Call for Speakers

April 10 - 13, 2022 | AT&T Hotel and Conference Center Austin, TX

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Share Your Expertise as a Session Developer, Presenter, Panelist or Other Subject Matter Expert

Are you a flexible packaging and extrusion professional or academic who has a case study, research paper or other timely topic that can be shared in panels, roundtables, or other sessions? Do you know of any professionals in the field interested in presenting on any of the topics below and would like to serve as a Session Developer? If so, please contact Michael Biscoglio, Program Chair, or Brittany Simms, TAPPI Division Manager, by Friday, September 17.

Suggested Topics
  Innovations in Packaging for E-commerce    Extrusion Coating Optimization & Processing
  High Performance Coatings   Surface Treatment Advances
  Breakthroughs in Resin Technology   New Die Designs
  New Adhesive Material Technology   Web Handling and Equipment
  New Materials for Blown & Cast Films   Screw Designs for Blown & Cast Films
  Sustainable Packaging – Recycling/Biopolymers   Emerging Technologies (Digital, 3D Prototyping)
  Advances in Equipment Development   Advances in Equipment for Extrusion Coating
  Modeling Packaging Formation, Sealing Processes and performance   New Challenges Brought by COVID and E-commerce
  Circular Economy and Sustainable Packaging – Positioning Flexible Packaging   Film Developments, Barrier Lamination Films
Biodegradable/Compostable (Including Advances in Metallization Technologies)
  Academic Exchange: Package Design, Process    

Submitting Abstracts

Not interested in being a session developer? Submitting a paper might be just right for you. Review our list of suggested topics above, or share your expertise on a topic you prefer. Abstracts are due for review by the Technical Program Committee by Friday, October 1, 2021.

Abstracts should be at least 50 words and must be submitted through the secured TAPPI Speaker Management System. Acceptances are issued by October 29, 2021. Final papers are due on or before January 7, 2022 and PowerPoint presentations are due on or before February 4, 2022.

If you need help submitting your abstract into the system please contact: Ariel Izevbizua, TAPPI Content Management Specialist, or by phone at 770-209-7220.

Click here to download a pdf of the Speaker Invite.