Call for Presentations



Education Content Categories

Presentation proposals are most welcome in the following general categories:

  • Collaboration between industry, academia, and government to drive innovation
  • New technologies in manufacturing processes of smart fabrics product and material (automation, 3d printing, etc.)
  • Entrepreneurial business ideas, market disruption, and out-of-the-box approaches to Smart Fabrics
  • Challenges and opportunities relative to the COVID-19 pandemic; new normals in day-to-day operations
  • New and updated standards relative to e-textiles
  • Innovations in wearable products
  • Scalability in manufacturing of Smart Fabrics products

Presentation Submission and Review Timeline

Proposals are being accepted until Friday, October 29. They will be reviewed and, if accepted, notifications will be sent out by Friday, November 19.

Sessions are to be educational and not intended to specifically promote one’s product, service, or company. Content must be unbiased, neutral, and noncommercial. Priority of proposal acceptance is first given to IFAI members followed by nonmembers who can offer unique, relevant, and educational content. Note: membership with IFAI does not guarantee selection as a presenter. Presentation slots are limited; not all will be accepted.

If you are interested in exploring IFAI membership and membership benefits, please visit ifai.com/membership.


Questions about this form? Please email speakers@ifai.com. You will receive a reply within 2 business days.



Smart Fabrics Summit 2022 Call for Presentations

Presenter Name(Required)
Please include Full Names, Job Titles, Company Names, and Email Addresses. Enter N/A if no co-presenters
If selected, presenter bio details will be used to promote the session on Smart Fabrics Summit website, marketing emails, social media, and more. Please ensure your bio is proofed and written exactly as you would like it to appear in marketing materials. Please also limit each bio to 100 words, if possible.
Titles should be concise and intriguing. This will be used as marketing material! Attendees will have many learning opportunities from which to choose. IFAI reserves the right to edit titles if marketing / spacing limits require.
This will be used as marketing material! Participants make their decision to attend sessions based on this information. It will be listed on IFAI Expo's website as well as in marketing emails and our show guide. Be as accurate and specific as possible.
Please include three bulleted, measurable outcomes that participants will take away from the session.
You can review the event theme on the Smart Fabrics Summit home page, https://smartfabricssummit.com/.
If you are not selected to present your session in person, are you interestd in providing this content as an IFAI Webinar, or in another virtual format?(Required)
I consent to having IFAI collect and store the personal information as entered into this proposal submission form. I understand that I can request this informtaion be removed at any time by contacting IFAI directly.(Required)