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.

  • 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.

    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 2:15 – 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 12:15 – 1:15 pm.  Visit the tabletop exhibits while enjoying lunch. Exhibits will remain open Monday afternoon from 2:15 – 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, 2:45 – 3:15 pm.

    Exhibitor Networking Reception (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.

  • TimetableSummit Presenters

    The 2024 Textile Discovery Summit program will be posted once finalized.

    The 2024 Textile Discovery Summit presenters will be posted when available.

  • 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.

AB Carter Inc.

Advanced Testing Instruments

Cekal Specialties, Inc.

Cotton Incorporated


emtec Electronic GmbH


Organic Dyes & Pigments

Pickering Laboratories

2024 Summit Featured Exhibitors and Sponsors

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