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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.









June 2019  Back to Top

Golf Outing @ Seven Bridges  
Monday, June 24, 2019 - All Day
Woodbridge, IL

Sponsored by the SPE Chicago Section


Tri-State SPE Golf outing  
Monday, June 24, 2019 1:00 PM Central Standard Time (CST) - 12:00 AM Central Standard Time (CST)
Cambridge Golf Course in Evansville indiana

We are having a 4 man scramble with prizes.  The cost is $85 per person and includes dinner.
Sponsored by the Tri-State Section

Contact:    Mike Halbig
mikenbeth@twc.com
8122055236

WEBINAR: Enhancing Cross Functional Team Performance  
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) - 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Webinar via Zoom

July 2019  Back to Top

WEBINAR: 5 Myths About Material Recycling  
Tuesday, July 9, 2019 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) - 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
Webinar via Zoom

Milwaukee Section Golf Outing  
Monday, July 15, 2019 8:00 AM Central Standard Time (CST) - 7:00 PM Central Standard Time (CST)
River Club of Mequon 12400 N. Ville Du Parc Drive Mequon, WI 53092

For over 30 years the Milwaukee Section has been hosting one of the largest, best run SPE Golf outings! with over 50 foursomes, this is not one to miss. 

Contact:    Pete Kambouris
pkambouris@wi-engraving.com
262-786-4521

August 2019  Back to Top

Upper Midwest Section Annual Golf Outing  
Monday, August 12, 2019 9:45 AM Central Daylight Time (CDT) - 6:00 PM Central Daylight Time (CDT)
Oak Marsh Golf Course - Oakdale, MN

It's golf time again... mark your calendars! 

The Upper Midwest Section's Annual Golf Outing will be held at Oak Marsh Golf Club in Oakdale, MN on Monday, August 12, 2019. We had a great turnout last year and expect an even better event this year! 

Take a day off to help our local SPE Chapter raise scholarship funds and enjoy a relaxing round of golf, fun hole games, great prizes, food and networking after the round!

Sponsorship opportunities also available. Event details and registration at: www.uppermidwestspe.org

 

Contact:    Jeff Sanders
jeff.sanders@rjginc.com
715-315-0439

WEBINAR: Integrating Injection Molding Machine Response into Mold Filling Analysis  
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) - 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
Webinar via Zoom

WEBINAR: Strategies for Flexible Package Integrity and Seal Inspection  
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) - 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
Webinar via Zoom

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 the Automotive Division and Composites Division         
Co-Chairs: Alper Kiziltas and Matt Carroll


SPE Thermoforming Conference®  
Monday, September 9, 2019 - Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - All Day
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Sponsored by the Thermoforming Division


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

Sponsored by the Ontario Section


Fall Kickoff Event: Houston Astros vs. Oakland A's  
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 7:10 PM Central Daylight Time (CDT) - 10:30 PM Central Daylight Time (CDT)
Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX

Sponsored by the South Texas Section

Questions: Dell Doyle at +1 940.636.1509

Contact:    Janell Helton
jdhelton@comcast.net
713-503-6729

WEBINAR: Taking Meetings From Ordinary to Extraordinary  
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) - 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
Webinar via Zoom

WEBINAR: Understanding Plastics Failure  
Thursday, September 12, 2019 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) - 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
Webinar via Zoom

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

Sponsored by the Blow Molding Division
Conference Chair: Geoff Ward; geoff.ward@aipcompany.com; +1 641.472.4188


WEBINAR: Introduction to Design for Rotational Molding  
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) - 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
Webinar via Zoom

Sponsored by the SPE Rotational Molding Division


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

Sponsored by the Color and Appearance Division


FOAMS 2019: Advances in Foam Materials and Technology  
Monday, September 30, 2019 - Thursday, October 3, 2019 - All Day
Valladolid, Spain

Sponsored by the Thermoplastic Materials and Foams Division
Conference Chair: Miguel Angel Rodriguez-Perez at marrod@fmc.uva.es; +34 655138399

October 2019  Back to Top

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

Sponsored by the SPE Akron Section and the SPE Vinyl Plastics Division


WEBINAR: Bumps and Bruises: Starting Your First Real Job!  
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) - 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
Webinar via Zoom

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

Sponsored by the Automotive Division


SPE FlexPackCon® 2019  
Sunday, October 6, 2019 - Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - All Day
Myrtle Beach, SC

Sponsored by the Flexible Packaging Division


Six Sigma Green Belt + Lean Operation Training  
Monday, October 7, 2019 9:00 AM Central Standard Time (CST) - 4:30 PM Central Standard Time (CST)

Sponsored by the Ontario Section


WEBINAR: Degradation Failure of Plastics  
Thursday, October 10, 2019 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) - 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
Webinar via Zoom

K Trade Fair 2019  
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - All Day
Dusseldorf, Germany

WEBINAR: Managing Difficult People Without Becoming One of Them  
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) - 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
Webinar via Zoom

November 2019  Back to Top

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

Sponsored by the Ontario Section


49th Automotive Innovation Awards Competition and Gala  
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - All Day
Burton Manor, Lavonia, MI

Sponsored by the Automotive Division
Conference Chair: Jeff Helms at jeffrey.helms@celanese.com  

December 2019  Back to Top

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

Sponsored by the Ontario Section


WEBINAR: Failure Associated with Injection Molding  
Thursday, December 12, 2019 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) - 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
Webinar via Zoom

January 2020  Back to Top

WEBINAR: Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy in the Failure and Compositional Analysis  
Thursday, January 9, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) - 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
Webinar via Zoom

February 2020  Back to Top

Medical Plastics Minitec 2020  
Monday, February 10, 2020 - All Day
Sheraton Hotel, Anaheim, CA

Sponsored by the SPE Southern California Section and SPE Medical Plastics Division
Chair: Ned LeMaster; +1 608.402.3268


WEBINAR: Introduction to Plastics  
Thursday, February 13, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) - 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
Webinar via Zoom

2020 SPE International Polyolefins Conference  
Sunday, February 23, 2020 - Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - All Day
Hilton Houston North Hotel, TX

Event Partners: Polymer Modifiers and Additives Division, Thermoplastic Materials and Foams Division, Flexible Packaging Division and Engineering Properties and Structure Division
Chair: Fernando Cevallos-Candau; +1 225.333.1654

March 2020  Back to Top

WEBINAR: UV Effects on Plastics  
Thursday, March 12, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) - 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
Webinar via Zoom

ANTEC® 2020 San Antonio  
Monday, March 30, 2020 - Thursday, April 2, 2020 - All Day
Marriott Rivercenter, San Antonio, TX

April 2020  Back to Top

WEBINAR: Plastic Failures Associated with Metal Fasteners  
Thursday, April 9, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) - 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
Webinar via Zoom

SPE 2020 AUTO EPCON  
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - All Day
Marriott Hotel, Troy, MI

Sponsored by the Detroit Section, Automotive Division and Injection Molding Division
Event Chairs: Gary Kogowski at +1 248.797.7433 and Sandra McClelland at +1 586.292.1794

June 2020  Back to Top

WEBINAR: Impact Failure of Plastics  
Thursday, June 11, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) - 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
Webinar via Zoom

September 2020  Back to Top

2020 TPE TopCon  
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - Thursday, September 17, 2020 - All Day
Hilton Fairlawn Hotel, Akron, OH

Sponsors: Thermoplastic Elastomers SIG and Akron Section
Chair: Robert Weiler, email rweiler@amfine.com


SPE Color and Appearance Conference (CAD RETEC®) 2020  
Sunday, September 20, 2020 - Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - All Day
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld

Sponsored by the Color and Appearance Division
Conference Chair: Cheryl Treat


2020 SPE Thermoforming Conference®  
Monday, September 21, 2020 - Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - All Day
DeVos Place, Grand Rapids, MI

Sponsor: Thermoforming

October 2020  Back to Top

Automotive TPO  
Sunday, October 4, 2020 - Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - All Day
Marriott Hotel, Troy, MI

Chair: Neil Fuenmayor, neil.fuenmayor@lyondellbasell.com
Contact: Karen Rhodes-Parker, karen@spedetroit.com


2020 Annual Blow Molding Conference  
Monday, October 5, 2020 - Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - All Day
Westin Chicago North Side, Wheeling, IL

Sponsors: Blow Molding Division
Chair: Cal Becker, cjbecker@eastman.com


SPE Vinyltec® 2020  
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - Thursday, October 22, 2020
Woodbridge, New Jersey

Sponsored by the SPE Palisades-New Jersey Section and SPE Vinyl Plastics Division

Contact:    Mark Lavach
mark.lavach@arkema.com
+1 610.878.6985

November 2020  Back to Top

IMTECH 2020: SPE Injection Molding Conference  
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - Thursday, November 12, 2020 - All Day
Cleveland, OH

Sponsored by the Injection Molding Division and Cleveland Section
Conference Chair: Susan Montgomery; smontgomery@boardmanmolded.com; +1 330.788.2400 ext 135   

October 2021  Back to Top

2021 Annual Blow Molding Conference  
Monday, October 11, 2021 - Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - All Day
St. Louis Union Station, Hilton, St. Louis, MO

Sponsored by the Blow Molding Division
Conference Chair: Geoff Ward at geoff.ward@aipcompany.com
Phone: +1 641-472-4188   

 
 
 



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