Share Your Knowledge and Expertise

TAPPICon 2024, April 28-May 1, 2024 in Cleveland, Ohio, is the premier technical conference developed to help mills identify technology solutions that address major industry challenges. Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) are invited to speak at this prestigious event and share their latest advancement, technical success, or case study. To be considered as a speaker, SMEs should submit an abstract by November 10, 2023.


Known as the “Rock n’ Roll Capital of the World,” Cleveland provides a perfect location for the event with its aptly coined theme: “Rock the Roll! Unleashing the Harmonies of the Paper Industry” and its focus on key areas that help mills optimize operations and production processes.


Abstracts are sought for topics within the following program tracks:


Coating, Printing and Surface Enhancement

Offers original fundamental research, practical case studies, new developments/sustainable solutions, and diverse panel discussions from all areas of the paper and board coating, converting, and graphic arts industries.

Papermaking Additives

Explores innovative developments in papermaking additives with a focus on the best use of current state of the art technology as well as both incremental optimization and non-incremental advancements in technology. 

Papermaking Fundamentals

Focuses on the latest advancements in our fundamental understanding of wood fibers, process phenomena and product performance at both low and high solids content.

Papermaking Technology and Operations

Highlights innovations in the paper machine area and how they can help renew superior performance. Discussions will encourage papermakers to rethink their processes and redefine success.

PIMA Management

Provides managers with strategies and practices to help them more effectively lead organizations and people. 

Process Control

Explores topics related to papermaking process measurement, control and performance enhancement.

Recycled Paperboard

Targets key topics affecting operations personnel from mills that manufacture high-recycle content containerboard and paperboard.  


Focuses on technology areas related to production and/or conversion of tissue. Also addresses sustainability, quality improvement, data management and new technologies. 

The abstract submittal deadline is November 10, 2023 and should be uploaded to the TAPPI Speaker Management System.


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