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Past Sessions

1967 marked the first time ITS recorded attendance at scientific sessions.  Here are the themed sessions since 2003.

2003

Fibers and Beyond - Mississauga, Ontario

From Silk to High Tech - Kingston, Ontario

2004

High Performance Textiles - Ottawa, Ontario

Cutting Edge Technical Textiles - Mississauga, Ontario

2005

Specialty Textiles - Ottawa, Ontario

Coated and Laminated Textiles - Kingston, Ontario

2006

Emerging Textile Innovations - Mississauga, Ontario

2007

Needs and Challenges in Textile Materials

Ageing of Textile and Polymer Materials - Kingston, Ontario

2008

Outdoor and In-Use Durability of Textiles and Textile Coatings - Ottawa, Ontario

Textiles - A Subject of Interest in Universities - Edmonton, Alberta

2009

We've Come a Long Way - Textile Research in Canada in the 21st Century - Gatineau, Québec

Rewards and Challenges in Textile Research - Winnipeg, Manitoba

2010

New Generation of Textiles - From Fiber to Recycling - St-Hyacinthe, Québec 

2012

Surface Treatment or Modification of New Fibres, including Natural Fibres - Gatineau, Québec

2013

The Environment - St-Hyacinthe, Québec

Innovation and R&D Opportunities - Ottawa, Ontario

2014

Research in Textiles for the Oil and Gas Industries - Banff, Alberta

Developmenet of Textile Standards - Montréal, Québec

2015

Open Innovation and Interdisciplinary Collaboration - St-Hyacinthe, Quebec

2016

Textile Solutions for Tomorrow's Transportation and Energy - Hamilton, Ontario

2017

Innovations in Personal Protective Equipment - Montréal, Québec & Edmonton, Alberta

2018

Innovations in Fibres and Filaments and Textiles and Flexible Materials for Infrastructure Renewal - Montréal, Québec & Edmonton, Alberta

2019

Comfort in Textile Products - Relevance and Measurement - St-Hyacinthe, Québec & Edmonton, Alberta

2020 - Montréal, Quebec & Edmonton, Alberta

Quality Methods and IT Influences

Sustainability in Textiles

Medical Textiles

Student Research Corner 

2021 - Virtual

Rapid innovation 2020

Smart textiles

PPE for COVID-19 frontline workers

Textile finishing/functional clothing

Student research corner

2022 - Virtual

Nonwovens and their technical applications

Technical textiles for geotechnical engineering applications

Panel discussion on "Insights about human resources in the textile industry"

Energy-harvesting textiles and flexible materials

Next generation of PPE/PPE innovation

Textile sustainability and recycling

Student research corner