• 2021 Textile Discovery Summit

    Timetable

    TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2021
    TIMESESSION TITLE/ACTIVITYROOM LOCATION
    2:00 - 7:00 PMSummit Registration/Check-In OpenImperial Pre-function
    5:30 - 7:30 PMPosters DisplayImperial Pre-function
    6:00 - 7:30 PMExhibitor Reception (Celebrating a Century)Exhibit Area - Imperial 4,5,6,7
    WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2021
    TIMESESSION TITLE/ACTIVITYROOM LOCATION
    7:30 AM - 7:00 PMSummit Registration OpenImperial Pre-function
    8:30AMDoors Open
    8:30 AM - 8:00 PMPosters Display
    Presenters will be in attendance from 6:30 – 7:30 pm
    Imperial Pre-function
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PMAATCC Demo Labs
    AATCC Technical Team
    Crown A
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PMProfessional Headshots
    Devin Steele, eTextileCommunications (eTC)
    Crown B
    8:45 AMWelcome and Opening Remarks
    Barry Brady, Organic Dyes and Pigments LLC, Textile Discovery Summit Chair
    Harrie P. Schoots, AATCC President
    Imperial 1,2,3
    GENERAL SESSION: CELEBRATING A CENTURY
    Moderator: Barry Brady, Organic Dyes and Pigments LLC
    9:00 AMAATCC, No Longer Your Grandfather’s Association!
    John Y. Daniels, Former AATCC Executive Vice President
    Imperial 1,2,3
    9:30 AMAATCC Time Capsule Reveal
    Garry Atkinson and Manisha Patel, AATCC
    Imperial 1,2,3
    10:00 AMA Brief History of Color
    Elisabeth Berry Drago, Science History Institute
    Imperial 1,2,3
    10:30 AMMorning Break

    Live Exhibitor Summit Session
    Moderator: Barry Brady, Organic Dyes and Pigments LLC,
    > 10:35 – 10:45 AM - Organic Dyes and Pigments
    Exhibit Area - Imperial 4,5,6,7
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PMYOU CHOOSE: Breakout OR General SessionMultiple Rooms
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PMBreakout 1 Tutorial: Fiber Fragmentation
    • The Source of Fiber Fundamentals, Marielis Zambrano, Intrinsic Advanced Materials
    Auditorium
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PMBreakout 1 Roundtable Discussion: Textile Talent
    Facilitator: Jasmine Cox, Textile Technology Center at Gaston College
    • Monica Jackson-Buxton, Parkdale Inc.
    • Jeff Sackaroff, North Carolina State University
    • Apurba Banerjee, Milwaukee Tool
    Royal
    GENERAL SESSION: COLOR, LIGHTING, AND FASHION
    Moderator: Tom Stutts, Color Solutions International
    11:00 AM - 11:30 PMThree-Dimensional Simulation Technology for the Fashion Industry
    Shahida Afrin, North Carolina State University
    Imperial 1,2,3
    11:30 AM - 12:00 PMSoftware as the Critical Enabler of a Hybrid (Digital and Analogue) Supply Chain for Printed Textiles and Apparel
    Luke Langford - AVA CAD/CAM Group Ltd


    Imperial 1,2,3
    12:00 - 1:40 PMLunch (Box Lunch Available for Attendees in Exhibit Area)

    Live Exhibitor Summit Sessions
    Moderator: Dennis Scheer, SST Technology Solutions Inc.
    > 12:05 – 12:15 PM - Testfabrics Inc.
    > 12:20 – 12:30 PM - SDL Atlas
    > 12:35 – 12:45 PM - natific AG
    > 12:50 – 1:00 PM - Texbase
    > 1:05 – 1:15 PM - James Heal
    > 1:20 – 1:30 PM - CSI/DyStar
    Exhibit Area - Imperial 4,5,6,7
    1:40 - 2:40 PMYOU CHOOSE: Breakout OR General SessionMultiple Rooms
    1:40 - 2:40 PMBreakout 2 Tutorial: Dyestuff Chemistry Fundamentals
    Moderator: Bert Truesdale, TenCate Fabrics
    • Dyestuff Chemistry Fundamentals, Bryan Dill, Archroma
    Auditorium
    1:40 - 2:40 PMBreakout 2 Roundtable Discussion: Fiber Fragmentation
    Facilitator: Dennis Scheer, SST Technology Solutions Inc.
    • Dyed and Finished Cotton Fiber…Will it Biodegrade?, Mary Ankeny, Cotton Incorporated
    • Marielis Zambrano, Intrinsic Advanced Materials
    • Andrea Ferris, Intrinsic Advanced Materials
    Royal
    GENERAL SESSION: E-TEXILES
    Moderator: Robina Hogan, Frankl & Thomas Inc.
    1:40 - 2:10 PMCarbon Nanotube Smart Textiles for Wearable Articular Thermotherapy
    Md. Milon Hossain, North Carolina State University
    Imperial 1,2,3
    2:10 - 2:40 PMDesign and Development of a Smart Bra for the Early Detection of Breast Cancer
    Md Nakib Ul Hasan, Louisiana State University
    Imperial 1,2,3
    2:40 PMAfternoon Break

    Live Exhibitor Summit Session
    Moderator: Robina Hogan, Frankl & Thomas Inc.
    > 2:45 – 2:55 PM - X-Rite/Pantone
    Exhibit Area - Imperial 4,5,6,7
    GENERAL SESSION: PROTECTIVE TEXTILES
    Moderator: Andrew Fraser, LKH Sourcing
    3:00 PMManaging Odor Control on Textiles and Innovative Odor Measurement Techniques
    Sandra Kulli and Jennifer Joyce, Sanitized AG
    Imperial 1,2,3
    3:30 PMInsect Resistant Fabrics Having a Combination of Controlled Release Plant Based Insect Repellents and Synthetic
    Kiarash Arangdad, Elevate Textiles
    Imperial 1,2,3
    4:00 PMReusable Personal Protective Textiles with Daylight-Induced Antibacterial and Antiviral Functions
    Gang Sun, University of California, Davis
    Imperial 1,2,3
    4:30 PMNew Challenges and Opportunities for Reusable Medical Textiles
    Frank Keohan, Bolger & O'Hearn, Inc.
    Imperial 1,2,3
    5:00 PMPanel Discussion: Protective Textiles/Needs of the Industry in Post-COVID World
    Moderator: Bob Monticello, International Antimicrobial Council
    • Kiarash Arangdad, Elevate Textiles
    • Gang Sun, University of California, Davis
    • Frank Keohan, Bolger & O'Hearn Inc.
    Imperial 1,2,3
    5:45 PMClosing Remarks and Adjourn
    Barry Brady, Organic Dyes and Pigments LLC
    Imperial 1,2,3
    6:00 - 8:00 PMExhibitor Reception (Focusing on the Future)Exhibit Area - Imperial 4,5,6,7
    THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2021
    TIMESESSION TITLE/ACTIVITYROOM LOCATION
    8:10 AMWelcome and Opening Remarks
    Barry Brady, Organic Dyes and Pigments LLC, Textile Discovery Summit Chair
    Imperial 1,2,3
    8:15 AMOlney AddressImperial 1,2,3
    9:00 - 11:00 AMAATCC Demo Labs
    AATCC Technical Team
    Crown A
    GENERAL SESSION: PERFORMANCE TEXTILES
    Moderator: Tom Stutts, Color Solutions International
    9:00 AMWearable Products Inclusive of Disability
    Grace Jun, Open Style Lab
    Imperial 1,2,3
    9:30 AMMeeting Product Traceability Requirements by Uniting Disparate Data Sources
    Joe Walkuski, Texbase
    Imperial 1,2,3
    10:00 AMHerman & Myrtle Goldstein Graduate Student Paper Competition
    Moderator: Kanti Jasani, Performance & Technical Textile Consulting, Competition Chair
    Imperial 1,2,3
    11:00 AMMorning BreakImperial Pre-Function
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PMYOU CHOOSE: Breakout OR General SessionMultiple Rooms
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PMBreakout 3 Tutorial: Face Coverings from a Standards Perspective
    • Diana Wyman, AATCC Executive Vice President
    Auditorium
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PMBreakout 3 Roundtable Discussion: A Review of Updates in Lighting and CIE2000
    Facilitators: Andrew Fraser, LKH Sourcing and Carol Revels, Lands' End Inc.
    Royal
    GENERAL SESSION: PERFORMANCE TEXTILES (CONT’D)
    Moderator: Heather Johnson, American & Efird LLC
    11:30 AM - 12:00 PMThe History of RA100 and the AATCC Fiber Shedding Method
    Heather Elliot, Former Chair Global Sustainability Committee (RA100)
    Imperial 1,2,3
    12:00 AM - 12:30 PMCotton/Graphene Fabric as a Performance Textile for Thermal Regulation
    Renuka Dhandapani, Cotton Incorporated
    Imperial 1,2,3
    12:30 PMAwards LuncheonEmpire ABC
    GENERAL SESSION: CIRCULAR TEXTILES
    Moderator: Christina Rapa, WL Gore & Associates
    2:00 PMExploration of the Feasibility of Hops as a Textile Material
    Margaret Zee, University of Idaho
    Imperial 1,2,3
    2:30 PMBiodegradable Synthetics To Reduce Fugitive Fiber Pollution
    Andrea Ferris, Intrinsic Advanced Materials
    Imperial 1,2,3
    3:00 PMPanel Discussion: Digital Textile Printing
    Moderator: Kerry King, Spoonflower Inc.
    Imperial 1,2,3
    3:35 PMPanel Discussion: Developing Textile Talent
    Moderator: Jasmine Cox, Textile Technology Center at Gaston College
    • Monica Jackson-Buxton, Parkdale Inc.
    • Jeff Sackaroff, North Carolina State University
    • Apurba Banerjee, Milwaukee Tool
    Imperial 1,2,3
    4:05 PMClosing Remarks and Adjourn (Exit Drawing Giveaway)
    Barry Brady, Organic Dyes and Pigments LLC
    Diana Wyman, AATCC Executive Vice President
    Imperial 1,2,3
    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.
    CELEBRATE SAFELY!
    AATCC’s Week of Celebration, including Fall Research Committee Meetings and the 2021 Textile Discovery Summit, will be located in Durham, North Carolina, USA. To learn more about Durham’s local COVID-19 guidelines and requirements, please visit City of Durham COVID-19 Guidelines and Service Update.

    For everyone’s safety, please plan on practicing appropriate hygiene measures including regular hand washing and sanitizing, wearing a face covering over both nose and mouth, and avoiding unnecessary contact with others. Please stay home if you have any COVID-19 symptoms or have been exposed to anyone with COVID-19 within the past 14 days. All onsite attendees will be expected to follow all national, state, and local laws regarding COVID-19.
    Thank you!

  • Summit Highlights

    Exhibitor Reception (Celebrating a Century) (Exhibit Area – Imperial 4,5,6,7)
    Tuesday, November 16, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
    Reconnect with friends and colleagues in the exhibit showroom while enjoying light refreshments and beverages.

    Celebrating a Century (Imperial 1,2,3)
    AATCC is celebrating 100 years of serving the textile industry! Join us on Wednesday, November 17, at 8:45 am to hear the history of AATCC and participate in the unveiling of AATCC’s 1964 Time Capsule!  A new capsule will be filled in 2021 to represent the modern, global textile industry and reinstalled at the AATCC Technical Center. The contents of both capsules will be on display at various times during the Summit.

    Exhibits (Imperial 4,5,6,7)
    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 November 16 during the Exhibitor Reception and on November 17 including live Summit Sessions from 10:30 – 11:00 am, 12:00 – 1:30 pm and 2:30 – 3:0 pm. A box lunch will be served in the exhibit area on November 17 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 Session (Imperial Pre-function)
    Posters will be available for viewing November 16 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm and all day on the 17th. Presenters will be in attendance on Wednesday from 6:30 – 7:30 pm.

    AATCC Demo Labs (Crown A)
    AATCC Demo Labs will be hosted by the AATCC Technical Team on November 17 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm and from 9:00 – 11:00 am on November 18. The Demo Lab will feature live demos with testing equipment and materials, as well as color vision screenings for those interested. This is a great chance to get questions answered and learn more about AATCC test methods.

    Professional Headshots (Crown B)
    Professional headshots by Devin Steele, eTextileCommunications (eTC) , will be available on November 17 from 10:00 am –  4:00 pm. Textile veteran and well-known industry-photographer, Devin Steel, will capture the images for people who are seeking an updated headshot!  Reserve your spot at the registration desk.

    Breakouts: Choose Your Activity (Multiple Rooms)
    New this year, on Wednesday and Thursday, attendees will have an opportunity to choose between attending educational tutorials or roundtable breakouts.  Tutorials 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 or round table, you must choose your activity in advance.  Visit the registration area to make your selections and secure your spot.

    Wednesday’s Box Lunch (Exhibit Area – Imperial 4,5,6,7)
    A box lunch will be available in the exhibit area on Wednesday, November 17, from 12:00 – 1:40 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 (Focusing on the Future) (Exhibit Area – Imperial 4,5,6,7)
    Wednesday, November 17, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
    Socialize with colleagues and visit the tabletop exhibits while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and beverages.

    Olney Medal Address (Imperial 1,2,3)
    Thursday, November 18, 8:15 – 8:55 am
    A Road Less-Traveled: Cotton-Based Approaches to Wound Healing- J. Vincent Edwards, US Department of Agriculture, Southern Regional Research Center

    Herman and Myrtle Goldstein Graduate Student Paper Competition (Imperial 1,2,3)
    Thursday, November 18, 10:00 – 11:00 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 2021 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 (Empire ABC)
    Thursday, November 18, 12:30 – 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, 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 (Imperial 1,2,3)
    We will have a drawing at the conclusion of Thursday’s program for an Apple Watch. Tickets will be provided to all in attendance and you must be present to win.

  • Exhibitor and Sponsor Resources

    ExhibitorsSponsorship

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

    Exhibit Overview    Security Information    Shipping Information

    EXHIBITOR PACKAGES 
    ROYAL

    (SOLD OUT)

    CLASSIC
    27 available

    AATCC Corporate Member

    $3,650$1,250

    Non-member

    $6,050$2,075

    Complimentary attendee registration for all functions and events

    3 Included1 Included

    8'x36" 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 via social media & email

    IncludedIncluded

    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--

    Promotion of company white paper located on AATCC Summit website for attendee download (exhibitor to provide)

    1 Included--

    ¼-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 email for AATCC Summit including branding, promotional copy, and one attached or linked white paper

    Included--

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

    Included--

    Pre-event Summit Sessions Series promotion distributed on AATCC social media platforms – 3 posts per exhibitor September through November 2021

    Included--

    *Royal Exhibitors Only - Exhibitor additional floorspace plans must be submitted for approval to AATCC Education Director, Angela Jabara, by August 1, 2021.

    **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.

    Sponsorship Form

    SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    PARTICIPANT ACTIVITIES & RESOURCESAVAILABILITYPRICE
    Summit WiFi (company name as password)1$1,500
    AATCC Demo Labs Official Partner3$650
    Centennial 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$700
    Exit Drawing Giveaway - Apple Watch2$550
    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 100 Year Celebration Official Partner25$500
    AATCC Contributionopenopen

  • Registration & Accommodations

    RegistrationAccommodations

    EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Monday, October 18.

    Register Online
    Downloadable Registration Form

    Pre-registrants will be sent confirmations. After October 18, 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 in the Empire Foyer pre-function area at the Sheraton Imperial. 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 MEMBERNONMEMBER
    Full RegistrationUS$550US825
    Full Registration (after Oct. 18)US$600US$875
    Retired Member*US$275Unavailable
    Retired Member* (after Oct. 18) US$300Unavailable
    StudentUS$70US$100
    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.

    CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY
    Registration cancellations received in writing by October 25 at the AATCC Technical Center will be honored minus a US$75 administrative fee. No refunds will be given after October 25. Cancellation requests may be e-mailed or mailed to AATCC, PO Box 12215, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2215 USA; e-mail Kim Nicholson.

    Sheraton Imperial Hotel
    4700 Emperor Blvd
    Durham, NC
    919-941-5050

    A block of rooms has been reserved at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel, 4700 Emperor Blvd., Durham, North Carolina, USA, telephone +1.919.941.5050. Reservations may be made online or contact the hotel directly and specify attendance at the AATCC Summit to receive the group rate of US$149.00/night.

    The group rate will be available until October 25 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.

  • Virtual Summit

    Details coming soon!

AB Carter Inc

Archroma US Inc

ATI

Baldwin Technology

BYK-Gardner USA

Cekal Specialties Inc

CSI/Dystar

Cotton Incorporated

Datacolor Inc.

Hohenstein

James Heal

natific AG

Organic Dyes and Pigments

Pickering Laboratories

SDL Atlas

SGS

SynTouch Inc

TCI America

Testfabrics

Texbase

X-Rite Pantone

Featured Exhibitors and Sponsors

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