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Presented by VMSD
OCTOBER 2-4, 2018 THE MOTIF HOTEL, SEATTLE WA

{ Meet the 2017 Speakers }

IRDC 2017 assembled the industry’s thought leaders from around the globe who explored retail’s timeliest topics through both success stories and case studies, showcasing environments that result in brand loyalty and corporate profitability.

Plus, IRDC 2017’s intimate setting, interactive workshops and small-group networking opportunities provided unprecedented access to leaders in experiential retail design.  See below for the 2017 speaker line-up.

We’ll begin announcing the IRDC 2018 speaker roster starting April 2018.

Eric Feigenbaum
Editoral Advisor/New York Editor
VMSD

John Box Bricker
Principal + Creative Director
Gensler

Michael Koch
Sr Director of Store Development, Retail Team
Samsung

Adam Alter
Best Selling Author and Professor of Marketing
New York University

Jac Currie
Owner
DNO

Harry Cunningham
Head of Store Development
Vera Bradley

Brett Barndt
Senior Director, Client Services
Envirosell

Tracey Peters
Director, Visual Merchandising
Canada Goose Inc

Caroline Robert
Owner
Perch

Scott Niederhausen
Director of Visual Merchandising and Store Enviornment
Hallmark Cards, Inc.

Diane Spiridoulias
Professor, Visual Merchandising Arts
Sheridan College

Karen Kritzer
Professor & Admin Support, Visual Merchandising Arts
Sheridan College

Alex Shapleigh
Senior Vice President
CallisonRTKL

Jared Pearce
Senior Project Manager
REI

Brandon Avery
Creative Managing Director
FRCH Design Worldwide

Shona L. Callahan
Retail Channel Design Manager
SunTrust Bank

Tippy Tippens
Owner
Goods that Matter

Susannah Lipsey
Owner
Freda

Margaret Sche
Owner
St. Claude Social Club

Paola Marques
Partner
GH+A

Cris Gunter
Senior Associate Vice President
CallisonRTKL

Helen Herrick
Former Global Head of Store Design
Capital One

Rachel Herman
Visual Communication Student
The Ohio State University

Madeline Cipro
Interior Design Student
The Ohio State University

Rebekah Matheny
Assistant Professor of Interior Design
The Ohio State University

Joe Baer
CEO and Creative Director
ZenGenius

Debbie Kalisky
Associate, Retail Development
GH+A

Drew Green
CEO
Indochino

Marian Thomas
Director of Store Development
Urban Remedy

Gabrielle Rosi
Senior Design Coordinator
Whole Foods Market

Kim Winter
Chief Marketing Officer
Vino Volo

Mare Weiss
Senior Associate
Bergmeyer Associates Inc

Tre Musco
CEO and Chief Creative Officer
Tesser

Heidi DeMers
Manager of Interior Design
The Kroger Co.

Jason Watts
Design Director
RGLA

Robert Arend
CEO and Principal
RGLA

Sara Harter
Director of Visual Merchandising
CB2

Charles Brown
President
The Source

Melissa Gonzalez
CEO
The Lionesque Group

Mat Gurda
Associate Creative Director
WD Partners

John Ryan
European Editor
VMSD magazine

David Wolfe
Co-founder and CEO
Leesa Sleep

Karin Koonings
Former Chief Marketing Officer
Savers

Sharon Lessard
Senior Associate + Studio Director + Retail Practice Area Leader
Gensler

Nathan Tan
Associate Director Brand of Partnerships and Experiences
Cadillac

Jonathan Lopez
Project Design Director
Retail Design Collaborative

Alan Cooke
Vice President Design
Soul Cycle

Christen Soares
Principal
Field Paoli Architects

Rachel Zsembery
Vice President
Bergmeyer Associates Inc.

Jared Ellis
Sr Director, Retail Concepts
Ariat International Inc

Peter Kim
Founder & Vice Chairman
Hudson Jeans

Deborah English
President and Founder
D L English Design

 

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