Textile Exchange 2019 Conference Call for Breakout Submissions

Submission period: Monday, February 4- Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 11:59pm PST

After March 3, we are unable to accept any other proposals for the 2019 conference

Textile Exchange has a limited number of breakout speaking opportunities available at our annual Textile Sustainability Conference in Vancouver, BC in October 2019. We strive to provide conference attendees with the most interesting, timely, and relevant content, and we will evaluate Breakout Session proposals accordingly. In addition, your submission may also be chosen to be part of a panel. All Breakout Sessions must be for educational purposes to drive action and to meet the goals of the Textile Sustainability Conference. There is a 350 word limit for all submissions. Please note that sales pitches or marketing in any form is not permitted at the Textile Sustainability Conference and is not well-received by our reviewing team. Those making submissions will be notified by June 1, 2019 if they have been accepted.

Driving Impact through Integrity and Preferred Fibre & Materials | United in Action to Advance the SDGs

Our 2019 theme will focus around the core of Textile Exchange’s platforms as well as continuing to examine the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the textile and apparel industry. Submission categories:

Animal Welfare




Climate Change






Preferred Fiber & Materials


Supply Chain Collaboration

Sustainable Development Goals

New this Year! Submit a Poster Spotlight Presentation

This year we are offering a Poster Spotlight option where you have the opportunity to showcase your project/initiative near the exhibit area along with a poster for demonstration. All Poster Spotlight submissions will be reviewed and approved by Textile Exchange.

Although all submissions are interesting and important topics in their own right, we are unfortunately unable to accept every proposal submitted due to a limited amount of time and space at the Conference.

About #TextileExchange19
Join industry trailblazers and peers for Textile Exchange’s annual global conference taking place in one of the greenest cities in the world – Vancouver, British Columbia. The 2019 Textile Sustainability Conference offers an unparalleled opportunity to:

LEARN from industry experts on today’s most pressing sustainability topics.
CONNECT with a diverse global group of leaders from across the supply chain.
DISCOVER emerging trends and opportunities in textile sustainability.
Be part of the COLLECTIVE ACTION with change-makers from around the world to SHAPE a better tomorrow.