January 17 - 20, 2020 | Norcross, Georgia, USA

 2020 TAPPI/PIMA Student Summit Schedule of Events

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Current as of October 10, 2019 - subject to change.

Printable (PDF) Schedule of Events.



Friday, January 17

12:00pm - 4:00pm

Registration Open

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Interviewer table set-up

1:00pm - 5:00pm




Saturday, January 18

7:00am - 7:00pm

Registration Open

8:00am - 4:00pm


9:30am - 11:00am

Career Rountables


Past Roundtable Topics Included:

  • What Are Managers Looking For?
  • Interview Strategies: How To Get The Position You Want
  • Finding a Good Fit
  • First Impressions
  • How to Interview the Interviewer
  • Resume Tune-Up Considerations
  • Superior Resumes

11:00am - 12:45pm

Presidents' Luncheon (Invitation Only)

11:00am - 12:45pm

Advisors' Luncheon (Invitation Only)

11:00am - 12:45pm

Sponsors' Luncheon (Invitation Only)

11:00am - 12:45pm

Lunch on own

1:00pm - 1:10pm

Welcome & State of TAPPI

1:10pm - 1:15pm

Program Overview

1:15pm - 2:30pm


2:30pm - 2:45pm

Coffee Break sponsored by: 

2:45pm - 4:00pm

TAPPI Trivia Game

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Networking Fair and Young Professional Panel: Transition Into the Real World

5:15pm - 6:15pm

Networking Fair and Young Professional Panel: Transition Into the Real World

7:30pm - 10:00pm

Fun Night



Sunday, January 19

7:00am - 3:00pm

Registration Open

7:30am - 8:00am


8:00am - 7:00pm


8:00am - 9:00am

Executive Panel

9:00am - 10:30am

Industry Roundtables


Past Roundtable Topics Included:

  • Women in Industry: The Importance of Personal Connections to Your Career
  • Business Systems
  • Process Control Systems
  • Life of a Supplier, Process Engineer, or Supervisor
  • Women in Industry: A YP Perspective
  • Forest Bioproducts
  • Unions!
  • Sustainability
  • Recycled Board Manufacturing
  • The Value of a Co-Op
  • TAPPI Standards and TIPS
  • Effective Teams
  • Information Technology


10:30am - 11:00am

Break sponsored by: 

11:00am - 1:00pm

Engineering Competition

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Lunch & Awards

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Sustainability "Living Room Chat"

3:00pm - 3:15pm

Break sponsored by: 

3:15pm - 4:15pm

Breakout A1: Lignan


Breakout A2: Tissue

4:15pm - 5:15pm

Breakout B1: Nanocellulose


Breakout B2: Specialty Papers

5:15pm - 6:00pm

Wrap up with Larry Montague, TAPPI President & CEO

6:00pm - 10:00pm

Free Night



Monday, January 20



7:00am - 4:00pm

Mill and Industry Tours



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