Events Overview

Creating and building valuable professional connections is what STLE is all about in helping you and your company compete in the global business environment. STLE brings industry, academics and government researchers together to learn and share best practices and technological advances in the field of tribology and lubrication engineering. The society offers networking opportunities for lubrication professionals to connect with others in the same or related fields.

STLE holds two meetings a year:
  • STLE Annual Meeting & Exhibition, held each May, is the lubricant industry's most respected venue for technical information, professional development and international networking opportunities. STLE's annual meeting features technical presentations, education courses, an exhibitor trade show showcasing the latest products, services and technologies and much more!
  • Tribology Frontiers Conference, held each October, is for industry, academic and government researchers to share tribology's most cutting edge research and explore the role our science can play in solving future scientific and societal changes. The TFC offers a unique opportunity for thought-leaders to network with top tribology professionals.

STLE Annual Meetings Calendar

STLE 73rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition
May 20-24, 2018
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota 

STLE 74th Annual Meeting & Exhibition
May 19-23, 2019
Omni Nashville Hotel
Nashville, Tennessee

STLE 75th Annual Meeting & Exhibition
May 3-7, 2020
Hyatt Regency Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

STLE 76th Annual Meeting & Exhibition
May 16-20, 2021
Hyatt New Orleans
New Orleans, Louisiana

STLE 77th Annual Meeting & Exhibition
May 15-19, 2022
Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin
Orlando, Florida