D13 Textiles

    About the Event

    A Workshop on Smart Textiles will be held Sunday, June 26, 2016. Sponsored by ASTM Committee D13 on Textiles and AATCC (American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists), the workshop will be held at the Marriott Downtown Chicago Magnificent Mile in Chicago, IL, in conjunction with the June standards development meetings of Committee D13.

    Objective and Scope
    The objective of this workshop is to educate those in the area of smart textiles by providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and to identify new opportunities for standards in this emerging industry segment.

    The Scope of the workshop includes:

    General Wearables

    • What does wearable mean?
    • Current developments in smart textiles
    • Examples of wearables
    • How do they work?

    Label Verification/Claims

    • What does the industry need to verify claims?
    • How to verify
    • How to test


    • What are the current standards?
    • Needs for new standards development

    Technical Program

    D13 Workshop Program

    Registration Information

    Online registration opens approximately 8 weeks before the workshop and closes June 22, 2016. The fees to attend this workshop are listed below.

    Students – A student's fee is waived, provided that he/she is a full-time student and is not employed full time. After registering online, the student must check in at the ASTM Registration Desk on site and present his/her student ID.

    All attendees, including presenters and ASTM members, are urged to register online for this event so that space requirements can be accommodated. If you do not register online by the closing date, then you must register upon arrival at the workshop. All attendees must check in at the ASTM registration desk upon arrival at workshop.

    A refund of the workshop fee will be honored only if requested at least 7 business days prior to the workshop. To cancel your registration and request a refund, please contact Hannah Sparks at hsparks@astm.org or 610-832-9677.

    If you have questions concerning online registration, please contact Hannah Sparks in Symposia Operations at hsparks@astm.org, Tel: 610-832-9677, or ASTM Technical Support at support@astm.org or 1-877-909-2786 (domestic) or 610-832-9578 (international).

    Online On Site
    ASTM Member FeeWaivedWaived
    Non-Member Fee50.0075.00
    Presenter FeeWaivedWaived
    Student FeeWaivedWaived

    Technical Chair Contact Information

    Additional information about the workshop is available from Workshop Chairman Vicky Taylor, INVISTA (Canada) Co., Kingston, Ontario, Canada, Email: Vicky.J.Taylor@invista.com, tel: 613- 548-5048

    Hotel Information

    All meetings will be held at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, 540 North Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60611. Reservations may be made via our online reservation system at Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile Reservations.

    Select your dates and proceed as instructed. Reservations may also be made by telephoning the hotel at (312) 836-0100 (you must mention ASTM in order to receive the group rate). If you need assistance with your hotel reservation, please call the hotel directly.

    Group rate will be honored until the ASTM block is full, but no later than May 19, 2016. ASTM rates are $189 plus tax. You may be charged a higher rate if reservations are received after the cut-off date, or when the block is full.

    The Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile's Government Rate is higher than ASTM's Rate. Therefore, please make your reservation with the link provided above.To get the Government Rate at $200.00 plus tax please call the hotel directly at (312) 836-0100.

    IMPORTANT! ASTM Rates are non-commissionable. If you book your reservation through a travel agent, they must ask for a non-commissioned ASTM Group Rate. ASTM cannot adjust your higher rate if commissions were paid to a travel agency.

    ADVANCE DEPOSIT: The Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile Hotel requires a credit card to guarantee your reservation.

    CONFIRMATION NOTICES: A confirmation number is provided to you electronically once your reservation has been submitted.

    CANCELLATION/CHANGE POLICY: At the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile Hotel, notice of cancellation must be received 24 hours prior to day of arrival in order to avoid a charge.

    Check the ASTM website for updates on overflow hotel room availability.

    INTERNET: The hotel offers complimentary wireless connections in public spaces.The hotel charges $14.95 per day in guest rooms.

    Marriott Rewards Program: Free Wi-Fi for members - if you are not a member you should sign up before you make your reservation. Please go to Marriott Rewards Member where benefits include free standard Wi-Fi, mobile check-in and earning points for free hotel stays and more. By clicking on this link, you will see a button at the top right of the page, that says "Join now." Click that button, complete the form and you are on your way. When you make a reservation through ASTM's hotel web-page, please see the drop down box when giving your personal information. Click on Rewards, and a membership box will appear. Add your account number there. When you are at the hotel, you can access the internet from your room. Choose the basic internet package and accept the charges. These charges will be removed from the bill if your Marriott Rewards account is on file.

    Transportation and Directions

    The hotel is located approximately 12.1 miles/28 minutes from the Chicago Midway International Airport. The hotel's phone number is (312) 836-0100 and the general fax number is (312) 836-6139. The website for the hotel is Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile.

    For information on the city of Chicago, visit the Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau Website at Visit Chicago.

    AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE: Shuttle transportation to and from the Chicago Midway International Airport is available for a fee by Go Airport Express between 6:00 AM and 11:30 PM, daily. Reservations are required. Their phone number is (773) 247-1200. To make a reservation online, visit Go Airport Express . Taxis cost approximately $18 one way.

    PARKING: ROW Parking Garage is located at 50 E. Ohio Stree, Chicago, IL, 60611 providing $61 valet parking and $46 self-parking. There are Special discounted rates for the day "Spot Hero" phone app or online at Spot Hero . You will need to enter the parking garage address and it will list various prices, depending on how many hours they will need to be parked.

    Standards Development Meetings

    Meeting schedules of Committee D13 are posted on the ASTM web site at www.astm.org/COMMIT/COMMITTEE/D13.htm or contact the ASTM staff manager, Jennifer Rodgers at jrodgers@astm.orgor tel: 610 -832-9694.

    Future Meeting Dates

    Committee D13 invites you to attend their future standards development meetings. There is no fee to attend these meetings, and membership in ASTM International is not required. For more information, visit the web page listed immediately above, and click on "Future Meetings".

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