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2020 Rates

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IRDC is an unbeatable value with 20+ educational and interactive sessions to choose from, 40+ presenters and a bevy of networking opportunities that will bring you face to face with some of the most creative minds and influencers in retail design.

We offer a variety of discounts for qualified attendees, such as our special 20th Anniversary 20% discount which will run until the end of June. And when you sign up to become an IRDC Insider you’ll instantly receive a $100 savings code to apply to your regular conference rate.

ALUMNI / INSIDER DISCOUNT* Save another $100 off the REGULAR FULL CONFERENCE rate if you’re an IRDC Insider. (You will receive a discount code via email.  Insider discount applies only to the Early-Bird and Regular rates.  Insider discount applies to the Full Conference individual rate only and cannot be combined with other codes).

*rates and discounts are subject to change

INDIVIDUAL $1,495 $1,795
ALUMNI / INSIDER $1,395 $1,695
EDUCATOR/STUDENT $800 (call for criteria details and special code) $800 (call for criteria details and special code)
GROUP RATE $1,100 (Qualifier: At least 3 colleagues from the same retail firm, registered at the same time, on separate registration forms.) . $1,395 (Qualifier: At least 3 colleagues from the same firm, registered at the same time, on separate registration forms.)
DAILY RATE $995 (Two consecutive days for $995 Tues-Wed or Wed-Thurs) $1,150 (Two consecutive days for $1,150 Tues-Wed or Wed-Thurs)

*Non-retailer includes but is not limited to design firms, architectural firms, consulting firms, general contractors.

IRDC full registrations include:

  • all educational sessions and conference materials including presentations
  • networking roundtable lunches
  • networking continental breakfasts
  • off-site retail tour
  • IRDC closing party
  • Mobile app with sessions, speaker profiles, attendee contact information, walking tours and more.



INSIDER DISCOUNT: Sign up to become an IRDC Insider and you’ll instantly receive a code via email to save $100 on your Early-Bird or Regular full conference rate. In addition to the discount, you’ll receive updates on important news and details about Denver, the program and the speakers. Rates and discounts are subject to change and cannot be combined with any other promotional code.

ALUMNI DISCOUNT: If you have attended one or more IRDC conferences, we’re offering a $100 loyalty discount. To receive your code please contact Christine Yancey at to receive your special registration code. Discount code valid only on Early-Bird and Regular full conference rates.

EDUCATOR & STUDENT RATE: Contact Laura at for a special discount code to apply at the time of registration. Requirements will include educator/student photo ID; proof of current class schedule – a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester is required; and proof of age 21 or older. Educator/Student rate cannot be combined with any other discount code(s).


IRDC is for executive store planners, visual merchandisers, retail designers and sponsors only.  If you are a manufacturer or supplier, you must be a sponsor to attend. Please visit the Sponsors page to learn about the benefits of sponsoring IRDC.

IRDC is an exclusive conference. We reserve the right to deny admittance to non-qualifying registrants. A non-qualifying registrant is anyone who seeks a business-to-business relationship (client, partner, etc.) with retailers. For example, if your company has design capabilities, but you also manufacture, install and implement the items for the spaces you design, you are considered a manufacturer/supplier and cannot attend IRDC. If retail design is your primary business and responsibility, you qualify as an attendee. If printing graphics, for example, is a small portion of that design business, you won’t automatically be disqualified. In cases such as this, admission is granted at IRDC’s discretion.

Contact us before you make travel plans if there is any question about your status as a retailer vs. non-retailer. IRDC makes every effort to notify non-qualifying registrants as soon as possible.


If you must cancel for any reason, please notify us via email at Cancellations received prior to August 21, 2020 will receive a full refund less a $100 cancellation fee. Refunds will not be given after August 21, 2020, but the registration may be transferred to a colleague. Refunds will not be issued for no-shows.