Hangin' by a Thread

The most popular night at Advanced Textiles Expo returns to Anaheim! Gather with other attendees and exhibitors at this lively event where you will hear live music from ATA’s member band Hangin’ by a Thread, enjoy delicious local food and converse with your peers across the industry.  Hosted at Anaheim House of Blues, Industry Night attendees will enjoy live music, great drinks, and food. Industry Night requires an add-on ticket. Limited availability, don’t wait to buy.

Tuesday, Sept. 24, 7 pm. Add-on purchase required, tickets can be purchased here.

Next Gen Networking

NEW for 2024!

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

Wednesday, Sept. 25th 10 AM

Women in Textiles

NEW for 2024! 

Women’s Networking Walk

Join other women in the industry to connect before the Show Floor Opens. 

Thursday, Sept. 26 Meet at the Hilton Anaheim at 7 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.

Thursday, September 26th 9:30 AM


Meet Industry Professionals

NEW for 2024!

Textiles Meet-Up: Speed Networking with LEGO™ Avatars!

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 women in the industry!

Wednesday, Sept. 25th 12:30 PM

Mix and Mingle

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.

Tuesday, Sept. 24th 4 pm

Give Back

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


Test Your Skills

NEW for 2024!  The ATA Textiles Challenge is a hands-on activity to test your skills. Participate in various textiles challenges and earn your way to the final round.  Wednesday, September 25 

Get Moving

Advanced Textiles Expo’s Annual Fun Run/Walk is back! Participants will be guided on a morning fun run or walk by experienced locals through Anaheim. Experience all the local views with your preferred pace, at your desired distance of 1 mile or 5k!

Wednesday, Sept. 25, 6 am. Add-on purchase required. Meet at the Hilton Anaheim.  Proceeds benefit the Work Ethic Scholarship Fund.



Connect with PAMA

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.

Stay in the Loop

Enjoy a cup of coffee and grab a seat for this annual update, now featuring all Divisions! Members and non-members are encouraged to join ATA membership program staff for a Division update to learn how member programming and other offerings among all membership Divisions 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.

Date and Time TBD

Connect with Canada

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.

Experience Innovation

The Show Stopper program was created to recognize the best of the best on the show floor, everything from improved applications to revolutionary designs.

Show Stopper participants and winners will be featured in Expo media and highlighted in their booths exclusive Show Stopper promotion.

Check out Show Stopper entries dating back to 2015 here!

Student Presentations

NEW for 2024!  The ATA Student Research Fest highlights emerging tech research taking place at Colleges, Universities and Technical Schools.