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2nd Textiles and Life Conference

November 21

A special one day conference for research students to present their work.


Thursday 21st November 2019

Venue: International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Cambridge Street, Manchester M1 5BY

The Manchester and Cheshire Section of The Textile Institute is pleased to provide research students with this opportunity to present their research in a formal yet supportive environment.


Call for Papers

Why Textiles and Life 2? 

Everyone comes into contact with textiles everyday. So, whatever aspect of textiles you are studying –

Please come and share your research with us whether it be design orientated, technology driven or business related.

You will deliver your work to an impartial and non- judgmental audience which will help improve your confidence and prepare you for the serious scrutiny of a viva voce examination.

The preparation process will be the same as for any major conference.

The process

You will need to submit an abstract of your proposed paper (no more than 300 words).

An experienced panel will consider your abstract and will inform you within 6 weeks of the submission date if your paper has been accepted for oral presentation or poster display.  If you have not heard anything within 8 weeks of the submission date it is unlikely that your abstract has been successful*.

If your abstract is accepted for oral presentation you will need to submit the complete written paper approximately 12 weeks later ( firm dates to be given in due course). Should you fail to provide the full text your presentation slot will be assigned to someone else. Closer to the conference you will be asked to forward your PowerPoint presentation so it can be uploaded to equipment at the conference venue.

If your abstract is accepted for poster presentation you will need to provide a digital copy of your work approximately 3 weeks before the conference date. You will be responsible for your own printing for display – information on how to prepare Poster Presentations will be forwarded later.

All presenters will be required to register as delegates.

Copies of full papers and posters will be presented to registered delegates on pen drives.


What to do next:  Please prepare your 300 word abstract and forward it to jwood@textileinst.org.uk


Conference details:

Date:                                       Thursday 21st November 2019

Venue:                                    International Anthony Burgess Foundation

Delegate fee:                         £29.93

Registration:                         Visit eventbrite.com to register

Conference Programme:     to follow


Please direct enquiries to:  jwood@textileinst.org.uk


Supported by The Textile Institute – the global chartered professional body for textiles, clothing and footwear


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To download the poster please click here

To download the call for papers please click here


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