Fort Worth, TX September 27 - 29, 2018 Fort Worth Convention Center

About the Conference

Discover the Latest Decorated Apparel Trends from Industry Leaders

Enhance your ISS Fort Worth experience with a decorated apparel workshop and seminar conference line-up that will take you beyond the show floor. Gain deeper insights into sales and marketing strategies that will help to grow your business. Learn from successful retailers and influencers who will both inspire and share actionable ideas. Attend printing techniques workshops and seminars to stay on top of the newest trends, grow your customer base and increase customer demand for the products you offer.

ISS has been known for 40 years as THE place to learn how to take your decorated apparel business to the next level and beyond. Decorated apparel industry leaders and experts from around the world provide valuable insight into their own challenges, perspectives, and overall success in engaging sessions both on and off the show floor.

View the NEW 2018 Conference program and sign up TODAY. Our top 5 tracks offer in-depth coverage with many opportunities for questions and interaction among other business owners:

  • Screen Printing
  • Digital Decorating
  • Digitizing
  • Embroidery
  • Business

The Master Decorator Conference Series

The Master Decorator Series is an exclusive and unique series offered only at ISS. Tens of thousands of attendees and exhibitors have taken this 6-track apparel printing techniques seminars and have reaped the profits from taking these Master Classes. Attend the ISS conference program at the Fort Worth Convention Center and take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn the basics of each of the apparel decorating processes. This six-track seminar is designed for established decorators looking to expand or diversify their business’ offerings or start-up shop entrepreneurs who are not sure which of the decorating processes to build a business around.

Starting with a basic art class, each course is designed to utilize the same piece of artwork to create a finished product using either screen printing, embroidery, sublimation or heat printing applications. Attendees are encouraged to take one class to find out more about a specific decorating technique, or multiple courses to learn about decorating topics of interest. Some classes include hands-on training for the added advantage of trying your hand at the decoration. Attend four of the six sessions and receive your ISS “Master Degree” Certificate of Completion.

ISS Debut of “Shop Talk”

ISS Fort Worth is debuting new, FREE series of short form, powerful talks called “Shop Talk” with decorated apparel experts discussing the topics and trends of the day. These along with our award-winning Conferences, Seminars and Workshops will teach you to maximize margins, promote brand positioning in your market(s), and why corporate culture matters in this highly competitive industry.


Check Back Soon to View the Shop Talk schedule for Fort Worth 2018
Hosted by Ink Kitchen – who will be hanging out and talking shop all day.

ISS Fort Worth Decorated Apparel Conference Schedule

September 27-29
Atlantic City Convention Center


Pre-Show Workshops:
Wednesday, September 26, 2018: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Thursday, September 27, 2018: 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Friday, September 28, 2018: 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Saturday, September 29, 2018: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Thursday, September 27, 2018: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday, September 28, 2018: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday, September 29, 2018: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm


Download Session Handouts

To login for speaker handouts/presentations, please visit the ISS Fort Worth Conference Schedule page by clicking here. Then click on “Handout Login” in the top left corner. After clicking the link, you can login with your email/password or email/badge id. You will see text to view sessions, events and handouts which takes you back to the sessions and the handouts will now be visible.

Step-by-step guide to Downloading Handouts

Want to download the handouts? Be sure to register first by clicking here.

Apply to Speak at an ISS Conference

ISS is always looking for dynamic speakers with great stories about what’s new and relevant in the world of decorated apparel. If you’ve got a passion for apparel printing techniques such as screen printing, direct-to-garment (DTG), embroidery, learning how to market your business, digital decorating and so much more. We want to share your expertise with thousands in the industry! Fill out the Call for Presentations form. We are looking for unique and creative content with tangible takeaways for our conference attendees.

NEW to ISS 2019 – By popular demand, we will be introducing shorter workshops and pre-show sessions to accommodate MORE options for attendees! For these reasons, we are requesting more submissions for workshops and sessions. Workshops can be a single workshop or a 2-part workshop.

ISS does NOT pay for travel; however, we do offer a speaker honorarium of $250/per seminar and $300/per half-day workshop.

Deadline to submit for the 2019 program is April 27th, 2018.