The Industrial Fabrics Association International Expo
is taking place this year on September 23-25, 2009 at the San Diego Convention Center.
At this year's conference, they will have a Smart Textiles Solutions
symposium filled with a great venue of speakers and experts from the field.
I am planning on attending the session and will cover it on the blog.
Here's the schedule of speakers for those of you also interested in attending.
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
SESSION 1: WORLD TRENDS & INNOVATIONS IN SMART TEXTILES—Isa Hoffmann
SESSION 2: TEXTILE FOUNDATIONS
Multifunctional Woven Cloth for Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Media—Michael Ellis
Methods for Fabricating Broadloom Mesh Networks and Allowing Electrical Connections to be Formed Across Discontinuities—Jeremiah Slade
SESSION 3: CONSTRUCTION/MANUFACTURE OF E-TEXTILES AND SMART GARMENTS
Connectors in Flexible Fabrics to Reduce Load Requirements for Soldiers —Eric Gans
LilyPad Arduino: A Kit for Prototyping Electronic Textiles—Leah Buechley
Smart Textiles as a Component in a System—Michael Corbett
SESSION 4: APPLICATIONS OF E-TEXTILES
Design Innovation and the Development of a Material Culture: fashion, tools, tradition and experimentation—Despina Papadopoulos
Commercializing a Smart Fabric Sensor— Brian Russell
E-textile - State of the Market—Qaizar Hassonjee
SESSION 5: PANEL DISCUSSION: BARRIERS TO ENTRY/E-TEXTILE FUTURES
The session costs $199 for members and $299 for non-members. Student discounts may be available.