Independent Technical Committees

Our Independent Technical Committees work together throughout the year to solve problems, develop technical papers, plan conference sessions, and more. 


We are proud to provide TAPPI Connect as a centralized, online resource for our members, consultants and volunteers to network, share knowledge, problem solve and collaborate.


The committee links will direct you to the TAPPI Connect Community pages to get involved in discussion and more. 



IBBC Program Committee


International Research Management Committee - IRMC is an international committee whose members are managers that lead technology and R&D for their companies or research/academic institute. This committee shares best practices in research management and also learns about ongoing pre-competitive research in our industry.


Paper Physics Committee


Runnability Planning Committee - This committee develops and executes the Runnability 5K Run/Walk each year at TAPPI PaperCon. Its objective is to provide fitness and fun for conference attendees while raising scholarship funds for future paper industry professionals. Members of the planning committee have an interest in fitness and fundraising, participate in the event, and can generally obtain approval to participate in PaperCon.


PaperCon Steering Committee - The PaperCon Steering Committee is made up of officers from the participating division groups: Paper & Board, Coating & Graphic Arts, Process Control, Engineering, PIMA Management, and NETInc Nonwovens. They come together to plan and execute the PaperCon program.


PEERS Conference Steering Committee


PEERS Conference Technical Program Committee


Runnability Planning Committee - The Runnability Planning Committee develops and executes the Runnability 5K Run/Walk each year at TAPPI PaperCon. Our objective is to provide fitness and fun for conference attendees while raising scholarship funds for future paper industry professionals. Members of the planning committee have an interest in fitness and fundraising, put "sweat equity" into the event, and generally can obtain approval to participate in PaperCon on an annual basis.


Shipping, Receiving and Warehousing Committee


For more information on any of our Divisions, Committees or Local Sections please contact our Member Connection Center or consult our Staff Directory.