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 during the fall, 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 Future Industry Meetings Calendar

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

6th Tribology Frontiers Conference
November 8-11, 2020
Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Tower
Cleveland, Ohio

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







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

78th STLE Annual Meeting & Exhibition
May 21-25, 2023
Long Beach Convention Center
Long Beach, California