Conference registration
has now closed!
On site registration will be available. For more information, contact
the Tire Society Business Office at (785) 865-9402.

Registration Prices:
  • Member: $375
  • Retiree: $100
  • Student: $75
  • Non-Member: $675*
  • Dinner Banquet Ticket: $40 (if you have not pre-paid to attend the banquet, there will be a limited number of tickets available for purchase at registration).
*you can receive the member price if you become an active member.

Cancellations made after August 13th, 2017 will not be eligible for a refund.

Special Guest Speakers

Key Note Speaker - Dr. Juan Botero VP Continental Tire Americas

Pleanry Speaker - Dr. Ron Kennedy Director of Centire

Banquet Speaker - John Moloney General Manager - Penske Technology Group

Conference Program & Abstract Book

The conference program & abstract book is available here.

The conference schedule is available here. Schedule may change.

Hotel Reservations

A special rate of $149.00USD (plus applicable taxes) has been negotiated for conference attendees at the Akron-Fairlawn Hilton.

To make your reservation online,
please visit 
and enter attendee or group coordinator password:
tiresoc17 when prompted.

2017 Conference

36th Annual Meeting and Conference on Tire Science and Technology 

September 12-13, 2017 (Tuesday - Wednesday)
Akron-Fairlawn Hilton
Akron, Ohio, USA

The Tire Society is hosting its 36th annual business meeting and conference on Tire Science and Technology during September 12 - 13, 2017 at the Akron-Fairlawn Hilton in Akron, Ohio, USA. This conference is attended by engineers & scientists from the tire & vehicle industries, academia & government from around the world.

Exciting speakers from all over the tire industry

Key Note Speaker

Dr. Juan Botero

"The Future of Mobility: How Customer Requirements will Shape Tire Technology"

Plenary Speaker

Dr. Ron Kennedy

"Tire finite element modeling - how we got where we are and where are we headed"

Banquet Speaker

Jon Moloney

"Racing Toward Perfection (R2P) 50+ Years of Winning at Team Penske"

Technical Sessions

  • Tire Performance
  • Tire Vehicle System
  • New Light on Tire Technology
  • Material Technology
  • Simulations
  • Experimental Technologies
Click here to download a conference schedule. Times/Presentations are subject to change.


Gold Sponsor
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Silver Sponsor
Student Paper Award Sponsor
General Sponsor
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Sponsorship opportunities are still available!

Information on 2017 conference sponsorship
opportunities may be found

Conference Committee

  • Chairperson: Joshua Herron, Kenda Tires
  • Co-Chairperson: Billy Nathan, Nexen Tire

Questions regarding the 2017 conference? 
Please feel free to contact us at

 Become inspired, join us at the 2017 Conference!


Call For Papers is Completed!

To review the complete Information for Authors, click here.

The manuscript deadline is Saturday, August 1, 2017.

Author/Presenter Key Dates

  • Manuscript Submission Deadline: August 1, 2017
  • Final Presentations Due: August 25, 2017

Student Paper Award

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