Upcoming Conferences


Weave A Real Peace Annual Meeting, Mercy Center San Francisco, CA. May 29-31, 2015

The 2015 annual conference will bring textile scholars, community developers, students, and fiber activists together around the theme of Blending Tradition and Textiles. Includes presentations by several TSA members including Executive Director Tali Weinberg


Material in Motion: 10th Biennial North American Textile Conservation Conference (NATCC), New York, NY. Nov. 16-20, 2015

The tenth biennial NATCC will focus on the theme of “Material in Motion.” Topics include, but are not limited to, technical analyses and descriptions, scientific and historical research, conservation treatments, and other issues.



3D Fabrics 6th World Conference on 3D Fabrics and Their Applications, Co-hosted by NC State University College of Textiles and TexEng Software Ltd. Raleigh, NC. May 26-28, 2015 

Explores the advances in textile-technology for 3D fabrics.


HeadquARTers, Antwerp, Belgium. Nov. 27-29, 2015

The International research group “Textiles from the Nile Valley” is preparing its 9th conference. Organizers are Prof. Dr. Antoine De Moor and Dr. Cäcilia Fluck.

Contacts:; or The 2015-conference will focus on textiles from excavations and provides opportunity to visit the textile galleries in HeadquARTers.


The 13th International Wool Research Conference: Innovation, Ecology and Quality: The Pathway to the Wool Future, Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China, June 10-14, 2015

3-day conference serving as an exchange platform for academic experts, scientists, engineers, and product developers from all over the world on wool and other related fields.


First Textiles: The Beginnings of Textile Manufacture in Europe and the Mediterranean, at the Centre for Textile Research in Copenhagen, Denmark. May 7-8, 2015

This project concerns the beginnings of textile manufacture, tools and techniques, with a focus on the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age in Europe and the Mediterranean.

Mycenological Colloquium, Amager, Center for Textile Research, Copenhagen, Denmark. Sept. 2-6, 2015

Convened by Hedvig Landenius Enegren and Marie-Louise Nosch. The venue will be the Carlsberg Academy, once the private home of the beer brewer J.C. Jacobsen. There will be guided tours to the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek and the National Museum. There is no conference fee and everybody is welcome to attend as a listener but we kindly ask you to register beforehand by sending an email to the conference email address:


26th General Assembly and Congress of Centre International D’Etude Des Textiles Anciens (CIETA), Textiles in Transfer and Transformation at the Deutsches Historisches Museum (DHM), Berlin, Germany. Sept. 28- Oct. 1, 2015

International meetings are held every other year in a different city to evaluate progress made in the field of textile research. The CIETA is an international association founded in 1954 in order to coordinate work methods used by specialists in ancient textiles.


17th European Textile Network (ETN) Conference at the Ethnographic Museum of Leiden, Netherlands. May 15-17, 2015

Dutch Textile Art, Craft and Design will take place in the framework of the “Textiel Festival.” A full program of the pre- and post-conference tours and trips is offered to Amsterdam, Tilburg, Zaandam & Marken, Antwerp & Leuven, and a visit to the Dutch Textile Biennial in Rijswijk.


Bradford College Textile Archive Conference, West Yorkshire, England. Apr. 22, 2015

The Industrial Revolution has led to an infinite amount of material held within textile archive collections. This conference presents responses about textile collections by current academic researchers, historians, and designers.

The Medieval Dress and Textile Society Spring Conference, The Art Workers Guild, London, England. May 30, 2015

Occupational Dress will include papers presented by speakers from across Europe and opportunities for discussion.