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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.

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Event listings on the SPE calendar are for SPE chapters, partners, exhibitors, sponsors or advertisers. Interested in having your event listed? For more information click here or contact Stephanie Clark, CEM.






October 2018  Back to Top

Polymer Coating Systems—SPE Akron Section  
Monday, October 15, 2018 - All Day
Hilton Fairlawn, Akron

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


Social Event at St. Arnold's—SPE South Texas Section  
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Houston, TX

SPE Webinar: Ductile to Brittle Transitions in Plastics  
Thursday, October 18, 2018 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) - 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
Webinar on Zoom

Direct Metal Additive Manufacturing @ Carnegie Mellon - SPE Pittsburgh Section  
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - All Day
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

SPE Vinyltec® 2018: PVC Additives Today and Tomorrow  
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - Thursday, October 25, 2018 - All Day
Chicago, Illinois

SPE Carolinas Section @ Clemson  
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 3:00 PM Eastern Time (EST) - 5:30 PM Eastern Time (EST)
Greenville, SC

Print Your Future: Plastics DfAM Workshop  
Friday, October 26, 2018 - All Day
McMenamins Kennedy School, Portland, OR

Sponsor: SPE Product Design and Development Division
Conference Chair: Lauren Jacky, +1 360.261.3154


SPE FlexPackCon® 2018  
Sunday, October 28, 2018 - Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - All Day
Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass, Phoenix, Arizona

November 2018  Back to Top

Honda Plant Tour—Plant 1—SPE Ontario  
Thursday, November 1, 2018 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Alliston, ON

48th Annual SPE Automotive Division Innovation Awards Gala  
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - All Day
Livonia, MI

http://speautomotive.com/innovation-awards-gala


WEBINAR: Feel Good, Look Good, For Life ... As You Excel in Business!  
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 11:00 AM Eastern Time (EST) - 12:00 PM Eastern Time (EST)
Webinar via Zoom

Breakthroughs in 3D Printing—SPE Philadelphia Section  
Thursday, November 8, 2018 11:30 AM Eastern Time (EST) - 1:30 PM Eastern Time (EST)
Berwyn, PA

Qure Medical, Liquid Silicone Injection—SPE Cleveland Section  
Monday, November 12, 2018 - All Day
Twinsburg, Ohio

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


Technical Presentation at the Polymers Center of Excellence—SPE Carolinas Section  
Monday, November 12, 2018 12:00 PM Central Time (CST) - 1:30 PM Central Time (CST)
Charlotte, NC

Networking Event at EAG—SPE Golden Gate Section  
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - All Day
Sunnyvale, CA

AMD: Advanced Design and Manufacturing Expo  
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - Thursday, November 15, 2018 - All Day
Palais des congrès de Montréal, Montréal, Québec

Why Plastics Sustainability Is More Than Eliminating Straws—SPE Central Indiana Section  
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - All Day
Noblesville, IN

December 2018  Back to Top

WEBINAR: Thermal Analysis in Failure and Compositional Analysis  
Thursday, December 6, 2018 10:00 AM Eastern Time (EST) - 11:00 AM Eastern Time (EST)
Webinar via Zoom

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

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.

January 2019  Back to Top

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

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.


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

WEBINAR: ‘What’s your salary requirement?’ Then, how do you know you’ll make enough?!  
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 12:00 PM Eastern Time (EST) - 1:00 PM Eastern 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 CAD Modeling and 3D Printing Workshop - SPE Ontario Section  
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 11:00 AM Eastern Time (EST) - 2:00 PM Eastern 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.


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

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 Time (EST) - 3:00 PM Eastern Time (EST)
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

SPE TPO Shanghai  
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - Thursday, March 28, 2019 - All Day
Shanghai Marriott City Center, Shanghai, China

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


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

April 2019  Back to Top

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.


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

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

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 Time (EST) - 4:00 PM Eastern 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

September 2019  Back to Top

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     


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