Textile Discovery Summit

CALL FOR POSTERS

October 6-8, 2024
The Westin Savannah Harbor
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.

  • Summit Highlights

    PRE-CONFERENCE EVENT
    Sunday Morning Golf Challenge
    Sunday, October 6, 8:00 am ‒ 12:00 pm
    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$150 registration fee which includes greens fees, cart fees, (one cart per 2 golfers), and range balls on day of play.

    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.

    Exhibitor Afternoon Social (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 Exhibitor Afternoon Social and on October 7 from 10:00 – 10:30 am, 12:15 – 1:15 pm, and 2:30 – 4:30 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 5:30 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 6:00 – 7:00 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 12:15 – 1:15 pm.  Visit the tabletop exhibits while enjoying lunch. Exhibits will remain open for an extended period of time Monday afternoon from 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Admittance to the exhibit area will require a conference badge.

    Exhibitor Networking Reception (Exhibit Area – Grand Ballroom C)
    Monday, October 7, 5:30 – 8:00 pm
    Socialize with colleagues and visit the tabletop exhibits while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and beverages.

    Olney Medal Address (Grand Ballroom AB)
    The Olney Medal Address will be presented on Tuesday, October 8, 8:30 – 9:00 am.

    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.

  • Poster Abstract Submittal Form

    Authors of accepted poster presentations will be notified. Abstracts for poster presentations should clearly state the problem, solution, and results of the research work.
    AATCC reserves the right to accept, place on a waiting list, or reject any abstract for any reason.

    2024 AATCC Textile Discovery Summit POSTER Abstract Submission

    Complete ALL fields. Poster abstracts due April 1, 2024.

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  • Textile Discovery Summit Timetable & Presenters

    TimetableSummit Presenters

    DETAILS FOR THE 2024 SUMMIT WILL BE POSTED ONCE AVAILABLE.
    Information shown below is from the 2023 Textile Discovery Summit.

    TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2023
    12:00 - 7:00 PMSummit Registration OpenAATCC Registration Area
    1:30 - 6:00 PMGuest Organizational Session:
    NC170, Research Personal Protective Technologies for Current and Emerging Occupational and Environmental Hazards

    Moderator: Gang Sun, University of California-Davis
    Click Link: TIMETABLE FOR NC-170 PRESENTATIONS
    Regency C,D,E
    6:00 - 7:30 PMReceptionExhibit Area
    Regency A,B
    WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2023
    7:15 AM - 7:00 PMSummit Registration OpenAATCC Registration Area
    8:00 AM - 7:30 PMResearch Showcase Poster Display Regency Pre-function
    8:00 AMWelcome and Opening Remarks
    John Crocker, SDL Atlas, AATCC President
    Barry Brady, Organic Dyes & Pigments, Textile Discovery Summit Chair
    Regency C,D,E
    8:15 AMKeynote Presentation
    Preparing for the Bright Future of US Textiles and the Critical Role of Life-Long Learning, David Hinks, Dean, Wilson College of Textiles, North Carolina State University
    Regency C,D,E
    GENERAL SESSION: COLOR COMMUNICATION- Moderator: Carol Revels, Lands' End Inc.
    9:00 AMColor Appearance vs Total Appearance: A New Way of Visualizing Color on Textured Material, Keith D. Hoover, Black Swan Textiles Regency C,D,E
    9:30 AMAccurate Color Measurement and Color Process Control in Digital Textile Printing, Viktor Lazzeri, BARBIERI electronic Regency C,D,E
    10:00 AMMorning Break Exhibit Area
    Regency A,B
    10:20 AMAI in Textile Discovery, Charles Allard, Jr., Delvify Regency C,D,E
    10:50 AMTwinned Technologies and Digital Twins in the Connected World, Russell Thorpe, VeriVide Limited Regency C,D,E
    GENERAL SESSION: WELLNESS / FUNCTIONAL FINISHES- Moderator: Dennis Scheer, SST Technology Solutions, Inc.
    11:20 AMWhen Wicking and Ordinary Thermal Tests are Just Not Enough: Introducing a Better Method to Measure Fabric Comfort Cooling Due to Moisture Evaporation, Roger Barker, North Carolina State University
    Regency C,D,E
    11:50 AMFunctional Textile Coatings from Biobased Lignocellulosic Aerogels for Thermal Regulation, Suraj Sharma, University of GeorgiaRegency C,D,E
    12:20 - 1:30 PMBoxed Lunch
    (exhibits open)
    Exhibit Area
    Regency A,B
    1:30 - 3:30 PMExhibits Open
    (extended period)
    Exhibit Area
    Regency A,B
    YOU CHOOSE: BREAKOUT OR GENERAL SESSION
    1:30 - 2:30 PMBREAKOUTS:
    SMART TEXTILES BREAKOUT - Moderator: Robina Hogan, Frankl & Thomas Inc.
    1:30 PM - Multimodal Sensory Evaluation of Fabric Haptics, Sunidhi Mehta, West Virginia University
    2:00 PM - Study the Performance and Durability of Flexible Printed Heating Circuits to Laundering, Renuka Dhandapani, Cotton Incorporated
    Crepe Myrtle
    FINISHES BREAKOUT - Moderator: Nelson Houser, retired, Archroma
    1:30 PM - PUREPRESS™ Non-Formaldehyde Durable Press Technology for Cotton Knit Fabrics, Ken Greeson, Cotton Incorporated
    2:00 PM - Latest Developments in PFC-Free Water and Stain Repellent Finishes, Bernd Jakob, Archroma TE
    Regency F
    1:30 - 2:30 PMGENERAL SESSION: WELLNESS / FUNCTIONAL FINISHES (CONT'D)- Moderator: Bryan Dill, Archroma
    1:30 PM - An Analytical Assessment of Odor Controlling Properties on Textiles. Developing Test Methods with Specific Purpose Rather than Modifying Existing Protocols, Robert A. Monticello, International Antimicrobial Council (Chair, AATCC RA31)Regency C,D,E
    2:00 PM - Establishing a Relationship Between Antimmicrobial and Odor Control Test Methods: AATCC TM100 and AATCC TM211, David Proctor and Alicia McClain, International Antimicrobial Council
    Regency C,D,E
    GENERAL SESSION: WELLNESS / FUNCTIONAL FINISHES (CONT'D)- Moderator: Bryan Dill, Archroma
    2:30 PMA Novel and Green Antimicrobial Treatment from Microban, Xiuzhu Fei, Microban International
    Regency C,D,E
    3:00 PMAfternoon Break Exhibit Area
    Regency A,B
    3:30 PMInvestigating the Effect of Structural Properties on Sweat Drying Performance in Sportswear Fabrics, Surya Nasrin, Oklahoma State University
    Regency C,D,E
    YOU CHOOSE: GRADUATE STUDENT PAPER COMPETITION OR GENERAL SESSION
    4:00 - 6:00 PMHERMAN AND MYRTLE GOLDSTEIN GRADUATE STUDENT PAPER COMPETITION - Moderator: Nelson Houser, retired, ArchromaRegency F
    4:00 - 6:00 PMGENERAL SESSION: SUSTAINABLE ADVANCEMENTS IN COLOR APPLICATIONS - Moderator: Andrew Fraser, Textile Color and Sourcing Solutions LLC
    4:00 PM - Sustainable Color Is Better Color, Michael Murphy, e-dye®
    Regency C,D,E
    4:30 PM - FiberColors®, Upcycling Textile Waste into Beautiful Colors, Carl Fortin, Archroma
    Regency C,D,E
    5:00 PM - Water Free and Chemical Free Dyeing of Polyester in Super Critical CO2 on an Industrial Scale, Kasper Nossent, DyeCoo Regency C,D,E
    5:30 PM - Sustainable Dyeing of Recycled and Advanced Degradable Polyester Fibers, Yash Jagwani, CHT Group
    Regency C,D,E
    6:00 PMDaily Wrap-Up
    Barry Brady, Organic Dyes & Pigments, Textile Discovery Summit Chair
    Regency C,D,E
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PMExhibitor ReceptionExhibit Area
    Regency A,B
    THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2023
    7:55 AMWelcome and Opening Remarks
    Barry Brady, Organic Dyes & Pigments, Textile Discovery Summit Chair
    Regency C,D,E
    8:00 AMOlney Address - Moderator: John Crocker, SDL Atlas, AATCC PresidentRegency C,D,E
    GENERAL SESSION: SUSTAINABLE ADVANCEMENTS IN COLOR APPLICATIONS (CONT'D) - Moderator: Andrew Fraser, Textile Color and Sourcing Solutions LLC
    8:30 AMTexcol - Pigment Transfer Paper for Natural Fibers, Doug Troyer, Coldenhove/Dreier Technologies
    Regency C,D,E
    GENERAL SESSION: SUSTAINABILITY ̶ Concept to Consumer - Moderator: Kiarash Arangdad, Burlington/Safety Component
    9:00 AMSynthetic Microfibers Are a Macro Problem Requiring Action at Every Level, Andrea Ferris, CiCLO®
    Regency C,D,E
    9:25 AMHow Standards Can Impact Supply Chain Sustainability, Leslie Malaki, UL Standards & Engagement
    Regency C,D,E
    9:50 AMLow Friction Fabric Finishes Eliminate Microplastic Fiber Release, Sudip Kumar Lahiri, University of Toronto
    Regency C,D,E
    10:15 AMMorning Break
    GENERAL SESSION: SUSTAINABILITY ̶ Concept to Consumer (CONT'D) - Moderator: Heather Johnson, American & Efird LLC
    10:30 AMReducing GHG Emissions – ‘Sustainable’ Biofuels, Karen K. Leonas, North Carolina State University
    Regency C,D,E
    11:00 AMCotton vs. Rayon: A Look at Sustainability Issues, Renee Lamb, Virginia Commonwealth University
    Regency C,D,E
    11:30 AMTopic TBA, Steve Lister, Martex Fiber
    Regency C,D,E
    12:00 PMFibre52 - "Tomorrow's Cotton Today", Harrie Schoots, Revive USA Textile Consulting
    Regency C,D,E
    12:30 PM - 2:15 PMAwards Luncheon/Raffle/Closing RemarksRegency A,B
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    DETAILS FOR THE 2024 SUMMIT WILL BE POSTED ONCE AVAILABLE.
    Information shown below is from the 2023 Textile Discovery Summit.

    TEXTILE DISCOVERY SUMMIT PRESENTERS AVAILABLE BIOS
    With 25 years experience in finance and an applied statistics, Charles Allard, Jr., founded Delvify as a way to bring data and better decsion making to garment production. A published author (Reactions Publishing) and receipient of the Japanese Medal of Honor (dark blue) for his services to Kyoto, Charles believes we can be less wasteful by being a more little more efficient.
    Roger L. Barker is a Professor in the Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science at North Carolina State University and Director of TPACC. He is internationally recognized for his work in the field of thermal protective clothing and comfort and heat stress in clothing systems. Barker has published many technical papers on the subject of the effects of intense heat exposures on fabric materials including exposures to flash fire, molten metal, hot surface contact and radiant energy. He was Chairman of the 1984 ASTM International Symposium on the Performance of Protective Clothing. He is an active participant in several committees of the National Fire Protection Association, which are involved in the development of standards for the performance of protective clothing. Barker holds B. S. and M. S. Degrees in physics from the University of Tennessee and a Ph.D., in Textile and Polymer Science from Clemson University. He has positions at Cornell and at Clemson Universities. His industrial experience includes work as a physicist in spun bonded fabrics research.
    Renuka Dhandapani is a Manager in Textile Chemistry Research at Cotton Incorporated. She has a Ph.D. in Textile Sciences from the University of Georgia. She has been an AATCC member since 2005.
    Dr. Xiuzhu Fei is a senior formulations engineer at Microban. With the knowledge in textile science and engineering principles, Xiuzhu has spent the past few years leading the development of next generation solutions for textile applications. She has demonstrated a deep commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility, working to reduce the environmental impacts of textile production while improving fabric performance.
    Andrea Ferris is the CEO of Intrinsic Advanced Materials and a Co-Inventor of CiCLO® technology, a proven solution to reduce fugitive synthetic microfiber pollution. Over the last decade, Ferris has remained dedicated to developing the company’s patented CiCLO® technology. With a passion to solve the existential threat of plastic pollution in our environment, Ferris and team created and commercialized a first-of-its-kind upstream solution. When blended with polyester or nylon, CiCLO® technology enables the fiber to maintain durability but also eventually biodegrade at rates similar to wool. Prior to her entrepreneurial role, Ferris was the VP of Business Development at Way To Be, an award-winning agency that provides uniforms and branded merchandise to major brands including Google, Facebook and McDonalds. She resides in northern CA, where she loves to hike, bike, paddle and take advantage of the proximity to nature as much as possible.
    Carl Fortin is part of Archroma's Global Brand Solutions team, responsible for the introduction of Innovative Textile Solutions and Technologies to Brands and Retailers. He is based in the NE USA, and has held sales and marketing roles in the Textile industry for over 30 years with Sandoz, Clariant and Archroma.
    Ken Greeson has been performing research on performance finishes and has been involved in process improvements for cotton at Cotton Incorporated since June, 2002. Ken earned a BS degree in Textile Chemistry from NC State University, and has since worked in textile manufacturing and for specialty chemical suppliers to the textile industry. Ken has been a member of AATCC since 1982 and was a recipient of the 2019 AATCC Olney Medal Award in recognition for his work in durable press finishing of cotton.
    David Hinks was born and raised in Derby, England. Hinks worked for Courtaulds Research from 1984 to 1986 prior to attending the University of Leeds, where earned a B.S. and Ph.D. in Colour Chemistry in 1989 and 1993, respectively. In 1993, he moved to NC State’s Wilson College of Textiles as a Post Doctoral Research Associate and later Visiting Assistant Professor investigating the genotoxicity of dyes and pigments. In 1996, he joined Milliken & Co. in Spartanburg, SC, as an R&D Chemist. In Fall 1998, he returned to NC State as Assistant Professor in the College of Textiles. In 2003, he was promoted to Associate Professor and became the Program Director for the then new Polymer and Color Chemistry Program. He was promoted to Full Professor in 2009 and was named the Cone Mills Distinguished Professor of Textile Chemistry in 2010. The same year Hinks was appointed Director of Graduate Programs in the Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science and the Director of the University’s emerging Forensic Sciences Institute. In 2014, he was appointed as Interim Dean of the College of Textiles. In 2016, he was named Dean of the Wilson College of Textiles at North Carolina State University.
    Keith Hoover addresses manufacturing-focused color and fabric development having implemented digital color management programs for Ralph Lauren, Target, Lands' End, JCPenney, and Under Armour, ultimately leading to a process that eliminated labdips altogether. At Under Armour, Hoover championed the UA Lighthouse, driving digitalization and advanced manufacturing processes to enable local-for-local sourcing. He recently developed BlackOPS Fabric Decoder (BFD), a technology that digitizes fabric and provides comparable benefits to digital color.
    Yash Jagwani is a project manager in the dyeing department at CHT Germany. His project focuses on developing sustainable dyeing solutions for synthetic textiles. With a core foundation in the field of textiles, he holds a M.Eng. in Sustainable Textiles from Hof University, Germany.
    Bernd Jakob is a German native, born in 1965, he is married and has one daughter. Bernd received a diploma in textile chemistry in 1991 from the University in Münchberg, Germany. Since 1992 Bernd has worked with Pfersee Chemie / Ciba-Geigy / Ciba / Huntsman TE and now Archroma TE.
    Sudip Kumar Lahiri graduated from Huazhong University of Science and Technology majoring in Materials Science and Engineering. He is currently working as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Toronto. Sudip’s research interests include but are not limited to developing new ways for fabricating durable superhydrophobic and oleophobic fabric finishes that do not utilize per-fluorinated compounds. He is also interested in studying the photocatalytic degradation and adsorption of organic pollutants from wastewater.
    Renée Lamb is an Assistant Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, a recipient of the Fulbright U.S. Scholars award, and the founder of Soulié, an artisan-based social enterprise. Her work focuses on identifying opportunities to increase personal capacity, foster poverty reduction and implement culturally sensitive development through education, informative design, conscious consumerism, and corporate citizenship. She has lived and worked throughout the U.S. as well as in Egypt, India, Switzerland, and Italy.
    Viktor Lazzeri is COO of Barbieri electronic, an Italian based company who manufactures spectrophotometers for color measurement in professional digital printing including textile printing. Fun fact: The company is based in the middle of the Alps and everyone in the company speaks German.
    Karen K. Leonas is a Professor of Textile Sciences in the Department of Textile and Apparel Technology and Management at NC State University. Dr. Leonas received her BS in Textile Chemistry from NC State, her MS in Clothing and Textiles from University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and her PhD in Textile Chemistry/Textile Physics with and emphasis in Polymer Engineering as part of the PATRA (Polymer and Textile Research Association) from the University for Tennessee, Knoxville. She worked for Burlington Industries, Industrial Fabrics Division and has been on the Faculty at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, University of Georgia, and Washington State University prior to being asked to join the Wilson College of Textiles faculty. Dr. Leonas frequently partners with industry and is on the New York Academy of Sciences Change Fashion Advisory Board, Walmart Technical Collaboration Board, Walmart Sustainability Collaboration Board, AATCC Sustainability Committee, The Sustainability Consortium – Co-Chair, Clothing, Footwear and Textile Committee, are several of her memberships.
    Leslie Malaki is a Project Manager under the Sustainability vertical of UL Standards & Engagement with more than 9 years experience in the Energy and Industrial Automation.
    Alicia McClain is a Program Director at the International Antimicrobial Council responsible for laboratory certification, the development of test methods for new microbial, and odor control technologies. She is a member of the AATCC RA31 Committee on Antimicrobial Activity, and the ASTM E35.15 Subcommittee on Antimicrobial Agents. She completed her undergraduate education in biology and chemistry in 2020 at Saginaw Valley State University.
    Sunidhi Mehta is a Textile Scientist and serves as an Assistant Professor and the Director of Consumer Neuroscience and Textile Material Science Labs at West Virginia University. Her research addresses human health and environmental sustainability issues related to textile materials.
    With over 20 years of experience in the field of antimicrobial agents, Robert A. (Bob) Monticello brings global experience and a proven track record to the commitment of the understanding of testing of antimicrobial treated articles. Monticello represents the Textile Industry and holds leadership positions on many of the International standards committees including ASTM, AATCC and IBRG. He is the Chief Scientific Advisor for the International Antimicrobial Council and is a consultant for the OECD Task Force on Biocides. His responsible approach to the use of antimicrobial agents on textiles and hard surfaces and to the use of proper test methods ensures the prudent use of antimicrobial agents and the reliability of antimicrobial test results. Through training of independent testing laboratories around the world, his work has helped standardize antimicrobial testing.
    Michael Murphy is Sr. Advisor at e.dye LTD. Performance apparel and manufacturing career since the mid-70’s in the US and in Asia since 1981, including textile development, technical laminations and most recently solution dye under the e.dye brand name.
    Surya Nasrin is a master's student at the department of design and merchandising at Oklahoma State University. Before she started her master's, she completed her undergraduate degree in textile engineering from the Bangladesh University of Textiles. Her research interests include the effect of fabric properties on drying performance in active sportswear.
    Kasper Nossent has over 15 years of experience in the textile industry and high-tech industry in Europe and Asia and currently works in the field of textile sustainability as Managing Director for ‘DyeCoo Textile Systems Asia’ and is based in Vietnam. Nossent holds degrees in Chemical Engineering (Bsc) and Innovation Management (Msc) and has a proven track record in international sales and business development, networking, consortium building, managing and delivering large and multi-disciplinary (R&D) projects and programs. He has an in depth understanding of the processes involved to turn inventions into innovations and over the years, he developed a natural passion for sales and business development and the implementation of technology driven solutions and applications specifically geared towards sustainability. Nossent has worked in different fields related to R&D, Project and Program Management, Business Development, Sales, Innovation Management and Policy, and worked as a diplomat for the Dutch Science & Technology Network, under the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs in Taiwan.
    David Proctor is Technical Director at the International Antimicrobial Council, where he promotes the responsible use of microbial and odor control technologies through education and community building, and Adjunct Faculty in Chemistry and Biology at Mid Michigan College. Previously, David was a Scientific Review Officer with CSRA Inc., a AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow at the National Science Foundation, and a Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. David was also a visiting scientist at the University of Dundee after earning his PhD in chemistry from the Pennsylvania State University.
    Harrie Schoots is a first generation American with Dutch heritage who currently lives in Tennessee with his wife and daughter. He graduated from NCSU's Wilson College of Textiles with a B.S. in Textile Chemistry, Dyeing and Finishing Concentration. Harrie received a Licentiate from the Society of Dyers and Colourists (Lic.SDC) and an MBA from Suffolk University in Boston, MA. His quarter century career has spanned the globe improving yarn, fabric and garment wet processing in dozens of countries and hundreds of mills and factories. He is the primary inventor of over a dozen patents which cover most fiber types, fabric qualities, dyeing processes and functional improvements. Harrie was the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists President in 2020 to 2021 and is currently AATCC's Past President until 2024. He is an independent consultant for the textile industry.
    Suraj Sharma is a professor of textiles, merchandising, and interiors at the University of Georgia. He has a PhD in materials science and engineering from Clemson University. His research interests include bioplastics, nanocellulose, microalgae, and smart textiles.
    Providing ‘real world’ solutions to colour problems is Russell Thorpe's overall objective. Russell's ability to understand, evaluate and provide workable solutions to industrial problems is one of his major strengths.

    Russell enjoys working with VeriVide Limited providing support and technical sales for the exciting DigiEye Digital Colour Imaging System. The job involves technical application support for textile, food and other colour related industries.
    Doug Troyer is the President of Dreier Technologies, a Consulting company providing Technical Consulting Services to the Inkjet Printing Industry. Troyer has worked in the Inkjet Printing Industry for 28 years as a Director of printing companies and a Consultant utilizing expertise in inkjet equipment, textile processing, textile pre and post treatments, automated workflows, and color management across all textile fiber and ink types. Troyer is a Consultant for Coldenhove Papier in the Netherlands, the inventor and manufacturer of Texcol Pigment Transfer Paper.

  • Exhibitor and Sponsor Resources

    ExhibitorsSponsorships

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

    Exhibit Details        Security Information      Shipping Information

    EXHIBITOR PACKAGES
    ROYAL
    10 available
    CLASSIC

    AATCC Corporate Member

    $3,650$1,500

    Non-member

    $6,050$2,075

    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)

    IncludedIncluded

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

    IncludedIncluded

    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. ***

    Included--

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

    Included--

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

    Included--

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

    Included--

    *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.

    SPONSORSHIP DETAILS FOR THE 2024 SUMMIT WILL BE POSTED ONCE AVAILABLE.
    Information posted below is from the 2023 Textile Discovery Summit.

    SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    PARTICIPANT ACTIVITIES & RESOURCESAVAILABILITYPRICE
    AATCC Review - Summit Special Edition (on-site program) SOLD OUT1$3,000
    Summit WiFi (company name as password) SOLD OUT1$1,500
    Breakout Sponsor Official Partner (topic/details available upon request)3$750
    General Session Educational Program Official Partner (full program topic/details available upon request)10$500
    Participant Badge Lanyard SOLD OUT1$750
    Exit Drawing Giveaway2$575
    RECEPTIONS & BREAKSAVAILABILITYPRICE
    Wednesday Morning Sunrise Coffee Station2$1,500
    Thursday Morning Sunrise Coffee Station2$1,500
    Tuesday Evening Reception Official Partner4$750
    Wednesday Evening Reception Official Partner4$750
    Wednesday Evening Reception Carving / Specialty Station3$975
    Thursday Mid-Morning Break - Coffee & Tea Station4$750
    Awards Luncheon Official Partner6$1,000
    AATCC Textile Discovery Summit Official Partner25$500
    AATCC Contributionopenopen

  • Registration & Accommodations

    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
    REGISTRATION TYPEAATCC MEMBER****NONMEMBER
    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

    * (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.

    CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY
    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.

Advanced Testing Instruments

Elevate Textiles / Burlington & Safety Components

Cekal Specialties Inc

CHT Switzerland AG

Claros Technologies

Color Solutions International

Cotton Incorporated

Datacolor

e.dye LTD

emtec Electronic GmbH

Excel Products Inc.

Frankl & Thomas Inc.

Greentex America LLC

Hohenstein

James Heal

natific AG

Organic Dyes & Pigments LLC

Pickering Laboratories

SDL Atlas

Testfabrics Inc.

Thermetrics

Triple Tree

VeriVide

X-Rite Pantone

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