WAC2022 offers much to do and see over its three-day agenda. Refer to this handy quick-scan schedule* to help you plan your experience and get the most out of the event.

Sunday, April 24

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Attendees enjoy free time to explore Chicago on their own
Noon - 5:30 p.m. Registration & Speaker Ready Room Open
 1-2 p.m. Attendee Orientation
 6-9 p.m. International Association Heads Reception and Dinner (offsite)

Monday, April 25

7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Registration and Speaker Ready Room Open
7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Hot-Melt Adhesives Short Course (separate registration required)
8 a.m.-4 p.m. Emerging Leaders Workshop (separate registration required)
8-10 a.m. ASC Board of Directors Meeting
11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. International Association Heads Lunch and Meeting (by invitation)
3:30-5:30 p.m. Opening Ceremony and Keynote: Jim Owens, President and CEO, H.B. Fuller
6:30-7 p.m. First Time Attendee and New Member Reception (by invitation)
 7-10 p.m. Welcome Reception: Taste of Chicago and Cabaret Casino Night

Tuesday, April 26

7 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration and Speaker Ready Room Open
7:30-8:30 a.m.
Networking Breakfast
7:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
Hot Melt Adhesives Short Course (separate registration required)
9-9:45 a.m. General Session Keynote: Vincent Legros, Chairman and CEO, Bostik
10 a.m.-noon Coffee Lounge
10 a.m.-noon

Morning Education Sessions*

  • Global Drivers and Trends; Feedstocks to Markets
  • Henkel Sustainability Across the Value Chain
  • Regulatory
  • Silane-Terminated Hybrid Polymers
 Noon-1 p.m.  General Session Keynote and Lunch: Jayshree Seth, Chief Science Advocate, 3M
 1:15-3 p.m.  Coffee Lounge
 1:15-3 p.m.

Afternoon Education Sessions*

  • Applications in Building Construction
  • Bio-Based and Bio-Inspired Materials
  • An Industry Panel: Supply and Demand During Volatile Times
  • Hot-Melt Technology for Packaging and Hygiene

 3-7 p.m.  EXPO and Reception
 7:30-8:30 p.m. Emerging Leaders Reception (separate registration required)

Wednesday, April 27

7 a.m.-4 p.m. Registration and Speaker Ready Room Open
7:15-8:15 a.m. Networking Breakfast
7:15-11:15 a.m.
ASC Gives Back Service Project
8:30-9 a.m. ASC Innovation Award Winners Announced
9-9:45 a.m. General Session Keynote: Nicolas Krauss, Divisional Head of Industrials & Electronics, Regional Head of Americas, Henkel Adhesive Technologies
10 a.m.- 12:25 p.m Coffee Lounge
10 a.m.- 12:25 p.m.

Morning Education Sessions*

  • The Art of Successful Global M&A—Value Creation, Risks, Enabling Insights
  • Circular Economy and Sustainable Strategies
  • Innovation Awards and Innovative Solutions
  • High-Performing Structural Adhesives
12:30-1:30 p.m. General Session Keynote and Lunch: Harry Moser, Founder and President, Reshoring Initiative
1:45-4:15 p.m.  Coffee Lounge
1:45-4:15 p.m.

Afternoon Education Sessions*

  • Adhesives as Enablers in E-Mobility
  • Reactive Polyurethane Materials
  • Sustainable Materials and Processes
  • Dispersions and Emulsion Technology
6-10 p.m. Closing Ceremony and Gala: Great Gatsby Gala Dinner

*Times, presentation titles, and speakers are subject to change.