DETAILS FOR THE 2024 SUMMIT WILL BE POSTED ONCE AVAILABLE.
Information shown below is from the 2023 Textile Discovery Summit.
Greenville, South Carolina is the site for AATCC’s 2023 Textile Discover Summit. The Hyatt Regency is the conference venue for the September 12-14 event. The Hyatt is located in the trendy downtown area of Greenville and is near the area’s best dining, shopping, and entertainment. The conference theme is Supporting Sustainability Through Innovation!
NC170, Research Personal Protective Technologies for Current and Emerging Occupational and Environmental Hazards Session (Regency CDE)
Tuesday, September 12, 1:30 ‒ 6:00 pm
Occupational workers such as firefighters, first responders, healthcare professionals, military personnel, industrial workers, and agricultural workers who perform their job tasks in hazardous environments often rely on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to protect themselves from occupational hazards that can result in workplace injuries and illnesses. NC170 seeks to fill the gap in research and innovation of PPE to be used across different industries, and to promote R&D of materials and product designs for PPE and the development of consensus standards where critical to our nation’s welfare, security, and ability to compete in a global economy.
The NC170 session includes twelve speakers from Universities across the United States who will share their research in PPE. Summit attendees are invited to come and listen to their presentations and learn more about the advances in PPE. Admission to the NC170 Session is included with your Summit registration.
Exhibitor Reception (Regency AB)
Tuesday, September 12, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Reconnect with friends and colleagues in the exhibit showroom while enjoying light refreshments and beverages.
Exhibits (Regency AB)
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 September 12 during the Exhibitor Reception and on September 13 from 10:00 – 10:20 am, and 12:20 – 3:30 pm. A box lunch will be served in the exhibit area on September 13 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 (Regency Pre-function)
Posters will be available for viewing September 12 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm and on September 13 from
8:00 am – 7:30 pm. Presenters will be in attendance on Wednesday from 6:30 – 7:30 pm.
Keynote Presentation (Regency CDE)
Wednesday, September 13, 8:15 – 9:00 am
Preparing for the Bright Future of US Textiles and the Critical Role of Life-Long Learning, David Hinks, Dean, College Wilson of Textiles, North Carolina State University
The future success of any industry is dependent in large part on its talent pipeline. With the remarkable pace of change in manufacturing generally, the US and Central American textiles industry is poised for a bright future – provided it can attract a strong talent pool from operator to executive with the right skill set and life-long learning mindset that will enable its long-term sustainable development. Strategies for success and challenges for growing in textile manufacturing in the US and Central America will be discussed.
Breakouts: Choose Your Activity (Multiple Rooms)
On Wednesday attendees will have an opportunity to attend breakouts sessions. These sessions are educational and meant to provide a true learning experience for attendees, taught by industry experts. These sessions will give you a chance to learn and connect with others in smaller group settings. If you prefer, you may stay on track and attend the general session. If you wish to participate in a breakout session you must sign up in advance. Visit the registration area to make your selections and secure your spot.
Exhibitor Box Lunch (Exhibit Area – Regency AB)
A box lunch will be available in the exhibit area on Wednesday, September 13, from 12:20 – 1:30 pm. Visit the tabletop exhibits while enjoying lunch. Exhibits will remain open for an extended period of time on Wednesday from 1:30 – 3:30 pm. Admittance to the exhibit area will require a conference badge.
Exhibitor Reception (Exhibit Area – Regency AB)
Wednesday, September 13, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Socialize with colleagues and visit the tabletop exhibits while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and beverages.
Herman and Myrtle Goldstein Graduate Student Paper Competition (Regency F)
Wednesday, September 13, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Student papers are judged on the basis of originality, scientific value, practical value, and presentation. Monetary awards are given to the students presenting the top four entries.
Olney Medal Address (Regency CDE)
The Olney Medal Address will be presented on Thursday, September 14, 8:00 – 8:30 am.
Awards Luncheon (Regency AB)
Thursday, September 14, 12:30 – 2:15 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 AATCC TCR Service Award, the J. W. Weaver Paper of the Year Award for best paper published in AATCC Journal of Research, AATCC Future Leaders Awards, AATCC Student Faculty Advisor Award, and the winners of the Herman and Myrtle Goldstein Graduate Student Paper Competition.
Stay to the End to Win (Regency AB)
We will have a drawing at the conclusion of Thursday’s Awards Luncheon for a beautiful blanket provided by Qala Arts which is a Cherokee arts & craft center/museum located in North Carolina. Name badges will be collected to be entered for the drawing. You must be present to win.