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IRDC Agenda 2020

This October 28th – 29th retail’s most inspiring thought leaders will assemble virtually for IRDC 2020.

Even though we can’t be together face-to-face, that doesn’t mean the learning and networking have to stop! Don’t miss the premier online conference for retail design professionals this fall. For two days, IRDC will bring together retail influencers from the world’s top brands for unforgettable collaboration and education – all delivered right to your screen through our dynamic online event platform. Come be part of the conversation around moving retail forward in the new decade!

We are currently developing our 2020 virtual program. Please save the date on your calendar and be sure to check back on this page for regular updates and session additions.

*The daily event agenda is set for the Eastern Time zone*

10/28/2020

1:00pm to 1:50pm

Ron Thurston loves retail. And he's proud of it. Ron has led the retail teams for some of America's most prominent brands, inspired thousands of store employees, and traveled relentlessly across...

2:00pm to 2:30pm

This session will revolve around the strategy of combining innovation, thoughtfulness and cause through design in order to reconnect in a contactless world. We’ll discuss rethinking brick-and-...

2:30pm to 3:00pm

Even in an industry famed for pivoting quickly, Covid-19 has presented an unprecedented challenge to retailers in 2020. What was the true impact on shopper behavior, and what best-in-class...

3:10pm to 5:00pm

Join the conversation during this interactive session designed to connect IRDC attendees around the most pressing topics facing our industry today. Moderated by a curated list of retail experts...

10/29/2020

1:00pm to 1:50pm

If there has been a single constant theme throughout the decades in retail, it has been change. During this expert panel discussion moderated by Sharon Lessard, we’ll explore three themes that...

2:00pm to 2:30pm

Though the experience economy is facing unprecedented challenges, we know that the power of human connection remains stronger than ever. AREA15, the massive retail and entertainment complex that...

2:55pm to 4:30pm

The annual Iron Merchant Challenge is a visual merchandising mashup of improvisation, creativity and design science – plus one secret ingredient to shake things up!

To add a unique spin to...