All stated times are Pacific Daylight Time.

Sunday, September 22

7:30 am–5:30 pm Onsite Registration / Check-In Open
8 am–5 pm Exhibitor Install

Monday, September 23

7:30 am–5:30 pm Onsite Registration / Check-In Open
8 am–5 pm Exhibitor Install
8 am–5:30 pm *Emerging Technologies (ET) Conference - Hilton Anaheim - NEW Time

Emerging Technologies Conference will be held at the Hilton Anaheim, located next to the Anaheim Convention Center.  The first day, Monday, will be held 8 AM – 6 PM and includes lunch and a networking reception. Tuesday classroom sessions will take place at the Hilton Anaheim 8 AM – 11 AM, then transitions over to Advanced Textiles Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center in the afternoon.  All Advanced Textiles Expo features are included in the Emerging Technologies Conference, except Industry Night and the Fun Run/Walk.

5 pm

Awning Pub Night presented by PAMA (Professional Awning Manufacturers Association)

Gather with awning manufactures in your industry at Awning Pub Night presented by PAMA ! Take in a game of bowling and enjoy networking and refreshments.

Monday, Sept. 23 at Bowlero Anaheim 5 pm

RSVP  required by August 26.

 

Space is limited.

5:30–6:30 pm *Emerging Technologies Networking Reception - Hilton Anaheim

Tuesday, September 24

7 am–4 pm Onsite Registration / Check-In Open
8 am–Noon *Emerging Technologies Conference - Hilton Anaheim
9 am–4 pm Show Floor Open - NEW Time
9:30 am–3:30 pm

Show Floor demonstrations will be occurring throughout Advanced Textiles Expo in scheduled exhibitor booths.

9:45 am–3:30 pm Show Floor Education

Check out informal, interactive, and informative campfire sessions across three pavilions on our show floor. View the education schedule here 

11 am–2 pm

The cutest booth on the show floor is coming back to Advanced Textiles Expo! Take a break or bring your business to a local pet rescue booth. Recharge with cuddles and give back to furry friends in need!

Noon–3 pm Textiles Challenge Preview and Practice - NEW
4–5 pm

Network with fellow attendees and exhibitors after the first day of Advanced Textiles Expo at the Opening Reception. Enjoy refreshments and great conversation to wrap up the first day of the show.

Included with all registration types!

7–9 pm

Industry Night returns for a night filled with live music from ATA member band Hangin’ by a Thread. Attendees will enjoy live music, conversation with fellow attendees, and delicious food at the Anaheim House of Blues. Industry Night requires an add-on ticket. Tickets are limited! Don’t wait to buy.

Wednesday, September 25 - Next Gen Takeover Day!

6 am ***Fun Run/Walk
7 am–4 pm Onsite Registration / Check-In Open
9 am–4 pm Show Floor Open - NEW Time
9:30 am–3 pm

Show Floor demonstrations will be occurring throughout Advanced Textiles Expo in scheduled exhibitor booths.

9:45 am–3:30 pm Show Floor Education

Check out informal, interactive, and informative campfire sessions across three pavilions on our show floor. View the education schedule here 

10 am–Noon

Dive into a hands-on LEGO™ networking workshop designed to deepen your understanding of industry dynamics while fostering new connections. In this engaging session, participants will collaborate in teams to construct LEGO™ models that represent key elements of our industry.

You’ll explore industry concepts through creative building while actively engaging with fellow attendees. Share ideas, exchange insights, and collaborate while creating a unique structure that reflects the essence of our industry.

This interactive workshop offers a perfect blend of networking and creativity, providing a platform for professional growth and relationship building.

10 am–1 pm Textiles Challenge Qualifying Rounds - NEW
10:30 am–12:30 pm (TBD) Talking Textiles Live Podcast Recording: Expo Perspectives
11 am–2 pm

The cutest booth on the show floor is coming back to Advanced Textiles Expo! Take a break or bring your business to a local pet rescue booth. Recharge with cuddles and give back to furry friends in need!

12:30–2:30 pm

Experience an exciting twist on traditional networking! This unique breakout session offers textile professionals a chance to mingle with industry leaders in a fun and creative environment.

Start by crafting your own LEGO™ avatar to represent your personality and style. Then, get ready for fast-paced networking rounds, where you’ll have the opportunity to meet a variety of industry influencers. Forge vibrant connections as you mingle with new faces, swap stories, and discover something new from other professionals in the industry!

2–2:30 pm

Join for an update on ATA’s member Divisions and Groups. Members and non-members are encouraged to join ATA staff for an update on how member programming and other offerings can serve your company. This is a chance to engage with your division leaders and learn more about the other market segments that ATA serves.

2:30–3:30 pm

Connect with your Canadian industry at the Canada Social Hour! Join us on show floor at 2:30 pm to take part in drinks and conversations.

Wednesday, Sept. 25 in booth 1354

RSVP required by August 26.

 

Space is limited.

2:30–4 pm Textiles Challenge Finals - Championship Round - NEW

Thursday, September 26

7 am–1 pm Onsite Registration / Check-In Open
7–8 am

Join other women in the industry to connect before the Show Floor Opens. Meet at the Hilton Anaheim at 7 am.

9 am–12:30 pm

Show Floor demonstrations will be occurring throughout Advanced Textiles Expo in scheduled exhibitor booths.

9 am–1 pm Show Floor Open - NEW Time
9:30–11:30 am

Women’s Leadership Empowerment Session:  Balancing Priorities for Success

Join us for an empowering Women’s Leadership session designed to inspire and equip women in the industry for success. The session kicks off with a keynote address by a distinguished industry leader, offering insights and expertise on key industry topics.

Following the keynote, engage in a dynamic panel discussion featuring accomplished industry leaders. They will share their experiences, challenges, and strategies for success. Participate in a lively Q&A session to gain valuable advice and perspectives from the panelists.

Then, transition into a development session focused on setting boundaries and priorities. Learn practical strategies and techniques to establish habits that promote work-life balance, personal well-being, and professional growth.

Embrace this opportunity to connect with like-minded women, gain valuable tools and tips to thrive in both your personal and professional life.

9:30 am–12:30 pm

Join us for a new marine fabrication topic every hour in the specialty fabrics campfire space on the show floor! Topics include, zipper installation, fabric selection, tips, tricks and more.

Schedule:

9:30 am – Marine Fabrics 101: Selecting the right material for your project | Mike Hendrix, Director, MFA Board
10:30 am – How to Build a U-Zip with a Built in Rain Flap | Keith Purves, Immediate Past Chairman, MFA Board
11:30 am –Tools, Tips and Tricks | Julie Tinsman, Director, MFA Board 

10 am–Noon

The cutest booth on the show floor is coming back to Advanced Textiles Expo! Take a break or bring your business to a local pet rescue booth. Recharge with cuddles and give back to furry friends in need!

10:30 am–12:30 pm ATA Student Research Fest - NEW
1–8 pm Exhibitor Dismantle

Friday, September 27

8 am–12 pm Exhibitor Dismantle

Unless otherwise noted in the agenda, all activities will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center.

* Emerging Technologies Conference requires a separate registration, but includes Advanced Textiles Expo.

**Requires an add-on purchase during registration.

ATA Disclaimer: Although every reasonable effort is made to provide the speakers, topics, and sessions listed, some changes or substitutions may occur. Speakers and sessions are subject to cancellation or change up to and including the day the session(s) are scheduled to be held. Changes or cancellations are made at the discretion of ATA and may be done without notifying attendees. If sessions are changed or canceled no refunds should be expected. Agreement to attend Advanced Textiles Expo acknowledges acceptance of this provision.