75th STLE Annual Meeting & Exhibition

May 3-7, 2020
Hyatt Regency Chicago
Chicago, Illinois (USA)


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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
  • 11 lubrication-specific courses taught by world-class instructors
  • More than 120 exhibitors displaying the industry’s newest technologies, products and services
  • International business networking

Hotel Reservations
STLE has reserved a room block for attendees participating in the 2020 Annual Meeting at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.
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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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Check out STLE's array of sponsorship opportunities--a great way to raise your company's profile and demonstration support of the Annual Meeting.

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Abstract Submissions

Please note: The abstract submission deadline for the 2020 STLE Annual Meeting has passed. However, we will keep the abstract submission site open to receive any abstracts for the wait list.


If you are interested in presenting at the 2020 STLE Annual Meeting & Exhibition, please submit a 100-150-word abstract online at https://stle2020.abstractcentral.com. While you do not need to prepare a full manuscript to be included on the meeting technical program, you are invited and encouraged to submit a manuscript for review and possible publication in STLE's peer-reviewed journal, Tribology Transactions. Please note: The username and password for access to the STLE Website will not work for the abstract submission site. A separate account will need to be created. Once on the submission home page, click the “Create Account” tab at the top of the page. (There is a character limit of 1000 characters including spaces (approximately 150 words) for each abstract. This limit does not include Author names and institutions)

Dates to Remember

  • August 9, 2019 - Abstract Submission Site Open
  • October 1, 2019 - Abstract Submission Deadline
  • October 25, 2019 - Abstract Deadline Extension
  • November 8, 2019Hotel Reservation Site Opens
  • December 1, 2019 - Notification of Acceptance
  • March 2, 2020 - Commercial Marketing Forum Deadline
  • March 2, 2020 - Student Poster Submission Deadline
  • April 3, 2020 - Early Bird Registration and Hotel Reservation Deadline