Day One : May 14

*Session and presentation dates and time are subject to change

Day One

Registration & Exhibit Hall Opens

  1. Registration & Exhibit Hall Open

  2. Donuts & Dialogue: Fire Chat Style

    Industry experts and smaller businesses will have the opportunity to chat about issues within the industry, what their struggles are with switching to digital print and what the best practices are to do so

  3. Welcome & Opening Remarks

    Brittany Onslow, Conference Producer, Smithers

Session I: Why Are Brands Making the Change to Digital Print?

During the opening session, brands will address the struggles they faced while making the change over to digital print. While some brands are able to jump right in, others are just dipping their toes in – struggling with taking the leap of faith. What makes that leap so terrifying?

  1. Presentations To Be Confirmed

  2. Networking & Coffee Break

Session II: Sustainable Textile Innovations Changing the Industry

With the growing demand of consumers wanting sustainable products, how are companies keeping up and what does this mean for the rest of the supply chain? New fiber materials are being used for apparel and accessories – what does this mean for printing? Can they be printed on with digital print? Does this change the quality of the product?  

  1. Presentations To Be Confirmed

  2. Topic Table & Networking Lunch

Session III: The Commercialization of Digital Print for Textiles: Apparel & Home Decor

  1. Presentations To Be Confirmed

  2. Networking & Coffee Break

Session IV: Dye – sublimation

  1. Presentations To Be Confirmed

  2. Student Poster Presentations

  3. Closing Remarks

  4. Evening Welcome Reception