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Sunday, October 22:

Noon–4:00 pm Board of Directors Meeting & Lunch
3:00 pm–5:00 pm Registration
5:00 pm–6:30 pm Welcome Reception

Monday, October 23:

7:30 am–9:00 am Networking Breakfast Buffet
9:00 am–9:15 am Welcome and Introduction of SMART Members
9:15 am–10:15 am Keynote Speaker: Adam Minter
"Preserving the Circular Economies That We Already Have"
10:15 am–10:30 am Networking Break
10:30 am–11:30 am

General Session: “Dirt to Shirt and Back Again: Opportunities and Challenges for Recycled Cotton Textiles, Nonwovens, and Emerging Bioproducts”

Steven Pires
Associate Director of Sustainability, Cotton Incorporated

Martin K. Schreiner
Director of Fiber Processing, Cotton Incorporated

11:30 am–12:30 pm Lunch
12:30 pm

Space Center Houston-Facility and Private Tram Tour
Cost: $95/person (transportation included)

Space Center Houston, the Official Visitor Center of NASA Johnson Space Center, is Houston’s No. 1 attraction for international visitors and the first Smithsonian Affiliate in the greater Houston area.

Discover the exciting future and remarkable past of America’s human spaceflight program set among the largest collection of space artifacts in the southwestern United States. With more than 400 space artifacts including flown spacecraft, the largest collection of moon rocks on public display and at multiple major seasonal exhibits a year, Space Center Houston offers an array of exciting attractions.

As an added highlight, starting at 3:00 pm, we will be doing a private Tram Tour at two of the stops; the Astronaut Training Facility and George W.S. Abbey Rocket Park Tour.

Astronaut Training Facility Tour

Walk an elevated path through the Astronaut Training Facility where NASA astronauts train for current missions and where scientists and engineers are developing the next generation of space exploration vehicles.

George W.S. Abbey Rocket Park Tour

One of only three of the remaining actual Saturn V rockets is displayed, along with other rockets that propelled space exploration.

6:00 pm–7:30 pm Reception

Tuesday, October 24:

8:00 am–9:00 am Breakfast Buffet
9:00 am–10:15 am Chapter Meetings
10:15 am–10:30 am Networking Break
10:30 am–11:30 am Legislative Update
Jessica Franken
Director of Government Affairs, SMART
11:30 am–12:30 pm Lunch