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Schedule of Events

Sunday, April 26

3:00pm - 6:00pm Annual Meeting Registration
1:00pm - 4:00pm TRFA Board and Committee Chairman Meeting
4:30pm - 5:00pm 1st Time Attendee Reception
5:00pm - 6:30pm Welcome Reception

Monday, April 27

6:30am - 7:30am Rehearsal with Technician: Keynote, Papers 1,2,3
7:00am - 11:00am Late Registration
7:00am - 8:00am Exhibitor Tabletop Setup
7:30am - 8:00am Continental Breakfast
8:00am - 8:10am Welcome: Charles Zarnitz, Atlas Minerals & Chemicals, TRFA President
Wells Carter, Olin Corporation, TRFA, Conference Chair
8:10am - 9:00am Keynote Address: John Warner, Warner Babcock Institute of Green Chemistry
9:00am - 10:00am Technical Papers Session (1 and 2)
10:00am - 10:30am Networking Break
10:00am - 10:30am Exhibitor Set up
10:00am - 10:30am Rehearsal with Technician: Papers 4,5
10:30am - 12:00pm Technical Papers Session (3, 4, 5)
12:00pm - 1:15pm Buffet Luncheon and Tabletop Showcase
1:30pm - 2:30pm Rehearsal with Technician Papers 6,7,8
1:30pm - 2:45pm Committee Meetings
  • Adhesives & Sealants – Dilip Shah, AC Catalysts, Chairman
  • Coatings, Civil Engineering, Flooring – Lingyun He, Olin Corporation, Chairman
  • Composites & Tooling – Hitesh Soni, CVC Thermoset Specialties, Chairman
  • Potting, Encapsulation, Electrical – Sedigheh Nazaripour, Polycast, Chairman
3:00pm - 4:30pm Technical Papers Session (6, 7 and 8)
4:30pm - 5:00pm Rehearsal with Technician Student(s)
5:00pm - 6:30pm Reception and Table Top Showcase

Tuesday, April 28

  Breakfast on your own
6:30am - 7:30am Rehearsal with Technician Paper 9, Global 1,2
8:00am - 8:30am 10th Annual Research Award Honorary Mention Paper
8:30am - 9:00am

10th Annual Research Award Presentation

9:00am - 9:30am

Paper (9)

9:30am - 9:45am Rehearsal with Technician Lynn Bergeson
9:30am - 9:45am Networking Break
9:45am - 10:15am Global Market Update: Omar Espinosa, Olin Corporation: Overall Supply and demand of epoxy systems with raw material suppliers
10:15am - 11:15am Global Market Update: Dan Murad, Chemquest: Application Market Update i.e. coatings, adhesives, sealants, elastomers, composites, electrical
11:30am - 1:00pm

Lunch and General Membership Meeting

1:15pm - 2:15pm Regulatory Update by Lynn Bergeson, Bergeson & Campbell LLC
2:30pm - 6:00pm Tour:  National Renewable Energy Laboratory Tour (separate registration and fee)

Wednesday, April 29

Short Course: Thermal Analysis of Thermosets, Dr. Jeff Gotro, Innocentrix
7:00am - 8:00am Rehearsal with Technician Dr. Jeff Gotro
7:30am - 8:00am Registration
8:00am - 10:00am Presentation
10:00am - 10:15am Break
10:15am - 12:00pm Presentation
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch together at hotel
1:00pm - 2:45pm Presentation
2:45pm - 3:00pm Break
3:00pm - 4:30pm Presentation