STLE announces 2022-2023 conference schedule


The Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) — the premier technical society serving the needs of the tribology and lubrication engineering business sector — announced its 2022-2023 conference schedule featuring three distinguished events for lubrication and reliability professionals: 

• Second Annual STLE Tribology and Lubrication for E-Mobility Conference, November 30-December 1, 2022.

• 77th STLE Annual Meeting & Exhibition, May 21-25, 2023 (abstract submission deadline: October 1, 2022).

• 2023 STLE Tribology Frontiers Conference, November 13-15, 2023 (abstract submission deadline: April 15, 2023).

“The shortage economy is causing radical shifts in the tribology and lubrication field,” said Edward P. Salek, CAE, STLE executive director. “STLE’s 2022-2023 conferences will help industry professionals and academia address these challenges head-on through informative technical sessions, face-to-face networking opportunities and cutting-edge research.”

STLE will hold its Second Annual Tribology and Lubrication for E-Mobility Conference on November 30-December 1, 2022, at the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in San Antonio, Texas. The two-day, hybrid technical conference will offer virtual and in-person participants the opportunity to attend educational sessions, networking and group discussions, and panel discussions with industry experts on the latest advancements and outlook for the electric vehicles market. Presentations will cover a wide range of topics, including EV hardware, grease, EV drivetrain efficiency, testing requirements for EVs, thermal management, sustainable mobility, electrification, and EV lubricant formulation. Presentation suggestions on fuel cells, hydrogen internal combustion engines and other topics are also welcome along with panel discussion recommendations.

STLE’s 77th Annual Meeting & Exhibition — the lubricant industry event for technical information, professional development, and international networking opportunities — will be May 21-25, 2023, at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California. 

The five-day event will feature daily keynote and plenary talks, live Q&A opportunities with academic and industry leaders, more than 400 technical presentations, application-based case studies, 12 industry-specific education courses, best practice reports, discussion panels on technical and market trends, in-person networking and social events, and commercial exhibits and student posters.

The STLE Tribology Frontiers Conference will be November 13-15, 2023, at The Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Tower in Cleveland, Ohio. The three-day conference, co-sponsored by the Tribology Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), will feature more than 200 presentations exploring how tribology can solve today’s technical, environmental, and societal concerns; plenary talks and technical sessions from leading tribology researchers and institutions from around the globe; and opportunities for networking and discussions with principal investigators.