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Share Your Knowledge and Innovations for the 2019 ANNUAL SPRING CONVENTION in Philadelphia!

The Adhesive & Sealant Council (ASC) invites you to submit a presentation proposal (abstract) for inclusion in the ASC 2019 Annual Spring Convention program.  The 2019 Convention will take place April 8-10, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. All timely subject matter and topics relevant to the adhesive and sealant industry will be considered.


ASC has a non-commercial model for presentations during the Convention. Any mention of trade names within the abstract or slide deck will not be accepted. Please review the ASC Speaker Agreement in advance.


Additionally, ASC complies strictly with trade regulations and anti-trust laws. Please review The Adhesive & Sealant Council, Inc. (ASC) Antitrust Compliance Policy in advance.


Primary Topics of Interest Include:



  • Macro Trends with Chemicals and Key Building Blocks to Monitor
  • Key Feedstock Development for Adhesives & Sealants (Ethylene, Propylene, Butadiene, MDI, SBS, SIS, EVA, C9, C5)
  • Private Equity & Chemicals and Best Practices with Investment Banking & Mergers &
  • Acquisitions
  • Disruptive Technology and Innovation
  • Hiring The Next Generation and Understanding Tendencies with Millennials And Gen X In The Workplace 



  • Disruptive/New Label Technology Impacting Adhesive Development
  • Medical Applications/Wearables
  • PSA in New Markets/New Technologies
  • Hybrids- Applications, Technologies and New Developments in Sealants and Beyond
  • CAD in Adhesive Development



  • Market Overview of Roofing & Adhesives & Sealants & overview of Reflective, TPO, and PVC Roofs Systems
  • Roofing Developments with Self-Adhering Systems and Low Slope Roofing
  • Advancements in Roofing Mastics and Lap Sealants
  • Trends in Commercial Roofing and the Next Generation of Equipment used in Roofing
  • Key Roofing Product Development Opportunities with BUR, Metal, & Single Ply Systems for Adhesives & Sealant Stakeholders



  • Key Takeaways from EPA Action on TSCA Priority Chemicals & Implications for ASC Members
  • Updates on Prop 65 & Other State Regulatory Programs Targeting Adhesives & Sealants
  • Critical Role of Process Safety in Operational Excellence
  • Federal Government Efforts in Standardizing Consumer Product Labels
  • Circular Economy & Other European Regulatory Developments



Submitting an entry for the 2019 Innovations Award? Submit an abstract to present as well. If selected you will have an opportunity to present at the convention!




New Product Introduction Sessions offers exhibiting companies the opportunity to present new products recently introduced with corresponding formulation and use data. Presentations should be grounded in presenters' research experience. Promotional conversations are permissible; however, products or services may not be sold at the conference venue. The will be 8 slots available and confirmed on a first come first serve basis.



Work with your internal team to design a custom track. Your team will be responsible for securing the speakers for this track. This is an unlimited opportunity to design a track with suppliers, manufacturers and end user perspectives on a topic. Contact Malinda Armstrong for pricing and additional details.


DON'T SEE YOUR TOPIC OF INTEREST? Submit an abstract based on new technology or insight relevant to the industry.

REMEMBER: This will be the only chance in 2019 to get in front of the entire industry as we have now fully transitioned to ONE annual convention. This is your company's chance to present its expertise and for you to network with industry peers.

With the Pressure Sensitive Adhesive (PSA) and the Caulks & Sealants Short Courses co-located at the Annual Spring Convention, both technologies and markets will be emphasized in the program, as well as covered in detail in the short courses.

To become a presenter for either of the SHORT COURSES, contact Connie Howe: connie.howe@ascouncil.org (301) 986-9700 x104.





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You will receive a confirmation page after clicking submit. If you do not receive a confirmation, please contact Malinda Armstrong ASC at (301) 986-9700 x106 or malinda.armstrong@ascouncil.org

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