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Past Sessions

Have a look at the events we’ve hosted in the past. Although similar in nature, the topics covered in each conference are defined by current industry trends and relevant world events. Each year, we look forward to creating a truly unforgettable experience for our attendees. Check out our past events below to get an idea of what’s in store.

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


Fibers and Beyond - Mississauga, Ontario

From Silk to High Tech - Kingston, Ontario


High Performance Textiles - Ottawa, Ontario

Cutting Edge Technical Textiles - Mississauga, Ontario


Specialty Textiles - Ottawa, Ontario

Coated and Laminated Textiles - Kingston, Ontario


Emerging Textile Innovations - Mississauga, Ontario


Needs and Challenges in Textile Materials

Ageing of Textile and Polymer Materials - Kingston, Ontario


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

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


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

Rewards and Challenges in Textile Research - Winnipeg, Manitoba


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


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


The Environment - St-Hyacinthe, Québec

Innovation and R&D Opportunities - Ottawa, Ontario


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

Developmenet of Textile Standards - Montréal, Québec


Open Innovation and Interdisciplinary Collaboration - St-Hyacinthe, Quebec


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


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


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


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


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