AATCC event covers creativity and communication

NEW YORK — AATCC’s Concept 2 Consumer (C2C) symposium, "Creativity 2 Communication," will be held in New York City from April 7-8.

The symposium will be conducted in the Katie Murphy Amphitheatre at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Seventh Avenue at 27th Street .

Targeted to designers, merchandisers, and others involved in product development processes, the event will focus on: color inspiration, trends, and standards development; sampling and the design process, fabric designs, Fabric 101-down stream impact of decisions or changes, creating and sourcing for a brand, engineering quality control, CAD profiling, the basics of color, dyeing, and printing, and designing with the cost of color in mind.

Speakers include:

• Inspiration and Trends for Color and Style, Kathryn Gordy-Novakovic, Cotton Incorporated

• Trend Drivers … Influences on Textile Color and Design Directions, Dina Puglisi, Archroma Global Services

• Color Standards Development, Speaker TBA

• Designing with the Cost of Color in Mind, Tom Stutts, Datacolor

• Sampling and the Design Process, Tiffany Eubanks, Tietex International Ltd.

• Virtual Sampling, Jill M. Simmons, Lectra USA Inc.

• Fabric Trends, Sid Estreicher, Liz Claiborne

• Fabric 101, Liz Easter, University of Kentucky

• Engineering QC, Susan Fox Forrester, JCPenney

• Building a Brand, Rod McGeachy, Russell Corp.

• Sourcing for the Brand, Mark Singer, Neo-Concept Corp.

• SizeUSA - The National Sizing Survey, James Lovejoy, [TC]2

• Special Sizes, Speaker TBA

• Textile Surface Design/Trends, Sara Petitt, Fashion Institute of Technology

• Profiling for CAD, Geoffrey Taylor, NedGraphics

• What Does a Designer Need to Know about Screen Printing, Heidi Spivack, Cranston Print Works Co.

• Basics of Color and Dyeing, Martin Bide, University of Rhode Island

A registration fee of $785 ($525 for individual and corporate AATCC members) will include luncheons, breaks, and a copy of all available papers. Refunds will be made if cancellations are received on or before March 30, 2005.

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