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Columbus Center
701 E Pratt St
Baltimore, MD 21202

The New Fabric of Baltimore

Join us in envisioning a future that weaves together big data scientists with makers, medical doctors with apparel designers, cut & sew craftsman with artificial intelligence coders. An evening of looking back on the textile mills that once built our city and seeing the new mills of tomorrow filled with smart garments, technical textiles and wearables. Visit the displays of Baltimore companies with athletic apparel, high fashion and medical devices made with functional textiles. Most importantly, see how this new fabric of Baltimore engages you.


4:00 PM
Doors & Exhibits Open

4:30 PM
Welcome from Anchor Ventures & Bill Cole BDC

4:45 PM
Keynote - "Building a Smart Garment Company"
by Fred Chanay, Cofounder & CEO at OMsignal

5:15 PM
Panel Discussion - "The New Fabric of Baltimore"

Moderated by Ken Malone, Early Charm

Paul Campbell, W. L. Gore & Associates
Randy Harward, SVP | Advanced Materials & 
Manufacturing, Under Armour
Sammy Hoi, MICA

5:45 PM - 7:00 PM
Networking & Exhibits Open

Exhibitors Include

Clear Mask
At Night Athletic
Fashions Unlimited
Harbor Designs
Think Biosolution
Force Smart Glove
Nano Direct
Next Step Robotics
Integrated Pharma Services
Baltimore Museum of Industry

BDC Logo            OM signal logo
Early Charm Ventures Logo