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IRDC Call for Speakers: Deadline Extended

Send us your materials for consideration by Friday, March 8




IRDC Call for Speakers: Deadline Extended

The deadline has been extended to submit your speaking proposal for consideration to VMSD‘s International Retail Design Conference (IRDC), taking place Oct. 9-10 in Kansas City, Mo. This year, we’re looking for presentations that break the mold; tackle high-level topics; broaden horizons through emerging technologies and strategies (like the use of AI); as well as ones that engage and involve the audience.

Now in its 24th year, IRDC is an annual retail design-focused educational conference that regularly draws more than 300 attendees, both domestic and international, frepresenting retailers, designers, visual merchandisers, educators and other retail creative professionals. In addition to a variety of educational sessions, hands-on workshops and engaging keynote presentations, the event also includes self-guided and guided off-site Retail Inspiration Tours and other networking events like our closing off-site party and 17th annual Iron Merchant Challenge.

Click here to submit your proposal for IRDC 2024

Note: Suppliers and manufacturers must be sponsors in order to attend IRDC. For sponsorship information, please contact Linda D’Adamo at or the VMSD staff by emailing Design/architecture/engineering firms must co-present with one or more representatives of a retail brand.

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