Registration Information

Meeting registration entitles you to all the technical sessions, trade show admission (Monday through Wednesday), Commercial Marketing Forum and all social events, including the Monday evening Networking Reception and Tuesday afternoon President’s Luncheon (ticket required). STLE Education courses are $460 per course with full registration.

Requests must be received in writing at STLE’s headquarters no later than March 22, 2024, to receive refund less $100 handling charge. No refunds will be issued after March 22nd.

Payment Method
STLE accepts U.S. currency, check drawn on a U.S. bank and major credit cards: Mastercard, Visa (preferred), American Express and Discover.

Onsite Registration
You may register onsite at the Minneapolis Convention Center, beginning at noon on Saturday, May 18, 2024. The STLE registration desk is open daily thereafter through Thursday, May 23. Advance registrants may pick up badges and registration materials at the registration desk during the following hours:

Saturday, May 18 - 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sunday, May 19 – 6:30 am – 5:00 pm
Monday, May 20 – 6:30 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday, May 21 – 6:30 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday, May 22 – 6:30 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday, May 23 – 6:30 am – 12:00 pm

Non-Members Welcome: Two Options for Attending
STLE’s core annual meeting audience is our membership of tribology researchers and lubrication professionals from around the globe. However, non-members are welcome at the conference and encouraged to attend. Participating in our conference is the best way to gain an overview of STLE’s many products and services and meet your peers in the tribology and lubrication engineering communities.

STLE offers full and one-day annual meeting registration options. Because non-members pay a higher meeting registration rate, the best way to attend is by joining the society. Cost of membership is less than the difference between the member and non-member annual meeting registration rates. So, you actually save money by joining STLE and coming to the meeting as a member than you would if you came as a non-member - plus you get all the other benefits of STLE membership!

However, if your company does not permit you to join a professional society, another option is to pay the non-member registration rate for the annual meeting. If you do, you’ll also receive a complimentary one-year STLE membership - a $180 value.

To learn more about the benefits of STLE and to access a membership application, log on to or call STLE headquarters at (847) 825-5536.