Networking & Special Sessions

Attending an in-person meeting is more than just education, it’s catching up with old friends and meeting new faces. While the STLE Virtual Annual Meeting & Exhibition changes the way we network, it’s not impossible.

Virtual Networking Breaks have been scheduled in the mornings & afternoons between each breakout technical sessions and will last for 30 minutes. While this does allow for you to catch up on work or at-home responsibilities, it’s also a chance to recap the previous sessions, ask a burning question, or just say “hello!” and connect virtually with a colleague. In addition to networking with your peers, be sure to visit the virtual exhibit booths and view the student research posters in the Poster Gallery.

“Industry Insights” Chat Sessions will be hosted in the mornings or afternoons each day where you can connect with industry and academic leaders for a more informal networking exchange discussing the latest hot topics in the field of tribology and lubrication. Click here to learn more.

Virtual Networking Reception will occur on Monday evening, May 17 (6:30-8 pm EDT). Bring your libation of choice and plan to add to the conversation! This isn’t your traditional networking setting, but it’s designed to really get people to engage and find real value in connecting with your colleagues in the field. Click here to learn more.

Virtual Mix and Mingle Reception will occur on Wednesday evening, May 10 (6:30-8 pm EDT). Please join your fellow tribology colleagues for this fast and fun—but productive—virtual networking event for a time to catch up, share ideas you’ve learned from a technical talk, or even make some new friends. Don’t miss out to engage with the world’s leading industry professionals in the field. Click here to learn more.

Euro-Focused Networking Sessions are open to all attendees to encourage open discussions between experts of different disciplines on various topics of interest impacting the tribology and lubricants community across Europe and abroad. Active participation, including experience sharing of each participant, is one of the main features of this event, providing a unique opportunity to connect and learn with industry colleagues. Sessions will take place on Wednesday, May 19, and Thursday, May 20 (7:30-8:45 am EDT). Watch for email announcements of the program schedule and links to join these sessions to be sent to all attendees from STLE during the conference week. Click here to learn more.

Exhibitor Appreciation Hours
will occur with 90 minutes of dedicated exhibit time: Monday, May 17 (3-4 pm EDT) and Tuesday, May 18 (3-3:30 pm EDT)— no need to worry about missing a Commercial Marketing Forum presentation or technical session! This year’s virtual setting will feature three halls of booths that will link attendees to the industry’s latest new products and technologies with more than 60 companies that will be represented looking to do business with you.