The 91st Textile Institute World Conference

23rd – 26th July 2018 | Leeds, UK


Where is the conference held?

The conference will be held at the University of Leeds.

Address: University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT


Where is the conference accommodation?

Conference Accommodation is in Storm Jameson Court – this is just a short walk away from all the conference venues. Accommodation must be pre-booked with registration.

More accommodation information can be found here:

How do I get a visa?

Invitation Letters for VISA application to the World Conference will be provided after registration and payment is completed. You are strongly advised to request an invitation letter as soon you are planning your trip and have registered to attend the conference. You can request the letter by emailing

Download the full Registration Terms and Conditions:

What tours will I be able to go on?

Temple Newsam Post Conference Trip Friday 27th July:

Temple Newsam is a Tudor-Jacobean house with grounds landscaped by Capability Brown. The Textile Institute has been offered the opportunity for delegates to view some of the outstanding textile collection that is not on view to the public. This trip will leave from The University at 09.00, returning at 12.00 for the cost of £10.00 per person.


Where can I find the nearest chemist, supermarket and hospital?

The nearest hospital is:

St James’s University Hospital
Beckett St
+44 (0) 113 243 3144

The nearest supermarket is within a 6 minute walk:

Tesco Express
19-20 Blenheim Terrace

The nearest chemist is:

Lloyds Pharmacy
166 Woodhouse Ln

Can I bring my partner to the conference?

Yes you can! The accompanying person rate is £200 which allows them to join all the social events.

How will I know I have registered?

You will receive an email confirming your registration. If you have not received this, try your junk mail and then email

Is lunch included in the fee?

Yes, lunch is included as well as all social events mentioned in the programme. I.E. The Gala Dinner.

Will the conference cater for dietary requirements?

Yes, you should state your dietary requirements when you register. If you have forgotten, please email

What currency should I get?

The British currency is GBP pounds.

How do I get from the airport to the conference hotel and do I need to book a taxi?

All details on different travel options to the conference hotel can be found under the travel section on this site. To access, please click here.

What should I wear for the conference?

During the day, smart casual is fine. During the evening, some delegates chose to dress up for the occasion but this is entirely up to the individual.

I don’t know anyone at the conference. Will there be anyone to talk to?

The conference is very casual so you would be welcome to join in to conversations. The Textile Institute stand will have representatives there and would be delighted to introduce you to others or chat you.

When is the program available?

The preliminary program has been released. You can find this by clicking here.
Please note that the schedule and format is subject to change.

Who will be attending?

The full delegate list will be available at registration. Over 200 delegates are expected to attend.

Where can I get information about The Textile Institute?

The Textile Institute will have their very own stand at the conference. There will be representatives there throughout the day so pop along and say hi!

Can I become a Textile Institute member?

You can register to become a member at The Textile Institute stand. There is a special 50% discount too!

If I can no longer make the conference, can I have get a refund?

Please note that there is a strict refund policy. For the full details, please click on the Terms & Conditions

I am a presenter, where/who do I give my PowerPoint presentation to?

Authors are advised to send their files (saved as pdf) to prior to the conference. You can bring your files to the conference on a pen drive/USB or a portable disc and copy them before sessions begin. However, please note this is not the preferred option as the organisers will not be able to test the functionality of this prior your presentation.

For general information about the conference including how to find the University, parking, registration and other useful information please CLICK HERE

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