Networking Events

IRDC has all the ingredients for productive and enjoyable networking: an intimate setting, a fun and casual atmosphere, and talented, inspiring, influential colleagues with which to mingle. You’ll have opportunities aplenty:

IRDC Welcome Reception
TUE 9/7, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Join us for drinks, hors d’oeuvres and hellos the night before the conference begins.

The Iron Merchant Challenge + Happy Hour
WED 9/8, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
We’ll wrap up day one with IRDC’s hands-on, think-fast visual merchandising competition, where you can flex your display muscle with a team of your peers, or watch with the rest of us over cocktails and snacks. Make that choice when you register. Just don’t miss the fun of this signature event.

Networking Continental Breakfast
WED 9/9, THURS 9/10 and FRI 9/11, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Join fellow attendees for coffee, juice and serve-yourself breakfast items prior to each day’s opening session. On Thursday, Sponsor Case Studies will be presented during breakfast.

Networking Roundtable Lunch
WED 9/9 and THURS 9/10, NOON – 1:30 PM
One of the most popular and anticipated features of the conference, the IRDC Networking Roundtables are hosted by VMSD Advisory Board members, editorial staff and conference sponsors. Choose from the list of topics when you register for the conference, then bring your questions, ideas and insights to share with your tablemates over lunch.

IRDC Party
THUR 9/10, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Watch for details on IRDC Closing Party's unique Austin venue.