Announcements

  • You are invited to the Mentor Match Speed Networking Event at TAPPICon

    Hi all TAPPI Fellows, 

    You are invited to the Mentor Match Speed Networking Event at TAPPICon (TAPPICon 2021 | TAPPICon 2021) which will take place on Sunday, October 3rd from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM.

    This event takes place directly after the TAPPI Fellows Luncheon and we think this would be a great event for you all to attend if you are interested in finding a protégé to mentor.

    The Young Professionals Division will be hosting the live Mentor Match Speed Networking event to unite mentors and protégés who are looking to share resources and experiences while working together to achieve professional and personal goals.

    During this event we will demo how the program works, hear testimonial from long time Mentor Match users and finish off with scheduled and open networking between you and other mentors and proteges.

    If you are interested in attending this event while at TAPPICon, please reply to this discussion or email me at [email protected]

  • We have an app for TAPPICon Live!

    NOW LIVE!

    Download the TAPPICon Live Event App! 

    How to Access the App

    1. Navigate to your App or Google Play Store 
    2. Search for the TAPPI Onsite App - Look for this icon ------>
    3. Click Download
    4. Login to TAPPICon with your First and Last Name and Email Address that you used at registration
    5. Type in the Verification Code that you receive in your email (This should take only a few minutes to receive in your inbox.)

    Voila, You're In!

    Scan this QR code on your with your phone camera to easily download the app

     

    Benefits of the TAPPI Onsite App 

    • Access the event schedule and customize your agenda with personal appointments

    • See all the speakers, read their bios, and view their presentations

    • Check out the exhibitors and locate their booths more easily through an interactive map

    • Get important updates and exciting offers through the app through Push Notifications

    • See who’s attending and share contact information by networking with other attendees​

     

    If you have any questions about the download process or the app in general please reach out to Kristin Dixon at [email protected].

  • TAPPI Awards 2021

  • TAPPICon TechTalks Coming Soon!

    Jumpstart your #TAPPICon experience with TechTalks and hear about exciting new technologies available to the industry.

    These are FREE virtual series presented at 1 P.M. EDT on Tuesdays August 3, 10 and 17.

  • Do the Selfies Shuffle to help students achieve a future career in the pulp and paper industry

    Whether you are a triathlete or a self-professed couch potato, it’s time to put on your shoes and do the Selfie Shuffle.

    TAPPI’s 17th Annual Runnability Fun 5K Run/Walk is taking a different route this year. Participants will still run or walk to help students achieve a future career in the pulp and paper industry, but they will do it on their own schedule, in a location of their own choosing, between May 4-18, 2021. Participants just need to send TAPPI their results using a “selfie” commemorating the moment.

    Discover how you can do the Selfie Shuffle!

  • Hear Instructor Jeff Peters talk about the upcoming Tissue 101 Virtual Training!

  • Tissue 101: Properties and Processes Course - Virtual

  • Richard Christner received TAPPI PEERS 2020 Outgoing Committee Chairs Award

    Our former committee chair Richard (Rick) Christner was honored with Outgoing Committee Chairs Award in TAPPI PEERS 2020 for his outstanding leadership and exceptional service in committee activities. Congratulations to Rick!
  • Want to Get Involved and Learn More about TAPPI Standards, TIPs and Useful Methods? Here is how!

    Need more technical information about tissue production? TAPPICon 2021 features an entire track on all things tissue. Join us April 25 – 28 in ATL.

  • TAPPI Young Professionals Division to Host Series of ‘Connect’ Takeovers

    Starting in October, the TAPPI Young Professionals (YP) Division will be taking over TAPPI Connect at 10 AM EST on the second Monday of each month until the end of the year. These interactive sessions, which will act as an extension of the virtual orientation event the Young Professionals Division hosted in August, will feature interviews with the three keynote speakers from the event, John Edwards, Lexi Ivan, and Mark Lewis. The virtual orientation, which helped introduce early career professionals to all that TAPPI has to offer, generated a lot of interest from participants, so the YP Division decided to continue conversations with the keynotes on TAPPI Connect, a virtual forum for the TAPPI community.  The discussions will focus on important soft skills areas including leadership, communication, and professional relationships.  

     

    During each interview, facilitated by Garrett Fisher, YP member and host of the TAPPI YP Perspectives Interviews, keynotes will share their personal experience and advice on a variety of topics including how to handle adversity in the workplace, advice on career transitioning, and ways to build a foundation to become a strong leader. Throughout the week, Garrett and Stephen Bussa, TAPPI YP Division Director of Membership, will also be posting a series of discussions questions on Connect based on that week’s keynote interview so participants can weigh in and gain valuable feedback from other industry professionals, as well. Paper, pulp, packaging, tissue, and related industry professionals of all experience levels are invited to participate.

     

    If you are interested in watching the interviews or want to participate in the forum discussions, simply log in to TAPPI Connect and click on the Open Forum community tab at any time after the interview has been posted. This programming is just one example of the type of resources TAPPI can offer early career professionals. For a list of other membership benefits, or to join the TAPPI YP Division, visit yp.tappi.org. Want to get your boss on board to help fund the membership? Here’s a sample email for new members looking to join.

     

    TAPPI Connect Takeover Schedule

    Week of October 12th: John Edwards of Domtar

    John's session will include broad topics primarily focused on how to handle adversity in work settings and how to build a foundation to become a better leader.

     

    Week of November 9th: Lexi Ivan of Yates Engineers

    Lexi’s session will focus on career transitioning, management of young generations newly entering the workforce, and the barriers that young professionals must surmount when pursuing introductory leadership positions.

     

    Week of December 14th: Mark Lewis of Sustainable Fiber Technologies

    Mark's session will examine what it takes to run a company, as well as some advice for those looking to challenge the status quo of the industry.

     

    About TAPPI Connect

    TAPPI Connect is a free resource for all TAPPI members and can be accessed by logging in with the same username and password used to log into TAPPI.ORG. Not familiar with Connect? Here are a variety of resources and how-to videos that can help.

     

    About the TAPPI YP Division

    The TAPPI Young Professional (YP) Division is where undergraduate and graduate students, recent graduates, and early career professionals come together to develop their leadership and technical skills, and to build relationships with peers and experienced industry professionals from across the pulp, paper, packaging, tissue, and related industries. If you’re interested in learning about other upcoming activities or resources the TAPPI YP Division can offer, or if you would like to get involved in the YP Division, visit yp.tappi.org.