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Sunday, September 17, 2017

3:00-7:00 pm – Registration & Check-in – Registration Desk

5:00-6:00 pm – Keynote Address: Overview of the NC State College of Textiles – Location TBD

Speaker: Dr. David Hinks

NC State University

6:00-8:00 pm – Cocktails & Hors D’oeuvres – Location TBD


Monday, Septemer 18, 2017

6:30-8:30 am Breakfast Buffett – Location TBD

7:45 am – Welcome – Mike Leamon, STRC Chairman – Location TBD

8:00 am – Active Textiles and Encapsulated Finishing Chemicals

Speaker: Troy Massey, Pulcra Chemical

Location TBD

9:00 am – Consumer Perspectives and Preferences for Functional Finishes

Speaker: TBD, Cotton Incorporated

10:00 am – Break – Location TBD

10:15 am – Presentation #3

11:15 am – Presentation #4

12:15 pm – Wrap-up Discussion

Noon – Lunch (Boxed or Eat-In) – Location TBD

Afternoon – Social Activities / Personal Time

Evening – Dinner is “on your own”. STRC will help coordinate dinner at a local restaurant for those who are interested.


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

6:30-8:30 am – Breakfast Buffett – Location TBD

8:00 am – Welcome – Day 2 Presentations – Location TBD

Election Of Officers

Amendments To By-laws

8:15 am – Smart Textiles

Speaker: Dr. Tushar Ghosh, NC State University

9:15 am – Presentation #6

10:15 am – Break – Location TBD

10:30 am – Presentation # 7

11:30 am – Conference Wrap-up

Noon – Conference Adjourns


Further information on the conference and a registration form can be obtained at the STRC web site,, or by contacting the Conference Secretary (Ken Greeson,, (919) 678-2455).


The registration fee for the conference is $450. Conference, meals, 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 reserved for September 17-19, 2017 at the Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort for $139 per night, plus fees for parking, taxes, etc. Register by calling the Hilton at 1 (800) 876-0010 and mention STRC.

For those attendees wishing to arrive a day early, the Hilton has some rooms available at a different rate.

Please note and observe the following conference policies:

Entertaining is not permitted.
Papers presented at the conference are not published by STRC. Conferees are expected to attend all sessions.
Attendance is required at both evening meals.
Casual attire is appropriate for all conference events.

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