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Shop! Ideation and IRDC: Around The Corner





I hope this message finds you well. As we move into September, I wanted to share some updates on what’s ahead for the association in the coming months.

Our annual Members Meeting at Shop! Ideation is only six weeks away. I am so excited to have a chance to connect with our members face-to-face again in Columbus this October 23-25. This meeting offers members an opportunity to hear all of the association updates, learn about what’s new, and hear from our member-run committee developments. This is your chance to reunite with your Shop! peers – while meeting some new faces too – and learn about the topics that matter most to you. I invite you to join us for this can’t-miss event. You can review the full agenda and speaker line up and register today at

Also new for this year, Shop! Ideation is co-locating with the 2022 International Retail Design Conference (IRDC), at the Hilton Columbus Downtown Hotel. The two-day educational and networking event for retail/design and visual merchandising professionals will take place Oct. 26-27, after Ideation concludes. If you’re interested in attending both can’t-miss events, you can register or learn more about sponsorship opportunities at

On another note, our Insights & Professional Development committee is currently surveying members to gain a better understanding of our audience and their interests. I encourage you to take a few minutes to complete the survey (see below for a link). We appreciate your time and feedback on this initiative!

Please keep reading for more important Shop! updates. I hope we have a chance to meet in person later this fall.

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