Wednesday, February 21, 2024 from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM EST
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Textile Technology Center at Gaston College 
7230 Wilkinson Blvd.
Belmont, NC 28012

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Devin Steele 
Southern Textile Association 

STA Winter Seminar 2024

TEXTILES: I LOVE This Industry!

The Southern Textile Association is pleased to announce plans for our annual Winter Seminar, being held Wednesday, February 21 at the Textile Technology Center at Gaston College, Kimbrell Campus in Belmont, NC. The event will start at 8:30 AM, ending after lunch, which will be served around 12:30 PM. Coffee and registration begin at 8 AM.

A Meet & Greet will be held on Tuesday evening, February 20 at The Lodge Tavern & Tap in downtown Belmont from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. This will include drinks tickets, hor d'oeuvres – and plenty of networking!

We hope you will plan to participate – the planning committee has worked tirelessly to create a dynamic program. 

Topics and speakers:

How Wearable Tech Will Improve Your Life in 2024
Matt Kolmes
Supreme Corp./VOLTech


“The Economic Outlook for 2024”
Dr. John E. Connaughton
Professor of Financial Economics & Director
of the UNC Charlotte Economic Forecast
University of North Carolina at Charlotte


“Redefining Clean – Advances in Textile Antimicrobial
and Anti-Odor Solutions”
Yihong Li, Ph.D.
Senior Technical Manager, Textiles
Microban International, Ltd.


Polymeric Barrier Chemistries and Their High-Performance Applications in Textiles: A Look to the Past, Present and Future
Frank Adamsky, Ph.D.
Regulatory Affairs Manager
Daikin America


“How to Soar Personally and Professionally in 2024”
Greg Blake
Chief Engagement Officer