Sunday, September 17, 2017
3:00-7:00 pm – Registration & Check-in – Registration Desk
5:00-6:00 pm – Keynote Address: How the College of Textiles is Enabling Future Leaders of the US Textiles Complex – West BC
Speaker: Dr. David Hinks
NC State University
6:00-8:00 pm – Cocktails & Hors D’oeuvres – Beachcomber’s or Atlantic View II
Monday, September 18, 2017
6:30-8:30 am Breakfast Buffet – Atlantic View II
7:45 am – Welcome – Day 1 Presentations – Mike Leamon, STRC Chairman – West BC
Speaker: Troy Massey, Pulcra Chemical
9:15 am – Smart Textiles
Speaker: Dr. Tushar Ghosh, NC State University
10:15 am – Break – West BC
Speaker: Magali Brown, Ph.D., NICCA
11:30 am – Halogen-free Flame Retardant Cyclotriphosphazene and Phosphoramidate Chemistry for Cotton, PET and PP
Speaker: Dr. Ahmed El-Shafei, NCSU
12:30 pm – Wrap-up Discussion
12:45 – Lunch (Boxed or Eat-In) – Boxed: Mezzanine West Eat-In: Café Amalfi
Afternoon – Social Activities / Personal Time
7-9pm – Cocktails – Beachcomber’s or Atlantic View II
8-9pm – Dinner
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
6:30-8:30 am – Breakfast Buffett – Atlantic View II
8:00 am – Welcome – Day 2 Presentations – West BC
Election Of Officers
Amendments To By-laws
8:15 am – Consumer Perspectives and Preferences for Functional Finishes
Speaker: Jimmy Rowe, Cotton Incorporated
Hardy Sullivan, Crypton Fabrics
10:15 am – Break – Mezzanine – West
10:30 am – A Better Fig Leaf or Beyond
The Fig Leaf
Speaker: Dr. Phil Brown, Clemson University
11:30 am – Conference Wrap-up
Noon – Conference Adjourns
* Weather alternative location
Further information on the conference and a registration form can be obtained at the STRC web site, http://www.thestrc.org, or by contacting the Conference Secretary (Ken Greeson, firstname.lastname@example.org, (919) 678-2455).
The registration fee for the conference is $450. Conference, Sunday reception, breakfasts, Monday lunch, and associated taxes/tips are included. Refunds are subject to $75.00 registration fee. An additional $149 is required for those wishing to bring spouse (to cover meals).
Hotel Registration Is Separate
A block of rooms is available at the Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort at a rate of $139 per night (plus taxes) for the nights of September 17 and 18, 2017. Please call the Hilton internal reservations line at 1 (800) 876-0010 and mention STRC. For those attendees wishing to arrive a day early, the Hilton has some rooms available at the $139 rate for Saturday night (September 16).
Please note and observe the following conference guidelines:
- Entertaining is not permitted.
- Papers presented at the conference are not published by STRC; however, interaction with speakers is highly encouraged, so copies may be available at the presenters’ discretion.
- All conference delegates are expected to attend all technical sessions and the gatherings on both Sunday and Monday Evenings.
- Attendance is encouraged at the opening reception.
- Attire for all conference activities is casual.