Keynote speakers

Jenny Sabin

Assistant Professor Cornell University
Principal
Sabin Design Lab

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Professor Joan Farrer

Associate Dean Enterprise and Innovation, Professor of Design and Innovation
University of Portsmouth

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Ben Hanson

Senior Contributor & Analyst
WhichPLM

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Session 1 - New Material Forms

Jane Scott

Senior Teaching Fellow
University of Leeds

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Rasa Weber and Luisa Rubisch

Founders and Creative Directors
Rasa Weber

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Dr Veronica Kapsali

Technical Director
MMT

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Sally Angharad Booth

Freelance Trend Consultant,
Design Writer

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Dr Annie Shaw and Matt Ault

Director of Studies for the Department of Design and Senior Lecturer
Manchester Metropolitan University

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Session 2 - Digital Futures

Mark Lyness

Retail and Consumer UK Manager
PTC

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Dr Abu Sadat Muhammad Sayem & Jenipriya Sebastian

Research Associate and Master's Student
Manchester Metropolitan University

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Jamie Symon

Senior Sales & Channel Development Manager
EFI Optitex

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Tansy Fall

Editor - Industry Digitalisation
WTiN

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Session 3 - Towards Sustainable Futures

Valérie Boiten

Junior Consultant and Researcher
Prospex Institute

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Esther Inwood Young

Designer: Specialist in Materials & Colour Trend Development
Páramo

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Jaime Rocha Gomes

CEO
Ecofoot

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Catherine Weetman

Director
Re-think Solutions

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Faye Power

Lecturer
Bolton University

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Session 4 - Advanced Manufacturing

Catherine Counsell

Design and Development Manager
Camira Fabrics

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Jamie Potter

CEO
Flexciton

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Pravin Mistry

President and CEO
MTiX

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Yariv Bustan

VP Product and Marketing
Twine Solutions Ltd

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Brian J McCarthy

Knowledge Transfer Manager - Advanced Materials for Functional Systems
Knowledge Transfer Network

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Session 5B - Academic Research Papers

Dorota Watson and Iain Bromley

Senior Academic Curriculum Consultant and Senior Lecturer
The University of Chichester and Northampton University

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Linda Ohrn-McDaniel

Associate Professor
Kent state University

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Mercy Wanduara

Lecturer and Chairperson Fashion Design and Marketing
Kenyatta University

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Casey Stannard and Kathy Mullet

Assistant Professor and Associate Professor
Louisiana State University and Oregon State University

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Session 6 - Biological Circular Economy

Aniela Hoitink

Research, Textile and Concept Design
NEFFA

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Dr Katie Beverley

Research Officer
PDR

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Richard James MacCowan

Founder
Biomimicry UK

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Jane Wood

Senior Lecturer (Textile Technology)
Manchester Metropolitan University

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