2023 Textile Discovery Summit

Supporting Sustainability Through Innovation

September 12-14, 2023
Hyatt Regency
Greenville, South Carolina, USA

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!

  • 2023 Textile Discovery Summit Timetable & Presenters

    TimetableSummit Presenters

    12:00 - 7:00 PMSummit RegistrationAATCC Registration Area
    1:30 - 6:00 PMGuest Organizational Session:
    NC170, Research Personal Protective Technologies for Current and Emerging Occupational and Environmental Hazards
    Regency C,D,E
    2:00 - 5:00 PMPre-Conference Tour of CU-ICAR
    (limited availability; requires a separate registration fee)
    6:00 - 7:30 PMReceptionExhibit Area
    Regency A,B
    7:15 AM - 7:00 PMSummit RegistrationAATCC 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
    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 AMThe Impact of Smart Fabric Shades and Built-In Control Strategies on Energy Savings, Building Comfort and Visual Quality
    Radhakrishnaiah Parachuru, Georgia Institute of Technology
    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 Georgia
    Regency 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
    1:30 - 2:30 PMBREAKOUTS:
    SMART TEXTILES BREAKOUT - Moderator: Robina Hogan, Frankl & Thomas Inc.
    Multimodal Sensory Evaluation of Fabric Haptics
    Sunidhi Mehta, West Virginia University
    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
    PUREPRESS™ Non-Formaldehyde Durable Press Technology for Cotton Knit Fabrics
    Ken Greeson, Cotton Incorporated
    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
    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
    Establishing a Relationship Between Antimmicrobial and Odor Control Test Methods: AATCC TM100 and AATCC TM211
    Jake Kolevar, International Antimicrobial Council
    Regency C,D,E
    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
    Sumit Mandal, Oklahoma State University
    Regency C,D,E
    4:00 - 6:00 PMHERMAN AND MYRTLE GOLDSTEIN GRADUATE STUDENT PAPER COMPETITION - Moderator: Kanti Jasani, Performance & Technical Textile Consulting, Competition Chair
    Regency F
    4:00 - 6:00 PMGENERAL SESSION: SUSTAINABLE ADVANCEMENTS IN COLOR APPLICATIONS - Moderator: Andrew Fraser, Textile Color and Sourcing Solutions LLC
    Sustainable Color Is Better Color
    Michael Murphy, e-dye®
    Regency C,D,E
    Fibercolors Project
    Albert Llort, Archroma
    Regency C,D,E
    Water Free and Chemical Free Dyeing of Polyester in Super Critical CO2 on an Industrial Scale
    Kasper Nossent, DyeCoo

    Regency C,D,E
    Sustainable Dyeing of Biodegradable and Recycled 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
    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
    Gijsbert Harmsen, Neenah Coldenhove
    Regency C,D,E
    GENERAL SESSION: SUSTAINABILITY ̶ Concept to Consumer - Moderator: Sandy Johnson, Color Solutions International
    9:00 AMUnderstanding Consumer Perception on Products Created from Recycled Fabric
    Ritu Jadwani, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    Regency C,D,E
    9:25 AMHow Standards Can Impact Supply Chain Sustainability
    Speaker from 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 AMSynthetic Microfibers Are a Macro Problem Requiring Action at Every Level
    Andrea Ferris, CiClo
    Regency C,D,E
    12:00 PMExploring the Business Case for Textile-to-Textile Recycling Using Post-Consumer Waste in the US: Challenges and Opportunities
    Evan McCauley, PVH Corp.
    Regency C,D,E
    12:30 PM - 2:15 PMAwards Luncheon/Raffle/Closing RemarksRegency A,B
    By attending this meeting, you give the Association consent to use any photos, videos, or images of you or your likeness in any Association media or materials.

    Information available soon.

  • Summit Highlights

    Information available soon.

  • Exhibitor and Sponsor Resources


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

    Exhibit Overview        Security Information        Shipping Information

    8 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


    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 can be uploaded to the AATCC Communities platform to share 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 an optional additional 8’x8’ floorspace for display and promotion*


    Pre-event Summit promotion distributed on AATCC social media platforms – 3 posts per exhibitor highlighting the organization (July through September 2023)


    *Royal Exhibitors Only - Exhibitor additional floorspace plans must be submitted for approval to AATCC Education Director, Matt Brennan, by August 7, 2023.

    **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, 2023.

    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
    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



    Register Online
    Downloadable Registration Form

    Pre-registrants will be sent confirmations. After August 21, 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 Hyatt Regency. 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 Aug. 21)US$600US$875
    Retired Member*US$275Unavailable
    Retired Member* (after Aug. 21) 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 August 21, 2023 at the AATCC Technical Center will be honored minus a US$75 administrative fee. No refunds will be given after August 21. Cancellation requests may be e-mailed to Kim Nicholson.

    Hyatt Regency
    220 N Main St
    Greenville, South Carolina, USA
    telephone +1.864.235.1234

    Reservations may be made online or directly with the hotel. The group code is G-TXDS and attendance at the AATCC Textile Discovery Summit should be specified to receive the group rate of US$172.00.

    The group rate will be available until August 21 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.

    Parking – The city of Greenville owns the parking garage attached to the Hyatt with a fee of $7.00/night for self-parking. Self-parking is paid upon exit of the garage via credit card. Valet parking is $21.20/night and can be added to your sleeping room folio. Rates are subject to state sales tax and change without notice.

Advanced Testing Instruments

Cekal Specialties Inc

Cotton Incorporated


emtec Electronic GmbH

Greentex America LLC


James Heal

Organic Dyes & Pigments LLC

Pickering Laboratories

SDL Atlas

Testfabrics Inc.



2023 Summit Featured Exhibitors and Sponsors

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