AATCC IC&E: Tri-Focus
AATCC IC&E will highlight the association's three interest groups.
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hether manufacturers are interested in learning about the latest CAD/CAM developments,
chemical pretreatment options or the newest biomedical textile applications, the Research Triangle
Park, N.C.-based American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists’ (AATCC’s) 2006
International Conference & Exhibition (IC&E) will be able to deliver. The annual show —
occurring this year October 31-November 2 at the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) in Atlanta —
will feature educational tracks that reflect the organization’s interest groups: Concept 2 Consumer
(C2C); Chemical Applications; and Materials.
The C2C track, as the name suggests, will delve into the process of developing a product for the marketplace, including topics such as color, trends and CAD/CAM technologies. The track will kick off the afternoon of Tuesday, October 31, with quality control and textile care presentations, and will continue through Thursday afternoon, November 2, when the focus will shift to fit customization and sizing. Also on Thursday afternoon, Apparel magazine will lead a roundtable discussion on apparel and footwear color management.
Additionally, industry and academic experts will examine various facets of
nanotechnologies in textiles on Tuesday afternoon as part of the Materials track, which also
includes presentations on protective textiles and medical/biomedical textiles. Novel fibers and
chemical materials will be the main discussion topic on Thursday.
Conference papers will be available on a searchable CD-ROM as part of IC&E registration packets. Additional CDs will be available for purchase through AATCC.
Other conference events include: a welcoming reception Tuesday evening; a Wednesday afternoon celebration marking the sesquicentennial of the discovery of mauveine, the first commercialized synthetic dye; and the Olney Medal Address, given by the medal recipient, on Wednesday morning, followed that evening by a reception and awards banquet during which the Olney Medal for outstanding achievement in textile chemistry, Harold C. Chapin Award for service to AATCC, and Henry E. Millson Award for invention will be presented. Also, the AATCC Outstanding College Graduate of the Year and winners of various competitions will be recognized. Registrants of the full conference will receive one ticket to the welcoming reception and awards banquet and may purchase additional tickets in advance. The mauveine celebration, featuring “Mauve 1856: The Background, and Where it Led,” a presentation by Anthony S. Travis, Sidney M. Edelstein Center for the History and Philosophy of Science Technology and Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, will be open to all.
Twenty posters will be on view daily during IC&E; presenters will be on hand on Wednesday from 3 to 4 p.m. and Thursday from 11 a.m. to noon to discuss their work. As part of the C2C/Technical Partnership Tours on Tuesday morning, guides will offer a variety of equipment overviews for attendees who are not familiar with textiles and textile processing. The tour costs $25, and participants must sign up in advance. Two Tuesday events geared towards students are the Herman & Myrtle Goldstein Student Paper Competition, taking place from 2 to 5 p.m., and the Student Textile Bowl, from 5 to 5:45 p.m.
IC&E exhibits of textile process machinery, equipment, services and supplies, which will be part of the collocated American Textile Machinery Exhibition-International 2006, will be housed in GWCC's B halls. Attendees will be able to view those exhibits during IC&E exhibit hours and also on Fri., Nov. 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For more information about AATCC's 2006 International Conference and Exhibition, contact (919) 549-8141; fax (919) 549-8933; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.aatcc.org/ice/gen_info.cfm.