Week of Celebration

November 15-18, 2021

  • Summit Timetable

    2021 Textile Discovery Summit

    TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2021
    6:00 - 7:30 PMExhibitor ReceptionExhibit Area
    Imperial 4,5,6,7
    8:00 AM - 7:30 PMPosters DisplayPre-function
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PMOnsite Resource: AATCC Demo LabsCrown A
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PMOnsite Resource: Professional HeadshotsCrown B
    8:45 AMWelcome and Opening RemarksImperial 1,2,3
    9:00General Session 1Imperial 1,2,3
    9:30General Session 2Imperial 1,2,3
    10:00General Session 3Imperial 1,2,3
    Live Exhibitor Summit Session!
    Exhibit Area
    Imperial 4,5,6,7
    11:00Breakout 1-Tutorial
    Breakout 1-Roundtable Discussion
    General Session 4 & 5
    Imperial 1,2,3
    12:00 PMLunch
    Box Lunch Available for Attendees
    Exhibit Area
    Imperial 4,5,6,7
    1:30Breakout 2-Tutorial
    Breakout 2-Roundtable Discussion
    General Session 6 & 7
    Imperial 1,2,3
    Live Exhibitor Summit Session!
    Exhibit Area
    Imperial 4,5,6,7
    3:00General Session 8Imperial 1,2,3
    3:30General Session 9Imperial 1,2,3
    4:00General Session 10Imperial 1,2,3
    4:30General Session 11Imperial 1,2,3
    5:00Panel DiscussionImperial 1,2,3
    5:45Closing Remarks and AdjournImperial 1,2,3
    6:00 - 8:00 PMExhibitor ReceptionExhibit Area
    Imperial 4,5,6,7
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PMOnsite Resource: AATCC Demo LabsCrown A
    9:00AM - 10:30 AMOnsite Resource: Professional HeadshotsCrown B
    8:10 AMWelcome and Opening RemarksImperial 1,2,3
    8:15Olney AddressImperial 1,2,3
    9:00General Session 12Imperial 1,2,3
    9:30General Session 13Imperial 1,2,3
    10:00General Session-Herman & Myrtle Goldstein Graduate Student Paper CompetitionImperial 1,2,3
    11:30Breakout 3-Tutorial
    Breakout 3-Roundtable Discussion
    General Session 14 & 15
    Imperial 1,2,3
    12:30 PMAwards LuncheonImperial 4,5,6,7
    2:00General Session 16Imperial 1,2,3
    2:30General Session 17Imperial 1,2,3
    3:00Breakout Groups RecapImperial 1,2,3
    3:30Panel DiscussionImperial 1,2,3
    4:00Closing Remarks and AdjournImperial 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.

  • Summit Highlights

    POSTER SESSION (Pre-function)
    Posters will be available for viewing November 16 from 4:30 – 7:30 pm and all day on the 17th. Presenters will be in attendance at a designated time to discuss their research and address questions.

    TABLETOP 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.

    EXHIBITOR RECEPTIONS (Imperial 4,5,6,7)
    Socialize with your colleagues and visit the tabletop exhibits while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and beverages during the 6:00 – 7:30 pm reception on November 16 and from 6:00 – 8:00 pm on November 17.

    Full registration includes admittance to the receptions. Additional tickets may be ordered in advance at US$40 each.

    AWARDS LUNCHEON (Imperial 4,5,6,7)
    The Awards Luncheon will be held from 12:00 – 2:00 pm on Thursday, November 18. The program will feature the presentation of the Olney Medal for outstanding achievement in textile chemistry, the Harold C. Chapin Award for service to AATCC, the TCR Service Award, the J. W. Weaver Award for best paper published in AATCC Journal of Research, and the winners of the Herman and Myrtle Goldstein Graduate Student Paper Competition.

    Full registration includes ONE ticket to the Awards Luncheon. Additional tickets may be ordered in advance at US$45 each.

    OLNEY MEDAL ADDRESS (Imperial 1,2,3)
    The Olney Medal Address will be presented on Thursday, November 18, from 8:15 – 8:55 am.

    The Herman and Myrtle Goldstein Graduate Student Paper Competition will be held Thursday, November 18, from 10:00 – 11:00 am. Papers are judged on origicntific value, and presentation. Results of the competition will be announced at the Awards Luncheon.

    ONSITE RESOURCES (Crown A & Crown B)
    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 am – 12:00 pm on November 18.
    Professional headshots by Devin Steele, eTextileCommunications (eTC) , will be available on November 17 from 10:00 am –  4:00 pm and from 9:00 am – 10:30 am on November 18.

    BREAKOUT SESSION – Tutorial (Auditorium)
    Details available soon.

    BREAKOUT SESSION – Roundtable Discussion (Royal)
    Details 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
    27 available

    AATCC Corporate Member




    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)


    Logo placement and company recognition in pre-event marketing via social media & email


    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. ***


    ‘Featured Exhibitor’ promotional email for AATCC Summit including branding, promotional copy, and one attached or linked white paper


    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 September through November 2021


    *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

    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
    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


    Register Online

    Pre-registrants will be sent confirmations. After October 18, you must register on-site and increased fees will apply. Badges, function tickets, and conference materials may be picked up on site at the AATCC Registration desk located in 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
    Full RegistrationUS$550US825
    Full Registration (after Oct. 18)US$600US$875
    Retired Member*US$275Unavailable
    Retired Member*
    (after Oct. 18)
    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 contact Kim Nicholson to register offline.

    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

    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!



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