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Textile Coloration 2.1 Optimal Apparel Performance through Innovation Conference


This program will address what’s new—what’s emerging in textile dyes, finishes, fibers, garments, products and processes that provide optimal apparel performance while being eco-friendly. Fostering innovation, design thinking, performance requirements for coloration of textiles, and a circular economy will also be discussed. The program is designed for brands, retailers, mills and suppliers to the textile industry.

Wednesday’s program will kick off with a presentation on Fostering Innovation by Sudhakar Puvvada, Dream Catcher Innovation Labs. Puvvada will discuss drivers of innovation in the textile industry, how to foster a culture of innovation, the challenges that innovators often face and the role of science and technology. Design thinking, a human-centered, solution-focused, action-oriented approach to arrive more quickly at successful solutions, will be the focus of Thursday’s kickoff presentation. This presentation, Calling All Doers, Tinkerers, Crafters, and Builders, will be given by Marty Lawrence, Dream Catcher Innovation Labs.

Confirmed topics and speakers include:


Early Registration
(August 27, 2019)
Regular RegistrationUS$630US$915
*If your company is a corporate member of AATCC, you must download the registration form and register offline to receive the member price.
AATCC offers complimentary registration to student members, space permitting; attendance confirmed 10 days out from event (does not include food & beverage functions). Nonmember students may attend at a cost of US$125 (includes food & beverage functions). To register contact Kim Nicholson.

Refunds will be honored if cancellations are received on or before September 3, 2019. No refunds will be given after September 3.  A US$75 cancellation fee will be charged.


Online Registration      Registration Form (fillable PDF Form* using Adobe Reader)
Brochure (includes program timetable)

If using the downloadable registration form, please complete the form, save it, and return it via email attachment to Kim Nicholson.

Tabletop Exhibits

You are invited to join us as a tabletop exhibitor at our evening reception on Wednesday, September 11.

The tabletop exhibits will be open during the reception from 5:00 – 6:30 pm. Each exhibitor will be provided with a 6’ draped table for displaying their products and services.  Displays need to be confined to the surface of the tabletop.  The fee for the tabletop is US$300.  In order to sponsor a tabletop display you must be registered to attend the program.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to reach potential customers.  To reserve your tabletop complete and return the tabletop reservation form.


Sheraton Imperial Hotel
4700 Emperor Blvd,
Durham, NC  27703

Contact the hotel directly and request the  AATCC group rate of US$159/night. You may also make your reservations online.

The group rate will be available until 5:00 p.m. (EDT) on August 16 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. Once the room block is filled the group rate will NOT be honored.


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.

By registering for this event, you agree to have your name and contact information included on the list of attendees.  This list will be provided to all participants of this event.