74th STLE Annual Meeting & Exhibition

May 19-23, 2019 
Omni Nashville Hotel 
Nashville, Tennessee (USA) 




The Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) Annual Meeting & Exhibition is the lubricants industry’s most respected venue for technical information, professional development and international networking opportunities. Each year STLE’s five-day conference showcases some 500 technical presentations, application-based case studies, best practice reports and discussion panels on technical or market trends. Our annual trade show and popular Commercial Marketing Forum spotlight the latest products and services of interest to more than 1,600 lubrication professionals that come from around the world, representing a full range of the industry’s most prestigious corporate, government and academic institutions.  

Meeting Highlights

  • Daily oral and student poster presentations in over 200 concurrent technical sessions
  • Opening keynote program featuring leading innovators in the field of tribology research and lubrication engineering
  • 12 lubrication-specific courses taught by world-class instructors
  • More than 150 exhibitors displaying the industry’s newest technologies, products and services
  • International business networking

Special Programs


Call for Abstracts
Call for Abstracts for the 2019 STLE Annual Meeting. Deadline has passed but we are still accepting papers for the wait list.

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CMF Time Slots
Reserve your Commercial Marketing Forum time slots. Slots are sold on a first-time first-serve basis so don't delay.

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Details on the Exhibition
The STLE annual trade show is where you can catch up on the lubricant industry's latest products, services and technologies.

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Hotel Reservations
STLE has reserved a room block for guest attending the 2019 Annual Meeting at the Omni Nashville Hotel.


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The abstract submission deadline has passed. However, if you are still interested in presenting at the 2019 STLE Annual Meeting & Exhibition, you may still submit a 100-150-word abstract for the wait list online at Abstract Central. Abstract Central will also continue to accept student posters and Commercial Marketing Forum abstracts until March 15, 2019. 

Important Dates to Remember

  • August 16, 2018 - Abstract Submission Site Open
  • October 22, 2018 - Abstract Submission Deadline Extension
  • October 31, 2018 - Hotel Reservation Site Open
  • December 1, 2018 - Notification of Acceptance
  • March 15, 2019 - Student Poster Submission Deadline
  • March 15, 2019 - Commercial Marketing Forum Deadline
  • April 23, 2019 - Early Bird Registration and Hotel Reservation Deadline