TAPPI Connect: Like social media without the crazy

Imagine productive “water cooler” talk where you choose the topic, or help a peer with a solution!


TAPPI Connect is just that. It's an online community where you can grow your network and get answers from industry professionals in the pulp, paper, tissue, packaging and converting industries – not your classmate from high school who posts cat pictures every day (but feel free to post your cat in Connect too).


What’s in Connect?

  • Groups: Join topical groups (such as TAPPI Divisions), participate in one of the Open Forums, or join a Specialty Group (such as consultants, local sections or alumni).

  • Member Directory: Use this searchable database, open only to members, to locate colleagues and coworkers.

  • Open Forum: Read discussion threads, start your own discussions, or access documents such as conference proceedings in the library.

  • Ask The Expert: live and online, these take place six times a year on the Open Forum and put you in direct contact with subject-matter experts. Get answers to your questions and hear your peer's questions. Each is archived, so you can revisit it as needed.

  • Mentor Match: Become a mentor or find a mentor! Share resources and experiences while working together to achieve professional and personal goals.

The TAPPI Connect app: Connect Community

You don't have to stay tied to your desktop to benefit from TAPPI Connect, keep in your pocket. The Connected Community app (a user friendly mobile version of TAPPI Connect) gives you an easy way to participate, no matter where you are.


In addition to TAPPI Connect, TAPPI's LinkedIn page can connect you with more than 13,000 industry professionals that are interested in reaching out and staying connected. Find current and former co-workers, fellow alumni, employers, industry experts and executives. You never know who will accept your invitation.

Got questions?

We’re here to help! Call us at 1-800-332-8686 or +1-770-446-1400 – or contact us by email.