Updated August 26, 2021

Vaccination requirements
Due to the spread of the Delta variant, we have decided to require either full proof of vaccination (original CDC card or photo of original) or a current (within 72 hours), negative PCR or LFT Covid test for all IRDC 2021 attendees. Please note, results from any at-home Antigen-type test such as the BinaxNOW test will not be accepted. We hope this reassures our guests that we are taking the utmost precautions to ensure their safety at this event. Should you have any questions regarding the policy, please feel free to contact us.

Face coverings
Mask-wearing and vaccination are the two most important tools we can use to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and bring us closer to ending the pandemic. In Colorado, masks are only required in certain places for people who are not fully vaccinated. However, fully vaccinated Coloradans may choose to protect themselves by wearing masks in public indoor places. We are monitoring this closely and will continue to adjust our face covering requirements to align with state, local, and venue requirements at the time of the event.

More info at Colorado Department of Public Health & Safety.

Our venue
IRDC has been working closely with our hosts at the Sheraton Denver Downtown hotel to stay up to date on all safety and cleanliness guidelines recommended by the CDC and Denver public health department. Signage throughout the hotels will remind guests to maintain social distancing, occupancy limits and seating capacities reductions in our restaurants in compliance with local and state mandates, and partitions installed at front desks and food and beverage service lines. Mobile check-in and key, service requests, and room service orders delivered via the Marriott Bonvoy mobile app are also available. It is the responsibility of everyone to maintain personal hygiene, including washing your hands frequently. Read the Marriott Clean Commitment.

Follow all signage and direction from staff
Operational adjustments may occur throughout the event. Please adhere to all signage and direction from our staff, who are more than happy to assist with any requests.

IRDC serves executives, planners, merchandisers and designers from every retail sector—from department stores and discount chains to grocery stores and specialty boutiques—as well as designers, architects, consultants and contractors who specialize in creating and maintaining retail environments.

Yes, though we were virtual due to COVID-19 for the 2020 event, IRDC 2021 will be held live and in-person at the Sheraton Downtown Denver Hotel. We are working closely with the hotel and are also monitoring the Colorado state public health department (covid19.colorado.gov/public-health-orders) for any potential future changes.

Almost. If you’re a supplier to the retail design industry (fixtures, lighting, etc), you must be a sponsor to attend the conference. (To learn more, visit the Sponsorship Opportunities page.) Otherwise, anyone interested in learning about new trends and ideas in retail is invited to attend.

No. At IRDC, the focus is on education and networking, so the program is comprised of general sessions, breakout sessions, workshops, roundtable discussions and networking events—all designed to facilitate the exchange of ideas and information.

Due to the spread of the Delta variant, we have decided to require either proof of vaccination or a current, negative (within 72 hours) Covid test for all IRDC 2021 attendees. We hope this reassures our guests that we are taking the utmost precautions to ensure their safety at this event. Should you have any questions regarding the policy, please feel free to contact us.

Please contact us with program recommendations. We welcome your input.

We’re sorry, we are not able to administer AIA credits for conference sessions.

We’ll post the list of 2021 registrants (companies only) here soon. In the final weeks leading up to the conference, the list will be automatically updated as registrations are received.

Yes. We make sure our facility has total accessibility, and we do whatever is needed to make attending the conference as convenient as possible for all attendees. If you have a special need, please contact us after you have registered and we’ll make any necessary arrangements.

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