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Smart Fabrics 2011 to be held in London
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Nov '10
The 7th annual Smart Fabrics 2011 will take place on 4-6 April 2011 at the Hotel Russell in London, UK and will cover topics such as the current status of innovative smart fabric technologies in the marketplace, as well as recent application breakthroughs and adoption.

If you are involved in electronics, textiles, medical, sporting equipment, fashion, wireless communication industries, or military/space agencies this event could be of interest to you.

In 2011 the conference will be chaired by Stacey Burr, CEO of Textronics and VP at Adidas.

Stacey Burr is a leader in the field of smart fabrics. Following a career at DuPont, she founded and served as CEO of Textronics Inc, a pioneer in electro-textiles. Textronics lead the commercialization of e-textiles with the first wearable sensors for fitness and health. In late 2008 she successfully sold the Company to adidas and currently serves as Vice President, adidas Wearable Sports Electronics.

During her career at DuPont, Ms. Burr was involved in several polymers-based materials businesses that supplied the food industry and consumer product packaging sector. Ms. Burr spent six years in the textile fiber industry, where she led the North American Ready-to-Wear Apparel business for DuPont during its introduction of Lycra spandex into consumer apparel. She has worked and managed in the areas of engineering, sales, manufacturing, business development and marketing.

Ms. Burr has a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering and an M.B.A, with a marketing and operations emphasis, from Purdue University. She is the co-inventor of several patented materials and process technology innovations. In addition to her position with adidas, she also serves as an advisor to other start-up businesses.

Confirmed speakers for the 2011 program include:

Adidas
Arrow Science Consulting
Center for Nanotechnology and Smart Materials
Clothing+
Cocona Fabric
CuteCircuit
Elextile
European Technology Platform for Textiles and Clothing
Fabrikology International
Forster Rohner AG
Future-Shape GmbH
Ghent University
Innovalley, Inc
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
Ohmatex ApS
Outlast Europe
Parsons - The New School for Design
Philips Research
Sefar
Smart Fabrics and Nanotechnology
Textile Testing & Innovation, LLC
TITV Greiz
University of Southampton

Smart Fabrics 2011


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