The 55th Annual Society of Plastics Engineers Color and Appearance Division CAD RETEC® will be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This year’s theme is “What’s Brewing with Color?”.



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General Registration Information

SPE Member

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Early registration extended to Friday 1 September 2017

Advance (by 09/01/17) $360
Late/Onsite $460


SPE Non-Member

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Advance (includes SPE Membership) $525
Advance (Decline SPE Membership) $595
Late/Onsite (includes SPE Membership) $625
Late/Onsite (decline SPE Membership) $695


OTHER Registration Types

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Speaker/Moderator $190
Student (w Valid Student ID) $50
Emeritus $100
Tabletop registration (by 8/18/17) $1,050
Tabletop after 8/18/17 $1,275
Color of Plastics Tutorial (Sunday) $490


Each registration includes one access pass to all papers per registrant.  Tabletops include two full conference registrations.

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2017 CAD RETEC® Golf Outing

Sunday 17 September 2017

2017 Golf The bog

The Bog, An Arnold Palmer Signature Course

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5K Fun Run

For more information click on the Fun Run thumbnail.



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Welcome Reception

There will be a TV for Football

Network Reception

Awards Luncheon

Coloring of Plastics Tutorial*

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SPE Events App

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Registration fees for attendees are kept low in part by the generous donations of corporate and individual sponsors.  We’d like to say a special thanks to these generous sponsors and recognize their support of the conference.  

CAD RETEC® 2017 Sponsors

Watch for sponsorship signs during the conference to see which event each of the companies sponsored.


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Monday afternoon technical session will be devoted to LED illumination. Lighting plays a critical role in how color is perceived, and different light sources affect how the colors of objects and products are viewed.  This session will bring together lighting suppliers, color control suppliers, instrument manufacturers, and experiences from the retail environment to share understanding and foster discussion of this rapidly changing and evolving lighting environment.


(Click on Program above to access the program)

CAD RETEC 2017 papers

CAD RETEC 2017 papers will be available Monday 18 September 2017 through the linke above.


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Exhibitor List


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