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ARTA 2024 Education Conference
April 17 - 19, 2024  in San Diego, CA

Register for the Education Conference!

Join ARTA for the 2024 Education Conference April 17-19, 2024 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina. This year's conference will focus on research, trends, and issues that affect your organization's ability to market the benefits of reusable textiles. The agenda also includes tabletop exhibits, Welcome Reception and Sponsor Reception. 

Hotel Information

The ARTA Education Conference will take place at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina.

There is a special discounted group rate of $259 per night for ARTA for the nights of April 13 - 22, 2024 . To make your hotel reservations call  1-888-236-2427 and mention ARTA or use the link below. 

Click here to make your hotel reservation. The deadline to make hotel reservations is March 26, 2024.

Tentative Conference Agenda


9:00 AM – ARTA Board Meeting

Noon – 5:00 PM – Registration Open

1:00 PM – Plant Tour
Emerald Textiles

6:00 – 7:30 PM – Welcome Reception
Sponsored by MIP


8:00 AM – Breakfast/Exhibits

9:00 AM – Welcome

9:10 AM – Keynote Speaker: Jae Mather, CEO & Co Founder, Carbon Free Group

10:10 AM – Break/Exhibits

10:30 AM – Sustainability Panel (Joanne Brasch, Melanie Boyle, Autumn Cypus)

11:30 AM – Infection Prevention (Carol McLay) 

12:15 PM – Lunch

1:15 PM – Trends in Sustainable Chemistry (Panel: Gurtler, Ecolab)

2:00 PM – Sustainable Trends in Machinery (Panel: Kannegeisser, Jensen, Pellerin, Lavatec, Braun)

2:45 PM – Break/Exhibits

3:15 PM – Reusable Healthcare Textiles – What is the industry focusing on?: Nilton Pacheco - MIP, Standard Textile

4:15 PM – Trends in Textiles: Jeff Courey, President & CEO - George Courey Inc.

5:00 PM – Sessions End

5:45 – 6:45 PM – ARTA Sponsor Reception


8:00 AM – Breakfast/Exhibits

9:00 AM – What is PFAS? User experience (John Schaffer)

9:30 AM – Microfiber LCA and Economic Impact Studies (Evan Griffing)

10:15 AM – Breakfast/Exhibits

10:30 AM – How to Use ARTA Economic Impact Data: Bryan Bartsch, CEO at Ecotex Healthcare Linen Service

11:00 AM – Reusable vs Disposables Playbook: Ammar Khan, Chief Executive Officer at Calderon Textiles; Steve Berg, Vice President of Product Strategy and Development, Healthcare Textiles at Encompass Group, LLC; and Francois Pilon, Chief Commercial Officer at MIP

12:00 PM – Conference Adjourns

1:00 PM – Golf Scramble at Balboa Park (optional)

Conference Exhibitor & Sponsorship Opportunities

Consider becoming an ARTA Annual or Education Conference Sponsor! 

We have a variety of sponsorships available to meet your needs and your budget. Check out the full list of sponsorship opportunities here

Interested in becoming an ARTA Annual Sponsor? Click here for more information.

Contact Bryan Carmel with any questions at bryan@arta1.com


$2,500 (Includes one conference registration)

BOOTH INFORMATION: Each Booth includes a skirted 6’x30” table and 2 chairs. Booths will be assigned on a first come first serve basis. The number of Premium Booths are limited.

Thank you Conference Sponsors!

Golf at the Education Conference

Balboa Park Golf Course

Balboa Park Golf Course is a challenging par 72, where Sam Snead holds the course record.

It features stellar views of downtown San Diego, Balboa Park, Point Loma and the Pacific Ocean. Balboa Park Golf Course is the oldest public golf facility in San Diego.

The course is just five minutes away from the San Diego Convention Center, downtown hotels, Little Italy, and the Gaslamp Quarter Historic District.

Cost is $125 per person. Transportation from the hotel to the course is included.

Add golf onto your conference registration using the registration link above.

Contact ARTA:

1370 Browning Road, Suite 120
Columbia, SC 29210

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