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SPE strives to help its members make real connections. Real connections come from in-person interactions. SPE’s events are where plastics professionals from diverse backgrounds come together for shared experiences in learning. Whether its keeping up with current progress in plastics technology or the latest breakthroughs in polymer science our events help you find practical solutions, share best practices and help you develop your own professional network.

SPE Members receive discounted rates on all event registrations.






November 2018  Back to Top

Prevent Failure by Understanding Why Plastic Parts Fail  
Thursday, November 29, 2018 5:30 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) - 8:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

December 2018  Back to Top

WEBINAR: Thermal Analysis in Failure and Compositional Analysis  
Thursday, December 6, 2018 11:00 AM Eastern Standard Time (EST) - 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Webinar via Zoom

SPE Ontario Christmas Dinner  
Thursday, December 6, 2018 6:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) - 9:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Oakville, Ontario, Canada

SPE South Texas Section December Meeting  
Thursday, December 6, 2018 6:00 PM Central Standard Time (CST) - 8:00 PM Central Standard Time (CST)
Dave & Buster's Marq-E Entertainment Center, 7620 Katy Fwy #100, Houston TX 77024

SPE South Texas Section December Meeting, 6 pm - 8 pm at Dave & Buster's Marq-E Entertainment Center, 7620 Katy Fwy #100, Houston TX 77024. Buffet dinner, drinks and unlimited video games. 

Contact:    Dell Doyle
1-940-636-1509

Holiday Social - SPE Columbia River Section  
Friday, December 7, 2018 6:00 PM Pacific Standard Time (PST) - 9:30 PM Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Beaverton, OR

60 Years and Holiday Celebration—SPE Akron Section  
Monday, December 10, 2018 - All Day
The Galaxy, Wadsworth, Akron, Ohio

Madigral Singers and Speaker.
Contact Gary Taylor at +1 330.419.4380 or email at akronspe1@gmail.com.


WEBINAR: Materials for Medical Applications  
Thursday, December 13, 2018 1:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) - 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Webinar via Zoom

SPE Chicago Section and ISDA Holiday Party  
Thursday, December 13, 2018 - All Day
Chicago, IL

January 2019  Back to Top

Arabplast 2019  
Saturday, January 5, 2019 - Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - All Day
Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, UAE

WEBINAR: How Cooling Line and Mold Design Influence Plastic Part Cost and Performance  
Thursday, January 10, 2019 11:00 AM Eastern Standard Time (EST) - 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Webinar via Zoom

ACESS—SPE Akron Section  
Monday, January 14, 2019 - All Day
Hilton Fairlawn, Akron, Ohio

Contact Gary Taylor at +1 330.419.4380 or email at akronspe1@gmail.com.


WEBINAR: Strengthening Your Emotional and Social Intelligence—Building and maintaining extraordinary relationships at work and at home  
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 11:00 AM Eastern Standard Time (EST) - 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Webinar via Zoom

15th Annual Plastics Chemistry Fair  
Saturday, January 26, 2019 - All Day
Philadelphia, PA

WEBINAR: Budgeting 101 - Can I afford that?  
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) - 1:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Webinar via Zoom

February 2019  Back to Top

Medical Plastics Minitec 2019: A Look to the Future of Medical Device Materials and Processing  
Monday, February 4, 2019 - All Day
Anaheim, CA

3D Modeling and 3D Printing Workshop - SPE Ontario Section  
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 11:00 AM Eastern Standard Time (EST) - 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Oakville, Ontario, Canada

Mar-Bal, Thermoset Molding, Tour—SPE Cleveland Section  
Monday, February 11, 2019 - All Day
Mentor, Ohio

Contact Dan Cris at +1 440.227.5424 or email at mail@cmd-tip.com.


WEBINAR: Creep Failure of Plastics  
Thursday, February 14, 2019 11:00 AM Eastern Standard Time (EST) - 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Webinar via Zoom

2019 SPE Thermoset Conference  
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - All Day
Belmond Hotel, Charleston, SC

SPE International Polyolefins Conference  
Sunday, February 24, 2019 - Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - All Day
Houston, Texas

WEBINAR: Conversations That Matter: Managing Accountability in Others  
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 11:00 AM Eastern Standard Time (EST) - 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Webinar via Zoom

March 2019  Back to Top

Extrusion Event, After-Market Suppliers—SPE Akron Section  
Monday, March 11, 2019 - All Day
Hilton Fairlawn, Akron, Ohio

Contact Gary Taylor at +1 330.419.4380 or email at akronspe1@gmail.com.


ANTEC® Detroit  
Monday, March 18, 2019 - Thursday, March 21, 2019 - All Day
Renaissance Center Detroit, Michigan

SPE Ontario Section Family and Friends Bowling Day  
Sunday, March 24, 2019 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) - 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

SPE European Additives and Colors Conference  
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - Friday, March 29, 2019 - All Day
Frankfurt, Germany

April 2019  Back to Top

SPE TPO Shanghai  
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - Friday, April 5, 2019 - All Day
Shanghai Marriott Hotel City Center, Shanghai, China

Sponsored by: Automotive Division
Chair: Sassan Tarahomi starahomi@comcast.net


Magnet Presentation—SPE Akron Section  
Monday, April 8, 2019 - All Day
Hilton Fairlawn, Akron, Ohio

Contact Gary Taylor at +1 330.419.4380 or email at akronspe1@gmail.com.


Six Sigma Green Belt + Lean Operation Training  
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 9:00 AM Central Standard Time (CST) - 4:30 PM Central Standard Time (CST)

WEBINAR: Basic Rubber Technology  
Thursday, April 11, 2019 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) - 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
Webinar via Zoom

SPE Plastic Pipe Conference  
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - All Day
West Conshohocken, PA

Single-screw Maintenance and Troubleshooting Workshop - SPE Ontario Section  
Thursday, April 18, 2019 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Mississauga, ON

May 2019  Back to Top

Automotive Plastic Part Design  
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - Friday, May 3, 2019 - All Day
MSU-MEC, Troy, MI

3-Day Seminar


SPE Extrusion Minitec+  
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - Thursday, May 2, 2019 - All Day
Polymers Center for Excellence, Charlotte, NC

SPE AutoEPCON 2019  
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - All Day
Troy Marriott, MI

WEBINAR: Sandwich Panel Design and Thermoplastic Honeycomb Technology Overview – Extending the Weight and Cost Reduction Opportunities  
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) - 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
Webinar via Zoom

Akron Section Awards Night  
Monday, May 20, 2019 - All Day
Firestone Country Club, Akron, Ohio

Contact Gary Taylor at +1 330.419.4380 or email at akronspe1@gmail.com.


53rd Annual SPE Ontario Section Golf Tournament  
Friday, May 31, 2019 8:00 AM Eastern Standard Time (EST) - 4:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Milton, Ontario, Canada

June 2019  Back to Top

SPE Decorating and Assembly Division TopCon and IMDA Symposium  
Monday, June 3, 2019 - Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - All Day
Franklin, TN

Conference Chair: Jeff Peterson at jeff@petersonpublicatons.com


SPE Rotational Molding Conference  
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - Thursday, June 13, 2019 - All Day
Cleveland Marriott East, Cleveland, OH

Sponsored by: Rotational Molding Division
Conference chair: Larry Whittemore, LWhittemore@stonersolutions.com


WEBINAR: An Introduction to Dynamic Mechanical Analysis  
Thursday, June 13, 2019 11:00 AM Eastern Standard Time (EST) - 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Webinar via Zoom

Six Sigma Green Belt + Lean Operation Training  
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 9:00 AM Central Standard Time (CST) - 4:30 PM Central Standard Time (CST)

September 2019  Back to Top

19th SPE Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition (ACCE)  
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - Friday, September 6, 2019 - All Day
The Diamond Banquet & Conference Center at the Suburban Collection Showplace, City, State: Novi, MI

Sponsored by: Automotive & Composites Division         
Co-Chairs: Alper Kiziltas and Matt Carroll


SPE Thermoforming Conference®  
Monday, September 9, 2019 - Thursday, September 12, 2019 - All Day
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Annual SPE Blow Molding Conference  
Monday, September 16, 2019 - Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - All Day
Atlanta, Georgia

FOAMS 2019: Advances in Foam Materials and Technology  
Monday, September 16, 2019 - Friday, September 20, 2019 - All Day
Universidad de Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain

Conference chair: Miguel Angel Rodriguez-Perez at  marrod@fmc.uva.es; +34 655138399     


Six Sigma Green Belt + Lean Operation Training  
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 9:00 AM Central Standard Time (CST) - 4:30 PM Central Standard Time (CST)

SPE Color and Appearance Conference (CAD RETEC®)  
Monday, September 23, 2019 - Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - All Day
Cleveland, Ohio

October 2019  Back to Top

SPE Vinyltec® 2019 Conference  
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - Thursday, October 3, 2019 - All Day
Akron, Ohio

SPE Automotive TPO Conference  
Sunday, October 6, 2019 - Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - All Day

November 2019  Back to Top

Six Sigma Green Belt + Lean Operation Training  
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 9:00 AM Central Standard Time (CST) - 4:30 PM Central Standard Time (CST)