RISE 2012 | Oct 23-25 | Baltimore MD Register
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What people are saying about RISE

“The RISE 2011 conference was well worth my time. It not only gave me great new business contacts, but the topics presented and discussed were highly relevant to both my current and future business.”
Eric Staudt,
Global Technologist
Federal Mogul Corporation

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Conference Program at-a-Glance

Tuesday, October 23
8:30 am - 5:30 pm Registration
9:30 am - 5:30 pm Conferrence
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm Table top Luncheon
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm RISE Award
Finalists’ Presentations
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm Table-top Session
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Inventor Summit
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Table-top Event
& Reception
Wednesday, October 24
8:30 am - 5:00 pm Registration
8:30 am - 5:00 pm Conference
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch (on your own)
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Awards Presentations 
Thursday, October 25
8:30 am - 11:00 am Registration
8:30 am - 11:30 am Conference



The second annual RISE Durable Product Award™ will be presented to a durable product using nonwoven fabric and technology that is commercially available and utilized in the consumer or industrial marketplace. Various categories such as raw materials, roll goods, converting, packaging, active ingredients, binders, additives and end products will be considered for nominations. Finalists will present their innovations to the industry at RISE 2012. The winner will be selected by RISE attendees and announced the afternoon of Wednesday, October 24.


INDA will be announcing the winner of the Lifetime Technical Achievement Award and the Lifetime Service Award Wednesday afternoon. The Lifetime Technical Achievement Award is presented to a professional who has a long-established technical career in the nonwovens industry. This professional will have a long history of technical innovation leading to the development of Intellectual Property resulting in new products and processes. The Lifetime Service Award will be presented to a professional who has a long-established record of service to INDA, specifi cally, and the nonwoven industry as a whole. This professional will have held a key role in planning and executing the long term success of at least one of INDA’s major industry services and is an avid supporter and spokesperson for the industry.


Table-top reservationTABLE-TOP EVENT/LUNCH/RECEPTION Create new business opportunities at the RISE 2012 Tabletop Event. This year, the table-top event will be held during lunch Tuesday as well as the evening reception. Plus, the table-tops will be open during the afternoon for additional networking opportunities. Reserve your space today by contacting Tracey Bailey, tbailey@inda.org, (919) 233-1210 ext. 129.
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RISE 2012 Conference Committee

Many thanks to the RISE Conference Committee for their commitment and leadership in developing the RISE program. These outstanding individuals gave their time, expertise and insights to make RISE a success.

Jim Loftus, Ph.D., Owens Corning—Chairman

  • Vicki Barbur, Ph.D., Advanced Innovation
  • Jeff Bassett, Fi-Tech Inc.
  • Patricia Brown, BASF Corporation
  • Mike Budai, ITW Dynatec
  • Julie Clemmons, Cotton Incorporated
  • Doug Cole, Rockline Industries
  • Morris Collins, RKW US, Inc.
  • Bob Dale, PGI
  • Bill Ferry, Ph.D., ExxonMobil Chemical Company
  • Tom Kaiser, Associated Hygienic Products LLC
  • Robb Lovegrove, Eastman Chemical Company
  • Tim Peret, Eastman Chemical Company
  • Don Sheldon, Handi-Crafters
  • Jeff Willis, Texel Inc.
  • Stephanie Zeldin, Martex Fiber Southern Corp

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