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About IPC E-Textiles 2020 Virtual Summit




IPC E-Textiles 2020 – Virtual Summit will bring top-notch e-textiles education to your desktop through three workshops and demonstrations by the University of Minnesota’s Wearables Technology Lab. Each 90-minute workshop will include presentations followed by panel discussions with presenters.

Collaborate and connect with industry leaders
Learn about the latest innovations, designs and manufacturing concepts for e-textiles
Enjoy a tour of the Wearable Technology Lab |College of Design University of Minnesota

How Do We Do This? E-Textiles Products for Consumer and Medical Applications
This workshop will provide real-world approaches to taking your product from concept to mass productions, pitfalls to expect and how to avoid them. Instructors will use examples from various product sectors, including sports, fashion and medical.

Material Issues and Wash Factors
During this workshop, you will learn about some of the latest advancements in materials for e-textiles applications, from liquid metal vias to functional fibers, as well as wash factors and the environmental impacts of washing e-textiles products.

E-Textiles for Defense and Government Applications
A major area of business for the domestic e-textiles community will be military and defense applications. This workshop will provide real-world success stories in the world of military contracts as well as an insider’s guide to doing business with the military.

University of Minnesota Wearables Technology Lab Demonstrations
Students and faculty from the Wearables Technology Lab will bring you up to speed on the latest innovations they are working on with industry partners, materials advancements and the equipment and processes they use for their projects. Following demonstrations, attendees will be able to attend virtual huddle-ups with students and faculty for Q&A and to potentially collaborate on that next big project.


Check out the presentation descriptions and agenda for more details.



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Creating a More Diverse and Inclusive Screen Printing Industry

LET’S TALK About It: Part 3 discusses how four screen printers have employed people with disabilities, why you should consider doing the same, the resources that are available, and more. Watch the live webinar, held August 16, moderated by Adrienne Palmer, editor-in-chief, Screen Printing magazine, with panelists Ali Banholzer, Amber Massey, Ryan Moor, and Jed Seifert. The multi-part series is hosted exclusively by ROQ.US and U.N.I.T.E Together. Let’s Talk About It: Part 1 focused on Black, female screen printers and can be watched here; Part 2 focused on the LGBTQ+ community and can be watched here.

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