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A Must-Attend Conference for Retail Professionals and Suppliers

Register Today and Save with Early Bird Pricing!

Early Bird Rates Run Now Through Sept. 15, 2022.

Shop! Ideation 2022 will take place this October 23-25 at the Hilton Columbus Downtown Hotel. This must-attend industry event features two full days of collaboration, education and building important industry connections with leading producers, suppliers, designers, brand owners and retail professionals.

The program will also include the highly-anticipated Retail Challenge where some of the brightest minds in the retail industry will team up to compete head-to-head in an interactive onsite design project. Register today and join us this fall for a can’t-miss event!

Shop! Ideation
October 23-25, 2022 ‎
Hilton Columbus Downtown Hotel ‎
Columbus, Ohio



New for this Year: Shop! Ideation Co-locates with IRDC 2022!

Shop! Ideation is co-locating with the 2022 International Retail Design Conference (IRDC) in Columbus, Ohio, 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 Oct. 25. Interested in attending both? To register or learn more about sponsoring IRDC 2022, please visit

Become an Ideation Insider & Save!

Mark your calendar and join the Ideation Insider List today to receive program updates and a discount on tickets.

Book Your Stay in the Hotel Room Block!

Shop! Ideation guests are invited to book in our exclusive hotel room block and take advantage of our special nightly room rate. Please use the official hotel booking link below.

** Note: the deadline to book in the Shop! Ideation Room Block is September 23, 2022.**


Registration is now open for Shop! Ideation 2022 with special Early Bird pricing for members and non-members now through September 15! Don’t forget, join the Ideation Insider List here and we’ll send you a discount code to save an extra $100 on your ticket!

Shop! Ideation Early Bird Pricing – Now through Sept. 15, 2022:

Member Early Bird Rate: $1,095
Non-Member Early Bird Rate: $1,495
Group Member* Rate: $895/person
Group Non-Member* Rate: $1,295/person
Spouse/Guest Member & Non-Member Ticket: $500

* Note: The group member/non-member rate applies when 3 or more people from the same company are registering. It cannot be combined with any other offer or discount.
NO RISK REGISTRATION: If the pandemic causes Ohio, Columbus or the Hilton to place restrictions on indoor gatherings where we find it necessary to cancel Shop! Ideation 2022, you will receive a full refund for your registration amount paid—no strings attached. Your health and safety are our number one priority.

What Attendees Had to Say About Ideation 2021…

  • In the ever-changing world of retail, coming together to share, learn and commiserate is more critical than ever. Shop! is an excellent forum for doing so. You spend quality time with peers and, together, talk about the things that we somehow don’t find the time to truly dig into. Further, the event creates opportunities to solve them. It’s an excellent time investment!”
  • “Shop! Ideation Nashville was a huge benefit to everyone! From Students to season professionals Shop! had something for everyone to take home and talk about! This was a GREAT event!”
  • “The energy, talent and insights generated and shared at Shop! Ideation were excellent. A lot of valuable take-aways and connections.”
  • “The only event where you can creatively collaborate with the best innovators in the retail industry!”
  • “Shop! pulled off a safe and successful live event in the music city, Nashville. I enjoyed participating in the “Retail Challenge” and the many content-rich sessions over the 2.5 day event. More so, after months of video conferencing, the in-person engagement with industry peers and influencers brought a recharged synergy.”
  • “I loved my experience at Shop! Ideation 2021. The speakers were well-chosen and couldn’t have been more relevant. I was able to network with others after the world had been shutdown to opportunities like this for the past 18 months or so.”
  • “Shop! brought the leaders of the industry together to unify and collaborate on the future of Retail, these leaders provided guidance wisdom and a great sense of curiosity towards the future of retail.”

Watch a recap video of last year’s Shop! Ideation Retail Challenge below. Sign up to participate in this year’s Retail Challenge when you register!

Build Visibility as a Sponsor

Showcase your company and enhance your reputation as a source of retail ‎expertise as a Shop! Ideation sponsor. For more info on 2022 sponsorship opportunities, email:

Managing Director & Membership Services, Shop!
P (646)-785-9590
Senior Market Strategist, VMSD
P (917)-359-1676
NO RISK SPONSORSHIP GUARANTEE: If the pandemic causes Ohio, Columbus, or the Hilton to place restrictions on indoor gatherings where we find it necessary to cancel Shop! Ideation 2022, you will receive a full refund of your sponsorship amount paid or a credit towards VMSD marketing—no strings attached. Your health and safety are our number one priority.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Interested in sponsoring Ideation 2022 Email or to learn more!