TAPPICon and Women’s Summit
Atlanta, GA
April 22 – April 26, 2023

Young Professionals - Make the Most of Your TAPPICon Experience
TAPPICon has so many exciting things to offer from networking events, to panel discussions and keynotes to the exhibitor hall. Explore the schedule at a glance and program tracks, make sure to visit the exhibit hall, and check out various panels and breakout sessions. Make the most of your TAPPICon experience and be sure to join us for the activities and events highlighted below. Go to tappicon.org for full conference details or to register.

Saturday, April 22
1:00pm - 5:00pm Women's Summit (additional registration required)

5:00pm - 7:00pm Women's Summit Reception


Sunday, April 23
2:15pm - 4:15pm Meet Your Match Speed Networking

4:30pm – 6:00pm Couch Pit University/Young Professionals Roundtable

6:15pm - 7:00pm TAPPI New Member/TAPPICon First-Time Attendee Meet-up

7:00pm - 9:00pm TAPPI Trivia and University Reception


Monday, April 24
9:00am – 10:00am Open Session/Keynote

10:15am – 11:00pm Executive Panel

12:00pm - 1:30pm Young Professionals Luncheon (open to all)

5:00pm – 8:00pm Exhibit Hall Reception


Tuesday, April 25
6:30am - 7:45am Hot Topics Breakfast

12pm – 1:30pm Women in Industry Luncheon (open to all)


Wednesday, April 26
6:00am – 8:00am 18th Annual Runnability Fun Run/Walk (additional registration required)

8:00am - 9:00am Technology in the Industry: Perform Better, Live Better (Panel Discussion Hosted by TAPPI YPs Avery Wilson and Lena Sharesky)

12:00am - 1:15pm TAPP-Out Lunch & Awards


Some TAPPI Committee Meetings being held at TAPPICon are open to all. If interested, see the full committee meeting schedule for details.

Why TAPPICon attendance is important: A YP Attendee’s Perspective


"Going to TAPPICon 2021 as a young professional allowed me to gain perspective on where our industry is going and how we think about our lives and the future. With 20-30+ years left in my career, I seek to see the day we fully automate a mill, a place where we find a system that respects individuals' lives and challenges future generations to do better. Therefore talks about future leaders, innovation and strategy filled me with hope.

While our manufacturing sites perceive both the lack of life balance as a badge of honor or change a dishonor to the current process, I see change not as "we did something wrong" but "we found a better way to do it." My takeaway is to seek to understand other generations, find a bridge for solutions, and learn. It is no secret our workforce is wiser and close to retirement. Yet, we have the precious time to acquire wisdom and document best practices so that our focus as future leaders is optimizing, improving, and automating.

- Eugenia Rivero Loyola, Strategic Initiatives Senior Analyst, WestRock