2014 Conference


September 8-10, 2014 (Monday - Wednesday)

John S. Knight Center

Akron, Ohio, USA

The Tire Society is hosting its 33rd Annual Business Meeting and Conference on Tire Science and Technology during September 8 - 10, 2014 at the John S. Knight Center in Akron, Ohio, USA. This conference is attended by engineers & scientists from the tire & vehicle industries, academia, & government from around the world.

In addition to technical sessions of submitted papers, the conference features a keynote address given by a corporate leader in the tire industry, a plenary lecture given by a leading scientist, & an awards banquet with an after-dinner speaker.


Registration is now available. Please click here to register.

Special Guest Speakers

The 33rd Annual Business Meeting & Conference on Tire Science and Technology offers a dynamic program lineup. Plan to learn from the following proven industry leaders at the upcoming Conference:

Keynote Presenter -"The New Reality of Innovation"
Michael Hochschwender
CEO and President
Smithers Rapra/The Smithers Group, Inc.

Plenary Presenter - "Recent Computational Advances in Contact and Friction Stimulation as Applied to Tire Mechanics"
Tod Laursen
President and Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Banquet Presenter - "Chariots of Tut and Moses"
Bela Sandor
Professor Emeritus
University of Wisconsin

Conference Schedule

The Conference Schedule is now available for download. Plan to participate in what promises to be one of our best programs to date. CLICK HERE to download the conference schedule at a glance.

Conference Maps

To assist you in finding the various meeting spaces for the conference, download the Conference Maps.

Hotel Reservations

The Tire Society is extending the ITEC discounted rates to those needing hotels for the 2014 Conference. Complimentary shuttle busses will run between the John S. Knight Center and all designated conference hotels. Bus schedules will be posted at the John S. Knight Center and in each hotel. Note there will not be shuttle service on Monday, September 8, 2014.

To take advantage of the ITEC-contracted hotels, consider the following hotels:

Holiday Inn Akron West
4073 Medina Rd
Akron, Ohio 44333

The Holiday Inn Akron-West is conveniently located off I-77 exit 137A.Surrounded by shopping, restaurants and movie theaters, the hotel has (2) restaurants on site. All sleeping rooms have refrigerators and 42" flat screen, and the hotel has wireless high speed internet throughout. Special ITEC Conference Rate of $114 + tax. To register, CLICK HERE.

Radisson Hotel Akron/Fairlawn
200 Montrose West Ave.
Akron, Ohio 44321

Each of our 128 newly renovated guest rooms are 20% larger than a standard hotel room and they feature extra living space with sofas. Other thoughtful amenities include large work desks, high speed internet access, coffeemakers, iron and ironing board and hairdryers as well as new 37" television with cable, pay-per-view movies. Special ITEC Conference Rate of $103 + tax. Use the Conference code: ITEC. To register, visit http://radisson.com.

Call For Papers

The Conference Call for Papers is available for viewing here. The deadline for Abstract Submission is Tuesday, April 15, 2014. To review the complete Information for Authors, clickhere. The manuscript deadline is Friday, August 1, 2014.

Student Paper Award

A $500 prize will be awarded to the best paper submitted by a full-time university student. Click here to download information regarding the Call for Student Papers.

Conference Committee
  • Chairs: Jason Barr, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC

  • Co-Chairs: Anoop Varghese, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC

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