2022 Textile Discovery Summit

October 4-6, 2022
Hilton University Place
Charlotte, NC

Pre-registration is closed.  You may register on-site at the Hilton University Place in Charlotte, NC.

AATCC’s Textile Discovery Summit is an annual event dedicated to providing a platform for the textile community to learn and interact together. This multi-day event features educational presentations from industry leaders and academic experts, interactive networking breakouts and receptions, a showroom for innovative products and processes, resources, and information on the latest in textiles, and more!

  • 2022 Textile Discovery Summit Timetable & Presenters

    TimetableSummit Presenters

    TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2022
    2:00 - 7:00 PMSummit RegistrationMidway
    6:00 - 7:30 PMExhibitor ReceptionExhibit Area
    7:00 AM - 7:00 PMSummit RegistrationMidway
    8:00 AM - 7:30 PMPoster Display "New Research Showcase"Lakeshore Pre-function
    Individual/Assigned TimesOnsite Resource: Professional Headshots with Devin Steele, eTCKeynes
    8:15 AMWelcome and Opening Remarks
    Barry Brady, Organic Dyes & Pigments, Textile Discovery Summit Chair
    FIBER INNOVATION SESSION - Moderator: Nelson Houser, retired Archroma US
    8:20 AMSuper Sorptive and Super Active Cotton Fabrics for Biological and Chemical Protections-Gang Sun, University of California, DavisLakeshore
    8:50 AMSquitex: All-Natural Performance Fabric-Melik Demirel, Pennsylvania State University Lakeshore
    9:20 AMA Spandex Fiber with Hybrid Properties for Customized Fitting-Guan Wang, The LYCRA CompanyLakeshore
    9:50 AMFibers and Textiles from Chicken Feathers-Yiqi Yang, University of Nebraska-LincolnLakeshore
    10:20 AMMorning Break Exhibit Area
    FIBER INNOVATION SESSION (CONT'D)- Moderator: Nelson Houser, retired Archroma US
    10:40 AMKyorene® Graphene Functional Fibers Properties, Applications, and Proper Test Methodology-David Vanek, Graphene One LLCLakeshore
    INNOVATION IN TEXTILES AND TESTING SESSION - Moderator: Heather Johnson, American & Efird LLC
    11:10 AMRecycled Polyester Testing and Verification-Sandeep Khatua, TÜV SÜD AmericaLakeshore
    11:40 AM5-Minute Transition Break
    11:45 AM - 12:45 PMBREAKOUTS:
    - Moderator: Dennis Scheer, SST Technology Solutions, Inc
    PFAS – Regulations and Understanding the Implications for Your Products-Pankaj Sarda, Intertek

    •ELECTRONIC COLOR MANAGEMENT PRESENTATIONS AND ROUNDTABLE - Moderator: Andrew Fraser, Textile Color and Sourcing Solutions Inc.
    Doug Bynum, natific AG; Tim Williams, Color Solutions International

    GENERAL SESSION: INNOVATION IN TEXTILES AND TESTING - Moderator: Heather Johnson, American & Efird LLC
    11:45 AMWicking Tests Revisited - Overview of Relevance and Discrepancies Between Methods-Emiel DenHartog, NC State UniversityLakeshore
    12:15 PMAntimicrobial Technology Using Sequestered Hydrogen Peroxide in Performance Finish Applications Suitable for Protective Fabrics-Bernd Liesenfeld, Quick-Med TechnologiesLakeshore
    12:45 PMBoxed Lunch—Exhibitor Summit Sessions
    Moderator: Barry Brady, Organic Dyes & Pigments, Textile Discovery Summit Chair

    •Organic Dyes and Pigments LLC
    •James Heal
    •SDL Atlas
    •emtec Electronic GmbH
    •Color Solutions International
    Exhibit Area
    2:05 PM - 3:05 PMMICRO SESSIONS:
    - Moderator: Bob Monticello, International Antimicrobial Council
    The AATCC TM30-2017e Test Method and ASTM E3227-20 Standard Test Practice are Complementary Approaches for Evaluating the Performance of Antifungal Technologies-Alicia McClain, International Antimicrobial Council
    Assessment of Odor Control Technologies Using Chemical Analysis by Headspace Chromatography-Peter Nastasi, Microban Products Company

    •SUSTAINABLE DYEING & FINISHING MICRO SESSION - Moderator: Nelson Houser, Retired Archroma US
    Dyeing Innovations Improve Sustainability and Cost-Hardy Sullivan, Thies Corp.
    Sustainable Finishing Technologies -Michael Schuhmann, Archroma

    GENERAL SESSION: SMART TEXTILES - Moderator: Robina Hogan, Frankl & Thomas Inc.
    2:05 PMA Colorimetric Biosensor Made by Polydiacetylene Nanofibers for a Rapid Detection of SARS-CoV-2-Abhishek Bhattacharjee, Colorado State UniversityLakeshore
    2:35 PMGel-Free Velcro Hook Textile Electroencephalography Electrode for Brain Activity Monitoring-Granch Berhe Tseghai, Ghent UniversityLakeshore
    3:05 PM5-Minute Transition Break
    SMART TEXTILES SESSION (CONT'D) - Moderator: Robina Hogan, Frankl & Thomas Inc.
    3:10 PMSmartTex: Health Monitoring Research for Aerospace and Earth-Samantha Shintay, Hohenstein Institute AmericaLakeshore
    SUSTAINABILITY SESSION - Moderator: Carol Revels, Lands' End Inc.
    3:40 PMRecycling in the Global Textile Complex: The Future and Technology That Will Take Us There-Karen K. Leonas, North Carolina State UniversityLakeshore
    4:10 PMAfternoon Break Exhibit Area
    SUSTAINABILITY SESSION (CONT'D) - Moderator: Carol Revels, Lands' End Inc.
    4:30 PMRecycled Content Verification Methods from Chain of Custody to Testing to Ensure Claim Validity & Regulatory Compliance-Min Zhu, SGS North America Lakeshore
    5:00 PMUpcycling Textile Wastes into Bio-based Building Blocks: Challenges and Opportunities toward a Novel, High Yield, and Low Carbon Footprint Conversion Process-Ramon E. Vera, NCSU, Department of Forest Biomaterials (collaboration between Cotton Incorporated and NCSU)Lakeshore
    Moderator: Carol Revels, Lands' End Inc.
    6:00 PMDaily Wrap-Up
    Barry Brady, Organic Dyes & Pigments, Textile Discovery Summit Chair
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PMExhibitor ReceptionExhibit Area
    7:55 AMWelcome and Opening Remarks
    Barry Brady, Organic Dyes & Pigments, Textile Discovery Summit Chair
    8:00 AMOlney Address
    Moderator: Harrie Schoots, AATCC President
    8:30 AMHerman & Myrtle Goldstein Graduate Student Paper Competition
    Moderator: Kanti Jasani, Performance & Technical Textile Consulting
    9:15 AM5-Minute Transition Break
    9:20 AM - 10:20 AMBREAKOUTS:
    - Moderator: Carol Revels, Lands' End Inc.
    Facilitators: Min Zhu, SGS North America Inc.; Sandeep Khatua, TÜV SÜD America, Inc.; and Karen K. Leonas, North Carolina State University

    •SMART FABRICS PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION - Moderator: Heather Johnson, American & Efird LLC
    Exciting Advancements in Smart Fabrics and E-Textiles-Melissa Wye, Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA)

    GENERAL SESSION: ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY IN DYEING AND FINISHING - Moderator: Dennis Scheer, SST Technology Solutions, Inc.
    9:20 AMA Sustainable Way of Finishing, Advantages of Contactless Spray Application-Yiannis Vasilonikolos, Baldwin Jimek ABLakeshore
    9:50 AMDyStar’s Solutions for Environmentally Friendly Exhaust & Continuous Dyeing of Polyester-Celio Missaka, DyStarLakeshore
    10:20 AMMorning Break
    ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY IN DYEING AND FINISHING SESSION (CONT'D) - Moderator: Dennis Scheer, SST Technology Solutions, Inc.
    10:40 AMSustainable Substitutes for Fluorinated Water Repellent Protective Fabrics-Kiarash Arangdad, Elevate Textiles/BurlingtonLakeshore
    11:10 AMAVITERA SE: A Sustainable Step Change in the Dyeing of Cotton-John Williams and Matt Hodge, Huntsman Textile EffectsLakeshore
    11:40 AMSustainable Dyeing of Polyamide-Mark Dohmen, Archroma Germany GmbHLakeshore
    Moderator: Dennis Scheer, SST Technology Solutions, Inc.
    12:40 PM - 2:15 PMAwards Luncheon/Raffle/Closing RemarksUniversity
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    Dr. Kiarash Arangdad is currently Director of Emerging Chemistries at Elevate Textile/Burlington. He received his PhD in Fiber and Polymer Science from North Carolina State University with a minor in Chemistry. Kiarash holds multiple U.S patents in the area of sustainable water resistance, Antimicrobial/Antiviral, flame retardancy, and insect protective fabrics. Kiarash is a member of the Executive Committee on Research at AATCC and chair of the RA63 Committee.
    Abhishek Bhattacharjee is a doctoral student studying Materials Science and Engineering at Colorado State University, Fort Collins (CSU). His research focuses on material synthesis and characterization for biomedical applications such as biosensor, titanium implants and blood contacting devices. Abhishek worked in the textile industries of Bangladesh for 4 years before starting his graduate studies at CSU.
    Doug Bynum, Senior Partner, natific AG has spent the last 40 years in the textile and apparel color execution field. He has assisted numerous brands and their supply chains to enable supplier color self-approval while improving overall product quality and speed to market.
    Prof. Melik Demirel, Pennsylvania State University, Lloyd and Dorothy Huck Chair in Biomimetic Materials, is a scientist and innovator (National Academy of Innovators-NAI member) with expertise in biotechnology, nanotechnology and materials science. He is currently directing the Center for Advanced Fiber Technologies (CRAFT).
    Emiel DenHartog, Professor in the Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science department, Associate Director of the Textile Protection And Comfort Center (TPACC) and Director of Graduate Programs in the Wilson College of Textiles at NC State University. Emiel's research interests are to study protective and performance textiles and their interactions with the human body and how they relate to human protection, ergonomics, physiology and comfort. He actively collaborates with a wide range of scientists providing measurement and evaluation support on anything related to improvements on human health, performance and comfort. In 2019, he received the NC State award as University Faculty Scholar (UFS) for his contributions to research, outreach and education in this field.
    Mark Dohmen is Head of Competence Center Synthetics at Archroma Germany GmbH. Mark graduated from the Textile University, Niederrhein - Germany and INSEAD – France, MBA. Previously Mark worked in R&D and Technical Marketing with the M. Dohmen Group.
    Matthew Hodges is the Technical Resources Manager-US/Canada at Huntsman Textile Effects. Matthew is a graduate of North Caroline State University - College of Textiles (BS. Textile Science). He has 10 Years of textile industry experience working with Milliken - Magnolia Finishing and Galey & Lord. In addition, he has 23 years experience working for Ciba Specialty Chemicals/Huntsman Textile Effects in varies positions from Technical Specialists/Account Management/Product Management/Marketing/Technical Manager.
    Sandeep Khatua is a Product Safety and Business Development Executive in the Consumer Goods Industry. He brings 20 plus years of experience leading with technical systems improvements, product, and business development activities within diverse industries such as apparel, home goods, footwear, and accessories. As a Global Technical Director with TUV-SUD, he provides technical leadership dealing with North American customers in the areas of supply chain solutions. Thoroughly versed in US and EU regulations and well abreast with current industry trends and hot topics. He is a featured public speaker in many industry conferences.
    Dr. Karen K. Leonas is a Professor and former Department Head of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management, Wilson College of Textiles, at North Carolina State University. Dr. Leonas has her B.S. in Textile Chemistry from NC State, M.S. and PhD from University of Tennessee in Textile Chemistry/Textile Physics with Polymer Engineering concentration. With over 225 research publications, presentations, and almost $6 million in funding, she received recognition for excellence in Research, Teaching, Advising and Service. Dr. Leonas has worked for Burlington Industries, University of Illinois, University of Georgia, and was department head at Washington State University before returning to NC State University.
    Dr Bernd Liesenfeld is a materials scientist by training and serves as president of Quick-Med Technologies. In that role he has generated regulatory clearances with both EPA and FDA for multiple antimicrobial technologies and overseen the commercialization of consumer products and medical textiles and devices with partners including Medline, Hollister, Derma Sciences, PVH and many more.
    Célio H. Missaka is Automotive Segment Manager at DyStar Colour Distributions GmbH. After Célio graduated in 1992 as a Textile Engineer in Brazil, he has worked with the development of laundry process for Denim garments. Afterwards, he worked several years for different companies in Brazil and Portugal which were producing automotive textiles. In 2003, Célio joined DyStar and is leading the automotive segment with a focus on high light fastness disperse dyes used to dye polyester fibres.
    Peter Nastasi has been an Analytical Chemist at Microban Products Company for the last 7 years upon moving to North Carolina from New York.
    Pankaj Sarda is Director, Softlines Technical Services at Intertek. Pankaj has nearly 18 years of work experience in the apparel and accessory industry and specializes in areas such as consumer products regulatory & compliance, product testing and toxic chemical management in the textile and leather industry. Pankaj holds Masters Degree in Material Science from University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. He earned his Bachelors Degree in Textile Chemistry and a Diploma in Textile Technology from the Textile Institute in India.
    Michael Schuhmann, Archroma Management GmbH, Global Business Development CC Finishing/Repellents, graduated in textile chemistry with an engineering degree in 1999 and joined Clariant in October 2000. Since 2004 he has been responsible for application and product development of functional finishes and coatings for technical textiles, with a major focus on coating & bonding polymers as well as repellent, flame retardant & antimicrobial technologies.
    Samantha Shintay, Hohenstein Institute America, builds collaborative relationships with companies all along the textile supply chain through Hohenstein’s testing services and the OEKO-TEX® System. Prior to joining Hohenstein in 2019, Sam managed and improved RSL & Green Chemistry programs, RSL sampling criteria and testing traceability at Nike. Sam holds a BS in Polymer & Color Chemistry from North Carolina State University.
    Hardy Sullivan is Thies Corp's US-based Sales Manager and President of the Synthetic Yarn and Fabric Association (SYFA). Prior to joining Thies in 2021, Hardy was the business leader of fabric finish and performance upholstery companies. He has a BS from NC State University and a MS from the Institute of Textile Technology.
    Gang Sun is a professor of fiber and polymer science at University of California, Davis since 1995, and has been working on development of functional textile materials for improved personal protection, including reusable and rechargeable antibacterial and antiviral fibers and polymers and personal use sensors and detoxifying sensors for toxic chemicals.
    Granch Berhe Tseghai is a Ph.D. student at Ghent University, Belgium. Since 2018, he has been developing textile-based sensors in general and EEG electrodes for monitoring brain activity in particular. He has published about 20 papers on these topics.
    As Director of Sales and BD Dave Vanek is working with Global Brands to develop new fabrics, clothing and home textiles. Prior to Graphene One Dave worked in development for body and vehicle armor. Dave is a Chemical Engineer from The Ohio State University and started his career at Dow Chemical where he worked on high strength films and composites for automotive, packaging, and industrial applications.
    Yiannis Vasilonikolos is a Textile Technologist member of the R&D department at Baldwin Jimek AB. Yiannis received a BSc focused on Textile Sciences and Engineering from the Technological Educational Institute of Piraeus. He has 20 years of experience in the textile industry, specializing in Dyeing & Finishing.
    Ramon E. Vera, NC State University, Department of Forest Biomaterials, is one of the lead doctoral students working in the CONECSUS and SAFI consortium at NCSU. Ramon's background is chemical engineering from Universidad de los Andes, Venezuela. His work focuses on developing circular economy strategies for cellulosic materials, including textile wastes and agricultural residues.
    Guan Wang graduated from Donghua University and got Ph.D. in fiber and polymer science from NCSU. He worked for Cotton Inc as research assistant in textile chemistry department and now is a textile application development scientist working at The LYCRA Company.
    Tim Williams is the Marketing Manager for Color Solutions International (CSI). Tim he has been involved with all aspects of the CSI business, assisting most of the major US Brand and Retailers’ supply chain needs. He is a graduate of Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science in Textile Chemistry. His career spans 35 years and includes a diverse background in Dyeing, Printing, Garment Washing, Color Formulation, and Electronic Color Communication and Color Standardization.
    Melissa Wye is Senior Program Manager at Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA). Ms. Wye has industry experience in technical management and systems design of Government Program of Records in unmanned ground robotics and developing advanced manufacturing integrations in textiles including digital data and robotics for Industry 4.0. At AFFOA, she focuses on program management of defense programs leveraging AFFOA and AFFOA fabric innovation network ecosystem technologies. Ms. Wye leverages her interdisciplinary education and experience to mentor collaborations to develop AFFOA’s ecosystem.
    As a textile chemical engineer, Dr. Yiqi Yang is a Distinguished Professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His research focuses on development of biobased textiles and chemicals, and environmentally responsible technologies. Examples include developing new lignocellulosic, protein and synthetic fibers and chemicals from agricultural byproducts and coproducts, and recycling spent chemicals and water, and afterlife textiles.
    Dr. Min Zhu has over 20 years of experiences in textile research, product development, manufacturing and marketing in global supply chain. In her current role, Min leads the SGS North America Softlines technical team to provide technical services to US and Canada apparel and footwear customers, and implement softlines policies, regulations, new services and technical initiatives. She is an active member of AATCC, ASTM, AAFA and other organizations, and holds a Ph.D. in Textile Chemistry from Donghua University, Shanghai and an MBA from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

  • Summit Highlights

    Exhibitor Reception (University/Glenwaters)
    Tuesday, October 4, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
    Reconnect with friends and colleagues in the exhibit showroom while enjoying light refreshments and beverages.

    Exhibits (University/Glenwaters)
    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 4 during the Exhibitor Reception and on October 5 including live Summit Sessions from 10:20 – 10:40 am, 12:45 – 2:05 pm and 4:10 – 4:30 pm. A box lunch will be served in the exhibit area on October 5 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 “New Research Showcase” (Lakeshore Pre-function)
    Posters will be available for viewing October 5 from 8:00 am – 7:30 pm. Presenters will be in attendance on Wednesday from 6:30 – 7:30 pm.

    Professional Headshots (Burnham)
    Professional headshots by Devin Steele, eTextileCommunications (eTC), will be available on October 5. Textile veteran and well-known industry-photographer, Devin Steel, will capture the images for people who are seeking an updated headshot!  You must signup in advance. Reserve your spot at the registration desk.

    Breakouts: Choose Your Activity (Multiple Rooms)
    On Wednesday and Thursday, attendees will have an opportunity to choose between attending educational tutorials, roundtable breakouts, or micro sessions.  The tutorials and micro sessions are educational and meant to provide a true learning experience for attendees, taught by industry experts. The roundtables are topic-specific, interactive discussions, led by knowledgeable facilitators. These  opportunities 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 tutorial, round table, or a micro session you must choose your activity in advance.  Visit the registration area to make your selections and secure your spot.

    Exhibitor Box Lunch (Exhibit Area – University/Glenwaters)
    A box lunch will be available in the exhibit area on Wednesday, October 5, from 12:45 – 2:05 pm.  Visit the tabletop exhibits and hear live Summit Sessions while enjoying lunch. Admittance to the exhibit area will require a conference badge.

    Exhibitor Reception (Exhibit Area – University/Glenwaters)
    Wednesday, October 5, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
    Socialize with colleagues and visit the tabletop exhibits while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and beverages.

    Olney Medal Address (Lakeshore)
    The Olney Medal Address will be presented on Thursday, October 6, from 8:00 – 8:30 am.

    Herman and Myrtle Goldstein Graduate Student Paper Competition (Lakeshore)
    Thursday, October 6, 8:30 – 9:15 am.
    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.

    The following judges have been selected for the 2022 competition: Magali Brown, Eastman Chemical.; Dallas Crotts, Cekal Specialties Inc.; Renuka Dhandapani, Cotton Incorporated; and Frank Little, Piedmont Chemical Industries Inc.  Kanti Jasani, Performance & Technical Textile Consulting, is chair of the competition.

    Awards Luncheon (University)
    Thursday, October 6, 12:40 – 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 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, AATCC Student Faculty Advisor Award, and the winners of the Herman and Myrtle Goldstein Graduate Student Paper Competition.

    Stay to the End to Win (University)
    We will have a drawing at the conclusion of Thursday’s Awards Luncheon for Apple Watches. Tickets will be provided to all in attendance and you must be present to win.

  • Exhibitor and Sponsor Resources


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

    Exhibit Overview        Security Information        Shipping Information

    8 available
    30 available

    AATCC Corporate Member




    Complimentary attendee registration for all functions and events

    3 Included1 Included

    6'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


    SUMMIT SESSIONS! Spotlight your new product or process launch, share information about your business, or provide educational marketing content during an uninterrupted, live 10-minute promotional presentation! These premium Summit Sessions are designed to feature exhibitors and are available during key breaks throughout the event!

    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 branding and one linked web page.


    Preferred exhibitor table placement within Summit Showroom with an optional additional 8’x8’ floorspace for display and promotion*


    Pre-event Summit Sessions Series promotion distributed on AATCC social media platforms – 3 posts per exhibitor (July through September 2022)


    *Royal Exhibitors Only - Exhibitor additional floorspace plans must be submitted for approval to AATCC Education Director, Angela Jabara, by September 1, 2022.

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

    ***Ad may not be substituted, exchanged, or modified in any way.

    Summit WiFi (company name as password)1$1,500
    Onsite Meeting Room1$1,250
    Educational Breakout Tutorial (topic/details available upon request)3$750
    Roundtable Discussion Breakout (topic/details available upon request)3$750
    General Session Educational Program Official Partner (full program topic/details available upon request)10$500
    Participant Badge Lanyard1$750
    Exit Drawing Giveaway - Apple Watch2$550
    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


    Pre-registration is closed.  You may register on-site at the Hilton University Place in Charlotte, NC.

    EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Monday, September 12.

    Register Online
    Downloadable Registration Form

    Pre-registrants will be sent confirmations. After September 12, 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 Hilton University Place. 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 RegistrationUS$550US825
    Full Registration (after Sept. 12)US$600US$875
    Retired Member*US$275Unavailable
    Retired Member* (after Sept. 12) US$300Unavailable
    Complimentary Limited Registration (Emeritus** and AATCC Student Members Only)***US$0Unavailable

    * (65+ and retired from full-time employment)

    ** Must be retired with 30 consecutive years of AATCC membership

    *** Complimentary Emeritus or AATCC Student Member registration includes admission to the educational program. It does not include admittance to the food and beverage functions (Receptions & Lunches)

    Corporate members please complete the downloadable registration form and return it to Kim Nicholson to receive the discounted member's rate.

    Registration cancellations received in writing by September 12, 2022 at the AATCC Technical Center will be honored minus a US$75 administrative fee. No refunds will be given after September 12. Cancellation requests may be e-mailed to Kim Nicholson.

    Hilton University Place
    8629 JM Keynes Dr.
    Charlotte, NC

    Reservations may be made online or directly with the hotel. The group code is AATCC and attendance at the AATCC Textile Discovery Summit should be specified to receive the group rate of US$139.

    The group rate will be available until September 15 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 check or charged to an accepted credit card. Any changes to your hotel reservation must be made directly with the hotel.

AB Carter Inc.



Burlington & Safety Components

Cekal Specialties Inc

Color Solutions International/DyStar

Cotton Incorporated


emtec Electronic GmbH

Fuze Biotech


James Heal

Organic Dyes and Pigments

Pulcra Chemicals

SDL Atlas


Testfabrics Inc.

X-Rite / Pantone

2022 Summit Featured Exhibitors and Sponsors