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The Textile Society of America, Inc. provides an international forum for the exchange and dissemination of information about textiles worldwide, from artistic, cultural, economic, historic, political, social, and technical perspectives. The 2010 TSA Symposium, Textiles and Settlement: From Plains Space to Cyber Space, will be held in Lincoln, Nebraska (Home of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Textiles, Clothing & Design, the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery, and the International Quilt Study Center & Museum) October 6 – 9 2010. Keynote speaker for the symposium will be Sheila Kennedy, an architect, whose Portable Light project creates new ways to provide renewable power in solar textiles that can be adapted to meet the needs of people in different cultures and global regions. The Portable Light uses a thin-film photovoltaic textile and LEDs to harvest electrical energy and provide a completely self-contained source of renewable power and light. The 2010 Symposium will be housed at the recently remodeled Cornhusker Marriott Hotel in downtown Lincoln. Mark your calendars today, and come join us in Lincoln! The 2010 Symposium committee hopes members will encourage students and recent graduates to start thinking about topics and to communicate with their peers and formulate potential panels or sessions with overlapping ideas and research. Continue to check for more information!