2021

Geosynthetics Virtual Conference 2021

February 22 – April 29

Geosynthetics Conference 2021 was co-located with the International Erosion Control Association’s Annual Conference. This event featured more than 70 pdhs and a full exhibit hall. The conference may be over but the sessions are now available on demand until May1 and may be viewed for pdh credit and the virtual exhibit hall is still available for visitors. Registration for this virtual event will remain open until April 29.

Military Division Webinar: DLA Shade Evaluation and Physical Testing

May 5

12 – 1 pm EDT

Members: Free
Non-Members: $39

Webinar

Jamie Hieber, Defense Logistics Agency Product Test Center Analytical Lab Manager will present a virtual workshop explaining and discussing the shade evaluation and physical testing policies and procedures that are required as part of the Defense Departments product conformance testing.

This type of testing ensures that counterfeit and non-conforming goods do not become part of the important supply chains that support the warfighter daily. Get a cradle to grave look at what happens to shade samples when they arrive at the PTC-A and updated information about source physical testing procedures. We will also explore an R&D IT modernization effort the PTC-A has been pursuing for ease of lot notification, test result reporting, and correlation testing.

Webinar | To Burn or Not to Burn: New Federal Flammability Law for Upholstered Furniture and What it Means for Your Company

May 11

1 – 2 pm EDT

Members: Free
Non-Members: $39

Webinar

40 years in the making, with the federal government first beginning work on this project in 1968, the Safer Occupancy Furniture Flammability Act (SOFFA) will finally go into effect June 25, 2021.

Signed into law in December 2020, this law, sometimes known as the Safer Occupancy Furniture Flammability Act (SOFFA), nationalizes the 2013 version of California’s Technical Bulletin 117. Join IFAI and product safety attorney and former CPSC official Neal Cohen who will explain the federal requirements of the new law, its origins, and – importantly – best practices and what to expect from CPSC and in the marketplace.

Tarp Association Virtual Series 2021

May 11 – May 18

Full Registration
Members: Free
Non-Members: $169
Registration includes access to both days of the event!

The Tarp Association (TA) Virtual Series is a 2-part online event occurring May 11 and May 18, 2021. The goal of this series is to build connections and offer a space to share and learn from others in your industry. We have designed this event to be held over two afternoons for just 2.5 hours per day, making it easy for you to fit it into your busy schedule! Take part in virtual conversations, engage in roundtables, panel discussion and education on business topics and tarp systems. Don’t miss this opportunity to engage with your industry.

Makers Division Webinar Series | Sewing Machine Basics Webinar Series – Part Two

May 13

1 – 2 pm EST

Members: Free
Non-Members: $39

Webinar

The Makers Division Presents: Sewing Machine Basics Webinar Series – Part Two Let’s get down to the basics of your sewing machine with a webinar series brought to you by IFAI’s Makers division. In this short series, you will receive a complete overview of your industrial sewing machine and learn all the ins and outs.

In part two, we will focus on the single needle lockstitch machine and how to troubleshoot problems with thread, needles, tension and more.

Webinar | ICC Code Changes: Process and Proposal

May 18

1 – 2 pm EDT

Members: Free
Non-Members: $69

Webinar

IFAI’s Code Consultant Paul Armstrong will present on the process and current proposals for the 2021 Group A International Code Council (ICC) code development cycle. An overview of current and future issues will be covered including: wind load, large versus small scale testing, combustible flame retardancy requirements, challenges with water barrel ballasting, outdoor dining and drive through tents.

IFAI Virtual Market Showcase: Shade Technology

May 27

Shade Technology | May 27, 1 – 4 pm ET

Members: Free
Non-Members: Free

Virtual

Join this virtual event to see the new and upcoming products, materials and services through demonstrations, live Q&A, videos and more. This event is the chance to engage with companies providing the latest in the featured topic: shade technology. Connect with industry on the latest trends and challenges within the market through presentations and networking.

Outlook Conference 2021

August 29 – August 31

Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort

The Outlook Conference is the premier leadership event for the specialty textile industry. Co-developed by the IFAI divisions of the United States Industrial Fabrics Institute (USIFI) and Narrow Fabrics Institute (NFI), the conference is a two-day education and networking event for industry executives and key decision makers in the specialty textile industry.

IFAI Expo 2021

November 1 – November 4

Nashville, Tennessee

Advanced Textiles Conference Education: Nov. 1

Show Floor Dates: Nov. 2 - 4

For more than a century, IFAI Expo has been the industrial fabrics industry’s flagship show. As the premier textiles event, Expo is the place where over 4,000 industry stakeholders and leaders connect, learn, and make purchases in order to grow their businesses.​

2022

Marine Fabricators Conference 2022

January 13 – January 15

Join us at the annual Marine Fabricators conference at Wild Dunes, Charleston's Island Resort located in Isle of Palms, South Carolina. The conference features three full days of education and networking designed to help you cultivate industry connections, improve your efficiency and increase revenue.