentary Gift at Registration Check-in1 (designated representative)
    Official Summit Partner RecognitionYES
    Summit On-Site Program Insert1US$3,000 (SOLD)
    Summit Wi-Fi (company name as password)1US$2,000
    Participant Badge Lanyards1US$800 (SOLD)
    Exit Drawing Giveaway (gift basket)2US$600

  • RegistrationAccommodations

    Register Online

    Pre-registrants will be sent confirmations. After August 30, you must register on-site and increased fees will apply. Badges, function tickets, and additional materials may be picked up on-site at the AATCC Registration desk located at The Westin Savannah Harbor. A conference badge is required to enter all the sessions and exhibits. Lost badges will be replaced at a cost of US$35 each.

    Textile Discovery Summit Registration Fees
    Full Registration (includes admittance to the riverboat dinner cruise, receptions, Monday’s box lunch, and the Awards Luncheon.)US$550US$825
    Full Registration (after Aug. 30)US$650US$875
    Retired AATCC Member*US$275Unavailable
    Retired AATCC Member* (after Aug. 30) US$300Unavailable
    Student (includes admittance to receptions, Monday’s box lunch, and the Awards Luncheon.)US$70US$150
    Complimentary Limited Registration (Emeritus** and AATCC Student Members Only***)US$0Unavailable
    Sunday, Oct. 6, Golf Challenge and Networking
    8:30 am ‒ 1:30 pm (shotgun start)
    EXTRA Monday Evening Reception Ticket (one ticket included with full registration)US$45US$45
    EXTRA Awards Luncheon Ticket (one ticket included with full registration)US$50US$50
    EXTRA Dinner Boat Cruise (one ticket included with full registration)US$100US$100

    * (65+ and retired from full-time employment; includes admittance to the riverboat dinner cruise, receptions, Monday’s box lunch, and the Awards Luncheon.)

    ** Must be retired with 30 consecutive years of AATCC membership; complimentary Emeritus registration includes admission to the educational program only. It does not include admittance to the food and beverage functions (riverboat dinner cruise, receptions, & lunches)

    *** Complimentary AATCC Student Member registration includes admission to the educational program only. It does not include admittance to the food and beverage functions (riverboat dinner cruise, receptions, & lunches)

    ****Corporate members must contact Kim Nicholson to register at the discounted member's rate.

    Registration cancellations received in writing by September 13, 2024, at the AATCC Technical Center will be honored minus a US$75 administrative fee. No refunds will be given after September 13. Cancellation requests may be e-mailed to Kim Nicholson.

    The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa
    1 Resort Drive
    Savannah, GA  31421
    telephone +1.912.201.2000

    As you plan your trip, we kindly encourage you to secure your accommodations within AATCC’s  designated meeting room block. By doing so, not only will you guarantee your stay at the heart of the action, but you’ll also assist AATCC in meeting our contractual obligations.

    Reservations may be made online or directly with reservations at +1.888.236.2427 or +1.912.201.2000. Attendance at the AATCC Textile Discovery Summit should be specified to receive the group rate of US$259.00.

    The group rate will be available until September 14 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. Once the room block is filled the group rate will not be honored.  A first night’s room and tax deposit are due with each reservation. Deposits may be made by using an accepted credit card. Any changes to your hotel reservation must be made directly with the hotel.

    Resort Fee: Room rates will be subject to a non-commissionable daily resort fee (currently $37.29 per room per night plus applicable taxes) in effect at the time of check in. This fee will cover numerous amenities which at this time include: in-room high speed internet access (wired and wireless), complimentary twilight golf on our championship PGA golf course, complimentary access to spa sauna and steam rooms, complimentary use of on property bikes, nightly S’mores at dusk, toll free calls, local telephone calls up to 60 minutes, on-resort shuttle transportation, fitness club access, use of tennis racquets and courts, croquet, golf club storage, use of the chipping and putting greens and driving range (including the use of complimentary clubs). Amenities are subject to change based on availability.

    Parking: Resort self-parking is currently available at the rate of $22.00 per day per car. 24-hour valet parking is available for $35.00 a night with unlimited in and out privileges.

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