Join us for Shop!X 2018

Nov. 12-14, 2018

Shop!X is so much more than an annual association meeting. The two-day conference is packed with sessions and interactive workshops that directly relate to real-world retail experiences and business practices to help keep your operations relevant. Shop!X is also a celebration of our remarkable members, an opportunity to meet new business partners or network with old friends. And this year, it’s a chance to enjoy the culture and cuisine of New Orleans.


Sunday, Nov 11
12:00 pm 4:00 pm Historic NOLA Retail Tour (Cost $85pp)
6:30 pm 9:30 pm Board Reception & Dinner – Board Members only
Monday, Nov 12
7:00 am 12:30 pm Shop! Board Meeting
7:30 am 8:30 am Morning Yoga – benefitting PAVE – (Royal A, Cost $25pp)
9:30 am 5:30 pm Registration Open(Iberville Mezzaine)
12:30 pm 5:30 pm Golf Tournament benefitting PAVE – (Bayou Oaks/South Course, Cost $179pp)
12:30 pm 3:30 pm NASA Manufacturing Tour – (NASA Michoud Assembly Facility, Cost $65pp)
6:00 pm 6:30 pm First Time Attendees Meet & Greet Cocktails – by invitation only
6:30 pm 7:30 pm Welcome Cocktail Reception(Queen Anne Parlor)
7:30 pm 10:30 pm Shop! Night of Honors Awards Dinner – (Queen Anne Ballroom)
Tuesday, Nov 13
7:00 am 8:00 am Exhibitors Set Up – (Iberville A&B)
8:00 am 9:00 am Networking Breakfast – (Queen Anne Ballroom)
9:00 am 9:45 am Shop! Annual Membership Meeting- (Iberville A&B)
10:00 am 11:00 am Keynote Session: Creative Thinking – The Being & Doing of Innovation- (Iberville A&B)
Duncan Wardle, id8 & innov8, LLC (former Head of Innovation, Disney)
11:00 am 11:15 am Refreshment Break
11:15 am 12:15 pm Keynote Session: Learn How Brick & Mortar Can Match Online Retailers in Meeting the Needs of Brands & Consumers – (Iberville A&B)
Phillip Raub, President & Co-Founder, b8ta stores
12:30 pm 1:30 pm Networking Lunch – (Queen Anne Ballroom)
12:30 pm 5:00 pm Experience Area Open
1:30 pm 2:30 pm Keynote Session: Making Technology Sexy in the Retail Environment – (Iberville A&B)
Scott Emmons, Head of The Neiman Marcus iLab & Ignaz Gorischek, Vice President, CallisonRTKL
2:30 pm 2:45 pm Refreshment Break
2:45 pm 3:30 pm Trends Workshops: Presented by Members of the Shop! Future of Retail Task Force
Trend Workshop #1: Present-Day Blasè: Creating a Connection Between Sustainable Store Design and the Future Retail Customer.
Myra Vaughn AIA, LEED AP, Principal, MG2 (Royal B)
Trend Workshop #2: Co-Creation / Personalization
Tara Liong, Senior Marketing Specialist (Retail/BD), MG2 (Royal C)
Trend Workshop #3: AI & Big Data.
Bruce A. Barteldt, Jr., AIA, LEED BD+C, Partner,
Global Practice Leader, Retail, Little (Royal D)
3:45 pm 5:30 pm Women’s League Session: Bigger Game for Organizations – Intentionally design who you want to become – (Royal Salon)
Robbin Jorgensen, CPCC, PCC, Founder & CEO of Women Igniting Change®
6:00 pm 7:00 pm Cocktail Reception – (Queen Anne Parlor)
7:00 pm 10:30 pm Mardi Gras Dinner Party – (Queen Anne Ballroom, Costumes are encouraged) Immediately following the party, step out into the French Quarter with us as we take part in one of New Orleans’ iconic cultural traditions. See for yourself: YouTube Video
Wednesday, Nov 14
8:00 am 9:00 am Group Breakfast – (Queen Anne Ballroom)
8:00 am 9:00 am Group Council Breakfast – (Queen Anne Ballroom)
9:00 am 10:15 am Keynote Session: Retails’ New Flywheel and the Technologies that Will Shape the Future of the In-Store Experience (Iberville A&B)
Chris Walton, CEO & Founder, Red Archer Retail
10:15 am 10:30 am Refreshment Break
10:30 am 11:30 am Keynote Session: Economic Update (Iberville A&B)
Alex Chausovsky, Sr. Analyst, ITR Economics
11:30 am 11:45 am Closing Comments and Survey Drawing